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Streetcar Named Desire rolling along

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Streetcar is rolling: Holland School’s gymnasium would never be mistaken for the sweltering streets of New Orleans, but that’s where rehearsals are underway for a production set in the Big Easy: Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale goes modern

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the last Saturday of October, a long line of people waited outside Église St-Charles-Garnier in Sillery for Saint Brigid’s Guild’s semi-annual clothing sale. Twice a year, an anonymous benefactor donates over 1,500 bags of clothes, accessories, linen and jewelry.

2,000-year-old statues are still contemporary

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Identical twins have fascinated people for ages. Then there are other people with no connection who are so similar that they could be twins. There is something unsettling, yet enthralling, about them. This is the subject of the Musée de la Civilisation’s latest exhibit Mon sosie a 2000 ans / My 2,000-year-old Double, on display until May 12, 2019.

A historical walk through Spencer Wood

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Tourism is not only for tourists and visitors. Locals can learn a lot about their city, districts and neighbourhoods by participating in activities such as historical walks.

Monique Polak shares tips for bilingual writers

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Photo: Mary McCown

Twenty-one articulate and creative writers crowded College Hall at the Morrin Centre on Nov. 10 for award-winning author Monique Polak’s bilingual writers’ workshop, The Bilingual Mind / L’esprit bilingue. A wide array of linguistic backgrounds was represented – French and English, of course, but speakers of Spanish, Farsi and sign language were also present.

Fur flies at the Salon National des Animaux de Compagnie

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Pet lovers found what they were looking for at the Salon National des Animaux de Compagnie (SNAC), held Oct. 20 and 21 at the Centre de Foires de Québec. Dogs, cats, pet pigs, alpacas, rodents and many other animals were on site, with breeders who were ready and eager to answer questions.

Minor Empire captivates a Quebec audience at Mælstrøm Café

Review

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Photo: Minor Empire via Facebook

How does one review the Northern Lights? Something so beautiful, pure and otherworldly can only be compared to itself; hence the Toronto-based ensemble Minor Empire can only be compared to, well, Minor Empire.

Wedding bells are ringing at the Salon des Mariés

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The 33rd Salon des Mariés de Québec was held at the the Centre de Foires de Québec on Oct. 20 and 21.

Once a couple is ready to tie the knot, what comes next? Is there a guest list for the big day? How many people will be invited? What is the budget? How can couples get help with planning, so the big day is what they always dreamed it would be?

Catherine Dorion, MNA, wants to stay herself

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Photo: Peter Black

"Welcome chez vous.”

The tragedy of the Pittsburgh Synagogue

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec presents its heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the tragic death of their loved ones and presents its thoughts of compassion to the people wounded in the tragedy that was experienced yesterday (Oct. 27) at the synagogue of Pittsburgh.

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