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28/09/2012

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18 minutes
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Friday 28 September 2012

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day.

Presented by Mark Coles. Today’s programme includes Spanish arts cuts, The International Bluegrass Music Awards and reviews of the new films "Barbara" and "Parade".

Chapters

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  • Spain

    With austerity in Spain, theatre tickets previously taxed at 8% are now 21%. So the Bescano Theatre had the novel idea of selling carrots rather than tickets...as carrots are taxed at the lower rate.

  • Bluegrass

    Steve Martin starred at this week's International Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville. Craig Havighurst covered the event and argues that legend Earl Scruggs is one of America's top five musicians.

  • The Parade / Barbara

    Parade is about Yugoslav war veterans hired as security for a gay pride march in Serbia. Barbara, a Cold War film, follows an East German doctor exiled to the countryside for dreaming of the West.

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