November 23 2011 Edition

[Photo] Graffiti on the Grand Théâtre? Shocking!

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Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Graffiti on the Grand Théâtre? Shocking!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Early risers on November 14 were surely surprised to see seven enormous letters and an exclamation mark (!) spray-painted onto the facade of the Grand Théâtre facing Claire-Fontaine Street in Quebec City.

LIBERTÉ! it exclaims for all to see. Why? Was the concert hall defaced in the night by a gang of anarchists with very long ladders, or what?

Great Scot! Ian Rankin visits Quebec

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Photo: provided by Jim Napier

As part of a cross-country tour launching his latest book The Impossible Dead, Ian Rankin recently visited Quebec, where reviewer Jim Napier discussed with Rankin his phenomenal career as the biggest-selling crime writer in Britain, the craft of writing, and his latest work.

Searching for Pope Pius XII

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Photo: supplied by Franklin Toker

Franklin Toker is a professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of eight books for which he has won many prestigious awards. He was born in Montreal where he obtain degrees in Fine Arts from McGill University, Oberlin College, and a PhD from Harvard University before obtaining a faculty position at the University of Pittsburg.

Hydro-Québec comes through for Connecticut

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Photo: Hydro-Quebec

Forty-six crews from Hydro-Québec travelled to Connecticut during the October 30, 2011, snowstorm that left some 900,000 homes without power.

Cegep Sainte Foy students honour Irish culture

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Photo: Jill Gagnon

On Wednesday, November 16, several Cegep Sainte-Foy students hosted an Irish Culture Day on campus for their classmates and faculty. The event featured several booths set up to showcase different aspects of the Irish culture, and was visited by more than 100 Language and Culture students and staff.

Guys and Dolls is set for the spotlight

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Photo: Jill Gagnon

The curtains are about to open on the Quebec Art Company’s production of Guys and Dolls. The popular Broadway musical has entertained live audiences for more than 60 years. Hailed as one of the all-time best comedy musicals, ticket holders for the QAC production will not be disappointed. Laura Palladino, Sharon MacLeod, J.P.

Stars perform for Stylexchange’s grand opening

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Photo: Marie White

Stylexchange opened on November 17 at Laurier Quebec (formerly known as Place Laurier) to the rhythm of two new Canadian talents, Randy Raymond and François Pruneau. Randy Raymond is a talented new singer from Montreal whose popular hit Revolver has hit it big in the song charts. François Pruneau appeared in season four of So You Think You Can Dance Canada and finished in the top ten.

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Archdiocese of Québec:

Peace be with you! Do you hear what I hear? “Not Christmas already?” Ah Yes! Christmas is just a few weeks away. The pre-Christmas period sparks a sort of frenzy within us. All our senses are stimulated by the music, the decorations, the aroma of traditional holiday dishes, buying gifts, meeting families, colleagues and friends, etc.

Dear Readers

This time last year, if you recall, the future of North America’s oldest newspaper was in peril. The Quebec Chronicle–Telegraph presses had all but stopped. Our traditional means of communication was on the brink of extinction. Thankfully the Stantons stepped in, purchased the paper and breathed new life into her pages.

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