Arts & Entertainment News

Arts and Entertainment - August 17, 2011

August 18 to 21 at 8:00 p.m. – Concerts at the Edwin Bélanger Kiosk on the Plains of Abraham. Bring your own chair or blanket. FREE. Schedule as follows:

- Thursday, August 18 - Adam Karch – A happy blend of acoustic folk and blues, Adam Karch’s performance will charm you as the tunes come alive on his guitar.

MatièreS à création exhibit turns forgotten scraps into colourful art


Recovery is the theme of MatièreS à création, a new exhibition displayed as part of AutocART, a project that puts the work of burgeoning artists on a bus and drives to public squares and schools. The AutocART bus appeared at the Garden St. Roch on June 27 and will turn up again at 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 16 at Cartier Brébeuf.

Arts and Entertainment for July 13, 2011

June 24 - September 3rd (Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 pm). The Cirque Du Soleil has come to town once again with Les Chemins invisibles Enjoy a whimsical mix of street dance, acrobatics, music and more. Watch for free under the Dufferin Highway in Saint-Roch. Show begins at 9:00 starting August 2nd at 8:30 pm after August 31.

Cathedral Summer Concerts Begin


Last Thursday, the Parish of Quebec inaugurated a new summer concert series at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. The series of concerts has been put together by Béatrice Cadrin, Cathedral Choir Director, and showcases talent from the Quebec City region. The concerts have been made possible with the financial assistance of Desjardins, Caisse populaire de Québec.

Arts and Entertainment for June 29, 2011

June 25 - August 7, (3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. performances) – La mélodie du bonheur, (version française of The Sound of Music) presented by Juste pour rire sur scène, at the Salle Albert Rousseau, 2410 chemin Sainte-Foy. Over 35 actors, singers and dancers on stage. Tickets $88 to $103. Reservations (418) 659-6710.

Newly restored prison cells come alive at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Marie White

The Quebec Common Gaol is the latest historic exhibition in Quebec City. This exhibition depicts the life and times of the people who were imprisoned there, including men, women and children, between 1813 and 1868.

An untraditional twist on tradition: A Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Poll


Mayor Regis Labeaume has announced that all city police officers will be on duty for the Saint-Jean-Baptiste festivities this year, with a specific task of stopping anyone from drinking alcohol outside of designated areas. This year will mark the first time that all alcoholic drinks must be purchased from licensed vendors.

17th Annual Fireworks show at Montmorency Falls

The General Director of Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec Jacques Dupuis recently announced the program of this year’s international fireworks show which takes place in the beautiful setting of Montmorency Falls Park with the falls themselves as a perfect natural backdrop.

Cultural Interlude Brings Together Music, Art, Tea, and the Community


Volunteers at the Cultural Interlude, a High-Tea fundraiser that took place on Sunday


Arts and Entertainment - June 1, 2011June 1 2011 Edition

Saturday, June 4, 8:00 p.m. – The twenty choristers of L’Ensemble de Musique Sacrée de Québec, directed by Richard Duguay, invite the public to a breathtaking and touching musical experience – ILLUMINATION. An a capella choral presentation giving life to great composers of different epoques in an electrifying repertoire.

Newsy Notes for May 25, 2011

The Trinity Anglican Church Women wish to thank everyone who came out and supported our Coffee Party which took place in Colley Hall on the morning of May 7th. It was a success both financially and socially. Thank you one and all! - Marion Blinco

Shannon Historical Society remembers Michael Neville:

The British are coming to the Plains of Abraham!

Photo: from the CARVAQ Web site

On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the Rendez-Vous British Quebec will take place on the charming site of the Plains of Abraham. This is the 13th edition of this British car show, a gathering of people who share their passion for these Lil Brit’ Beauties. The public are most welcome to come and view the entries. The show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Arts and Entertainment for week of May 25, 2011

May 25, 26, and 27, 8:00 p.m.: Maestro Yoav Talmi’s final concert as artistic director of the OSQ at the Grand Theatre. Le Cadeau d’Adieu de Maestro Talmi will include Beethoven’s Coriolan, ouverture, De Profundis, a creation by Yoav Talmi for the orchestra and choir, and finishing with Beethoven’s magnificent Ninth Symphony, with soloists and choir. Billetech (418) 643-8131.

An evening of insight, inspiration and entertainment at the Morrin Centre

Finding Balance: personally, relationally, and vocationally is the theme of the evening with Gregory Schroeder of IntegroWellness who asks, “If you could find your balance anywhere in life, where would it be? Balance within, in relationships and at work, is better when we strengthen our vision, character and skill.”

Arts and Entertainment for week of May 18, 2011

May, 2011, to January 29, 2012 - the Musée de la civilisation (rue Dalhousie, Québec) is hosting a bold new exhibit - ROME. From the Origins to Italy’s Capital - that showcases invaluable treasures from Roman culture, treasures that bear witness to 2,600 years of history in a city whose every artifact and stone exudes the glory of history!

Maestro Talmi’s farewell gift

Photo: Courtesy of l’OSQ

The final three concerts of the season presented by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra / Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) will be unlike any other this season. In fact, the evenings of May 25, 26 and 27 will mark the end of Maestro Yoav Talmi’s artistic direction.

Robert Lepage to take Wendake by Storm—or rather, by Tempest!

Photo: Pointcom

Internationally acclaimed Robert Lepage has chosen to stage his latest production of William Shakespeare’s classic play this July at the outdoor amphitheatre in charming Wendake, home of the Huron-Wendat nation. At the press conference in the village’s Hotel-Musée last week, Lepage spoke about the upcoming event.

Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City week of May 11, 2011

If you know of any exhibits, concerts or performances that you would like our readers to know about, please sent the information to [email protected]

Cultural Interlude

A delightful day of art, music and high tea

You are cordially invited to a Cultural Interlude, a delightful day of art, music and high tea. The event will take place Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Domaine Cataraqui, 2141, Chemin Saint-Louis, Sillery, G1T 1P9. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m with the Art Symposium. You can wander the beautiful grounds of Domaine Catarqui and observe several artists at work.

Cegep Champlain-St.Lawrence’s dynamic musical group What the Heck performs final show of the year

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Photo: Photo by Marie White

"What the Heck was initially started five years ago by members of the faculty to find a way to raise money for different activities being organized at the school," explained Émile Beauchemin, one of the student organizers along with Lauriane Rochon.

Marc-Aurel Fortin: a modern artist?

A visit of his retrospective at the MNBAQ

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Marc-Aurel Fortin was a major, if not the most important, figure of that period when the art of Quebec was operating a shift toward modernism. He is thus seen as a transition artist.

English Literature: Alive and Well in Quebec City!

The Quebec Art Company strikes again!

Much Ado About Mel

QAC Spring Production this Week

Photo: Kyle Chapman

New York City, America’s largest metropolis with Manhattan as its centre – the most densely populated (over 25,000 residents per square kilometer) and wealthies

ImagiNation 2011: Writers' Festival at the Morrin Centre

ImagiNation 2011 Writers' Festival - Authors, Art and YouBy Delia Fagundes

Aurian Haller Band CD launch at Morrin Centre

The Aurian Haller Band launches

Rehearsals continue for The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Photo: Ladd Johnson

The Quebec Art Company is gearing up for their spring production of Neil Simon’s play, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” with rehearsals well underway and set construction starting next week.

Marc-Aurel Fortin: a modern artist?

A visit of his retrospective at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Coll. MNBAQ © Marc-Aurèle Fortin Foundation / SODRAC 2011

Marc-Aurel Fortin is a major, if not the most important, figure of that period when the art of Quebec was operating a shift toward modernism.  He is thus seen as a transition artist.  He painted cities that have been for many of his contemporaries the ideal subject to unravel the modern era with its industrial development and the means created to accommodate an ever growing urban population.

SongCircle: An afternoon of live music with Randall Spear and guests


Don't miss out on the last SongCircle of the season at the Morrin Centre on Sunday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. This time, local folksinger and songwriter Randall Spear will welcome Thom Swift and Jane Ehrhardt.

Known for his down-to-earth charm, soulful baritone voice and skillful musicianship, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Thom Swift performs a distinctive blend of roots-blues.

High School Performing Arts Festival

The Central Quebec School Board is gearing up for another Performing Arts Festival to celebrate the talents of our young performing artists.

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