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Thursday, March 17, 12:10 p.m. - The Conservatoire de musique de Québec presents "Les Midis-Récitals," a series of concerts held in the auditorium of the Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec. This week featuring advanced cello and guitar students. Free entry. Bring your own box lunch if you wish.

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Paintings of Col. Charles Forbes to be auctioned at Quebec Garrison Club

Photo: QCT archives

Forty-one works of art by the late Sir Jean-Charles Bertrand Forbes (1921-2010) will be sold at auction on Saturday, March 19, to benefit the Foundation of the Canadian Legion (Branch #265 Lt. Col. J. Charles Forbes, RMWO).Col.

Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City

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Thursday, March 3, 8 :00 p.m. - Aurian Haller's poetry book launch at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais. Aurian Haller is an award-winning poet and singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer in the Aurian Haller Band, whose unique blend of folk, rock and jazz is supported by Haller's haunting lyrics.

Jeux d’Archet Suzuki students perform benefit concerts to help others

Photo: Jacques Leclerc

At the Noella benefit concert last Saturday, February 21, young students from the Jeux d'Archet Suzuki (JAS) music school raised $460 for refugees in need. The talented instrumentalists played violin and cello solos while tugging at heart strings.

Not only do students learn music at JAS, they become well-versed in helping others.

Laval students create À Découverte during snow sculpture competition


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St. Pat’s Jazz Band returns from Louisiana


Members of the St. Pat’s Jazz Band in front of the House of Blues Restaurant and Music Hall in New Orleans

Movie Review: The King’s Speech

Photo: The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham

The King’s Speech, which is currently playing in English at Cinema Clap in Ste. Foy is certainly deserving of the praise that has been lavished on it.

George Beverly Shea receives Lifetime Achievement Award

George Beverly Shea, or “Bev” as he was familiarly known, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 13, just 12 days after his 102nd birthday.

Bev must be living right and keeping good company, having been with the Reverend Billy Graham on most of his Evangelical Crusades over the past 60 years. Rev. Graham, too, is still going strong at age 93.

The Morrin Centre’s SongCircle is a Great Success

Randall Spear and Special Guests Karl Pujol, Cisco Herzhoft and Emily Clipper Play to Sold Out Audience

Photo: Guillaume Laquerre

The Morrin Centre’s SongCircle a Great Success

A life dedicated to music


If you have ever attend-ed a presentation by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra then you have surely seen this person. John Van Bockern was a member of the orchestra from 1962 until his retirement in 2002. He was the principal clarinetist.

Best foot forward: The QAC prepares for another stunning production

As the Winter Carnival celebrated the first weekend of its annual activities, so too did the Quebec Art Company (QAC). On Sunday, January 30th, the QAC held its Annual General Meeting as well as the auditions for their first play of 2011 - "The Prisoner of Second Avenue."

QAC holds auditions for “Deathtrap”

Photo: Photo and Graphic Design: Ladd Johnson

This spring the Quebec Art Company will be performing “Deathtrap,” a thriller written by Ira Levin, and is holding auditions for the play on Sunday, January 30 (see details in the Community Calendar or visit

QAC Holds Auditions for “Deathtrap”

Photo: Graphic Design: Ladd Johnson

This spring the Quebec Art Company will be performing “Deathtrap”, a thriller written by Ira Levin, and is holding auditions for the play on Sunday, January 30 (see details in the Community Calendar or visit

Winter Carnival poised for another successful year

Quebec City, January 6, 2011 — For its 57th edition, the Quebec Winter Carnival, in collaboration with Loto-Québec, presents a unique winter experience and invites you to join in the real winter games!

Arts Matters at the Morrin Centre - An Evening with Christoph Campestrini

Photo: Morrin Centre

As part of its “Arts Matters” programme, the Morrin Centre, in collaboration with the OSQ, is pleased to present a series of intimate talks with internationally renowned artists.

Burns Night at the Garrison Club a Scottish tradition

It’s that time of year again! No, we’re not talking about Christmas or New Year’s Eve. No, we’re talking about Robbie Burns Night. On Saturday, January 22, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, Fort St. Andrew’s Garrison of Quebec City, will be hosting a fund-raising event at the Garrison Club, 97 rue Saint-Louis, in Old Quebec.

“I Want To Pogne” - Céline Dion and Quebec Nationalism

In 1989 the Quebec comedy troupe Rock et Belles Oreilles came out with an album called ‘Pourquoi Chanter?’ (Why Sing?). It was a compilation of original compositions sung by members of the troupe, poking fun at a variety of political and social issues which were raging at that time.

Spanish Masters II

Celebrating light

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Photo: Collection Pérez Simón / Fundación JAPS, Mexico © Photo : Studio Sébert Photographers

The writers of art history books consider Goya as the most extraordinary Spanish painter of the early part of 19th century. Indeed, he was a genius and because of his influence on later 19th and 20th century painters, some have referred to him as the Father of Modern Art.

Le Vent du Nord perform at the the Théâtre Petit Champlain December 16

Photo: Photo credit: La Petite église 2, St-Eustache, 02/12/10, George Dutil

Le Vent du Nord - winners of the Ensemble of the year award at Canadian Folk Music Awards 2010 - perform at the the Théâtre Petit Champlain and presenting their new album, LA PART DU FEU, on Thursday, December 16.

"Absolutely superb. In my view, when it comes to Quebecois music, this lot are top of the pile". LIVING TRADITION, FALL 2010 (Scotland)

Celebrated conductor visiting Morrin Centre


As part of its "Arts Matters" programme, the Morrin Centre, in collaboration with the OSQ, is pleased to present a series of intimate talks with internationally renowned artists. Through these meetings, you will have the opportunity to satisfy your musical curiosity and enhance your understanding of the subtleties of the performances.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

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Under the musical and artistic direction of Marie Coulombe, the Chœur de la Colline and the Chœur de l'Isle d'Orléans will be uniting their passion and talents on December 10 and 12, 2010, for a wonderful Christmas concert.

Pre-Book-Signing Event with Local Author Isabelle Soucy Chartier about her New Novel Thoughts Gone Wrong

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As an introduction to her book signing event that will take place at La Maison Anglaise (164-2600 Boulevard Laurier, Place de la Cité) on December 11th 2010 from 3pm to 5pm, enjoy this short interview with author Isabelle Soucy Chartier on her novel, her inspiration, and her personal background.


Local Author presents Thoughts Gone Wrong

Quebec author Isabelle Soucy Chartier and La Maison Anglaise proudly present Thoughts Gone Wrong, a multi-layered fiction novel with a skillfully crafted plot of scientific breakthroughs, self-discovery, and the struggle to learn the truth.

Triggering the explosion of a new scientific era, a breakthrough in the contemporary history of technology is made public.

Music Matters with Les Violons du Roy

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Local author launches young adult Science Fiction novel


QAC Presents Agatha Christie Mystery this Week

Photo: Ladd Johnson

Sillery Artists and Artisans Christmas Exhibition and Sale

L'ASSOCIATION DES CRÉATEURS ET ARTISANS DE SILLERY is holding its annual Christmas Exhibition and Sale at the Bibliothèque Charles-H-Blais, 1445 Maguire Avenue, Sillery, from Saturday, November 20th to Sunday, December 5th, 2010.Thirty-six artists and artisans representing numerous disciplines will exhibit their recent work.

Spanish Masters in Quebec - Part I

An exhibition at the MNBAQ

Photo: Collection Pérez Simón / Fundación JAPS, Mexico © Photo : Studio Sébert Photographes

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec has made a hit once again with the presentation of a selection of works by Spanish masters from the collection of Pérez Simón.

Jacques Martineau shows at the St. Jean Baptiste library

Original drawings of his illustrated book: Carnet de Québec

Photo: J. Martineau

In 2009, a small book illustrated by Jacques Martineau was published depicting picturesque neighbourhoods of Quebec; the historical district, of course, St. Roch, St.

Paganini concert by Yehonatan Berick at the Morrin Centre

Yehonatan Berick will be at the Morrin Centre this Friday November 12 at 7.30pm to play all 24 Caprices for solo violin by Paganini.  This will be the first time in Quebec City’s history that all twenty four caprices are presented on the same program!  This concert, which is presented in partnership with the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, will be preceded by a master class featuring stud

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