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See, hear and experience Quebec’s extraordinary opera festival

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Soloist John Relyea (Mephistopheles) with dancers and acrobats in rehearsal for La Damnation de Faust. 
(Photo by Shirley Nadeau)
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Lumières marks 350 years of history at the Séminaire de Québec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The premiere performance of Lumières, l’étonnant Destinée du Séminaire de Québec, took place in the seminary courtyard in Old Quebec last Monday evening. Lumières is a sound-and-light show produced by Olivier Dufour to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Séminaire de Québec.  

Ghomeshi: Q is “my love letter to Quebec City”

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Photo: Marie White

What does Q stand for?” asked a woman who voiced what everyone else was wondering. Q is the name of his national daily cultural affairs talk program (recorded in Studio Q at the CBC headquarters in Toronto). “Could it be for Quebec City?” she teased. “Well, yes, right, that’s it,” chimed in a charmed Jian Ghomeshi and the room roared with laughter and applause.

The Broth of Brith: a musical comedy

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Photo: Submitted by Hubert Radou

This year, St. Lawrence College (SLC) thespians are undertaking an original musical comedy, The Broth Of Brith, authored by three local playwrights, John Halpin, Margaret Forrest and Hubert ‘Hubie’ Radoux. The play is a spoof on the traditions of Shakespearean dramas.

Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race results

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It seemed like a perfect day out on the ice of the St. Lawrence River Sunday afternoon as 14 teams of Elite Male and another 14 teams of Elite Female ice canoe racers pushed, paddled and dragged their boats from the Bassin Louise to Lévis and back (twice for the men). Another 23 teams in the Sport class also battled their way through the ice.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Aurian Haller Band

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Photo: Aurian Haller Band

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with The Aurian Haller Band on Friday, February 15, at Le Petit Impérial (240, rue Saint-Joseph Est Québec) at 8:00 p.m. This bilingual, indie folk band has just released two new singles and will be launching their second album, The Dark Room, on April 9.

St. Lawrence College delivers enthralling Othello

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The young actors at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence didn’t choose Shakespeare’s Othello, it chose them.

QAC auditions for spring play

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Photo: source: public domain

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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Photo: Photo Wikipedia

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.