July 18 2018 Edition

A regal performance for Lorde on the Plains

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Lorde required three airplanes to bring her all the way from New Zealand to Quebec City with her entourage to perform at the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) on July 13. She and her backup dancers were the closing act of an evening of concerts showcasing female artists.

France claims victory at the FIFA World Cup

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Photo: Danielle Burns

After a 20-year drought, France’s men’s soccer team can celebrate another title on the game’s biggest stage.
On the day after their national holiday, France defeated Croatia 4-2 to capture the second FIFA World Cup title in the country’s history, in front of 78,011 fans in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and billions watching around the world.

Sum 41 close the 51st FEQ with a punkish bang!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Sum 41, a punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock and grunge band from Ajax, Ont., is playing in three Canadian cities while on their current tour. On July 16, they swung by the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ). Grunge and punk fans filled the Parc de la Francophonie and surrounding streets to hear their favourite Canadian band.  

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 18 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring bass-baritone Douglas Renfroe, accompanied by pianist Kasia Borkowska. Renfroe will sing a medley of Broadway hits and classical favourites at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Admission is free. Donations are welcome to help support this summer music series.

The Festival d’Opéra de Québec opens on July 24

Opera lovers, don’t miss the eighth Festival d’Opéra de Québec, which takes place from July 24 to Aug. 6.

Crossing Canada: A voyage on the C.T.M.A. Vacancier

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden
Not every corner of Canada can be reached by train, but fortunately, there are other enjoyable ways to reach some hidden gems. Among those jewels is Quebec’s own island paradise, the Magdalen Islands. Located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the islands are actually closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia than they are to mainland Quebec.
  
The C.T.M.A.

Art Walk in the Vieux-Port

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
This month’s walk is an enjoyable trek around Lower Town to take in the recently unveiled works of art in EXMURO’s Passages Insolites (unusual passages) outdoor exhibition. For more information, see “Unusual works of art decorate passages in Quebec City,” by Cassandra Kerwin, in the July 4, 2018 edition of the QCT. 
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