JANUARY 26, 2015

Magma to Tour North America

By Francerocks

Magma, a legendary band who weaves unique guitar lines around songs of ancient and apocalyptic tales sung in an invented language, will tour North America in April.

JANUARY 23, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review


Finalists and prize winners have been announced for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Prix Version Femina and the Angoulême Grand Prix. Plus, a list of 2014's top-selling authors of novels in France, and a new study on e-books in France.

JANUARY 23, 2015

Guitarist Thibault Cauvin on North American Tour

By Francerocks

A French classical guitarist with international acclaim, Thibault Cauvin will tour North America in March and February to promote his latest album on Sony, 'The Albeniz Journey'

JANUARY 22, 2015

And the French Voices Grand Prize for 2014 goes to...

By Charlotte Groult

On January 21, the French Voices Ceremony - presided this year by Honorary Chair Rick Moody - took place for the second time and awarded our ten grantees for 2014. Among them, one has been elected by the French Voices Jury to be the recipient of the 2014 Grand Prize. Check it out!

JANUARY 20, 2015

Alexandre Desplat Nominated Twice for Soundtrack Oscar

By Francerocks

Prolific French soundtrack composer Alexandre Desplat has done something rare - he competes against himself in 2015 at the Oscars for best film score.

JANUARY 20, 2015

New Dirtyphonics EP and Tour Dates

By Francerocks

The French "metal meets dnb" group will open for Steve Aoki on several dates as they tour to promote their latest EP via Dim Mak Records.

JANUARY 20, 2015

Étienne de Crécy Releases Album, Announces Tour Dates

By Francerocks

French Touch pioneer Étienne de Crécy is back with his first album in ten years and a North American tour to promote it.

JANUARY 19, 2015

Ibeyi on Tour in North America

By Francerocks

Recently signed to XL Recordings, Ibeyi are a French-Cuban twin sisters duo set to take North American stages in spring, promoting their new, self-titled debut.

JANUARY 15, 2015

7 Oscars Nominations for France


France is nominated in 7 categories for the 2015 oscars.

JANUARY 13, 2015

Release of French Series Maison Close, Season 1


Set in a lavish 19th century Parisian bordello, the edgy, provocative and ratings-busting Canal Plus+ Series arrives in the U.S. on February 10 available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD (on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, YouTube and Google Play).

JANUARY 12, 2015

The Musée des Confluences has opened its door in Lyon

By Louise Lassarre & Kimberly Corliss

After fifteen years in the making, the Musée des Confluences was inaugurated on December 20, 2014 in Lyon, France. At the intersection – or confluence – of the Rhone and the Saone rivers, the Musée is a glass building that seems like it could be made of either crystal and clouds. The new cultural institution offers a rich collection that explores the origins of both our Earth and humankind, on historical and geographical levels.

JANUARY 9, 2015

French Voices Grantee Seeks American Publisher


One of our 10 Grantees for the 2014 French Voices Award is looking for an American Publisher: "Cent vingt et un jours", by Michèle Audin, translated by Christiana Hills and published in France in 2014 by Gallimard.