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QAC auditions for spring play

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Plans are underway for the Quebec Art Company’s spring production – The Importance of Being Earnest – a farcical comedy written by Oscar Wilde.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 p.m. immediately following the company’s annual general meeting which begins at 1:30 p.m. Both events will take place at Holland School, 940 Avenue Ernest-Gagnon, Quebec.

Downton Abbey reaches new heights of popularity in Quebec

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The beautifully filmed and excellently cast hit British series is now being broadcast in French on Radio-Canada.

Stradivari’s Heritage: Jing Wang competes for precious violin

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Jing Wang

The Canada Council for the Arts will announce the winners of 2012 Musical Instrument Bank competition from among 30 finalists on Wednesday, September 26. One of the finalists who competed in Toronto is violinist Jing Wang who made his debut here with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec at the tender age of 9. Jing lived in Quebec City for seven years and his family still lives here.

VEQ Fall Fest brings family and friends together

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Photo: Allison Van Rassel

The third edition of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec Fall Fest took place this Saturday at Quebec High School where family and friends gathered to celebrate the vitality of the community. Businesses and groups such as the Quebec City Women’s Club, Champlain St.

Strong Celtic Men Wear Kilts

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Strong man Dirk Bishop explained to the crowd gathered on the Quebec High School sports field last Saturday when the Celtic Festival joined forces with VEQ’s Fall Fest, that he is “not just some guy who likes to wear a skirt in public.” In fact the “skirt,” actually a kilt, worn by Bishop is an ancient Cameron tartan.

Plan ahead for the 2nd annual QuebeCrime Festival

Are you waiting anxiously to know the lineup for the QuebeCrime Festival which is happening later in October? La Maison Anglaise is proud to welcome more than 20 authors from around the world. There will be readings, panel discussions and book signings with Crime and Mystery authors from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Quebec, Sweden and the United States.

VEQ Fall Fest

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Doug Williams, QHS ceramics teacher, demonstrated his white-clay pottery skills.

Uplifting and inspirational! 2012 Quebec International of Sacred Music

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Photo: Marie White

The 16th Quebec International of Sacred Music promises to be uplifting and inspirational from September 8 to 16 under the artistic direction of Canadian counter-tenor Daniel Taylor. “It is with sincere pride,” says Taylor in his welcoming message online, “that we present to you the 2012 edition. We celebrate new beginnings as we join together for our sacred journey.

Madonna Magic lights up the Plains

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Under a brilliant full moon accompanied by a chilling September 1st wind, Madonna mesmerized  the over 70,000 fans of all walks of life and ages who turned out to see the Queen of Pop live for the first time in Quebec City as she electrified the evening in a non-stop visual extravaganza that could be heard well into the old city.

Grand Concert celebrates 150 years of the Voltigeurs de Québec

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Photo: Marie White