Articles written by: The Senior Times

Richard Galliano proves the accordion to be infinitely versatile. Photo: Denis Alix, Montreal International Jazz Festiva
Reviews & Previews

Listening to Galliano: blown away by the dragon’s breath

BY KRISTINE BERRY In the program book of the 33d edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, president and founder Alain Simard writes that the festival combines quality with diversity. “From artists who recorded 78s to artists of the mp3 era, they come from every part of the globe to […]

What's Happening

Events July/August 2012

ARTS Destination Art • ongoing Art by Dianne Brazeau. Proceeds to Animatch. Afternoons. 535 Lakeshore, Dorval. 514-633-4000. Eleanor London CSL Public Library • until Aug. 12Bloodhorse – a series of large-scale abstract oil paintings by Mirana Zuger. 10am – 10pm daily. 5851 Cavendish. 514-485-6900 elcslpl.org TOHU • until Sept. 4 Display […]

What's Happening

Organist Vierne commemorated

Old Montreal’s little sister, Vieux Lachine, offers three unique guided tours. On foot, admire architecture along the shores of Lac St. Louis, just 10 minutes from downtown Montreal. Visit the area’s three museums and end with a “batobus” river ride. Saturdays and Sundays, August 4 to October 7, 10 am. […]

At Residences Symphonie, painting and sculpture are part of animated life
Features

At Residences Symphonie, painting and sculpture are part of animated life

BY DANIEL SAILOFSKY From sculptors and singers, to painters and programs, Donna Farmer and the people who live at Residences Symphonie know how to have a good time. While Farmer, an animator at Symphonie, may have been the primary group leader and coordinator of this year’s event on May 31, […]

Montreal student protests: Language divide evident in tuition conflict, Dawson students say
Features

Montreal student protests: Language divide evident in tuition conflict, Dawson students say

BY DANIEL SAILOFSKY Much has changed since the European colonization of the New World began more than 500 years ago, but one thing remains true: the French and the English remain distinct. As Dawson student Daniel Etcovitch explained, while the conflict of the day may be tuition hikes instead of […]

A sea of green surrounds Tucker's Barn in Tunbridge, Vermont. (Photo: M.S. Maguire)
Travel

In Tunbridge, Vermont, history is in the front seat

If we Canadians decide to invade Vermont this summer, let’s be more pleasant about it than we were in 1780. In October of that year, 300 aboriginals under the command of British soldiers took 28 Tunbridge-area boys and men prisoner. Known as the Royalton Raid, it was the last gasp […]

Reviews & Previews

Hudson Village Theatre artistic director comes full circle

BY DANIEL SAILOFSKY After 20 years of professional theatre, opera and everything in between, Hudson Village Theatre artistic director Heather Markgraf has come full circle. Markgraf is back at the helm after eight years, just in time for the 20th anniversary celebration. She rejoins the company with a new board […]

Columnists

Common Cents: What would we do without Dad?

BY IVAN CONS One of the most anticipated events of the year, at least in my house, is upon us. On June 17, dads old and new, as well as granddads, are singled out for all the things they do throughout the year. Many Dads are unsung heroes diligently fulfilling […]

First Person: Gilles Pelletier’s paintings coloured an era
Columnists

First Person: Gilles Pelletier’s paintings coloured an era

BY SANDRA SCHACHTER Each day on my way to the office, I pass an antiques store and take a brief moment to gaze at the magical paintings displayed in the window. They start my day with sunshine. But as I walked by recently, I noticed that the paintings were no […]

Editorials

Editorial: Student movement rejects limitations of democracy

On June 7, 1960, the Quebec Liberal Party made this election promise in a Le Devoir newspaper ad: Free education, from kindergarten through university, along with subsidies for room, board, and clothing, for students with the required ability and desire. The promise was part of the package of fundamental changes […]