July 19 2017 Edition

Who took over FEQ’s Bell stage Thursday? The Who!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Plains of Abraham were filled to overflowing as fans of all ages eagerly awaited the arrival of the iconic British rock band on the big Bell stage during the 50th Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) on Thursday, July 13. 

The Who immediately rocked the house with “I Can’t Explain,” “The Seeker” and fittingly – “Who Are You…?”

DNCE dance the night away at FEQ’s 50th

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Photo: Jay Ouellet
Things were “hot” at the Parc de la francophonie FEQ50 stage on July 10, as DNCE’s founding member Joe Jonas performed with his all-star bandmates Jack Lawless (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Cole Whittle (bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and JinJoo Lee (guitar, backing vocals).  

Quebec getting gassed up naturally

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Is it weird or wrong to get sentimental about a kitchen appliance?

We felt a tinge of some kind of emotion as we bid adieu to our electric stove after more than 25 years of faithful service. Countless cookies, cakes, Christmas turkeys and a few replaced elements later, the old Hotpoint ended its days with a wonky timer and an oven door held closed by duct tape.

New Brunswick, a province with international connections

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Photo: Juanita Craig
New Brunswick, with 33 per cent of its population francophone, is the only Canadian province that is constitutionally bilingual (English-French). Moncton is considered the capital of modern Acadia. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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At an early hour on Saturday morning, a destructive fire occurred in St. John Suburb, whereby about fifteen wooden houses have been consumed and twenty-six families rendered houseless. The fire broke out at half-past one a.m.

The story behind Avenue and Parc des Voiliers

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Photo: Bill Cox
The name behind Avenue and Parc des Voiliers (sailing ships) recalls the time when, each year, hundreds of wooden sailing ships lay at anchor along the shore of the St. Lawrence River in front of Sillery waiting to load timber.

Lady Antebellum gave the country music show of the FEQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Lady Antebellum drew country music fans from near and far to the Plains of Abraham for FEQ’s 50th on July 10. The American trio had a set list of 20 songs including a cover of Canadian country artist Shania Twain.

Metallica put the pedal to the metal at FEQ

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Photo: Renaud Philippe courtesy of FEQ

Tonight, it’s metal at the highest level,” announced Denis “Snake” Bélanger, lead singer of Voivod, who performed on the Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham on Friday, July 14.

Animated Gorillaz invade the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Renaud Philippe courtesy of FEQ

On the next-to-final night of FEQ50, crowds of festival-goers came to the Plains of Abraham to see the Gorillaz. This unique band from England drew fans and curious festival-goers. A dozen invited artists joined Gorillaz’s creator and lead singer Damon Albarn to deliver a concert filled with rap, punk, hip-hop, rock and pop music.

USCGC Eagle lands in Quebec City for RDV2017

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The eagle is the most enduring symbol of the power of the United States of America. Few words are as evocative of American might as moon-landing pioneer Neil Armstrong’s crisp declaration on July 20, 1969 – “The Eagle has landed.”

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