Articles written by: Kristine Berey

MIMC Philippe Sly 2012 winner. (Photo: Gunther Gamper)
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Competition celebrates ‘the most beautiful instrument’

The 14th edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition celebrates the art of singing, featuring 24 young singers from nine countries who will share over $80,000 in prizes during the competition taking place May 25-June 5.

Margie Gillis, Elizabeth Parrish at the Centaur. (Photo: Adrienne Surprenant)
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Preview: Gillis, Parrish in Bulletins From Immortality

Since stepping onto the world stage over four decades ago, she has inspired dancers of all backgrounds through the force and purity of her very personal language and consuming desire to dance.

Animaze animation festival features the man behind iconic Heavy Metal
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Animaze animation festival features the man behind iconic Heavy Metal

Critics have described the five-decade career of Gerald Potterton — animator, director, producer, writer, illustrator and painter—as “colourful” and “eclectic.” While one word can’t capture the essence of his work, his irreverent, ironic sense of humour is ever present.

The Badlands in South Dakota. Photo by Hayley Juhl
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Book review: Blacktop – Driving Across America

The destinations Juhl describes, such as a highway in Kansas, belie their mystery at first, as do the photographs of, say, a road-sign in the desert. But the sign says “Eureka”– there really is a place called that. And does “Buford” really have a population of one?

Claudia Martino, author of My Magic Box, published by Kids Write Network.
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Kids Write Network helps children share experiences

Whether a child’s pain is of the garden-variety strewn across a relatively uneventful childhood, or so great that even adults could barely cope, it is vital that it is expressed

Language barrier, access to resources concern Anglo seniors
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Language barrier, access to resources concern Anglo seniors

Because anglo seniors are unevenly dispersed across the province, it is difficult for them to make their voices heard and be taken into account when governments design policies to meet the needs of the aging population.

Dr. Laurie: touching, holding, kissing counts as sex
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Dr. Laurie: touching, holding, kissing counts as sex

While the song lyrics say: “… the things that you’re liable to read in the bible, it ain’t necessarily so….”, let’s hope that in The Sex Bible for People over 50 by Dr. Laurie Betito, everything is true, for it is great news she brings.

Sharyn Cadot (Photo: Kristine Berey)
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Remembrance Day: Widow of veteran continues the battle

During the weeks before her husband died at an over-crowded ER, Sharyn Cadot was “running around” to get petitions signed. She was desperately trying to gain admittance for her husband into full time care to Ste. Anne’s Hospital.

Cooking up funds for cancer research
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Cooking up funds for cancer research

McGill University’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre has launched The Smart Palate, delicious recipes for a healthy lifestyle

Au Contraire Film Festival on Mental Illness challenges stereotypes
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Au Contraire Film Festival on Mental Illness challenges stereotypes

The inability to cope with the stresses of daily life is perceived as weakness or laziness. Images of the tormented artist suggest that creativity and pain must be interconnected.