Articles written by: Irwin Block

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.

Robert Libman back in politics working to unseat Mitchell Brownstein
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Robert Libman back in politics working to unseat Mitchell Brownstein

“It’s my bread and butter, my passion, I love it!”

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McGill Chamber’s Revolution explores modern works

The McGill Chamber Orchestra gets its unique sound from the leadership of conductor Boris Brott, and the way his soloists interpret the music.

Alvin Segal’s story: from factory floor to philanthropist
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Alvin Segal’s story: from factory floor to philanthropist

It was 20 years ago when I first met Alvin Segal, not knowing then that he was a giant of the men’s suit industry

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American soprano stars in Opéra de Montréal’s Tosca

Tosca, the opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini and among the most popular in the repertoire, opens the Opéra de Montréal season Sept. 16.

Is Westmount ready for Beryl Wajsman as mayor?
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Is Westmount ready for Beryl Wajsman as mayor?

Wajsman, 62, editor of The Suburban, is hard at work to ensure the answer will be Yes on November 5.

From theatre to road repairs, Mayor Mitchell Brownstein does it all
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From theatre to road repairs, Mayor Mitchell Brownstein does it all

A group of Côte St. Luc seniors recently performed The Wizard of Oy, and the producer was Mitchell Brownstein, who happens to be the city’s mayor.

Mayor Christina Smith commits to continuity in Westmount
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Mayor Christina Smith commits to continuity in Westmount

Christina Smith can’t forget the day a runaway car came close to crushing her, together with her growing family.

Iconic drummer disappeared but still a music legend
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Iconic drummer disappeared but still a music legend

Jazz drummer Claude Ranger was a legendary figure long before his disappearance almost 17 years ago.