News Digest for October 26, 2011

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QuebeCrime Writers reveal their criminal minds






The authors coming this week to the Morrin Centre for the first ever QuebeCrime Festival were asked to respond to two questions for the QCT. To whet your appetite before you meet them, enjoy reading their answers below which appear in the order they responded.

Dear Crime Author,

Question 1: Where does your great Criminal Writer Mind find great crime story ideas?

Literary Feast at the Morrin Centre



Please join us for the third annual Literary Feast which will be held at the Morrin Centre on Thursday, November 3, 2011. Proceeds from the evening will enable us to continue offering a variety of stimulating and innovative English-language cultural programmes at a reasonable cost.

A night at the Opéra de Québec with Eugène Onéguine

The premier performance of Eugène Onéguine, Tchaikovsky's melodramatic opera based on a novel in verse by Alexandre Pushkin, received a rousing standing ovation from the audience as the curtain came down at the Grand Théâtre last Saturday evening.

Eugène Onégin is a well-known example of lyric opera.

YWCA Tribute to Volunteers: An exceptional involvement in the community


At the Volunteer Appreciation Night, held on October 12, 2011, the YWCA Quebec received an award for their benefit event De l'ombre à la lumière in the category "Implementation of an activity, an innovative project or a special event."

The YWCA would also like to congratulate Ann Martell, recipient of the prize in the category for "Perseverance of volunteer efforts"

The Man In Motion revisits Quebec for 25th Anniversary Tour

Photo: Rick Hansen Foundation

Dreary skies and showers didn't damper spirits at the end-of-day celebration for the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Tour. Paralympian and philanthropist Rick Hansen is currently wheeling across the country, retracing his legendary Man In Motion Tour to raise awareness of spinal-chord injuries and promote a world accessible to all.

Journalist Amy Goodman’s angle on Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street: The resistance continues at Liberty Square and worldwide, headlines the OWS website one month after non-violent protests began in the heart of New York's financial district.


In the 1940s, we lived on the outskirts of a small town south of Montreal with gravelled roads, no side walks and no street lights. It was known as Greenfield Park.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

DD/MM/YYYY plays farewell show in Quebec

Photo: Wikipedia

October 19 marked the last day the Toronto-based band DD/MM/YYYY will ever play in Quebec City. The group said farewell with a high-energy performance at L'Agitee that lasted until well-after midnight.

Tafelmusik’s Jeanne Lamon conducts Les Violons du Roy


Jeanne Lamon conducted Les Violons du Roy's Royal Trumpet special concert.

Jeanne Lamon is celebrating thirty years as the director of the world-class Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, which uses traditional instruments and is based in Toronto.

Toupie, Mary and Cody soon to go to sleep …

Over the next few weeks, the former Quebec City Zoo bears-Toupie, Mary and Cody-will be preparing to go into winter hibernation. This is normally a peaceful time for grizzlies and Kodiaks. Hopefully, it will be this year too. Yet they have still not been moved to their new home, which is supposed to be the Zoo de St.

A Concise Guide to the Chorus (Humour)

After reading Marie White's excellent interview with countertenor Daniel Taylor, I thought you might appreciate the following, gleaned from the Internet (author unknown), about the various types of choral singing voices. As a "salt of the earth" alto who sings with the Choeur de l'OSQ as well as my church choir, I can certainly appreciate and relate to all these various traits.


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