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A tribute to wildlife artists

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Photo: Presbytère de Saint Nicolas

Animals have always fascinated humans and as far as we can go in time, men have made images of animals. Of course, when the prehistoric men were making such images on cave walls, they were not thinking of making art.

Summer Notes activities and events July 14, 2010

Don't know what to do on these hot, muggy days when you want to get out of the house but can't stand the heat? How about going to a nice, cool, air-conditioned museum. Here are a few suggestions. . .

A weekend of model airplane flying

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It was my son Clifford who got me to watch him compete in a model airplane flying event. He had travelled from Sept Iles with his friend and fellow pilot Richard Vigneault.

Summer Notes activities and events

Prepared by Shirley Nadeau

Summer in full swing with Cirque, Festival and Moulin Image

The summer is in full swing with cultural events open to the public taking up a large part of the city and its environs. Three major annual outdoor productions are underway: Robert Lepage's Moulin à Image (Image Mill in English) and the Cirque de Soleil's Les Chemins Invisible (The Invisible Roads) have been playing since the last week of June.

Chalmers-Wesley Summer Organ Concert Series

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Photo: Claude Lebel

Chalmers-Wesley Summer Organ Concerts  Chalmers-Wesley United Church, located at the top of rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec, will once again be alive with the sound of organ music on Sunday evenings. The annual Summer Organ Concert series gets underway at 6:00 p.m. on July 11 and continues until August 29.  

Newsie Notes for June 30, 2010

Canada Day Picnic, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Valcartier invites you to our annual picnic Thursday,July 1 at the Valcartier Community Centre at 3 p.m. Races! Euchre! Canteen! Bake Table! Fish Pond! Come and join the fun!

The Katimavik Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Quebec City, location TBA.

English change ringing at Holy Trinity

Every Saturday during the months of July and August and possibly extending until mid-September, there will be demonstrations of English Change Ringing at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

Julie Tremblay is back at home

Her “interstices” are at Lacerte contemporary art gallery

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Photo: Lacerte Gallery

Wondering What To Do in Quebec City this Summer?

Now that the Fête nationale du Québec (aka la Fête de Saint-Jean-Baptiste) has “launched” the summer festivities, there are so many other choices!

 

Here’s one for the kids, or the kid in you . . .

The 2010 Québec Air Show attracts 107,000 visitors [Photo & Video]

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Photo: Jay Ouellet - Skip Stewart and his Prometheus Custom Stunt Bi-plane perform a death defying ribbon cutting stunt amazingly close to the ground!
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Going back to sea with Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

 

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The recreated third class cabin is not to be missed when visiting “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”. Photo courtesy of the Festival d’été de Quebec

 

Gatineau university student videos Québec history

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Olivier Hyland has his eye on Quebec history. His video camera does, too.

"I guess they put me here because Quebec City is at the center of it all,'' said Hyland, who hails from Gatineau. "When I took the test to get the job, they asked me where I preferred to work. I told them I would work anywhere in Quebec.''

The 2010 Québec Air Show attracts 107,000 visitors

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Photo: Jay Ouellet
With the thermometer at 24 degrees on Saturday, it might have been a good day to go swimming in the nearest lake.

But then the 107,000 people in attendance would have missed the 15th edition of the Quebec Air Show which took place at Jean Lesage Airport.

Music Matters: Les Violons du Roy - Bach, Telemann and Geminiani

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Do you remember, back in April, when we were supposed to have a pre-concert talk in collaboration with Les Violons du Roy?

Irish dancing group Queltica gives great performance during “Spectap” dance show

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

The auditorium of Les Compagnons de Cartier secondary school was full Saturday evening, as three dance schools from Québec City presented their collective annual show "Spectap". For more than two hours, tap dance, jig dance, modern jazz and Irish dancing acts followed one another, entertaining an audience of 300. Almost 40 dancers participated.

DDO students sing along at coffeehouse

The fifth annual Dollard des Ormeaux Coffeehouse was held this past Friday at the school. The performers varied from Kindergarten to Secondary V and even a teacher contributed a song.

Poet Heather Cadsby at the Morrin

Have you ever considered how you engage with words and the world?

Bravo to the Québec Art Company!

"Nude with Violin" is not an easy play to pull off but the cast of QAC did it. Every actor's character came through and each was quite disciplined.Weird the way the play lingered and set a series of memories into play.

Stephane Larue: simplicity at its best

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Photo: MNBAQ

Most people feel comfortable when placed in front of a work of art produced some years, decades or centuries ago. This is so because. With timw, they have gotten to know the history and acquired the tools necessary for the appreciation of such works.

St. Pat’s stars shine bright

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St Pat's Stars held their annual talent show April 16. Students, teachers, and parents were privileged to see the tremendous talent of St Pat's students. From different bands, to jugglers, to solo signers, St Pat's students are exploding with talent.

St-Pat’s ensemble encouraged by festival results

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Photo: provided by David Parker

The St-Patrick's High School Junior Jazz Combo fell just short of winning a gold medal at the recent JazzFest des jeunes du Quebec recently in Saint-Hubert, but the resullts were nonetheless encouraging for the young band.

QAC Finishes Final Rehearsals

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

The stage is set, the costumes are ready, and rehearsals are over – only full, live audiences await the cast and crew of the Quebec Art Company’s spring production of Noël Coward’s play “Nude with Violin”.  Directed by Mark Lepitre, this light comedy on manipulation and hypocrisy in the art wor

Québec High School Play Start Friday

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Rochester, N.Y. youth orchestra “excited” by Saint-Dominique performance

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The economy being what it is, the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra would have a hard time justifying a trip to Europe this year.

Successful Art Exhibit at Last

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Photo: Etienne Parent

An Art Exhibit at the Polyvalente de l'Ancienne-Lorette just before the show ‘'Pimp my Song'' was organised to show off the talent of a few artists and for the final term project for the communications class.

Be careful what you wish for

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Photo: CQSB

Quebec High School Musical Theatre students will be presenting Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Into the Woods," on Friday, April 23.

St. Lawrence Alumni Association honours Gordon Lightfoot

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Photo: Marie White

The Champlain St-Lawrence Alumni association organised a pre-show supper in Gordon Lightfoot's honour at the college, after which two buses brought the 60 or so alumni, teachers and fans to the Grand Thèâtre show for the 8 p.m. by the legendary folk singer. After the show, Lightfoot met the Champlain St-Lawrence group for autographs and pictures.

 

Festi-Entraide

On April 8, a group of 41 students from all grades of St-Patrick's High School in Quebec City, had the chance to attend a conference held at the Patro Roc-Amadour in Quebec; it was called Festi-Entraide. Students and teachers from 15 other schools brought the grand total of guest listeners to nearly 1,000.

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