Articles written by: Irwin Block

Our mantra to trust no one over 30 didn’t apply to Leonard Cohen
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Our mantra to trust no one over 30 didn’t apply to Leonard Cohen

First, Leonard Cohen belonged to us, only later did the rest of the world claim him.

CD review: Steve Amirault: Hold On, Let Go
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CD review: Steve Amirault: Hold On, Let Go

Amirault always impressed with his lyricism and romantic bent, and in his latest CD we hear how far he has gone in developing this combined art.

Bonnie Soutar shows off NDG Food Depot initiatives. Photo by Irwin Block
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N.D.G. Food Depot serves Montrealers in need

“You think of NDG as being middle class, a reasonably well-off community, but it’s surprising how many people need help.”

Rabbi Boris sings his way into the  hearts of his congregation. Photo: Hawk Andiqwar
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Rabbi Boris Dolin reaches out to seekers of a broader spiritual path

Openness to creativity and change is where Montreal’s only Reconstructionist Congregation will be headed in the coming years, if its new Rabbi has his way.

Helpline celebrates 60 years of action
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Helpline celebrates 60 years of action

The Information and Referral Center of Greater Montreal offers service in English and French on the phone seven days a week, from 8am to 6pm.

Dafina Savic wins Goldbloom award for her initiatives. Photo by Irwin Block
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Quebec Community Groups Network celebrates Goldbloom winners

In a spirit of recognizing accomplishments and commitment to strengthen Quebec’s English-speaking community, many of its leaders, advocates, and friends gathered last month to celebrate.

Gerald Cutting recognized for service to English community. Photo: Justin Guzzo Desforges
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Eastern Townships advocate Gerald Cutting wins Goldbloom Award

Gerald Cutting’s commitment to serve the English-speaking community of the Eastern Townships springs from his deep roots in the land, but doesn’t end there.

Dafina Savic wins Goldbloom award for her initiatives. Photo by Irwin Block
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Goldbloom Awards: Advocate speaks out for fair treatment of Roma

Stereotyped, misunderstood, and facing discrimination, there are few ethno-cultural groups more in need of advocacy than the world’s Roma.

Gripping films featured at Docfest
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Gripping films featured at Docfest

In the myriad of arts and culture festivals that grace this city, the Montreal International Documentary Festival November 10-20 stands out.

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Bach Festival celebrates “delicate and wonderful music”

For most music lovers, the work of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is considered to be of the highest artistic value.