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Latest update : 2017-09-28

Comedian Rachid Badouri: Arabic insults, laughter and ululation

Triple threat comedian Rachid Badouri pulls out all the stops to hit the punchline: dancing, acting and even channelling Beethoven to bring a sketch to life. The international comedy festival "Just for Laughs" put the Canadian funnyman on the map. From there he fronted the stand-up spectacle "Arrete Ton Cinema!", spreading laughs from Quebec to Paris. The showman has upped the ante once again with "Badouri Recharged." He joins Encore's Mariam Saab to talk about the therapeutic power of comedy.

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2018-06-25 Eve JACKSON

L'Impératrice: The empress of Parisian pop music

They've been called the cornerstone of the French pop music scene. They're selling out Paris music venues with their 70s space disco and downtempo 90s synth pop mixed with their...

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2018-06-22 Eve JACKSON

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Patrick Melrose' and all-female casts

Dubbed the queen of 1990s film noir with "Single White Female" and "Short Cuts", Jennifer Jason Leigh won an Oscar nomination for her role in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful...

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2018-06-21 Eve JACKSON

Join our summer solstice music celebration

From Mali via Boston, Dublin and Ethiopia back to Paris, Eve Jackson takes you on a musical journey for World Music Day. We discover three eclectic musicians performing in Paris:...

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2018-06-20 Eve JACKSON

Film show: 'Sextape', 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties', 'Looking for Teddy'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the latest film releases, including an all-female war movie, a Romeo and Juliet alien love story and a modern comedy about...

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2018-06-19 Genie GODULA

Samira Wiley, Darren Criss & Neal McDonough at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

We're talking TV at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival! Genie Godula sits down with small screen stars Samira Wiley from "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Orange is the New Black";...

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