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Jazz Fest reveals vibrant, friendly, historic town
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Jazz Fest reveals vibrant, friendly, historic town

The festival mandate is a showcase for the bold and the new.

Bach Festival features choirs, Goldberg variations, B-Minor mass
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Bach Festival features choirs, Goldberg variations, B-Minor mass

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach – orderly and structured, yet so varied and nuanced – reflects the values and ethos of the Baroque era. His work continues to fascinate and illuminate, 268 years after his death, which is why the Montreal Bach Festival, founded in 2005, has become an […]

Ometz agency trains caregivers, making them highly employable
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Ometz agency trains caregivers, making them highly employable

“It’s often a new chapter in their lives.”

Radical Rest Homes on the agenda
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Radical Rest Homes on the agenda

For many boomers, the model of the senior home today does not coincide with their 1960s ethos.

Agora de la Danse showcases new work
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Agora de la Danse showcases new work

Contemporary dance is an area of creative culture in which Montreal has won a world reputation for leadership and excellence.

Award-winning play The Children comes to Centaur
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Award-winning play The Children comes to Centaur

The hit play called The Children made such an impact when first performed in London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2016 that the next year it went straight to Broadway – with its original cast.

The love of being a student: the story of Irene Steiner
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The love of being a student: the story of Irene Steiner

It’s never too late to return to school – especially when your formative years have been shattered by displacement, living as a Jew in central Europe during World War II

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The Off gives musicians a chance to play new creations

The Off Festival de Jazz, Oct. 4–13, is one of those musical events that is all about discovery.

MacKay L. Smith’s latest book focuses on the city’s green heart
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MacKay L. Smith’s latest book focuses on the city’s green heart

Celebrating Mount Royal’s glory in print has sparked the interest of many a photographer and writer, and prominent among them is MacKay L. Smith

Yiddish Production and Broadway Musical open Segal Centre season
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Yiddish Production and Broadway Musical open Segal Centre season

Yiddish language theatre returns to the Montreal stage next month with the reprise of A Bintel Brief,  one of the all-time favourite plays of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre troupe. The title means a bundle of letters, and is based on a letter to the editor of the Forverts newspaper […]