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Penny set to thrill with fourth whodunit in four years

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Photo: courtesy of McArthur & Company

OSQ violinist takes two Arts and Culture Awards

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Photo: courtesy of the OSQ

Darren Lowe’s 20-year music career was recognized with two trophies at the 22nd annual Arts and Culture Awards at City Hall yesterday. Two independent juries, the Fondation OSQ and the Institut Canadien de Québec, each honoured Lowe with an award.

Family and love in Pinnock’s novel The Last Good Kiss

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Photo: courtesy of Strebor Books

We humans are pretty lucky.
We’re born into a family that keeps us around long past our infancy. Our parents and siblings recognize us as blood a long time beyond our weaning. We are nurtured by them well into our adulthood, and we can return home at any time, knowing we’re not going to be bitten.

Off the sofa, into Quebec

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Photo: www.3garssulsofa.com

Montreal band 3 Gars su’l Sofa enjoys George Washington, chamber music, and ginger ale. This is pretty much all the band has to say about themselves on their MySpace page. But apart from this important information, what else should a listener know about this rising band?

QC’s bright artistic future

The second in a two-part series

Now that Quebec City has proved its capacity to organize major artistic events and to build state-of-the-art infrastructures to support art of all kinds, the community is ready to enter the second phase of its cultural boom, which must be characterized by unity among local institutions.

Jack Lavoie & Friends prepare to play Le Pape-Georges

Quebec City singer-songwriter Jack Lavoie and his band, Johnbé and Bassman Dan, are gearing up for another cozy night of music at Le Pape-Georges on Saturday, November 8.

Jack Lavoie and Friends will deliver homegrown acoustic rock, complete with Jack on vocals and guitar, Johnbé on djembe and Dan on bass and ukulele. Settle in before the first set starts at 10 p.m.

85-year-old shoots 81, stuns older friends

Despite cool weather, Frank “Long Drive” Coveney shot an 81 at the Castor Golf Club on October 8, four strokes less than his age, his friend Jerry O’Brien reported.

Scary stuff to do

Halloween Lantern Tour on the Plains of Abraham

Spend Halloween or the following Day of the Dead scared out of your wits on the Plains! Tales of sorcery, murder, execution and mystery colour a tour led by Sir George Garneau, mayor of Quebec City in 1908, or his wife, Marie Alma.

Cirque du Soleil defies gravity in honour of Quebec’s 400th

If you are planning on seeing Le Cirque du Soleil in the near future, I recommend purchasing an extra set of eyes. Two is just not enough to admire all the eye-candy the world-renowned circus has to offer. From Friday to Sunday last week, the Cirque set up camp at Le Colisée Pepsi, and offered Quebecers a free show, which, despite the price, was as spectacular as ever.

Coeur de Pirate steals Quebec City hearts with love songs

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Photo: Matthew Mendel

Coeur de Pirate is the new musical sensation in the province of Quebec. She is a tattoo-clad 19-year-old musician, dressed in black and adorned with a wild head of hair that seems at once chaotic and perfectly kempt.