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Book review: A penetrating look at Sports Talk and how it’s enriched our lexicon
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Book review: A penetrating look at Sports Talk and how it’s enriched our lexicon

I was surprised to find many new terms from the world of sports that in the last two decades have further
penetrated and enriched our lexicon.

Segal Centre presents Yiddish production It Shoulda Been You
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Segal Centre presents Yiddish production It Shoulda Been You

It Shoulda Been You, this year’s long-awaited Yiddish musical-comedy at the Segal Centre, seems to have all the ingredients for a pre-summer hit.

Friendly, folksy fest fêtes Penny Lang
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Friendly, folksy fest fêtes Penny Lang

It’s one of the friendliest and musically fun events of the spring festival season, tickets are affordable, and the site is enchanting.

Lyric Theatre celebrates magical Broadway tunes
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Lyric Theatre celebrates magical Broadway tunes

Those catchy tunes with gorgeous harmonies, stories both funny and serious, and exciting staging are what make the Broadway musical such a big part of our cultural heritage.

Montreal International Jazz Festival 2017: Irwin Block’s picks
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Montreal International Jazz Festival 2017: Irwin Block’s picks

Here are my picks for the most promising shows at this summer’s Montreal International Jazz Festival. Choices focus on what qualifies as jazz.

La Main: Street of Immigrants to screen at Dorshei Emet
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La Main: Street of Immigrants to screen at Dorshei Emet

For many Montrealers, St. Laurent Blvd., or Saint Lawrence, as we used to call it, has something close to mythical status.

La Bohème returns to Place des Arts with Canadian cast
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La Bohème returns to Place des Arts with Canadian cast

Fans of classic opera are excited about the return of Puccini’s La Bohème, one of the most popular in the repertoire.

Anthony Braxton, photo by Martin Morissette
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Anthony Braxton returns for solo gig at Victoriaville fest

With a mix of high-profile artists and musicians performing here for the first time, the lineup for this year’s Festival international de musique actuelle May 18-21 is exciting and challenging.

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Restaurant review — Pochiche: vegetarian, Lebanese fare on Westminster

We vegetarians are always on the lookout for a new dining spot and we found one on my favourite street in Montreal, Westminster in Montreal West.

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Young pianists set to win

The stars of tomorrow — 24 young pianists from 16 countries — are here to compete in the 15th annual Concours musical international de Montréal and the stakes are high.