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Q and A with controversial film director Larry Clark

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Photo: Thomas Shahan Wikipedia Creative Common

On September 21, the Quebec City Film Festival rolled into town. With it, the divisive director Larry Clark, who is responsible for Kids – an early 90s film about a group of Manhattan-based skateboarders, Bully, Wassup Rockers, and Ken Park, a film so provocative it is very rarely shown in North America.

Gregory Charles at Quebec International of Sacred Music

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Photo: Photo: Gregory Charles productions

"I am the most passionate person about music ever!" says Gregory Charles, who will host the Special 15th

Anniversary Concert for the Quebec International of Sacred Music on September 15.

Arts and Entertainment - August 31, 2011

August 26 to September 17 - Quebec Celtic Festival is underway!. There will be a kiosk in Place Laurier where you can pick up a complete program and buy tickets for certain special events. Visit festivalceltique.com for complete details of the various activities and musical presentations.

Arts and Entertainment - August 24, 2011

August 17 to 28 - Expo Quebec at Expo City. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the biggest agricultural fair in Eastern Canada. Fun and games for kids and adults, concerts, sand sculptures, plus all the agricultural exhibits – beef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep, goats and smaller animals.

Arts and Entertainment for August 10, 2011

August 11 to 14 – 5th Annual Levis Jazz Etcetera Festival – 100% outdoor concerts – 100% FREE! For the official opening on Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m., internationally acclaimed Quebec jazzman Oliver Jones and his trio will share the stage with Les Violons du Roy, under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

Over 100,000 fans pack the Plains for Metallica

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Over 100,000 fans gorged the Plains of Abraham on July 16 for a supershow that included Dance Larry Dance, guitarist Joe Satriani and Metallica.
For years, music lovers have been requesting that Metallica, a heavy metal band, perform at Summer Fest. Single-day passes for Saturday’s show sold out in a few days, a testament to the group’s strong Quebec following.

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

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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.

Cathedral Summer Concerts Begin

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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.