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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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Marie-Nicole Lemieux, the charismatic Canadian contralto

Today’s guest has established herself as one of the finest contraltos singing on the classical music stage, performing with some of the world's best orchestras and operas. Marie-Nicole Lemieux joins Jade Barker on set to talk about being cast as men due to her deep and rich voice, this as she’s set to take to the stage again here in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.

Also on the show: a viola to the tune of over 30 million euros? A rare Stradivarius is set to break records when it goes under the hammer later this year, but some are questioning its worth.

And listening to the sounds of the streets: we take a look at a new initiative from the Mayor of London to make life easier for the city's buskers.

By Jade BARKER

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2017-03-24 culture

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2017-03-23 culture

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2017-03-22 culture

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2017-03-21 culture

Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh finds freedom in music

When the Syrian uprising began six years ago, Damascus-born clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh couldn't score a single note. Now, on his most recent album “Songs For Days To...

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2017-03-20 culture

Canadian band Bleeker talk burgers, booze and Paris

A band of brothers, with one from another mother: Canadian rock outfit Bleeker have hit a career high, picking up a nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Juno...

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