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Metallica to perform twice in Quebec City in September...

the last show in the Pepsi Colisée and the first in the Centre Vidéotron

 

Quebec Art Company presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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QUEBEC ART COMPANY  Quebec City's only anglophone community theatre group is pleased to present  ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD by Tom Stoppard.  

Journey to Quebec in 1950 showcases Québécois composers

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

In 1950, up-and-coming New York photojournalist Lida Moser was commissioned by Vogue magazine to produce a report on Quebec. In the summer of that year, she traversed the province from Montreal to Quebec City, Charlevoix and the Gaspé, the Côte-du-Sud to Montérégie, visiting Île aux Coudres, Île d'Orléans, and the Bas-Saint-Laurent along the way.

St. Patrick’s Day kitchen party rocks La Korrigane

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The St. Patrick's Day season started off with a bang at La Korrigane on Rue Dorchester in Lower Town on March 14 with a dinner, a kitchen party and a concert by the One Night Band. The bar was packed with over 150 Central Quebec School Board teachers, staff, alumni, family and friends, all duly decked out in green.

PAF! Performing Arts Festival

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St. Patrick's High School is hosting the 12th annual Performing Arts Festival (PAF!) organized by the Central Québec School Board to showcase student talent. This Friday, March 20, over 400 students from as far away as La Tuque, Jonquière and Thetford Mines will assemble to take workshops from professional artists. 

Trio gives charged performance at Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

The second in La Petit Série of concerts at Holy Trinity Cathedral took place on Thursday, March 12. Cellist Blair Lofgren and bassist Étienne Lafrance of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) were joined by pianist Martin Dubé as they presented works of Barrière, Handel, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Vivaldi. Lafrance also performed compositions for solo bass.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity takes a bold musical direction

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Photo: Luc-Antoine Couturier

All mélomanes aboard! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation in 1989 as a National Historic Site by the governments of Canada and Quebec, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity has unveiled an exciting series of concerts featuring local musicians.

Last one to leave the party: the lyrical world of Jane Ehrhardt

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

When Jane Ehrhardt took to the stage at the atmospheric Café Babylone last Saturday night, she might have been in your living room, sharing a story and a song. Unassuming and affable, she introduced herself in her unmistakably Anglophone sing-song accent and, just like that, she had the audience engaged.

Help Beatrice Cadrin attend music symposium in Germany

Beatrice Cadrin, experienced violinist, orchestra conductor and arranger and former choral director of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, will be launching her new production company In Musica at the beginning of 2015. The mission of her company is to modernize the symphonic concert experience and adapt it to the expectations of today's audience.   

A walk between Heaven and Earth

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Villa Bagatelle is hosting Entre Ciel et Terre, an exhibit of pieces by forty Quebec artists. The works of art are divided into two sections, with Heaven representing the ideal striven for by artists, and Earth depicting reality, humanity and materialism. In both sections, the works are divided into six themes.

Les Rhapsodes and soloists shine at the Palais Montcalm

The Palais Montcalm was filled with the joy of the season at the Christmas concert of Les Rhapsodes choir, directed by David Rompré, on Saturday night. The ambitious program included five soloists, a string ensemble and organist Marc D'Anjou at the console of the Casavant organ.

USS Oak Hill hosts early Fourth of July reception

Dressed to the nines despite the pouring rain, guests of the U.S. Consul General Hale Van Koughnett flocked to an early Fourth of July reception last Thursday evening. Van Koughnett welcomed a hearty contingent of U.S. expats, along with local dignitaries such as Cardinal Gerald Lacroix and François Moreau, President of the Rendez-vous naval de Québec, on board the USS Oak Hill (LSD 51).

Rendez-vous naval de Québec takes the city by land, sea and air

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The weather could have been better on Friday and Saturday. Lined up at Quay 22 in the Port of Quebec were the U.S. Navy ship, USS Oak Hill, the Royal Canadian Navy destroyer, HMCS Athabaskan, the French Navy ship, Laplace, a Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel, CCGCS Caporal Kaeble, the Jeffy Jan II (see separate article) and Theodore Too, the little tugboat from Halifax.

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.  

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