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French conductor Georges Prêtre takes a final bow

The man Maria Callas called her favourite conductor has died at 92 years old after more than five decades at the head of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. We take a look back at the life of this giant of classical music.

Meanwhile, when the biorhythms of the natural world meet psychedelic jazz: Charles Lloyd takes inspiration from the great outdoors in his unique brand of music.

We also take a look at the movie industry’s new favourite destination, as international production teams head to Hungary to save money. Over the last ten years, Budapest has overtaken Prague as the top choice for filmmakers in central Europe; we find out why it’s such a good deal.

And a show in Poland is mixing rock'n'roll with religion: the late Pope John-Paul II is the star of a new musical.

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2017-12-15 culture

Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her 'Freedom Highway'

The blues, country and folk singer is going back to her classical roots for a set of concerts with the Breton Symphony Orchestra here in France. The multi-instrumentalist and...

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2017-12-14 culture

Photographer Sebastião Salgado takes a seat in France's academy of fine arts

He's spent years photographing gold mines, oil fields and genocide, following the world's poor and forgotten people and more recently the planet's last undamaged places. The...

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2017-12-13 culture

Film show: 'Star Wars, The Last Jedi'

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." there was a film critic called Lisa Nesselson who was NOT a fan of the Star Wars franchise. Listen to her review of "Star Wars: The...

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2017-12-12 culture

Paris, the capital of street art?

If you were asked to name Europe's street art capital, you might lean towards Berlin or even London. But could it be Paris's turn to wear the urban culture crown? L'Aerosol is...

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2017-12-11 culture

Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

Son Little cooks up a stirring fusion of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll; tipping his hat to the sounds of yesteryear while creating music that’s modern and fresh. The...

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