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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.

CQSB students strut their stuff at Performing Arts Festivals

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Photo: CQSB

Central Quebec School District students got a chance to show their artistic sides the past couple of weeks during two Performing Arts festivals. Several hundred students from throughout the CQSB district performed music, dance and drama, first during the secondary festival at Le Centre Montemartre on Chemin St-Louis March 31, then during the elementary event at Everest Elementary School.

QAC brings “Nude with Violin” to the stage

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

No, there is not a burlesque show coming to town - instead the cast and crew of the Quebec Art Company spring production have been working hard all winter to bring Noël Coward's classic Nude with Violin to the local stage. This light comedy of manners scrutinizes the world of ‘modern art' by asking that age-old question: what is the value of a man's work and life?

Military music festival slated for August 24-28 [Photo]

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Russian acrobats who will performing at this year’s Festival Internationale de Musique de Quebec in August. Photos: courtesy of Festival international de Musiques militaires de Québec

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Military music festival slated for August 24-28

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Photo: courtesy of Festival international de Musiques militaires de Québec

Bands from six countries will participate in this year's Festival Internationale du Musique Militaire de Québec. The festival, which will take place August 24 to 29, will include military ensembles from Germany, Brazil, France, Italy, Russia and Canada.

Salon du Livres returns to Centre de Congres next week

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Haitian-born author Dany Laferrière will serve as the honorary President of this year's Salon du Livres opening next Wednesday, April 7, at the Centre de Congres on Boulevard Rene Levesque. The event concludes April 11.

Temps Partiel sings a song for Shannon

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Simon Bilodeau has seen first hand the decades-long tragedy wreaked on the residents of Shannon.

"We were all touched by the (issues related to) the water," said Bilodeau's friend Karl Eric Lacasse. "Simon actually lived in the Red Zone."

Bilodeau was so taken by the situation he wrote a song about it.

Caligula, the lost soul

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Caligula by Albert Camus will be performed by the theatre troupe at Cégep Champlain St. Lawrence on the last weekend of March. This play, originally written in 1938, is still very relevant and is experiencing a surge in popularity these days.

"Men die...and they are not happy."

Morrin Centre using its imagiNation

Neil Bissoondath, a noted writer of fiction, and an outspoken critic of Canada's system of multiculturalism who now lives in Quebec City, and Quebec-born comic book author Guy Deslisle will be among the 12 Canadian authors featured April 7-11 at ImagiNation 2010, a writers festival at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais.

Performing Arts Festival arrives at CQSB

Continuing to move up, the Central Québec School Board's annual high school Performing Arts Festival this year is moving out. The high school edition of the festival will take place March 31 at 7 p.m. at Le Centre Montmartre, 1669, Ch. St-Louis.

The elementary festival will take place Friday, April 9 at Everest Elementary School, 2280 rue Laverdière.

44th annual Shannon Irish Show dedicated to O’Gradys March 13th

Saturday night, the Catholic Women's League of Shannon will dedicate its 44th annual Irish Show to Ellen and Gene O'Grady.

ImagiNation 2010 : Writer’s Festival

From April 7-11, 2010 at the Morrin Centre

Are you ready for a literary event which is out of the ordinary? How about exploring new themes, letting your imagination run wild and discovering a whole new side to literature through history, poetry, music, kid's events and more!

Quebec singer assaulted

Popular Quebec singer Kevin Parent says he was attacked the night of Feb. 12 by a group of what he said were 10 people causing him to suffer a concussion and caused him to cut short his Feb. 17 performance at the Olympic Games. Parent, though, said he declined to press charges.

Haute Couture at Quebec's Musée National des Beaux Arts

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Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ex-Quebecer featured in California film festival

He hasn't lived here in over two decades, but actor Jean Brassard still feels a solid connection to his roots here. In fact, he still returns periodically to Charlesbourg, where he grew up.

Danny Belisle's organ class perform at Chalmers-Wesley Feb. 22

Monday, February 22, 8:00pm - Come and hear student's of Danny Belisle's organ class perform at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Ste-Ursule, Vieux Québec. Free admission.

44th Irish Show of Shannon - March 13, 2010

Preparations are well under way the for the CWL's 44th edition of the
Irish Show of Shannon. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March
13, 2010. An event not to be missed!

CQSB Performing Arts Festival

This spring, the Central Québec School Board will be hosting its seventh Performing Arts Festival. The event provides an opportunity for elementary and secondary students throughout the school board to share their enthusiasm and passion for the performing arts.

The elementary festival will take place Friday, April 9 at Everest Elementary School, 2280 rue Laverdière

Haiti: Lost artistic treasure

The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince

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Photo: Private collection

Blue Rodeo to Play Quebec City January 22

Blue Rodeo will be bringing its unique brand of Canadian folk rock to the stage at La Suite, 1018 Rue St-Jean, in the old city Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m., as part of the group's extensive cross country tour that will continue into the spring.

QAC Auditions for “Nude with Violin”

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Photo: Public domain -- George Grantham Bain collection

Record Number of IMAX booked for Cameron’s Avatar

Playing at IMAX des Galeries de la Capitale December 18

 

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James Cameron’s sci-fi epic AVATAR(2009). photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

 

Following the Footsteps of Immigrants

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

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Photo: Philippe Gauthier

St. Lawrence stages ‘’What the Heck’’ production

Friday, December 4th marked the night of Champlain St. Lawrence's famed ‘'What the Heck'' production, this year gone Hollywood at high school Compagnons de Cartier, Ste-Foy.

Hear the Aurian Haller Band play at La Casbah on December 16, at 8 pm

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The Aurian Haller Band will be playing at La Casbah on Wednesday, December 16th at 8:00 pm.
La Casbah is adjacent to L'Impérial de Québec. La Casbah, is at 240, rue St-Joseph, Est. Tickets are $10.00.

South Pacific waves goodbye

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Photo: Ladd Johnson
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