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Anglican Cathedral presents Midi en Musique concert series

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Douglas Renfroe, bass baritone.   Sandra Bender, soprano.         Genevieve Boileau, pianist.   

Jazz etcetera festival will heat up Lévis

As if it isn’t hot enough these days . . . the Jazz etcetera festival will soon have Lévis heating up to the sounds of the sixth consecutive year of this festival. There’ll be a jam-packed program from August 8 to August 11.

Festival d’Été a hit from start to finish

After celebrating music in all its forms for 11 straight days, the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) ended on a high note last Sunday evening with the performance of Stevie Wonder. Three outdoor stages attracted tens of thousands of fans and indoor shows drew audiences eager to hear something new.

Foreigner and Def Leppard rock down memory lane

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Photo: Juanita Craig

After their concert for the Festival d’Été on Saturday, July 13, it is easy to understand why Foreigner have had ten multi-platinum albums, 16 Top-30 hits, album sales exceeding 75 million, and have continued to sell out tours over the past 30 years.

Heritage houses of Quebec City offer cultural discoveries

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Photo: courtesy of Maisons du patrimoine

The network of heritage houses of the City of Quebec has been renamed Maisons du patrimoine, espaces muséaux de la Ville de Québec. The new name better describes the mission of the network, whose goal is to develop museums and cultural spaces in the city. It includes 10 Quebec ancestral homes that have significant heritage value.

Mysterious creatures invade Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A large mythical beast and other strange little animals have been created for the pleasure of passersby in the Montcalm district of Quebec City. The fanciful assemblage is a collaboration between EXMURO public artists and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. The project was conceived by Vincent Roy, the artistic director of EXMURO.

Cirque du Soleil delivers best performance yet

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Photo: Danielle Burns

 

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. 
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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.