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Reviews & Previews

Off means On at the October Jazz Fest

Off Festival de Jazz returns with 22 concerts and related cultural activities.

Book review: How Justin Trudeau won the race of his life
Reviews & Previews

Book review: How Justin Trudeau won the race of his life

In our media-dominated world there is a principle that politicians ignore at their peril: you could offer the most imaginative and necessary policies and competent people to implement them, but without marketing they won’t sell.

“Never Again” means human rights for all, Cotler tells men’s club. Photo: Charles Eklove
Features

Irwin Cotler founds Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights

You might think that after a distinguished career as a human-rights crusader, Irwin Cotler might settle into a comfortable retirement.

Anna Markarova plays Aida in an Opéra de Montréal production. Photo: Courtesy of Opéra de Montréal
Features

Opéra de Montréal’s Aida should not be missed

Montreal may be a hockey town, but there is much happening culturally that deserves equal attention, the Opéra de Montréal among them.

Segal Centre revives Shtet’l Wedding
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Segal Centre revives Shtet’l Wedding

Of the 70 plays that the late Dora Wasserman directed as part of her Yiddish Drama Group, A Shtet’l Wedding (A chaseneh in Shtet’l) was among the most popular.

Archie Fineberg has run an academic marathon
Features

Archie Fineberg has run an academic marathon

If the International Olympic Committee were to award medals for academic achievement in the face of obstacles, Archie Fineberg would have his place on the podium.

Buddies cycle to combat cancer
Features / Health

Buddies cycle to combat cancer

For the past few months, Michael Legg and three of his good buddies have been gearing up for a trip to Quebec City. It’s a trip with a difference.

Tanya Tagaq
Reviews & Previews

Victoriaville music fest wows with intriguing mix

For regulars who stay for the whole series, it’s the variety, the unexpected, the exploration – as much as the destination – that intrigues and brings us back yearly.

Editorial: Reasonable approach to Hasidic growth needed in Outremont
Editorials

Editorial: Reasonable approach to Hasidic growth needed in Outremont

Outremont borough council is headed for yet another clash with its Hasidic communities over new zoning restrictions that are clearly aimed at them.

Norman Cornett at the Jazz Festival
What's Happening

Professor Cornett discusses jazz

Tord Gustavsen, the Norwegian jazz pianist and composer who is featured at this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival, will be participating in two conversations with Prof. Norman Cornett.