Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

US tops list of most competitive economies

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla on his 'urban African folk'

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Reshuffle and a televised act of contrition for Macron

Read more

THE DEBATE

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

Read more

ENCORE!

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy on the red carpet in Paris

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

The dictator hunter: Reed Brody on bringing despots to justice

Read more

FOCUS

France explores alternatives to prison

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Blind support or strategic move? Australia mulls embassy move to Jerusalem

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

'Personal computing would not have existed without him': Paul Allen dies aged 65

Read more

ENCORE!

How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2018-10-16 ENCORE!

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy on the red carpet in Paris

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle of "La La Land" and "Whiplash" fame speak to France 24 about the Neil Armstrong film, "First Man". Also on...

Read more

2018-10-15 ENCORE!

Music show: NOLA French Connection Brass Band, Yoko Ono & Neneh Cherry

Energetic, funky sounds that transport you to the streets of the Big Easy; that's what the NOLA French Connection Brass Band have crafted on their self-titled debut album. The...

Read more

2018-10-12 ENCORE!

Matt Dillon: 'I didn’t want to watch my new film because I was scared'

Actor Matt Dillon speaks to Eve Jackson about his new movie "The House That Jack Built", what it was like playing a serial killer and whether he still has heartthrob status.

Read more

2018-10-11 ENCORE!

Parlez-vous français ?

Nearly 300 million people speak French worldwide. The language of love and of Molière is spoken on all five continents and is the official language in nearly 30 nations,...

Read more

2018-10-10 ENCORE!

Film show: 'RBG', 'Galveston' and 'The House That Jack Built'

She blazed a trail to the US Supreme Court and has dedicated her career to pushing for social change and equality through her rulings. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of new...

Read more