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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 […]

Centaur’s opens with “bracing and provocative” musical
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Centaur’s opens with “bracing and provocative” musical

Centaur Theatre launches its 50th season next month with a musical.

New Hope: Federal fund offers NDGers lifts, computer training
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New Hope: Federal fund offers NDGers lifts, computer training

For English speaking seniors, lacking computer skills can be a major handicap in using social media to connect with family and community. Because those in the 55-plus demographic often live alone, with family far away, transport and accompaniment to appointments is another need. Two innovative and sustainable projects targeting these […]

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McGill Chamber season offers Hebrew, Mohawk music — even ET!

McGill Chamber Orchestra kicks off its Best of Our Own 79th season with music from the gifted Quebec composer François Dompierre directing his own work.

Voters want change, says Bernard St-Laurent
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Voters want change, says Bernard St-Laurent

Bernie’s back, and for those among us who are trying to make sense of this weird Quebec election campaign, that’s good news.

Quebec federation wants specific, concrete changes, not costly promises
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Quebec federation wants specific, concrete changes, not costly promises

CAQ leader François Legault wants to replace the entire network of long-term care facilities in Quebec at an estimated cost of $20 billion over 20 years.

As Canadian soldiers, Jews fought hard to defeat Hitler
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As Canadian soldiers, Jews fought hard to defeat Hitler

Eight days after the Sept. 1, 1939 German invasion of Poland, the Canadian Parliament voted to support England and France in their campaign to defeat Hitler.

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Gregory Charles brings modern edge to Lanaudière

He’s so suited to the job, it’s surprising it’s taken this long for the venerable Festival de Lanaudière in Joliette to select musician-entertainer-cultural entrepreneur Gregory Charles as its artistic director.