Articles written by: Kristine Berey

Calls mount to free Homa Hoodfar, professor imprisoned in Iran
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Calls mount to free Homa Hoodfar, professor imprisoned in Iran

A major human rights organization is calling upon ordinary citizens to use the power of their pen to help free Homa Hoodfar.

The Bombadils perform in the spirit of James Joyce’s most famous character
at a 2015 Bloomsday concert at Victoria Hall
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Bloomsday: a Joycean celebration

It’s June 16, 1904, and Dubliner Leopold Bloom goes out for breakfast.

Thomas King and Rosanna Deerchild at Blue Metropolis last month. Photo by Kristine Berey.
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Unreserved’s Rosanna Deerchild speaks in many voices

When Deerchild talks to people waiting in line for treaty payments, she brings the listener right into the centre of that reality.

L to R: Violinists Zeyu Victor Li, Marc Bouchkov, Stephen Waarts 2013 Award Winners. Photo: Courtesy of CMIM
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Promising young violinists compete at Concours musical international

The annual music competition is the only one to embrace three disciplines, voice, piano and violin, each presented in turn, once in three years.

Dulcinea Langfelder, a mime who broke the silence
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Dulcinea Langfelder, a mime who broke the silence

Martha Graham, Grand Dame of modern dance, whose influence still resonates, defined dance as communication.

Kristine Berey's nursery school in Budapest, 2959.
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Budapest to Montreal: Scenes from an immigrant childhood

My husband and I share almost identical stories of our childhood: circa 1956, the sounds of war outside, he in Cairo, me in Budapest,

SPCA rescues Sydney, a goose
and Eclipse, a duck, bound for
a sanctuary. Other rescues include
rabbits, turtles and aquatic birds.
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Montreal SPCA to step out for St. Patrick’s parade

Sydney the goose and Eclipse the duck, both now sheltered at the Montreal SPCA, won’t be waddling in this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade.

CD review: Stéphane Tétreault,  Marie-Ève Scarfone
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CD review: Stéphane Tétreault, Marie-Ève Scarfone

From the moment of the opening phrase, the listener is drawn into the dialogue between the cello and the piano.

Driver calls for free parking for the handicapped
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Driver calls for free parking for the handicapped

Barbara Weisz hopes Mayor Denis Coderre’s compassion extends to handicapped drivers.

From heart attack to art attack: an awakening
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From heart attack to art attack: an awakening

The gardener and the artist have much in common