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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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2018-09-21 ENCORE!

A Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Trajectory': Richard Russo on writing small town America

His novels and short stories have garnered literary prizes on both sides of the Atlantic, with critics hailing them as quiet chronicles of the contemporary American experience....

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2018-09-20 ENCORE!

Writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon on Trump, marriage and being a parent in 2018

Two of America's most exciting, impressive and loved writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon join Eve Jackson on the occasion of the Festival America, a book festival just...

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2018-09-18 ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Jacques Audiard, best known for directing films such as "Dheepan" and "A Prophet", is back with a genuine Western, entitled "The Sisters Brothers". FRANCE 24's Vincent Roux sat...

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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