Arts & Entertainment News

Following the Footsteps of Immigrants

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

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Photo: Philippe Gauthier

St. Lawrence stages ‘’What the Heck’’ production

Friday, December 4th marked the night of Champlain St. Lawrence's famed ‘'What the Heck'' production, this year gone Hollywood at high school Compagnons de Cartier, Ste-Foy.

Hear the Aurian Haller Band play at La Casbah on December 16, at 8 pm

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The Aurian Haller Band will be playing at La Casbah on Wednesday, December 16th at 8:00 pm.
La Casbah is adjacent to L'Impérial de Québec. La Casbah, is at 240, rue St-Joseph, Est. Tickets are $10.00.

South Pacific waves goodbye

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

A festive St. Andrew’s at the Galway Pub

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By Ens. Farnell Morisset

South Pacific – More than music and laughs

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Photo: Quebec Art Company

“South Pacific” themes parallel the lives of leading actors

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

“South Pacific” Opens in Two Weeks!

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Photo: Yvan Breton

New direction for the musical side of the QAC fall production of South Pacific

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

South Pacific – Upcoming QAC Play Reflects Remembrance Day Themes

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Photo: Yvan Breton

Music Matters: Yoav Talmi at the Morrin Centre...

Maestro's talk on Schumann's 2nd Symphony / November 15 2009, at 8 p.m.

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Destino and Beyond...

I had the pleasure of a spontaneous evening out last week with my wife to listen to Destino, a crossover "popera" group that has just finished touring the province (24 shows from Havre-St-Pierre to Richmond!). Here in Quebec City they played to a full house at the Théâtre Petit Champlain, a lovely, intimate venue for live music.

Painting the nude in early 20th century Canada

The human body is one if not the most complex subject an artist can deal with.  At the same time, the public's reactions to the body, particularly when it is unclothed, are just as complex.   Yet artists, since the beginning of times, have represented the nude body and have never ceased to submit such images to the acceptation or rejection of their public.  Throughout the years, in the relatio

Jack Johnson En Concert in High-Definition

Cineplex Entertainment and Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, are pleased to present the Canadian premiere of the concert documentary, Jack Johnson En Concert, on Wednesday, October 21st at 7 pm (local time) at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada, just days before the release of the Jack Johnson En Concert CD and DVD on October 27.

Jeffery Hale Summer Jazz super

Just a quick line to let you know that the free Jazz Concert offered to the Québec City community by the Jeffrey Hale Friends' Foundation was super. The musicians, Dave Parker and Paul Hinton, took us on a tour of the Western Hemisphere with their rang of works from New Orleans to Brazil !

QAC brings South Pacific to the stage this fall

The Quebec Art Company has chosen the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic South Pacific for its fall musical production.  Drawn from James Michener’s novel <

Charles Daudelin – sculptor

His art in public places

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Photo: Jerry

Robert Lepage teams up with Cirque du Soleil to create a show featuring First Nations

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Photo: Marie White

 

Robert Lepage visited the Huron-Wendat annual pow wow last week, organized by Tourisme Wendake, and word has it that he will be starting a new project with Cirque du Soleil to feature First Nations' culture. Details of the show are not yet out but it could be slated for 2010.

Jeffery Hale free Jazz Concert

The Jeffery Hale Friends'Foundation invites you to a free Jazz Concert, Sunday, August 23, 2009, 2:00 - 3:30  on the Jeffery Hale Terrace (behind the hospital) featuring Dave Parker on saxophone and Paul Hinton on guitar.

Parking is free and refreshments will be served. Places are limited so please call to reserve (418 684-2260) Deadline August 14

Sting closes Festival

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The Festival d'ete de Quebec continues to draw bigger and bigger crowds, helped along this year by appearances of world-famous performers as face-painted rockers KISS, international opera star Placido Domingo and Sting. Here, Sting closes out the 2009 festival Sunday night at Scene Bell on the Plains of Abraham.

American art: coming of age 1850's to 1950's - Part III

The struggle of the moderns

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Photo: MNBAQ

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s – Part II

A new approach to realism

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Photo: MNBAQ

Mary Cassatt was also an Impressionist painter but dealt essentially with subjects from her home environment often painting portraits of children.  Like many Impressionist artists, she appreciated the qualities of pastel crayons, their luminosity and modesty.

Amazing Coincidence - Summer Organ Concert Series at Chalmers-Wesley

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An Amazing Coincidence

Following the performance of Suzanne Ozorak, who had been joined by her daughter Angelica Tombs playing the French horn in Mozart's Concerto #1, at the first of Chalmers-Wesley's Sunday at Six Organ Concert series on June 28, Suzanne's husband, Guy Tombs told me his father, Laurence Chalmers Tombs, had been baptized at Chalmers in 1903 and asked when the large marble baptismal font had been installed in our church.

 After checking in our history book, Remember All the Way, written by George W. Crawford, I informed him that the baptismal font had been donated to the church in 1904, so Mr. Tombs' father could not have been baptized in this particular font. However, in looking in the index he found references to his grandmother and grandfather, who was also named Guy Tombs. Mr. Tombs (senior) had been an elder of Chalmers Free Presbyterian Church and a member of the inter-denominational Church Union Committee in 1925 when it became part of the newly-created United Church of Canada, a union of Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches across Canada. In 1931, after the Wesleyan Methodist church had also joined the UCC, it merged with Chalmers which was renamed, Chalmers-Wesley United Church.

Jacques Crete calls for continued professional training for Wendake talent

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Photo: Thomas Bilodeau

 

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s

Part I - The dawn of American Impressionism

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Photo: MNBAQ

It is interesting to follow the century long path that led the United States of America to the point where its major cities have become international art capitals.  The exhibition presently at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, starts us off with a series of landscape paintings, a su

International miniature art exhibition opens in Levis

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Photo: IAM

Five thousand dollars in prize money was awarded last June 14, at the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the International miniature art competition in Levis.   The grand prize went to Montreal artist Daniela Zekina.  Her piece (see illustration) is titled Dance with the hours.

Quebec women artists finally getting their recognition

Exhibition at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Musée national des beaux arts du Québec

To my knowledge, there has never been an exhibition on men painters any where or if so, have they been so frequent in most instances that it was not necessary to mention the gender of the artists.

Dahlgren leaves Quebec art outfit for Saskatchewan

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Photo: Kyle Chapman

QCT WINS 1st Place for Best Web Site at the 2009 Annual QCNA Newspaper Awards held in Montreal

Also, 1st Place for Best Newspaper Promotion.

badge.jpgThe Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has won 1st place for Best Web Site at this years 2009 Quebec Community Newspaper Awards held this year in Montreal on May 22, 2009. The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph began a web site revitalization project in November 2007 at the direction of the new publisher, Mr. Pierre Little.

Feeding the Birds... Journals in Afghanistan

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Photo by: CPL. KYLE GIFFIN, A Black Crowned Finch Lark approaching a bird feeder in the Canadian compound at Camp Mirage in a friendly Middle-Eastern Nation. Despite the presence of cats on the camp to hunt snake-drawing mice, the birds are not deterred.

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