Arts & Entertainment

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.

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