News du Jour: Prince’s Double-Header, Putin to Meet With French President

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince presents the award for British Female Solo Artist at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/WireImage) Photo: Matt Kent/WireImage

Prince will play back-to-back concerts in Paris on Sunday night. [Les Inrocks]

President Hollande will meet with Vladimir Putin on June 5 in Paris for a conference on the Ukraine crisis. This will be Putin’s first meeting with a Western leader since the annexation of Crimea in March. [The Guardian]

French riot police have expelled immigrants from three camps in Calais, in the north of France. [Al Jazeera]

Factors like the indoor-smoking ban and an economic downturn have caused French nightclubs to shut down in droves. Sounds like a job for the Nightlife Mayor! [The Local]

The department store La Samaritaine's outlawed renovation is stirring anxieties among some architectural critics that the city may remain stylistically "frozen in formaldehyde." [CityLab]