Articles written by: Irwin Block

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.

Prom Queen cast courtesy of the Segal Centre
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Theatre: Prom Queen reigns, enthralling Segal audiences

Something new and exciting was unveiled at the Segal Centre this month — a world premiere of a Broadway-class production — and it is a must-see spectacle!

Oliver Jones: Turns out it was the right time to focus on jazz
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Oliver Jones: Turns out it was the right time to focus on jazz

It was a big gamble: Was it the right time to focus on jazz?

Clockwise from top left:  Jean-Michel Richer, Emily Dorn, Alain Coulombe, Gordon Binter
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Does Opéra de Montréal’s Don Giovanni have shades of Donald Trump?

When Opéra de Montréal production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni plays Nov. 12, 15, 17, and 19, many will be struck by the similarity between its central figure and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease.
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McGill professor Serge Gauthier dedicates career to defeat of Alzheimer’s

When neurologist Serge Gauthier first appeared in The ST in its early days, Alzheimer’s was thought to mostly affect old people, a consequence of strokes.