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July 24, 2013

 
 

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Lumières marks 350 years of history at the Séminaire de Québec

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This image of stained-glass and the coat of arms of the Seminary projected on the buildings in the inner courtyard is stunning. (Photo by Shirley Nadeau)
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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The premiere performance of Lumières, l’étonnant Destinée du Séminaire de Québec, took place in the seminary courtyard in Old Quebec last Monday evening. Lumières is a sound-and-light show produced by Olivier Dufour to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Séminaire de Québec.  

Kids go exploring at the LHSQ library

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Photo: Justyna Lemieux-Lefebvre

Book Quest, a children’s reading program, is underway this summer at the LHSQ library in the Morrin Centre. The theme this year is Explore! Children are challenged to discover the world around them by reading at home and attending fun activities at the library during the summer.

New conservation plan for Sillery heritage site

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Photo: Louise Leblanc

On July 12, the Minister of Culture and Communications, Maka Kotto, presented a revised plan for the conservation of the Sillery heritage site, as well as a series of other measures intended to ensure the conservation of this area, which is protected under the Quebec Cultural Heritage Act.

Jazz etcetera festival will heat up Lévis

As if it isn’t hot enough these days . . . the Jazz etcetera festival will soon have Lévis heating up to the sounds of the sixth consecutive year of this festival. There’ll be a jam-packed program from August 8 to August 11.

Festival d’Été a hit from start to finish

After celebrating music in all its forms for 11 straight days, the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) ended on a high note last Sunday evening with the performance of Stevie Wonder. Three outdoor stages attracted tens of thousands of fans and indoor shows drew audiences eager to hear something new.

Foreigner and Def Leppard rock down memory lane

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Photo: Juanita Craig

After their concert for the Festival d’Été on Saturday, July 13, it is easy to understand why Foreigner have had ten multi-platinum albums, 16 Top-30 hits, album sales exceeding 75 million, and have continued to sell out tours over the past 30 years.

Heritage houses of Quebec City offer cultural discoveries

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Photo: courtesy of Maisons du patrimoine

The network of heritage houses of the City of Quebec has been renamed Maisons du patrimoine, espaces muséaux de la Ville de Québec. The new name better describes the mission of the network, whose goal is to develop museums and cultural spaces in the city. It includes 10 Quebec ancestral homes that have significant heritage value.

Stranded in Natashquan

 
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(Photo by Lise Lafond)

Mysterious creatures invade Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A large mythical beast and other strange little animals have been created for the pleasure of passersby in the Montcalm district of Quebec City. The fanciful assemblage is a collaboration between EXMURO public artists and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. The project was conceived by Vincent Roy, the artistic director of EXMURO.

Québec-Lévis ferry’s vehicle ramp damaged

No service for motor vehicles until further notice. Pedestrians and bicycles only.

See, hear and experience Quebec’s extraordinary opera festival

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Soloist John Relyea (Mephistopheles) with dancers and acrobats in rehearsal for La Damnation de Faust. 
(Photo by Shirley Nadeau)
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QCT Mystery Photo Contest

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Bethann Merkle, Shirley Nadeau and Danielle Burns have been scouting out people, places and objects around the city for you to try and identify over the summer months. Every week, we’ll print a mystery photo and your mission is to tell us the location and  answer the questions about the photo. 

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