Arts & Entertainment

Festival jazzes up Lévis next weekend

The festival scene moves south across the river next weekend with the fourth edition of the Festival du Jazz Etcetera Lévis. The event will take place on several stages in Lévis starting August 12 at a substantially lower cost than Quebec City's recently concluded Festival d'Ete.

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site of Canada: A Garden Through Three Ages

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Photo: Google Earth

Iroquoians who pre-dated the arrival of Jacques Cartier grew their crops, among them tobacco and corn, in circles.

"It was always in a circle," said Jacinthe Coté, co-ordinator at Parc Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site in Limoilu. "Cartier planted his vegetables in lines."

Great Water Pistol Battle on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This past Sunday afternoon, for the second year in a row, a local radio station put out the call to stage a Water Pistol Battle on the playing field in front of the Musée de Québec. And what a wild, wet battle it was! Some 1000 participants from far and near, old and young, loaded up their water pistols, rifles and cannons!

Second Annual Free Jazz Concert

Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation

The Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation invites you to our second annual free Jazz Concert, Sunday, August 22, 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 on the Jeffery Hale Terrace (behind the hospital) featuring Dave Parker on saxophone and Paul Hinton on guitar.

Festival d’été de Québec bigger than ever in 2010

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Photo: Jay  Ouellet, Santana gesturing skyward after his show, thanking God for holding back the rain. A crowd of 50,000 fans also saw warmup performances by blues guitarist Steve Hill and Steve Winwood, a founding member of the British rock group Traffic.

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Festibière heads downtown in August

Alex Caron has been trying for several years to stage a festival featuring micro-brewed beer in the city, but with all the celebrations - the 400th anniversary in 2008, the Cirque du Soleil and other events - he found space and logistics at a premium.

Next month, his dream will come true.

Festival d’été de Québec bigger than ever in 2010

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Place d'Youville was jumping Sunday afternoon to a blend of blues, funk, traditional New Orleans Jazz and Motown, courtesy of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, a unique New Orleans based outfit that a few years ago might not have been signed for the Festival d'été.

A tribute to wildlife artists

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Photo: Presbytère de Saint Nicolas

Animals have always fascinated humans and as far as we can go in time, men have made images of animals. Of course, when the prehistoric men were making such images on cave walls, they were not thinking of making art.

Summer Notes activities and events July 14, 2010

Don't know what to do on these hot, muggy days when you want to get out of the house but can't stand the heat? How about going to a nice, cool, air-conditioned museum. Here are a few suggestions. . .

A weekend of model airplane flying

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It was my son Clifford who got me to watch him compete in a model airplane flying event. He had travelled from Sept Iles with his friend and fellow pilot Richard Vigneault.

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