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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.