Articles written by: Kristine Berey

Review: Deconstructing the Muslim tide myth
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Review: Deconstructing the Muslim tide myth

Montrealers following sensational headlines linking Muslims to terrorism or honour killings experience a range of reactions. Some become convinced that Muslims are different and threatening. Others, such as new Canadian Muslims,  experience dread. Like the Jewish community, Montreal Muslims have been targeted by hate crimes. Mosques in Verdun, Dorval and Gatineau […]

Governor-General’s Literary Awards: Good news for bibliophiles
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Governor-General’s Literary Awards: Good news for bibliophiles

  The Canada Council for the Arts has announced this year’s Governor-General’s Literary Award winners on November 13. Books in both official languages are selected from seven categories, including fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation. English books selected include The Purchase (fiction, McClelland & Stewart), […]

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Recipe for eternal youth: children and music

A joyful concert will take place at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul this month. More than 25 children between 3 and 14 who attend music classes at the Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre will share the stage with renowned Montreal jazz pianist Oliver Jones in a program […]

RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Festival highlights filmmakers’ choices
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RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Festival highlights filmmakers’ choices

To celebrate its 15th birthday, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has come up with a unique approach to showcase the greatest docs ever made. Within its regular programming, they have created a special section of 15 films proposed by 15 well-known people in the world of film. Composer of […]

STM transit complaints dealt with on case-by-case basis
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STM transit complaints dealt with on case-by-case basis

The public will never know how the STM will deal with the public transit worker who is alleged to have insulted a passenger and put her into a headlock during a dispute involving a malfunctioning métro fare machine. The STM must heed Quebec’s act respecting access to documents held by […]

Telephone fraud artists prey on seniors
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Telephone fraud artists prey on seniors

As there is no limit to human imagination, there is no limit to the forms fraud can take, experts say. And it can happen to anyone. Recently, The Senior Times received an email that seemed to come from Gemma Raeburn, a business professional and community leader we had written about […]

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Trivia and quiz book is full of surprises

by Kristine Berey Do you know what alcoholic drink is associated with Mexico? What about the name and year of the first musical written by Rogers and Hammerstein? Do you care? If you flip through Questions, Quizzes and Quotations by Benny Beattie, who spent eight years compiling this huge range […]

Jazz artist Ranee Lee inspired by Mahalia Jackson
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Jazz artist Ranee Lee inspired by Mahalia Jackson

by Kristine Berey The worlds of musical theatre and jazz will intersect on the Segal Studio stage this month as iconic singer Ranee Lee opens the fifth season of its Power Jazz Series. “I’m a big movie buff, and I’ve done plays, movies, drama and musicals,” Lee said. “This will […]

Harry Belafonte lends his voice to those who have none
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Harry Belafonte lends his voice to those who have none

Harry Belafonte has a vision that has not changed since he walked alongside civil-rights leader Martin Luther King in the ’60s, or even before, when he decided to use the power of his enormous celebrity to create a better world. “Life has been more than generous in giving me this […]

Alzheimer’s patients benefit from art, creative expression
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Alzheimer’s patients benefit from art, creative expression

by Kristine Berey When a loved one is stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, it is hard to feel hopeful and not let the sense of loss take over. In her coming lecture See Me, Hear Me and Listen at the Alzheimer Groupe’s Education Conference, gerontologist Pamela Atwood will describe techniques that […]