December 5 2018 Edition

Hommage a Vienne

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Senior Gov Canada Reminder

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A gritty streetcar ride through New Orleans

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Photo: Normand Brassard

I don’t want realism. I want magic!” - Blanche Dubois

The Quebec Art Company (QAC) brings to life a dynamic and relevant production of Tennessee Williams’ classic theatre piece A Streetcar Named Desire.

The weather outside is frightful, but is it the apocalypse?

If you’ve gone outside in the past few weeks, you’ll have noticed something very weird is going on.

QCT journalist Ruby Pratka is off on another African adventure

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Ruby Pratka, who has been writing for the QCT since January 2013, is off to Africa on another humanitarian mission. We felt we should let our readers know why she is going and what she’ll be doing while she’s away. In reply to a list of questions, Ruby explained….

La Grande Migration brings Émilie Clepper back to her roots

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Émilie Clepper is closer to home than she has been in a long time – and yet, her latest album, Émilie Clepper et la Grande Migration, takes listeners on a journey into uncharted territory. The singer-songwriter has temporarily shelved her electric guitar and set aside the chiselled, evocative landscapes that characterized her past writing.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

December 9, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Wreck
St. John’s, Nfd. – The Brig Neptune, from Quebec bound to London with staves, timber etc., was cast away at St. Shores, near Cape Pine, St. Mary’s Bay in a thick fog, and went to pieces, the crew were saved, but had suffered much from famine and fatigue before they had arrived in Trepassey.

December 5, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Christie

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Photo: Ville de Montréal archives
This street is named in honour of Robert Christie (1787-1856), a lawyer, militia officer, historian and politician, who was born in Windsor, N.S., to parents who had emigrated from Scotland. Christie studied at King’s College and obtained his diploma sometime before 1803. 

Grand Viennese airs and waltzes fill Le Capitole

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Le Capitole theatre resembled a Viennese concert hall and ballroom on Nov. 30 for Les Valses de Vienne, Les Grands Airs Viennois.

Sixteen dancers, 24 musicians, eight choristers and three soloists filled the theatre with the music of Johann Strauss Sr., his sons Johann (the “Waltz King”) and Eduard Strauss, and other well-known composers of the era.

Storytime at the Morrin Centre keeps getting better and better

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Morrin Centre recently hired a new education co-ordinator who is running weekly storytimes for children on Saturday mornings.

Azanie Roy has been a member of Quebec City’s English-speaking community from a young age, attending English-language schools since kindergarten before studying international development at the University of Ottawa.

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