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South Pacific – Upcoming QAC Play Reflects Remembrance Day Themes

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Photo: Yvan Breton

Music Matters: Yoav Talmi at the Morrin Centre...

Maestro's talk on Schumann's 2nd Symphony / November 15 2009, at 8 p.m.

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Destino and Beyond...

I had the pleasure of a spontaneous evening out last week with my wife to listen to Destino, a crossover "popera" group that has just finished touring the province (24 shows from Havre-St-Pierre to Richmond!). Here in Quebec City they played to a full house at the Théâtre Petit Champlain, a lovely, intimate venue for live music.

Painting the nude in early 20th century Canada

The human body is one if not the most complex subject an artist can deal with.  At the same time, the public's reactions to the body, particularly when it is unclothed, are just as complex.   Yet artists, since the beginning of times, have represented the nude body and have never ceased to submit such images to the acceptation or rejection of their public.  Throughout the years, in the relatio

Jack Johnson En Concert in High-Definition

Cineplex Entertainment and Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, are pleased to present the Canadian premiere of the concert documentary, Jack Johnson En Concert, on Wednesday, October 21st at 7 pm (local time) at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada, just days before the release of the Jack Johnson En Concert CD and DVD on October 27.

Jeffery Hale Summer Jazz super

Just a quick line to let you know that the free Jazz Concert offered to the Québec City community by the Jeffrey Hale Friends' Foundation was super. The musicians, Dave Parker and Paul Hinton, took us on a tour of the Western Hemisphere with their rang of works from New Orleans to Brazil !

QAC brings South Pacific to the stage this fall

The Quebec Art Company has chosen the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic South Pacific for its fall musical production.  Drawn from James Michener’s novel <

Charles Daudelin – sculptor

His art in public places

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Photo: Jerry

Robert Lepage teams up with Cirque du Soleil to create a show featuring First Nations

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Photo: Marie White

 

Robert Lepage visited the Huron-Wendat annual pow wow last week, organized by Tourisme Wendake, and word has it that he will be starting a new project with Cirque du Soleil to feature First Nations' culture. Details of the show are not yet out but it could be slated for 2010.

Jeffery Hale free Jazz Concert

The Jeffery Hale Friends'Foundation invites you to a free Jazz Concert, Sunday, August 23, 2009, 2:00 - 3:30  on the Jeffery Hale Terrace (behind the hospital) featuring Dave Parker on saxophone and Paul Hinton on guitar.

Parking is free and refreshments will be served. Places are limited so please call to reserve (418 684-2260) Deadline August 14

Sting closes Festival

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The Festival d'ete de Quebec continues to draw bigger and bigger crowds, helped along this year by appearances of world-famous performers as face-painted rockers KISS, international opera star Placido Domingo and Sting. Here, Sting closes out the 2009 festival Sunday night at Scene Bell on the Plains of Abraham.

American art: coming of age 1850's to 1950's - Part III

The struggle of the moderns

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Photo: MNBAQ

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s – Part II

A new approach to realism

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Mary Cassatt was also an Impressionist painter but dealt essentially with subjects from her home environment often painting portraits of children.  Like many Impressionist artists, she appreciated the qualities of pastel crayons, their luminosity and modesty.

Amazing Coincidence - Summer Organ Concert Series at Chalmers-Wesley

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An Amazing Coincidence

Following the performance of Suzanne Ozorak, who had been joined by her daughter Angelica Tombs playing the French horn in Mozart's Concerto #1, at the first of Chalmers-Wesley's Sunday at Six Organ Concert series on June 28, Suzanne's husband, Guy Tombs told me his father, Laurence Chalmers Tombs, had been baptized at Chalmers in 1903 and asked when the large marble baptismal font had been installed in our church.

 After checking in our history book, Remember All the Way, written by George W. Crawford, I informed him that the baptismal font had been donated to the church in 1904, so Mr. Tombs' father could not have been baptized in this particular font. However, in looking in the index he found references to his grandmother and grandfather, who was also named Guy Tombs. Mr. Tombs (senior) had been an elder of Chalmers Free Presbyterian Church and a member of the inter-denominational Church Union Committee in 1925 when it became part of the newly-created United Church of Canada, a union of Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches across Canada. In 1931, after the Wesleyan Methodist church had also joined the UCC, it merged with Chalmers which was renamed, Chalmers-Wesley United Church.

Jacques Crete calls for continued professional training for Wendake talent

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Photo: Thomas Bilodeau

 

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s

Part I - The dawn of American Impressionism

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Photo: MNBAQ

It is interesting to follow the century long path that led the United States of America to the point where its major cities have become international art capitals.  The exhibition presently at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, starts us off with a series of landscape paintings, a su

International miniature art exhibition opens in Levis

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Photo: IAM

Five thousand dollars in prize money was awarded last June 14, at the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the International miniature art competition in Levis.   The grand prize went to Montreal artist Daniela Zekina.  Her piece (see illustration) is titled Dance with the hours.

Quebec women artists finally getting their recognition

Exhibition at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Musée national des beaux arts du Québec

To my knowledge, there has never been an exhibition on men painters any where or if so, have they been so frequent in most instances that it was not necessary to mention the gender of the artists.

Dahlgren leaves Quebec art outfi t for Saskatchewan

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Photo: Kyle Chapman

QCT WINS 1st Place for Best Web Site at the 2009 Annual QCNA Newspaper Awards held in Montreal

Also, 1st Place for Best Newspaper Promotion.

badge.jpgThe Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has won 1st place for Best Web Site at this years 2009 Quebec Community Newspaper Awards held this year in Montreal on May 22, 2009. The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph began a web site revitalization project in November 2007 at the direction of the new publisher, Mr. Pierre Little.

Feeding the Birds... Journals in Afghanistan

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Photo by: CPL. KYLE GIFFIN, A Black Crowned Finch Lark approaching a bird feeder in the Canadian compound at Camp Mirage in a friendly Middle-Eastern Nation. Despite the presence of cats on the camp to hunt snake-drawing mice, the birds are not deterred.

The ninth annual Révélations art exhibit at the Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Courtesy of Saint Brigid’s - Jeffery Hale Hospital

The ninth annual Révélations art exhibit at the Jeffery Hale Hospital and Pavillion drew 500 people through it's doors from Sunday to Tuesday. The event exhibits and sells the paintings, photographs and crafts of clients of The Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation, as well as those of patients, residents and employees and their family members at St.Brigid's-Jeffery Hale Hospital.

A Sweet Ending for the Chocolate Cream Soldier

QAC Spring production wraps up

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Photo: Janick Laberge

Mutineries tranquilles (Quiet mutinies)

Art in Quebec in the 1950's

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Photo: Villa Bagatelle

Good things come in small packages they say.   Well, it's certainly true if we consider the small yet wonderful art exhibition in the intimate space of the Villa Bagatelle in Sillery.

Shaw Show Ready for Action

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Photo: Noah Johnson

Lines have been learned, dialogue developed and emotions evoked in preparation for this week’s theatrical production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play “Arms and the Man”.  Presented by the Quebec Art Company, the play has just finishe

Arms and the Man – not just a play of sweets and sweethearts

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

Spring Production Brings New Faces to the QAC stage

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

by Ladd Johnson 

April 7-8-9, 2009 Champlain St. Lawrence Theatre troup

presents their interpretation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"

The Champlain St. Lawrence Theatre troup presents their interpretation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" on April 7-8-9, 2009. All representations will take place in the Champlain St. Lawrence cafeteria, 790 Neree-Tremblay, Quebec, Qc, G1V 4K2 as of 20h. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Joanne Gosselin, 656-6921 ext. 235

Music!! Live at The Morrin Centre

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Saturday March 28th at 8:00pm.  MUSIC

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Laval and bus 800 and 13. Close to St-Foy Station. Kitchen privileges.
$275 per month.   Call 418-651-8656 or 418-836-4696.

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