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'Picasso. Figures' has arrived at the MNBAQ

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Picasso. Figures, which highlights the work of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a legendary artist and a somewhat controversial individual, opened in an exclusive Canadian exhibit on June 12 at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ). The assembled masterpieces celebrate the human figure, the artist’s favourite subject.

OSQ announces a joyous 2021-2022 season

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Details of the first half of the 2021-2022 Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) season were presented during a press conference held at the Grand Théâtre on June 10.

MondoKarnaval brings world music to Quebec living rooms

Photo: Danielle Burns from QCT archives

MondoKarnaval is excited to announce this year’s summer virtual concert series, which will have world music lovers singing and dancing in the comfort of their living rooms!

Grand Marché celebrates second anniversary

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Grand Marché is celebrating the second anniversary of its move from the former Old Port location to its current home in front of the Videotron Centre.

FEQ ‘like no other’ features 22 shows at the Quebec Armoury

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

It will indeed be a Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) like no other, as organizers billed the program announced last week. While the music event, now in its 53rd year, will take place over the usual 11 days in July (July 8 to 18), it will feature 22 acts, rather than the usual hundreds. The lineup is all local and all francophone, although some artists perform in English.

Author and filmmaker Nicholas Kinsey reveals the story of a forgotten epidemic

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Photo: Nicholas Kinsey

Nicholas Kinsey tackles fear and despair during an epidemic in his timely recent novel, Remembrance Man. Kinsey is a British-Canadian writer, director and screenwriter who lives in Quebec City. He came here to do a master’s degree at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) years ago and worked for 30 years in film production as a director/cameraman and scriptwriter.

ELAN film series explores history and belonging

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Photo: Screenshot from Waves of Change

To watch the six episodes of Waves of Change, a web series released on YouTube by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) in collaboration with the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, back-to-back is to receive a unique overview of the history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities.

Community Calendar of Events

Quebec Art Company QACStage Pass performances of vintage radio plays are uploaded to the QAC YouTube channel on the last Sunday of every month and can be viewed free of charge anytime thereafter. On May 30, the theatre ensemble lifted the lid on The Corpse, in “witch” we learn that burning someone at the stake can have grave consequences. For more information, visit

The Domaine Forget Festival is more alive than ever

Photo: Domaine Forget

Artistic director Paul Fortin and singer and festival spokesperson Marie-Nicole Lemieux have announced the program for the 43rd Festival International du Domaine Forget de Charlevoix.

Opéra de Québec presents The Barber of Seville online

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Photo: Louisie Leblanc

The Opéra de Québec presented an online performance of The Barber of Seville in concert format on May 29 via their website and YouTube. The beauty of this comic opera can be seen again and again, free of charge, at