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Once one of the powerhouses of modern America, Detroit has fallen into economic decline. To what extent can the arts and especially music help to rebuild its esteem?
Art in Marseilles
Marseilles in southern France is one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2013. How will its diverse population be reflected in the planned festivities?
Yeung Fai - Hand Stories
Descended from a long line of puppeteers, Yeung Fai's family fell victim to the Cultural Revolution. Interweaving traditional puppetry skills with modern multimedia effects, Yeung Fai stages his personal story in this poignant show.
Cloud Sourced Novel
Silvia Hartmann has just launched what she claims is the first cloud-sourced novel - The Dragon Lords. During the two months she spent writing it, participants around the world went online, watching every keystroke she made and making comments and suggestions.
Oscar-nominated American singer-songwriter explains why her new album is packed full of egotists, narcissists and analogue synthesisers
Former CIA agent turned crime writer James Church talks about his latest, North Korea set, Inspector O mystery, A Drop Of Chinese Blood.
Thomas Sauvin discusses his photography archive. Since moving to Beijing he has been collecting negatives of photographs taken by ordinary Chinese people and has now amassed around half a million images. What do they tell us about how China has changed over the years?
Matthew Barley celebrates Britten at 100
Britain's most adventurous cellist is marking the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten's birth by playing 100 concerts in extraordinary venues around the UK, from a swimming bath to a barn, from churches to a cave.
Photo of Marseilles by John Laurenson
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