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Latest update : 2014-02-24

Pharrell keeps fans 'happy' with new album "Girl"

It’s been an eight year wait for Pharrell Williams fans but the perennial hit-maker is finally releasing a new solo album. France 24’s music critic Mark Thompson tells us what we can expect from "Girl", what Pharrell has been up to in the meantime and how this is a special shout-out to the ladies.

Also on the show: one of the artists Pharrell has collaborated with is back with his own new album. We talk about Los Angeles singer-songerwriter Beck’s new sound on "Morning Phase".

Plus we sit down with Wild Beasts as the British indie rock band release their forth record "Present Tense" this week. They tell us why they feel like outsiders and how they’re dealing with their rise up the charts.
 

By Mark THOMPSON , Nicola HEBDEN , Jade BARKER

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2014-09-19 culture

Author Kiran Desai on early success and the Booker Prize

Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai talks to Clovis Casali about the third novel she's currently working on. Born in India, she's spent most of her life in the United States and...

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2014-09-18 contemporary art

The Biennale des Antiquaires: Where Miro meets million-dollar jewellery and antiques

It’s been called a destination of pleasure. For more than half a century visitors have been coming to Paris' Grand Palais for the grandest and most spectacular of all art and...

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2014-09-17 cinema

Encore's Film Show: Spies, doppelgangers and gay rights activists

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role in "A Most Wanted Man", the "Sin City" sequel and...

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2014-09-16 culture

Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

Over the past 50 years, her body of work has established her as not just a great writer, but as a sort of prophet forecasting tomorrow's world. She wrote about the female body in...

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2014-09-15 Apple

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

In Encore's weekly music show we're talking about the "dramatic step forward in music distribution" as U2 release their new album for free on iTunes. We also have the round up of...

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