January 9 2019 Edition

Hollywood 4: an Oscar-worthy performance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
What is a movie without music? Little more than a series of words, actions and scenes. But even in the era of silent movies, music was indispensable to the success of a film. A few measures of dramatic music implied danger, love, fear and more. And nowadays – imagine Jaws or Harry Potter without John Williams’ scores. Would these iconic films be as memorable? 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Photo from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

January 7, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle
Quebec Club

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 11 at 9:45 a.m. – Senior Technology Workshops at Quebec High School, 945 Ave. Belvédère, with tech-savvy students who look forward to teaching you everything they know! Come learn about Facebook and other topics, or bring your own questions and devices. To register for this and more classes on Jan. 16 at 9:15 a.m. (Selfies and Photography) and Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.

Looking at both sides of Justin Trudeau’s election clouds

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Please, dear reader, permit your scribe to start the new year by joining the mob of political prognosticators in the usual year-end crystal ball gazing. The main fixation this time around?

You are invited to a Burns supper, for auld lang syne

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?”

Most people will recognize the opening lines to “Auld Lang Syne” but how many know that the poem was written in 1788 by Scotland’s national poet, “Rabbie” Burns, and later set to the tune of a traditional folk song?

DDO School hosts a Money Fair in Shannon

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Photo: Nicholas Keats
The entrepreneurial spirit is reaching Quebec City! The first Canadian Money Fair of the 2018-2019 school year took place at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School in Shannon on Dec. 8. Nicholas Keats, who teaches Contemporary World and Finance at the school, encouraged his Secondary 5 students to undertake this adventure. 

Real estate tips: Staging your home for prospective buyers

Tip #1: Let there be light
The more natural light that comes into your house, the easier it will be to sell, especially in zones where the sun sets much earlier during the fall and winter months. Light brings life to a room and makes us feel cozy and comfortable.

Québec Remparts’ Patrick Roy cleans house over Christmas

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Photo: Luc Lang

Patrick Roy, the Quebec Remparts’ general manager and head coach, didn’t like the attitude in his team’s locker room, so when the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) trading period began on Dec. 21, Roy said, “Enough is enough.”

Meet Andrew Johnson: principal percussion with the OSQ

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As many of you know, I sing with the choir of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ). At our last two concerts – La Symphonie du Jeu Vidéo and Hollywood 4 – At our last two concerts – La Symphonie du Jeu Vidéo and Hollywood 4 – in the orchestra’s percussion section, which is usually behind all the other musicians, directly in front of the choir, I noticed a new face.

Château Frontenac closes a year of 125th anniversary celebrations

“I hope people will come and feel that magic”

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Photo: Mary McCown
In the echoes and shadows of the ancient city of Quebec, Canada, walks a man.…” These are words from the trailer of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1953 film, I Confess, set here in the streets of Old Quebec.  
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