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Latest update : 2017-10-02

Music show: Newton Faulkner, Liam Gallagher and Carla Bruni

Hailed for his signature percussive acoustic guitar skills, pop-folk songsmith Newton Faulkner has been dubbed the "British Jack Johnson". He talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about returning to the spotlight with a grittier, more soulful sound on "Hit the Ground Running".

Plus, we take a spin through some of the week’s major music releases; the bad boy of Britpop and ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher drops his long-awaited debut solo album, and France’s former first lady Carla Bruni lends her smoky vocals to stripped-back covers of classic tunes by Depeche Mode, ABBA and the Rolling Stones.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-02-21 culture

Film show: Berlinale, 'The Shape of Water' and 'I, Tonya'

The #MeToo movement is alive and well at the Berlin Film Festival, after the Golden Globes and the Baftas. In today’s Encore! show, film critic Emma Jones gives us the highlights...

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2018-02-20 Paris

100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

Residents of the French capital might not be known for their wide smiles but one stand-up comedian is teaching them to laugh at themselves. Julie Collas’s one-woman show "Oh My...

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2018-02-19 music

Music show: Duck Duck Grey Duck, Femi Kuti, Starchild & the New Romantic

Duck Duck Grey Duck are from Switzerland – a country not often associated with psychedelic surf-rock grooves. Yet their catchy, upbeat pop-rock jams are making waves beyond Lake...

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2018-02-16 culture

Portrait of a (First) Lady: The Obamas unveil new paintings

Barack and Michelle Obama were at America's National Portrait Gallery to present two new additions to the collection, painted by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. The presidential...

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2018-02-15 culture

Robert Olen Butler: Still haunted by the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago he returned from the Vietnam War. Twenty-five years ago he won the Pulitzer Prize for his stories of Vietnamese immigrants in America. Through his 16 novels...

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