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Latest update : 2014-04-22

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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2014-10-02 culture

Goodbye Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hello Karl Lagerfeld the feminist

Fashion critic Jessica Michault and Eve Jackson look at Paris Fashion Week's highlights, including the curtain falling on Jean Paul Gaultier's ready-to-wear career, Chanel's...

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2014-09-25 culture

Corrie Nielsen: Up and Coming Talent at Paris Fashion Week

Ninety-three shows, nine days, one fashion-crazed city. Paris Fashion Week is under way. Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior and Chanel are among the famous fashion houses showing us what...

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2014-10-01 culture

Encore's Film Show: Julie Gayet, Denzel Washington, and cartoon madness

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's film news, including Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer", the dark French comedy "Elle l’Adore" and the best European cartoon...

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2014-09-30 culture

'All is Well' for Lisa Simone

She's the daughter of an icon. As a child she travelled the world with the high priestess of soul from Liberia to Switzerland to France. She returned to the United States to join...

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2014-09-29 culture

Encore's Music Show: Prince goes funk, rock and sci-fi

Mariam Saab talks to Eve Jackson about this week's releases including two new records from Prince and Marianne Faithfull's 20th studio album. They are joined in the studio by...

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