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Voice in all its glory at West Island festival
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Voice in all its glory at West Island festival

The human voice – for many, the ultimate instrument in music – is once again the focus for this year’s fifth edition of the Festival de la Voix at several locations in the West Island. At its heart, the festival presents six concerts by major local talent from March 16 […]

Documentary producer David Gutnick pens story of wisdom and love
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Documentary producer David Gutnick pens story of wisdom and love

A noteworthy publishing event is happening this month, the launch of a slim book, ostensibly for children,  titled Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me. It tells us a lot about a meaningful life lived, and even more about the author, CBC radio documentary producer David Gutnick. It’s the story, beautifully illustrated […]

Tex Dawson: For the love of art and architecture
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Tex Dawson: For the love of art and architecture

You will see that this McGill trained architect is anything but “retired” in the traditional sense.

Post–war generations have made our terrible loss their priority
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Post–war generations have made our terrible loss their priority

For those of us who lost family – innocent civilians and brave soldiers – as a result of Germany’s crimes against humanity, it is not easy to visit the soil of the perpetrators, especially the operational centre.

Retired police commander recalls his years with Sun Youth
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Retired police commander recalls his years with Sun Youth

Sauvé is modest about his work with Sun Youth – he asked that the focus be on the organization and its work, not on him.

Biographer Sylvie Simmons pays tribute to Montreal’s favourite son
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Biographer Sylvie Simmons pays tribute to Montreal’s favourite son

“I was caught like a deer in the headlights. I was so stunned, almost hypnotized by this song, and this voice.”

Alyson Grant’s Conversion to grace new NDG venue
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Alyson Grant’s Conversion to grace new NDG venue

“Conversion” has a double meaning for Montreal’s expanding Infinitheatre.

All Leonard all the time in anniversary tribute series
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All Leonard all the time in anniversary tribute series

It’s been a year since Leonard Cohen died, at home in Los Angeles, and his hometown is remembering him in a big way.

Quebec community groups hail visionary leaders
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Quebec community groups hail visionary leaders

Activists and supporters of Quebec’s English speaking community groups gathered to pay tribute to five people for their extraordinary contributions.

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Leading Klezmer ensemble performs Nov. 15

Some of the top performers in the klezmer revival are touring North America to present a Cabaret Evening.