French electronic composer Pierre Henry — whose music inspired the theme tune of the American animated television series “Futurama” — has died at the age of 89, his assistant said Thursday.
She may be 76 years old, but Wonder Woman is stirring passions like never before.
Pop star Ariana Grande, whose concert was struck by one of Britain’s deadliest attacks in years, is a favorite of pre-teens rarely known for causing a stir.
When the official selection for the Cannes Film Festival’s 70th annual edition was unveiled Thursday, a clear theme that be seen in many of the picks: the migrant crisis.
Poet Derek Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992 and helped thrust Caribbean writing into the global spotlight, died peacefully at his home in St. Lucia on Friday. He was 87.
With the announced closure of the famed Ringling Brothers Circus, it may appear that a beloved form of entertainment is dying. But here in France, circus is not only alive and well, it is thriving and evolving.
French fashion designer Julien Fournié recently received France’s coveted Haute Couture protected label for his unique creations. FRANCE 24 met him as he prepared his first runway show as a new member of one of fashion’s most prestigious clubs.
This New Year’s Eve, just before midnight, millions of revelers will do the same thing they do every year. They will pause their celebrations to watch a short piece of comedic English dinner theater that hardly anyone in Britain has heard of.
FRANCE 24 takes a look back at the career highlights of British pop icon George Michael, who passed away Sunday at his home in Goring, England.
Inaugurating an exhibit on endangered Middle Eastern heritage sites Tuesday, French President François Hollande called the show “a militant act”. But the curators are looking ahead to peace and reconstruction.
France is committing $30 million toward a new fund set up to protect cultural heritage sites during times of armed conflict.
Cuba’s sensual rumba dance and Belgium’s thriving beer culture brought a new exuberance to UNESCO’s prestigious list of “intangible” heritage on Wednesday.
The US ambassador to UNESCO condemned as “inflammatory” a resolution approved Wednesday by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on the status of conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls.
Salman Rushdie is prescient. The tensions in the author’s latest novel are the same as many of those playing out on the front pages of newspapers today.
When Algeria made an official application to include rai, a folk music genre, on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, it irked its rival across the border, Morocco. Now a soft war looms for the heart and soul of a music that transcends borders.
The Baalbeck arts festival in eastern Lebanon is welcoming revellers for its 60th edition this year, despite the venue’s relative proximity to war-ravaged Syria.
The Quai Branly anthropology museum in Paris is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an exhibition focused on former French president Jacques Chirac, and with a name change to honour the man who pushed for its creation.