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Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies Part 2: What do you own when you buy a cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, initially dismissed as fluff for nerds and geeks, are making a big comeback and they’re getting the attention of major Wall Street players. The New York Stock Exchange’s owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), recently announced its intentions to bring bitcoin into standard investment vehicles such as mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and pension funds.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Rising jazz combo Roxanne Burns and the Gentlemen shine at Arts Alive!

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Roxanne Burns and the Gentlemen wouldn’t look – or sound – out of place on a stage in Montreal, Toronto or New York. In fact, Burns and her band are Quebec City-born and bred.

Artistic jazz concert lights up Morrin Centre

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

It was still broad daylight when the Daniel Arthur Trio took to the stage in College Hall at the Morrin Centre on Aug. 3, but a few strummed notes from bassist Éric Maillé and some inspired mood lighting were all it took to create an enthralling jazz ambiance.

Tchaikovsky and the Russians full of storm and passion

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Tempêtes & Passions put legendary Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and several of his lesser-known compatriots in the spotlight during the Festival d’Opéra de Québec on Aug. 5.

Kids enjoy Arts Alive! music workshop

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Children gather around singer-songwriter and children’s book author Lp Camozzi during the Arts Alive! Québec festival at the Morrin Centre on Aug. 4. He entertained them with songs such as “The Backpack Blues,” and “Hey, Little Girl” and showed them how to play the spoons while he played guitar and mouth organ.

Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec open with a little bit of country

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
People wearing cowboy hats, boots, jeans and plaid shirts danced their way through the evening of Aug. 2, as the 24th Grands Feux Loto-Québec (GFLQ) marked its opening. Country music and line dancing were on the schedule before the sky lit up with 3,500 fireworks. The GFLQ continue through Aug. 23 with thematic shows on Thursdays and Saturdays.

New France festivities bring history to life in Lower Town

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Elegantly dressed noblemen and noblewomen in 17th- and 18th-century attire, members of the bourgeoisie and simple peasants appeared throughout Quebec City’s Lower Town during the 22nd annual Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (FNF), dressed as if they had just stepped from the pages of history. 

Mozart’s Magic Flute enchants audiences

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Photo: Louise Leblanc
The major production of this year’s Festival d’Opéra de Québec was La Flûte Enchantée or The Magic Flute, one of Mozart’s final compositions, which premiered in Vienna in 1791, just two months before his premature death at age 35. 

NCAA competition for Rouge et Or

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger, Rouge et Or

It’s becoming a preseason tradition for the Université Laval men’s basketball program. For the past 10 years, they have hosted a series of NCAA basketball teams at different levels every summer.

Hockey lovers get a chance to see NHL players at annual Boot Camp

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Photo: Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

Any keen hockey fan will recognize the names Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, David Perron, Jonathan Drouin, Alex Chiasson and Jonathan Huberdeau.