Articles written by: Irwin Block

Alyson Grant’s Conversion to grace new NDG venue
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Alyson Grant’s Conversion to grace new NDG venue

“Conversion” has a double meaning for Montreal’s expanding Infinitheatre.

All Leonard all the time in anniversary tribute series
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All Leonard all the time in anniversary tribute series

It’s been a year since Leonard Cohen died, at home in Los Angeles, and his hometown is remembering him in a big way.

Quebec community groups hail visionary leaders
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Quebec community groups hail visionary leaders

Activists and supporters of Quebec’s English speaking community groups gathered to pay tribute to five people for their extraordinary contributions.

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Leading Klezmer ensemble performs Nov. 15

Some of the top performers in the klezmer revival are touring North America to present a Cabaret Evening.

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Musician Boris Brott celebrates Handel’s Messiah

Shortly after his third birthday Boris Brott found himself with a violin and bow in his hands.

Right on the mark, Clifford Lincoln remains a man of principle
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Right on the mark, Clifford Lincoln remains a man of principle

Politics is the art of the possible, but for people of principle it can also become the art of the impossible.

Sun Youth: Sid & Earl parlayed one-time read into a humanitarian empire
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Sun Youth: Sid & Earl parlayed one-time read into a humanitarian empire

Life in the crowded Plateau Mont-Royal in the post-war years was a time of modest beginnings and big dreams

Retired engineer Zaki Ghavitian ready to serve his city
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Retired engineer Zaki Ghavitian ready to serve his city

What the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce needs is better management and that’s why retired engineer Zaki Ghavitian, 66, wants to be borough mayor.

Former star journalist Sue Montgomery vies for mayoral seat in CDN-NDG
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Former star journalist Sue Montgomery vies for mayoral seat in CDN-NDG

Confidence and daring to tackle challenging assignments took Montgomery to a range of issues and venues.

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Off Festival de Jazz: For Montreal jazz lovers, the Off is on

If you want to get a taste of jazz that is new, challenging, and fun, the place to be is the city’s venerable Off Festival de Jazz, October 5-14.