July 18 2018 Edition

Cyndi Lauper proves that girls still wanna have fun!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Cyndi Lauper, the iconic American pop rock singer who rose to fame in the 1980s, attracted a huge crowd on July 13 on the Plains of Abraham as part of the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ).

Les Chercheurs d’Or find gold at the FEQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The story behind Rue de l’Aviation

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

The name Rue de l’Aviation was granted to the Ville de Québec by the federal government in 1951 as a reminder of the major role played by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War. Forty-eight squadrons (bombers, fighters and transport or reconnaissance planes) participated in all European Allied operations.

What’s the buzz at the Kingsey Falls Botanical Garden?

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A giant bee seems to have landed among the dahlias at the Kingsey Falls botanical garden in Parc Marie-Victorin, where gardeners have created several amazing giant 3D mosaicultures. A trip through the Eastern Townships reveals many such surprising and little-known parks.

A New NATO 2.0 is needed to face hybrid warfare

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Photo: courtesy of NATO
Last week’s NATO meeting in Brussels gave U.S. President Donald Trump yet another chance to upend the natural order of things and reaffirm his position that the United States of America will no longer tolerate “unfair deals.” 

Trudeau’s lesson: The land may be strong, but voters are stronger

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As far as anniversaries of paradigm-shifting events go, the 50 candles for the first election victory of Pierre Elliott Trudeau seem to have been lit and snuffed with scarcely a flicker in the media.

Tune in and swing out at the Morrin Centre during Arts Alive! Québec

The Morrin Centre has decided to jazz things up for its fourth annual Arts Alive! Québec festival. From Aug. 3 to 4, Quebec City’s English-language cultural hub will host a series of jazz concerts and musical workshops.

Tune in for indoor concerts

Memorials and Things of Fame

July 19, 1818 - The Quebec Gazette
Charles Alarie and Thomas Thomas, convicted on the charge of stealing from a vessel lying in Quebec harbour, were executed pursuant to their sentence passed at the Court of King’s Bench. Alarie was a Quebecer and Thomas a foreigner.

Foo Fighters on fire in return to FEQ stage

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On July 10, the tens of thousands of people gathered on the Plains of Abraham most likely felt a strong sense of déjà vu as heavy rain pelted the Plains ahead of the scheduled Foo Fighters concert at the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ). Fortunately for the fans, there would be no repeat of the tempest that derailed the band’s 2015 FEQ performance after just four songs.

Quebec grooves to quirky Beck at FEQ

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Photo: Renaud Philippe courtesy of FEQ

Perhaps the best way to describe Beck – Beck Hansen, in full – is that he is indescribable, both musically and as an entertainer. No matter, the Californian was a grooving hit at his Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) debut.

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