November 5 2014 Edition

Onward Dear Boys to be presented at the Morrin Centre

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In the Morrin Centre's latest Connecting Through Culture event, Quebec City native Philippe Bieler discusses his latest book, Onward Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War.

Mayor Labeaume receives one of the first poppies for Remembrance Day

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

I'm going to encourage the public to wear the poppy, particularly in light of recent events," said Mayor Régis Labeaume after having a poppy pinned to his lapel by Claude Racine, president of the Lt. Col. J. Charles Forbes, RMWO (Québec, no. 265) branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, at a recent event at Quebec City Hall.

The King lives (on) . . . somewhere in Beauport!

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Steve Laperrière

Steve Laperrière's house is like hundreds of others in Beauport - a car in the driveway, a few Halloween decorations on the lawn. Only inside does the difference become apparent - the unmistakable, soulful voice of Elvis Presley floats up from the basement. A late gospel recording. "These were some of the last songs he recorded," Laperrière observes, a bit sadly.

Emilie-Claire Barlow gives a swingy, sassy performance

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

Toronto-born jazz singer, musician and arranger Emilie-Claire Barlow knew just what to do to charm her audience at last Thursday's Festival international de Jazz de Québec concert held at the Grand Théâtre.

Patrick Chan enjoying his vacation

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

The Toronto skater who won silver at the Winter Olympics earlier this year has decided to take the upcoming season off from competition and return in the fall of 2015.

Halie Loren show simply lovely

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

A mellow and earthy voice came to Quebec City and stole hearts at the Clarendon Hotel on October 28 and 29, as part of the Festival international de Jazz de Québec.

Singer Halie Loren, originally from Alaska and based in Oregon, was accompanied by Matt Treder on piano and Mark Schneider on bass.

ADHD clarified by psychiatrist Dr. Annick Vincent

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On October 28, psychiatrist Dr. Annick Vincent gave a talk on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the Institut universitaire de la Santé mentale de Québec (formerly Hôpital Robert-Giffard). About 500 people attended, filling two auditoriums.

From 5% to 8% of children are affected by ADHD, and 4% of adults, some of whom are not diagnosed until adulthood.

Lessons from the Amazon rainforest

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Photo: Photo provided by Marsha-Lynne Murdokc

This past summer, four St. Patrick's High School students and their teacher took part in a trip to the heart of the Amazon jungle. This life-changing experience has led St. Pat's to "adopt" the Ecuador village of Mondaña.

Sweeney Todd at Le Capitole de Québec

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The musical thriller Sweeney Todd: le diabolique Barbier de Fleet Street drew audiences into a macabre scene at Le Capitole de Québec theatre this past week.

Getting to know the Great White North

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Photo: Valentine Ribadeau Dumas

The world may call Canada the Great White North, but approximately 80 per cent of Canadians live in a 200-mile-wide strip along our country's southern border. Many have never been much farther north, least of all into Canada's three vast northern territories.

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