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SongCircle: An afternoon of live music with Randall Spear and guests

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Don't miss out on the last SongCircle of the season at the Morrin Centre on Sunday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. This time, local folksinger and songwriter Randall Spear will welcome Thom Swift and Jane Ehrhardt.

Known for his down-to-earth charm, soulful baritone voice and skillful musicianship, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Thom Swift performs a distinctive blend of roots-blues.

High School Performing Arts Festival

The Central Quebec School Board is gearing up for another Performing Arts Festival to celebrate the talents of our young performing artists.

Paintings of Lt. Col. Charles Forbes

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Photo: Photo By Shirley Nadeau

Forty-one works of art by the late Sir Jean-Charles Bertrand Forbes (1921-2010) were exhibited for sale at the Quebec Garrison Club on March 19 to benefit the Foundation of the Canadian Legion (Branch #265 Lt. Col. J. Charles Forbes, RMWO).

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Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City

Thursday, March 17, 12:10 p.m. - The Conservatoire de musique de Québec presents "Les Midis-Récitals," a series of concerts held in the auditorium of the Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec. This week featuring advanced cello and guitar students. Free entry. Bring your own box lunch if you wish.

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Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City

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Photo: by Alexis B-C

Thursday, March 3, 8 :00 p.m. - Aurian Haller's poetry book launch at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais. Aurian Haller is an award-winning poet and singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer in the Aurian Haller Band, whose unique blend of folk, rock and jazz is supported by Haller's haunting lyrics.

Jeux d’Archet Suzuki students perform benefit concerts to help others

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Photo: Jacques Leclerc

At the Noella benefit concert last Saturday, February 21, young students from the Jeux d'Archet Suzuki (JAS) music school raised $460 for refugees in need. The talented instrumentalists played violin and cello solos while tugging at heart strings.

Not only do students learn music at JAS, they become well-versed in helping others.

George Beverly Shea receives Lifetime Achievement Award

George Beverly Shea, or “Bev” as he was familiarly known, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 13, just 12 days after his 102nd birthday.

Bev must be living right and keeping good company, having been with the Reverend Billy Graham on most of his Evangelical Crusades over the past 60 years. Rev. Graham, too, is still going strong at age 93.

A life dedicated to music

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If you have ever attend-ed a presentation by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra then you have surely seen this person. John Van Bockern was a member of the orchestra from 1962 until his retirement in 2002. He was the principal clarinetist.

QAC holds auditions for “Deathtrap”

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Photo: Photo and Graphic Design: Ladd Johnson

This spring the Quebec Art Company will be performing “Deathtrap,” a thriller written by Ira Levin, and is holding auditions for the play on Sunday, January 30 (see details in the Community Calendar or visit www.quebecartcompany.com).

Winter Carnival poised for another successful year

Quebec City, January 6, 2011 — For its 57th edition, the Quebec Winter Carnival, in collaboration with Loto-Québec, presents a unique winter experience and invites you to join in the real winter games!