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Steve Cameron launches new book Hill Notes: ‘Glimpses’ of Before

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Photo: courtesy of Steven Cameron

After Hill Search: the Robert Corrigan Story, and Hill Tales: Still Searching, local author Steven L. Cameron now presents Hill Notes: ‘Glimpses’ of Before.

Quebec Art Company doubles down with farce by acclaimed Canadian playwright Norm Foster

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Photo: QAC

Last year was a big one for Norm Foster. Not only did the prolific Canadian playwright find himself pinned with an Order of Canada, there was the inauguration of a festival in St. Catharines, Ontario, devoted to his works. On top of that, he got engaged.

Dalla Porta D’Oriente opens the doors of oriental music

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Photo: Mary McCown

East and West came together in perfect harmony with the musical ensemble, Constantinople, last Friday evening at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City. The musicians immediately captivated their audience, leading them on an epic journey through time with their newest creation Dalla Porta D’Oriente featuring Italian tenor, Marco Beasley.

Calling all QuACkers . . .

Quebec Art Company launching Memories, Mementos and Magic

Inspired by our 35th anniversary gala event held in early December, the Quebec Art Company, in partnership with the Morrin Centre, is launching a new project, QAC – Memories, Mementos and Magic, to gather, preserve and share memories and mementos from the theatre troupe's impressive repertoire of productions.

Luxury vehicles in the spotlight at International Car Show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Centre de Foires at ExpoCité was filled with vehicles of all sorts during Quebec City’s 32nd International Car Show held last weekend. Enthusiasts were surrounded by hundreds of cars presented by 30 dealerships, including 50 newly-released vehicles. Luxury brands took the spotlight in the Silverwax Pavilion. 

Elvis convention marks 40th anniversary of his death

It may be a ways off, but if you’re keen on the King of Rock ‘n Roll, you’d best start making plans now for the annual Elvis Convention to be held in Quebec City on October 28.

Elvis Aaron Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935, died in his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 16, 1977, at age 42. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Presley’s death.

Part 3 of Visions of Community – Boats

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Photo: Mary McCown
That is the slogan for the Visions of Community three-part workshop organized by Sarah and Louisa Blair and led by new-media artist, Louis-Robert Bouchard.

The OSQ as you’ve never seen or heard it before!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The OSQ really amped it up for their Concert amplifié at the Grand Theâtre last Saturday evening.

Talented QHS students audition for Secondaire en Spectacle

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Local auditions for Secondaire en Spectacle, an annual talent show for secondary school students, were held at Quebec High School (QHS) on February 27. Students wanting to show off their particular talents danced, sang and/or played instruments before a panel of four judges.

Meet Jonathan Cohen, Les Violons du Roy’s new music director

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The management and musicians of Les Violons du Roy orchestra announced last October that renowned British conductor Jonathan Cohen had been named to the position of music director. This past Wednesday, many music lovers got the opportunity to see him both conduct and perform in his first official concert.  

Part 2 of Visions of Community – Future Memories

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Photo: Mary McCown

What makes an object an heirloom? Which teapot or egg beater might be part of a treasured display in 100 years? That question was explored at the second Visions of Community digital mixed media workshop at the Morrin Centre on February 23 led by Louis-Robert Bouchard of Interférences, Arts et Technologies.

Remembering Stuart McLean: Canada's storyteller

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Photo: Bruce J. Dynes

About 20 years ago I was doing research for a magazine article on strongman Louis Cyr, the “Quebec Colossus.” I can’t remember how I stumbled upon it, this being before the dawn of Google, but I came across a reference to Cyr in what seemed to be an unlikely source.

Quebec City libraries partner with local museums

The Quebec City municipal library system (Bibliothèque de Québec) now offers a partnership with the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec and the Musées de la Civilisation for its Borrow a Museum (Empruntez un musée) service.

Laugh it up with ComediHa!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Don’t be surprised to see everyone about you laughing as you stroll through Place Royale between now and February 19. Dozens of comedians have been invited to perform at the first ComediHa! Winter Fest and you are invited to “Voir la vie en drole!”

The Lemelin Carr Duo is music to our ears!

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Up and coming Quebec City bands are always fun to watch, and the Lemelin Carr Duo is no exception! Formed just two months ago, the blues band has already gotten their groove and continues to book shows from Quebec City to Montreal.

Calgarians serve up breakfast at Quebec Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Crowds gathered at Place d’Youville on the morning of February 4, as the 48th edition of the Calgary Stampede Flapjack Breakfast got underway. Over 4,000 sausages were roasted and as many flapjacks were flipped, to the delight of hundreds of Quebecers and tourists at Quebec’s Winter Carnival.

Lifelong Learners learn to appreciate fine wines

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
This was doubtless one of the most popular and well-attended events of the season for the Lifelong Learning group. 
Some 50 people gathered in the gymnasium of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre to sample some fine wines donated by Ted and Louise Gunn – well, more specifically by their son Ken Gunn, a wine agent, and his company, Marchands des Amériques. 
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Winners of the National Snow Sculpture competition

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Photo: Danielle Burns
The winners of this year’s National Snow Sculpture competition, based on the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary, are no strangers to success. The team from the Montérégie region of Quebec represented Canada last year in the 2016 International Snow Sculpture competition and won multiple prizes, including first prize for their work, The Puppet. 

Winter Carnival parade a fantasy world of giant animals

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The 63rd Winter Carnival Night Parade drew spectators into a world of fantasy and imagination. On February 4, children and adults of all ages waited along the parade route in Charlesbourg, the duchy of Carnival Queen Claudine Julien, in anticipation of the wonders to come.

Ice-canoe racers battle strong currents and heavy snowfall

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 5, some 350 racers crouched by their canoes at the Old Port, wiping away wet snow, waiting for Bonhomme to signal the start of the Winter Carnival Ice-Canoe Race. Crowds gathered at Louise Basin, on the docks along Quebec City’s Old Port and across that river in Lévis.

For the love of bikes!

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Photo: Rachel Collet
Although most motorcycle lovers cleared out early Sunday afternoon in anticipation of the Super Bowl game that evening, they managed to pack ExpoCité on Friday and Saturday for the Quebec City Salon de la Moto et VTT.

Launch of "Children of Earth and Sky" at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Samantha Kidd Photography

Not to be missed!   

Strange Tales from the Sea….

The Karen Young Choir perform at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Jamie Adkins elicits belly laughs with Circus Incognitus

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Photo: Danielle Burns

A clown dances, plays, laughs, cries and loves. Everyone has a clown inside of them, it’s just a matter of letting it out.” –  Jamie Adkins, clown 

Powerful performance at perfect venue

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Cathedral opened its doors on December 10 for another spectacular musical showcase. This time, Maxim Bernard, the accomplished pianist, did not disappoint.

Club Musical de Québec takes a step back in time


A magical night at the opera

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

If you haven’t seen the Opéra de Québec (OdQ)’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Grand Théâtre yet, there are still two performances on October 22 and 24.

Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, launches her debut book at the Morrin Centre

"Matrons and Madams"

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Photo: Sgt. Ronald Duchesne

Join Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, spouse of the Governor General, as she presents her debut novel, Matrons and Madams, at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chausée des Écossais in Old Quebec, on Monday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. 

Out on a school night with Andy Brown

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

Some 20 individuals bask in the light glowing softly around New Brunswick folk singer Andy Brown and his acoustic guitar in the basement of Le Cercle. The audience includes a handful of Quebec High School (QHS) staff and former students, many of whom are long-time followers and fellow musicians themselves. 

The rain on the Plains fell mainly on the Foo Fighters

Mother Nature 1 – Foo Fighters 0

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, provided by FEQ

On the evening of July 11, the Foo Fighters from Seattle started an impressive rock show and fought hard against the elements, but the electrical storm, heavy gusts of wind and rain were just too intense. The Festival d’Été organizers and the Foo Fighters had no choice but to cancel the show after only four songs – a first for the FEQ.

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