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Quebec history at a glance in the Festival of New France parade

History tells us that New France was founded during the age of the great European discoveries in the 16th century. Anyone meandering the streets of Quebec from August 1 to 5 would have been thrown back in time a few hundred years to discover for themselves some of the everyday activities that occurred in New France at that time.

Surrealism in Mexico


In the early 20th century, Paris was considered the artistic capital of the western world wahere art had become more a product of the mind and less the representation of what is perceived by the senses.

Individualism became more and more important and thus one witnessed a variety of new trends.

Concert confirms Michel Legrand has still got ‘it’

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

In concert with Les Violons du Roy at the Palais Montcalm on June 7 and 8, Michel Legrand was charming, eloquent, and downright delightful. At 80, the prolific composer and performer is still a virtuoso as he played a program which he had written and arranged.

Paul Almond and David Homel discuss writing novels and making movies

Photo: Marie White

On April 13, authors Paul Almond and David Homel sat in the elegant Morrin Centre to talk and share a laugh or two about the art of writing novels and making movies. The evening was moderated by local CBC radio personality and journalist Peter Black.

Mozart’s Requiem performed by the OSQ at the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Schehrazade Boukenken, OSQ choir member

The final concert of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec’s Mozart Festival took place at the Grand Théâtre on Wednesday, March 4, with the performance of Mozart’s majestic Requiem directed by guest conductor, Kenneth Slowik.

Finding something new with The Lost Fingers

The Canadian gypsy jazz music group have just released their fourth album with the record label Tandem entitled La Marquise. The album became available on itunes on March 20 and has been in stores since March 27 This is their second album in French.

Large crouds attended the 10th Annual Santa Claus Parade


Crowds filled the sidewalks along rue St. Joseph on Sunday for the 10th annual Parade des jouets as Santa Claus came to town. Several new floats and groups added to the excitement of the festivities, all put together with the help of more than 350 volunteers. Once again this year, children were invited to tailgate with Santa at the beginning of the parade route before he took to the streets.

Vote for the Morrin Centre!

The Morrin Centre has been chosen as one of seven finalists in an annual competition called “Les Mérites d’architecture de la Ville de Québec.” This competition rewards efforts being made to improve urban beautification. To vote for the building of your choice – hopefully, the Morrin Centre – go to the following web site:

The Painter

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Photo: Bill Cox

This beautiful October day, warm and bright with sunlight, could not distract my attention to the even more brilliant works of the artist installed in Place Royale Square across from the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church in Old Quebec.

CBC celebrates 75 years of national broadcasting at Quebec City Open House

Canada’s national public broadcaster celebrated its 75th anniversary with Canadians in 32 cities across the country. On October 1, Quebec City’s CBC studio on St. Jean Street held a popular Open House. Despite overcast skies and cooler temperatures, the public lined up well in advance of the 9 a.m.