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Women Artists. Breaking Down Barriers

An exhibition at the Musee national des beaux arts du Quebec

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Photo: MNBAQ

12 chairs by Jeremy Couture

An exhibition at Materia (Quebec)

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Photo: Jeremy Couture

Who would have taught that an exhibition of chairs could bring about so many considerations? As one sees the simplicity of the chairs exhibited at Materia, it appears evident that their designer had no intention of making chairs for his sole aesthetic pleasure and that of a potential buyer. The designer is the 30 year old Jeremy Couture, born in Quebec, who studied graphic design in Finland.

Military Music Festival weekend shows, activities and schedule

The following is this weekend’s schedule of events and activities for the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands:

Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Outdoor popular concerts:

Place D’Youville : Canada represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes and Drums

Snowboard film at Ozone Pub

Snowboard film maker Absinthe Films will kick off the 2010 Sphere of Influence North American Tour with the World Premiere of NOW/HERE at the Ozone Bar, 2800 Boulevard Laurier, Ste. Foy, Friday, August 27, at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, with $2 from every ticket sold being donated to local charities and the Protect Our Winters Foundation.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

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Photo: Festibière Festival Organizers

They had only a few months to prepare and some potential participants were skeptical. Still, the first edition of Le Festibière de Québec was, by all accounts, a rousing success.

"We expected 25,000 people," said festival programmer Sébastien Huot. "We got 65,000."

Travel writer Batting on the Bosphorous

Quebec High School will be scene of a rare appearance by Angus Bell on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event has been arranged by AngloStore.com.

Bell, a travel writer from Montreal with a reputation for having a great sense of humour and for being an obsessive cricket fanatic, will be coming to Quebec City to talk about his book Batting on the Bosphorus.

Envol et Macadam festival - Roster Reflects 15 Years of Music & Passion

For the past 15 years, the city of Quebec has rocked to the rhythms of alternative music thanks to Envol et Macadam. The organizers of the Envol et Macadam festival are proud to mark this special anniversary by presenting an amazing and diversified roster of musicians.

The Big Band of Roland Martel and the Royal 22nd Regiment at the Agora, Port of Québec

More than 10,000 people have attended concerts at the Agora Port de Quebc since July 18. The new program seems to please lovers of classical music as well as lyrical concerts. This week, the Festival d'été de Québec presents a Latin Evening with the Big Band of Roland Martel on Wednesday, Aug.

Summer Notes activities and events August 4, 2010

Prepared And Compiled By Shirley Nadeau                           

Festival jazzes up Lévis next weekend

The festival scene moves south across the river next weekend with the fourth edition of the Festival du Jazz Etcetera Lévis. The event will take place on several stages in Lévis starting August 12 at a substantially lower cost than Quebec City's recently concluded Festival d'Ete.

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site of Canada: A Garden Through Three Ages

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Photo: Google Earth

Iroquoians who pre-dated the arrival of Jacques Cartier grew their crops, among them tobacco and corn, in circles.

"It was always in a circle," said Jacinthe Coté, co-ordinator at Parc Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site in Limoilu. "Cartier planted his vegetables in lines."

Great Water Pistol Battle on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This past Sunday afternoon, for the second year in a row, a local radio station put out the call to stage a Water Pistol Battle on the playing field in front of the Musée de Québec. And what a wild, wet battle it was! Some 1000 participants from far and near, old and young, loaded up their water pistols, rifles and cannons!

Second Annual Free Jazz Concert

Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation

The Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation invites you to our second annual free Jazz Concert, Sunday, August 22, 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 on the Jeffery Hale Terrace (behind the hospital) featuring Dave Parker on saxophone and Paul Hinton on guitar.

Festival d’été de Québec bigger than ever in 2010

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Photo: Jay  Ouellet, Santana gesturing skyward after his show, thanking God for holding back the rain. A crowd of 50,000 fans also saw warmup performances by blues guitarist Steve Hill and Steve Winwood, a founding member of the British rock group Traffic.

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Festibière heads downtown in August

Alex Caron has been trying for several years to stage a festival featuring micro-brewed beer in the city, but with all the celebrations - the 400th anniversary in 2008, the Cirque du Soleil and other events - he found space and logistics at a premium.

Next month, his dream will come true.

Festival d’été de Québec bigger than ever in 2010

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Place d'Youville was jumping Sunday afternoon to a blend of blues, funk, traditional New Orleans Jazz and Motown, courtesy of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, a unique New Orleans based outfit that a few years ago might not have been signed for the Festival d'été.

A tribute to wildlife artists

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Photo: Presbytère de Saint Nicolas

Animals have always fascinated humans and as far as we can go in time, men have made images of animals. Of course, when the prehistoric men were making such images on cave walls, they were not thinking of making art.

Summer Notes activities and events July 14, 2010

Don't know what to do on these hot, muggy days when you want to get out of the house but can't stand the heat? How about going to a nice, cool, air-conditioned museum. Here are a few suggestions. . .

A weekend of model airplane flying

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It was my son Clifford who got me to watch him compete in a model airplane flying event. He had travelled from Sept Iles with his friend and fellow pilot Richard Vigneault.

Summer Notes activities and events

Prepared by Shirley Nadeau

Summer in full swing with Cirque, Festival and Moulin Image

The summer is in full swing with cultural events open to the public taking up a large part of the city and its environs. Three major annual outdoor productions are underway: Robert Lepage's Moulin à Image (Image Mill in English) and the Cirque de Soleil's Les Chemins Invisible (The Invisible Roads) have been playing since the last week of June.

Chalmers-Wesley Summer Organ Concert Series

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Photo: Claude Lebel

Chalmers-Wesley Summer Organ Concerts  Chalmers-Wesley United Church, located at the top of rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec, will once again be alive with the sound of organ music on Sunday evenings. The annual Summer Organ Concert series gets underway at 6:00 p.m. on July 11 and continues until August 29.  

Newsie Notes for June 30, 2010

Canada Day Picnic, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Valcartier invites you to our annual picnic Thursday,July 1 at the Valcartier Community Centre at 3 p.m. Races! Euchre! Canteen! Bake Table! Fish Pond! Come and join the fun!

The Katimavik Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Quebec City, location TBA.

English change ringing at Holy Trinity

Every Saturday during the months of July and August and possibly extending until mid-September, there will be demonstrations of English Change Ringing at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

Julie Tremblay is back at home

Her “interstices” are at Lacerte contemporary art gallery

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Photo: Lacerte Gallery

Wondering What To Do in Quebec City this Summer?

Now that the Fête nationale du Québec (aka la Fête de Saint-Jean-Baptiste) has “launched” the summer festivities, there are so many other choices!

 

Here’s one for the kids, or the kid in you . . .

The 2010 Québec Air Show attracts 107,000 visitors [Photo & Video]

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Photo: Jay Ouellet - Skip Stewart and his Prometheus Custom Stunt Bi-plane perform a death defying ribbon cutting stunt amazingly close to the ground!
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Going back to sea with Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

 

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The recreated third class cabin is not to be missed when visiting “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”. Photo courtesy of the Festival d’été de Quebec

 

Gatineau university student videos Québec history

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Olivier Hyland has his eye on Quebec history. His video camera does, too.

"I guess they put me here because Quebec City is at the center of it all,'' said Hyland, who hails from Gatineau. "When I took the test to get the job, they asked me where I preferred to work. I told them I would work anywhere in Quebec.''

The 2010 Québec Air Show attracts 107,000 visitors

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Photo: Jay Ouellet
With the thermometer at 24 degrees on Saturday, it might have been a good day to go swimming in the nearest lake.

But then the 107,000 people in attendance would have missed the 15th edition of the Quebec Air Show which took place at Jean Lesage Airport.

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