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Latest update : 2017-01-05

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.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-07-20 Eve JACKSON

I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

Two of the most exciting French jazzmen of the moment - leading soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien and pianist Gauthier Toux - speak to Eve Jackson about the country's...

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2018-07-19 Eve JACKSON

On the red carpet with Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd

Eve Jackson joins the stars of "Ant-Man and the Wasp" at the film's red carpet premiere in Paris alongside a special guest: a real-life ant.

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2018-07-18 Eve JACKSON

Film show: Why we love 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news including "My Favourite Fabric," "Ant-Man and the Wasp," and "The Last Movie."

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2018-07-17 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

Olivia Salazar-Winspear swaps her Parisian studio for the sunshine of the South of France, with a special edition of Encore! from France’s foremost performing arts event. For its...

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2018-07-16 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

New Zealander-Cameroonian producer and singer-songwriter Estère fuses indie-soul, poetic pop and modern RnB to create a unique style she dubs “electric blue witch-hop”. She talks...

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