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Quebec City resident sues Detroit band over use of her voice on their album

Detroit garage rockers The White Stripes, one of the most popular bands in the world, are gearing up for a major legal battle with a Quebec City resident.

Choirs, folk and rock this week in QC

Catch the fever of The Acousticolics March 18

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Photo: Gabriel Rancourt

Addicted to acoustics is the literal translation of the name behind a Quebec City group that’s garnered quite a following. People are tuning in and turning up for their shows!

The Acousticolics are Julian Keller, Paul Keller, Maxime Désilets, Laurent Comtois Martel, Mathieu Grégoire and Kathleen Keller.

New theatrical effects for Shannon Irish Show

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Photo: TED LAGLOIRE

This year’s Shannon Irish Show will feature a few theatrical effects and some avant-garde costumes for the dancers.

Crépuscule to play Café Babylon

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Quebec: A City and Its Artists at Musée

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec has launched Québec: A City and Its Artists, an exhibit featuring over 160 works by 22 artists who were born or lived in Quebec City between 1670 and 1970.

Beaver magazine weaves city’s history

Classical guitar, heavy metal and prog rock

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 2]

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Photo by Jay Ouellet

Winter Carnival 2008 [photo 3]

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Photo by Jay Ouellet

Above: Winter Carnival parade number one was a little late out of the starting gate, but a celebration of the 400th anniversary nonetheless. There was even snow to brighten the show! The second parade is scheduled for Quebec City on Saturday, February 16. Dress warmly!

Septune at Université Laval, Agaguk in the snow

James Allan presenting the haggis along with piper Alan Stairs

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James Allan (right) presenting the haggis along with piper Alan Stairs from the 78 Fraser Highlanders who performed during the ceremony. A bunch of joyful Scots and their friends paid tribute to the bard Robbie Burns, last Saturday night, at the old school in Kinnear’s Mills.

VEQ’s 400th anniversary plans are coming together

Voice of Engish-speaking Québec is rallying the troops this spring during the May long weekend with a full schedule of events for residents and visitors alike. 
 
Their hopes are to woo English-speakers back to their roots during 2008 and enc

Dina Bélanger to be celebrated

Voices from the Crossroads begins

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 Photo: Claude Côté 

The operetta Rosina was a hit! Students from the conservatoire d’art dramatique et de musique du Québec, singers and musicians, performed to sold out houses at Morrin Centre’s College Hall last weekend. Rosina launched Voices from the Crossroads, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s 400th anniversary initiative.

Urbanopolis questions impact of cities

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Photo: Idra Labrie

We here at The Beat feel that it is our duty to keep you updated with the latest activities of Quebec City’s 400th birthday celebrations. Going forward with this week’s edition and every other week, we will make it a priority to keep you posted on some of the events you might want to attend, visit or participate in.

2008 promises plenty of music from around the world

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Welcome back to the musical beats on Quebec City streets! We start off a promising 2008 with music from the other side of the world, stopping to celebrate our great city’s 400th birthday with Les Muses Boréales: De Saint-Pétersbourg à Québec. This trio will be performing at Le Palais Montcalm, 995 Place D’Youville, on February 2 at 8 p.m.

Rosina takes to the stage [photo]

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Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec students rehearse Frances Brooke’s operetta Rosina, composed by William Shield. From left to right: Andréanne Moreau (William), Valérie Bélanger (Phoebe), Andrée-Anne Laprise (Captain Belleville), Karine Crépeault-Boucher (Mr. Belleville) and Lydia Laquerre (Rosina).

Rosina takes to the stage at Morrin Centre’s College Hall

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Deep below the Grand Théâtre de Québec, students at Quebec’s Conservatoire de musique are rehearsing the songs, dance moves and lines for the fast-approaching premiere of Frances Brooke’s operetta Rosina. The production is to be staged at Morrin Centre’s College Hall from January 24 to 27.

Carson thinks Rosina will be a hit!

Performers preparing for Rosina’s opening night

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Photo: Michele Thibeau

Deep below the Grand Théâtre de Québec, students at Quebec’s Conservatoire de musique are rehearsing the songs, dance moves and lines for the fast-approaching premiere of Frances Brooke’s operetta Rosina. The production is to be staged at Morrin Centre’s College Hall from January 24 to 27.

Fakin’ Eh! has a Canuck sense of humour

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“Fakin’ Eh! How to Pretend to Be a Canadian” by Dan de Figueiredo, illustrations by Roger Garcia
2007, Blue Bike Books $14.95 Canada 224 pages

The house down the road finally sold, and you’re looking forward to welcoming new neighbors to the area. You hear they’re from down south.

Céline Dion says good-bye to Vegas to begin her new life

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It certainly is a new day for Quebec chanteuse Celine Dion, as she closed on December 15 an almost five-year run in Las Vegas to embark on a world tour in February.

Since March 2003, the talented singer did 723 sold-out shows for her “A New Day” extravaganza, with Franco Dragone, known for his work with Cirque du Soleil, as the creative force behind the project.

Be part of The Sound of Music!

From Virginie Hamel to Strada on tap this month

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The many coloured lights wrapped around our trees peek through our windows, illuminating the white coat of snow comfortably surrounding our warm, cosy nests. The crackling fire gently warms our bones while we sip away on our favourite hot drinks.

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Porcupine Tree returns

Let's start this week off heavy! If you were at the Porcupine Tree show back in October then you may have caught the opening act, Three, which blew the crowd off their chairs and onto their feet!

Morrin Centre unveils Voices from the Crossroads for 400th

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Photo: Michele Thibeau

Voices from the Crossroads is the theme for Morrin Centre's planned festivities for the 400th anniversary of the city of Quebec. In the company of its many partners on Tuesday, the centre unveiled its plans, which stretch from January 2008 through December.

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Tired of listening to the same old rock and roll?

Come for an Oklahoma! Hello

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Above: Ado Annie (Judy Moore) doesn’t much like Will Parker (Peter Black) kissin’ Gertie (Christiane Letendre)! Catch all the action of Oklahoma! on stage at Holland School. The Quebec Art Company invites the public for a toe-tapping fun time! The musical, Oklahoma! will be presented on November 29, 30, and December 1 at 8 p.m., and on December 2 at 2 p.m.

Chalmers-Wesley to continue Sing-Along Messiah

As a prelude to the Advent season, we are pleased to present the 10th Annual Sing-Along Messiah on Sunday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at Chalmers-Wesley Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule in old Quebec.

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