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This edition: July 2005 edition

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 21, 2005.

If you haven't been to a record store lately, you've probably missed something: a new section called Urban Music. It's not just one thing; it's a catch all term for hip hop, electronica, trance, and more. The phenomena is worldwide. Dance floors from Paris to Bali, from New York to Nairobi move to these rhythms. That internationalism is reflected by a new Paris based music channel TRACE TV driven by urban style. They launch their US presence on Bastille Day, July 14, 2005. Chairman and CEO Richard Wayner shares his international urban vision with CANAPE.

2/ Christo and Jeanne Claude
Making the stone “stoney.” That's what one critic calls the function of art: refreshing what we see, hear, or touch everyday and giving it back to us as something new. Recently, thanks to artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, New Yorkers and countless visitors had a marvelous chance to experience a new Central Park. Their project The Gates literally created miles and miles of charming visions of a place once best known for mugging. CANAPE offers a retrospective of this enchanted event from February 2005. Join us for a stroll.

3/Henri Peyre
If teachers are important to any vibrant society, the teachers of teachers have a special responsibility. The late Henri Peyre was perhaps the supreme professor of French studies in the USA in the 20th century. From his fountain of erudition flowed streams that irrigated French departments across the country. Jack Kneller, once a student of Professor Peyre and himself a distinguished scholar, talks to CANAPE about a man whose influence will be felt for generations to come and the new book that gives us access to his world.

4/ The Beat That My Heart Skipped
One charm of film noir, the enduring cycle of seedy crime films beloved equally in France and the USA, is how compelling characters win over story probability. Case in point: the new film The Beat That My Heart Skipped, a remake of director James Toback's 1978 cult classic Fingers. Will the protagonist be an enforcer or a concert pianist? Not your average choice. But the new film, which the New York Times believes improves on the original, makes it all make sense. Director Jacques Audiard, best known to Americans for Read My Lips, and star Romain Duris chat with CANAPE about creating a special universe for the film.

5/ Montreal Jazz Festival
Salt and pepper. Coffee and donuts. Montreal and jazz. Some combinations just seem natural. Montreal, North America's largest French speaking city which always welcomes its English speaking neighbors, has been at the cutting edge of music programming for over a quarter century. They define jazz in the broadest possible terms offering sounds that range from late night avant garde to kid friendly. CANAPE visits this annual celebration of all that is music and all that is hospitable Quebec.

Guest List

Jacques Audiard Film Director

Christo Claude Artist

Jeanne Claude Artist

Romain Duris Actor

Caroline Johnson Programmer

John Kneller Scholar

Pat Metheny Musician

Richard Wayner CEO Chairman, Alliance Trace Media