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What's in a name? France moves to protect regional term for chocolate croissant

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THE DEBATE

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EYE ON AFRICA

Macron and Kagame meet to repair strained ties over Rwandan genocide

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Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

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Iraq: Children of Fallujah try to rebuild their lives

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Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

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'We are seeking a new deal', Pompeo advisor says on Iran

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Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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Latest update : 2018-02-12

Music show: Elise LeGrow, Dita Von Teese & the 'Black Panther' soundtrack

She’s the Canadian singer-songwriter captivating music lovers with her velvety voice and modern take on the sounds of yesteryear. Elise LeGrow pays tribute to the iconic Chicago label Chess Records on her debut effort "Playing Chess". She chats to Richelle Harrison Plesse about the risky business of reinterpreting blues classics made famous by the likes of Chuck Berry, Fontella Bass and Bo Diddley, but also about the "sacred" songs she would never dare touch.

Plus, the glamorous queen of burlesque Dita Von Teese has a "Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot moment" thanks to her musical collaboration with French star Sebastien Tellier, while the "Black Panther" soundtrack roars up the charts thanks to the sizzling lead single "All the Stars" from rapper of the moment Kendrick Lamar and RnB prodigy SZA.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-05-23 culture

Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

The Star Wars franchise returns to its origins with a look back at how Han Solo became the Millennium Falcon’s pilot and how he joined forces with his Wookiee buddie, Chewbacca....

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2018-05-22 jazz

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

From Mardi Gras and marching bands, to second line parades and the historic Faubourg Treme, the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans provided the inspiration for Hugh Coltman’s...

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2018-05-21 culture

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto...

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2018-05-20 Cannes Film Festival 2018

The Best of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Eve Jackson presents all of the highlights from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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2018-05-19 Cannes Film Festival 2018

Cannes 2018: and the Palme d'Or goes to....

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson react to the winners of this year’s Cannes Film Festival competition, starting with Palme d’or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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