August 17 2011 Edition

The Aurian Haller Band playing at Le Cercle

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Photo: Photo by Aurian Haller Band

The Aurian Haller Band will be performing at Le Cercle, at 228 rue St. Joseph Est, on Thursday, August 25 at 9:00 p.m. This will be their first concert in Quebec City since the launch of their latest album, Normal Town. LeZarts Studios is filming the show for Vox TV.

Ireland’s Ambassador and U.S. Consul General gather at Grosse Île with Irish Heritage Quebec

 

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Irish Heritage Quebec enjoyed their excursion to Grosse Île. (Photo sent in by Irish Heritage Quebec)

 

Expo-Québec celebrates the Big 100

This year, Expo-Québec, the biggest agricultural fair in Eastern Canada, celebrates the Big 100. Special anniversary activities, including new musical acts, animal shows, and even a makeshift hockey city will take place from August 17 to 28 at the ExpoCité site.

Musical acts

Mission accomplished for first ever Quebec City Opera Festival

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The first Quebec City Opera Festival was a resounding success. Sold out performances, record ticket sales, constant public appreciation for each performance, enthusiastic media reviews, flawless organization, innovative technological achievements—like the Rossignol’s water-flooded orchestra pit—and above all, fine opera and fine performances put the city on the international opera map.

Second annual beer festival to launch Quebecers’ favourite new beer

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Photo: Marie White

From August 18 to 21, l’Espace 400e will again host Festibière, a popular beer festival. Most of the microbrasseries are from Quebec, and the number of participating beer producers has doubled since the first edition last year.

Twelve local food producers will be on site to offer tasty samples of regional foods. Visitors buy tokens that enable them to taste a selection of beers.

Open Letter to CBC

Dear Mr. Kirk Lapointe, Ombudsman of CBC,
Chère Madame Miville-Dechêne, Ombudsman de la SRC,

This e-mail is in regard to services provided by CBC television in Quebec City and the transition to digital, over the air signals, as of August 31, 2011.

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 17, 2011

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The Morning Chronicle

Yesterday (August 15, 1879) Riot and Blood held high carnival in Quebec and for a time had such a way in the city that the more timid of our people fled from the scene of trouble in fear and dismay. Even some of the boldest held their breath and for a while the whole populace seemed paralysed with terror.

Director, teacher and tenor David Rompré sings in Robert Lepage’s Rossignol

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Photo: Marie White

Like Robert Lepage, David Rompré is a multi-talented man.

Frederick Scott 1944-2011

Frederick Scott 1944-2011

We deeply regret to announce that Frederick Scott passed away on August 10, 2011. He was the husband of Murielle Lacourse and the son of the late Arthur Scott and the late Janet Gibaut. Born in Quebec City, he was living in Stoke, Quebec.

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