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Manchester's favourite miserabilist gets back on his political soapbox

In this week's music special we get the inside track on Morrissey's first album in five years. Music critic Mariam Saab tells us how the former Smiths front man has returned to the controversial issues that landed him in hot water in the past. Business is booming for those factories still pressing vinyl: old-school records have bucked all the trends and are selling better every year.

And we get a preview of Cameroonian singer Irma's second album, she'll be performing at some of Europe's summer festivals. And we take a look at the Francofolies and the Black Summer Festival here in Paris.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Mariam SAAB

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2017-02-23 culture

A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

Proof that real life often provides the best movie scripts: "Lion" is the story of one man’s search to find his family in a country of over a billion people. The film stars...

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2017-02-22 culture

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

We check out Kelly Reichart’s latest film "Certain Women", featuring a trio of female-led stories set in Montana. Film critic Lisa Nesselson highlights the strong performances...

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2017-02-21 culture

Slapstick, stunts and a sweet 'pas de deux' in the streets of Paris

From ballroom dancing in the suburbs to vertiginous exploits on the Eiffel Tower, Fiona Gordon has created a unique brand of burlesque, acrobatic comedy alongside her partner...

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2017-02-20 culture

Kiwi indie heroes The Naked and Famous reflect on life after 'Young Blood'

New Zealand's indie-pop heroes The Naked and Famous are the voice of a generation of "Young Blood" fans, the breakout hit from their chart-topping debut "Passive Me, Aggressive...

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2017-02-17 culture

Eimear McBride gives voice to the visceral, vivid process of falling in love

"A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing" garnered comparisons to Joyce's "Ulysses", and saw Eimear McBride applauded as a major new literary voice. Her second novel "The Lesser Bohemians"...

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