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Anglican Cathedral presents Midi en Musique concert series

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Douglas Renfroe, bass baritone.   Sandra Bender, soprano.         Genevieve Boileau, pianist.   

MondoKarnaval

Travel the world without leaving Quebec City! The MondoKarnaval festival, formerly known as L'Afrique en fête, will take place on June 28 and 29 at the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site in Limoilou.

Las Vegas at St. Lawrence

Lounge and Casino Night

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Photo: Catherine Lebel


St. Lawrence Art Gallery

Art Gallery

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Photo: CEGEP St.Lawrence.

The Art Gallery that was held at Champlain-St. Lawrence on April 19 was a success. The event was organized by highly motivated St.

A Great Night for a Good Cause

Nothing else than a success!

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Photo: Rosalie Pomerleau

What’s better than a night for a good cause
where you have the possibility to choose one of the 10 most handsome guys of
your college? Nothing! For that reason, on Thursday, April 10, a group of four students studying business had the

Coldplay Experience

Dreams became reality, Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto concert made more accessible than ever!

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Photo: Samuel Dutil

Anything can happen when Anything Goes

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Photo: Normand Brassard

What happens when a cruise ship sets sail carrying wannabe gangsters, dancing angels, 1930s high rollers...and a lovesick ex-girlfriend?

Randall Spear Band launches These Songs Are Made of Wood

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Photo: Danielle Burns

It may have been a weeknight but on Thursday, November 14, Bar Le Sacrilège on Rue Saint-Jean was at full capacity. Much of the attraction was the launch of the new album, These Songs Are Made of Wood, written and performed by singer/songwriter Randall Spear and guitarist André Lavergne.

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.

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.

Cirque du Soleil delivers best performance yet

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Photo: Danielle Burns

 

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 - July 24

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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. 

Lumières marks 350 years of history at the Séminaire de Québec

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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.  

QCT Mystery Photo Contest

Where am I? Who made me? What do I symbolize?

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Welcome to this summer’s MYSTERY PHOTO CONTEST. Bethann Merkle, Shirley Nadeau and Danielle Burns have scouted out people, places and things around the city for you to try and identify over the next three months. Most of them are outdoors, but some, like this one, are indoors. Your mission is to find these objects and correctly identify them by answering the questions with each photo.

Ghomeshi: Q is “my love letter to Quebec City”

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Photo: Marie White

What does Q stand for?” asked a woman who voiced what everyone else was wondering. Q is the name of his national daily cultural affairs talk program (recorded in Studio Q at the CBC headquarters in Toronto). “Could it be for Quebec City?” she teased. “Well, yes, right, that’s it,” chimed in a charmed Jian Ghomeshi and the room roared with laughter and applause.

The Broth of Brith: a musical comedy

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Photo: Submitted by Hubert Radou

This year, St. Lawrence College (SLC) thespians are undertaking an original musical comedy, The Broth Of Brith, authored by three local playwrights, John Halpin, Margaret Forrest and Hubert ‘Hubie’ Radoux. The play is a spoof on the traditions of Shakespearean dramas.

Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race results

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It seemed like a perfect day out on the ice of the St. Lawrence River Sunday afternoon as 14 teams of Elite Male and another 14 teams of Elite Female ice canoe racers pushed, paddled and dragged their boats from the Bassin Louise to Lévis and back (twice for the men). Another 23 teams in the Sport class also battled their way through the ice.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Aurian Haller Band

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Photo: Aurian Haller Band

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with The Aurian Haller Band on Friday, February 15, at Le Petit Impérial (240, rue Saint-Joseph Est Québec) at 8:00 p.m. This bilingual, indie folk band has just released two new singles and will be launching their second album, The Dark Room, on April 9.

St. Lawrence College delivers enthralling Othello

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The young actors at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence didn’t choose Shakespeare’s Othello, it chose them.

QAC auditions for spring play

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Photo: source: public domain

Plans are underway for the Quebec Art Company’s spring production – The Importance of Being Earnest – a farcical comedy written by Oscar Wilde.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 p.m. immediately following the company’s annual general meeting which begins at 1:30 p.m. Both events will take place at Holland School, 940 Avenue Ernest-Gagnon, Quebec.

Downton Abbey reaches new heights of popularity in Quebec

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Photo: Photo Wikipedia

The beautifully filmed and excellently cast hit British series is now being broadcast in French on Radio-Canada.

Othello, the Moor of Venice, at St. Lawrence College

(Press release) The St. Lawrence College Theatre Troupe will perform one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Othello, the Moor of Venice, on January 17, 18, and 19. The cast, made up of current and former students of CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, is being co-directed by two former St.

Traditional Art of Nigeria

The human figure

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Photo: Annabelle Fouquet, Perspective

The concern of the early twentieth century artists looking at African art seems to have been essentially aesthetic. Their interest for the forms, their angularity surpassed the interest in time, place and function of the objects they gathered in their studios.

Objects and their meaning

A visit of two museum exhibitions

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Photo: MNBAQ

Material culture is that segment of man’s physical environment which is purposely shaped by him according to a culturally dictated plan.” James Deetz (1930-2000)

Stradivari’s Heritage: Jing Wang competes for precious violin

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Jing Wang

The Canada Council for the Arts will announce the winners of 2012 Musical Instrument Bank competition from among 30 finalists on Wednesday, September 26. One of the finalists who competed in Toronto is violinist Jing Wang who made his debut here with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec at the tender age of 9. Jing lived in Quebec City for seven years and his family still lives here.

VEQ Fall Fest brings family and friends together

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Photo: Allison Van Rassel

The third edition of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec Fall Fest took place this Saturday at Quebec High School where family and friends gathered to celebrate the vitality of the community. Businesses and groups such as the Quebec City Women’s Club, Champlain St.

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