Beat on the Street

Tired of listening to the same old rock and roll? Check this out: on November 25, La Fondation pour la connaissance de l'âme is organising a benefit concert of spiritual chants from India! These songs from the north of India, called ragas, are accompanied with traditional instruments like the harmonium, the tablas and the tamboura. Your eyes and ears are in for an international afternoon of sights and sounds! Tickets are only $10! The show starts at 2 p.m., and will be presented at the Lucien-Borne community centre, 100 Chemin Ste-Foy. Call 688-9822 for reservations or buy your tickets at the door.

Here's a change of beat for you - CorresponDANSE is celebrating the holiday season by presenting an introduction to contemporary dance on December 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. These passionate artists are filled to the brim with wit, originality and diversity. The show will take place at the intimate Centre chorégraphique contemporain de Québec, 336 Rue du Roi. Tickets are a very affordable $10 and the event is free for children under 12! For the full 2007-2008 program, visit <>.

As a music retailer, I cannot count the number of times I've been asked for the song called Woman by Shawn Phillips. First off, for the record, the song's official title is She Was Waitin' for Her Mother at the Station in Torino and You Know I Love You Baby but it's Getting Too Heavy to Laugh from the legendary Second Contribution album. This should be a Trivial Pursuit question! The Man is back, for two nights, April 17 and 18. This will surely be one of the hot ticket events of the New Year! Phillips will be performing at le Théatre Du Petit Champlain, 78 Rue Petit-Champlain. Tickets are $30. Don't miss this chance to finally hear Woman, live!