August 7 2019 Edition

Arts Alive! Québec festival thrives at Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Morrin Centre held its fifth annual Arts Alive! Québec festival on Aug. 2 and 3. The Old Town was absolutely crawling with visitors and residents alike as the Nouvelle-France festival was happening just a few blocks away.

A Night in the Library to remember

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

The Morrin Centre’s Arts Alive! Québec festival “A Night in the Library” event and Ghostly Kisses concert took place on Aug. 2.

Summertime grab-bag of time-sensitive musings

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This article is what is called a “bagger” in the jargon of journalism. A bagger is a report, article or column prepared in advance to give editors and producers some content to plug holes in newspapers, newscasts and whatever online line-ups are called. Baggers are mostly in demand in the summer or at Christmastime when many staffers are on holiday.

Grands Feux Loto-Québec: Dancing at the Roxbury

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As the sun set over Quebec City and Lévis on July 31, thousands of people crowded the dance floors at Place des Canotiers and Quai Paquet for the opening of the 25th Grands Feux Loto-Québec.

The story behind Rue Curie

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named after French physicist Pierre Curie (1859-1906), a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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August 6, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

The Harvest
Our accounts from Upper Canada and the adjacent parts of the United States represent the harvest which had commenced as unusually abundant. The accounts from the District of Montreal are also favourable. The foreign markets are however glutted, and this state of things must produce a further depression of prices of every description.

Quebecers celebrate their rich heritage during spectacular Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebecers and the Old Town went back to their origins for four days at the 23rd edition of the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (FNF). From Aug. 1 to 4, locals became soldiers, peasants, bourgeois, nobles and even royals of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Visitors fully enjoyed the parade along Grande Allée on Aug. 1, and the New France “village” in the Parc de l’Esplanade until Aug. 4.

Quai Paquet the perfect setting for Dîner en Blanc

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A wave of 2,200 elegantly dressed diners washed up onto Quai Paquet in Lévis on Aug. 2 for the ninth annual Dîner en Blanc. White dresses, white suits and hats, white tablecloths, even white picnic baskets, were de rigueur for this chic supper alfresco. Even Lévis’ Mayor Gilles Lehouillier attended the party.

Delicious Viennoiseries served up at Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The final event of the Festival d’Opéra de Québec took place on Aug. 4, as members of Tempêtes & Passions presented a nosegay of excerpts from eight different operas and operettas, each with a floral theme.

Jealous lovers duke it out at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3, and the Sandra and Alain Bouchard auditorium of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec is sold out. The audience are there to see a humorous recital of L’Amant jaloux ou Les fausses apparences, which was composed by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813) and features excerpts of works by Mozart, Méhul and Devienne, among others.

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