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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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2014-08-28 Greece

An art wonderland: A burnt-out piano, a bed in a box and a giant magic mushroom

For the first time, the famous Sèvres ceramic museum just outside Paris has opened up its gardens for a monumental exhibition. "Sevres Outdoors" brings together the works of...

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2014-08-27 cinema

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche star in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

In our weekly film show, our critic Lisa Nesselson talks about two movies that have got French people's hearts racing: "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "Party Girl".

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2014-08-26 culture

France's Ongoing Literary Love Affair

Whether you think they’re literary snobs, book geeks or just avid readers, the French pride themselves on their literature. In today’s show Eve Jackson is joined by American...

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2014-08-25 celebrity

The French Maestro of Soul

He's been making musical headlines since his he burst onto the soul scene with his 2010 debut album, selling almost half a million copies and winning accolades. Ben L’Oncle Soul...

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2014-08-22 music

Not the last tango in Paris

Paris may be known for its romance, fashion and art but it's also the European capital of tango. This weekend the city is experiencing a tango takeover with thousands expected...

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