August 9 2017 Edition

Festivent provides uplifting music and fun for everyone in Lévis

Photo: Natalie Keller

A dynamic line-up of musicians awaited fans at this year’s edition of Festivent, which ran from August 1 to 6 at Parc Champigny in Lévis.

Festivities kicked off on August 1 with openers Foreign Diplomats – a local group hailing from the Laurentians, Quebec, playing a mix of energetic indie pop songs.

Dîner en Blanc served in the Jardin Saint-Roch

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The picturesque Jardin Saint-Roch was invaded by some 2,000 people all dressed in white for the seventh annual Dîner en Blanc last Wednesday evening. 

Whatever happened to Steinberg and corporate nationalism?

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There hasn’t been much sign of boycott or protest outside St. Hubert Chicken restaurants or Rona stores in recent months. Folks gobble their barbecue delicacies and load up on two-by-fours just the same as they have for decades, despite the fact both Quebec pillars of the dining and hardware industries are now foreign owned.

My grandfather “Bertie” survived Dunkirk

Photo: Courtesy of David Christopher

My grandfather, Herbert Arthur “Bertie” Christopher, was born on March 25, 1903, in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in April 22, 1919, but was discharged in August 1919, after he admitting using his older brother Frank’s birth certificate.

The story behind Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel

Photo: Bill Cox
This major thoroughfare is named in honour of former Quebec City Mayor Wilfrid Hamel, who was born in L’Ancienne-Lorette in 1895. 

Louis Riel – What of the music, what of the history?

Letter to the Editor

The pages of the Chronicle-Telegraph have often glistened this summer with the exploits of well-known yet foreign popular musicians and cultures whose great walls of sound have captivated the residents of the city, although primarily it seems for the mainly under-30 population (while the grey hairs often concentrate before the stage of the OSQ) and those amorous of métal lourd.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
An individual named Hoey will be brought up to-day under bail upon a charge of savagely assaulting Dr. Richardson and his student, a young man named Levy.

Rain, thunder and lightening for premier of Crépuscule: Vents & marées

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Under a rumbling sky lit by lightning, visitors entered the Agora in the Old Port on August 3. The stage was set for the premiere performance of Flip FabriQue’s third Crépuscule, entitled Vents & marées (winds and tides) presented by the Ville de Quebec. 

Opera Festival ends on a glorious high note

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Last weekend brought the highly successful Festival d’Opéra de Québec to a close.

El Camino Flamenco at the Cathedral

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Tango, samba, or flamenco? El Camino Flamenco provided it all at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity’s Midi en Musique concert last Thursday. No one actually got up to dance, but toes were tapping and heads were bobbing to the rhythm of the driving music.

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