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Festival Lanaudière promises renowned classical music
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Festival Lanaudière promises renowned classical music

The Festival de Lanaudière offers a range of concerts performed by renowned musicians including symphonic, chamber and choral works, till August 7.

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Montreal terrace hopping: The best summer spots

Now that smoking is banned from Montreal restaurant terraces, and summer is here, we set out one afternoon to discover some favourites.

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Victoriaville music fest wows with intriguing mix

For regulars who stay for the whole series, it’s the variety, the unexpected, the exploration – as much as the destination – that intrigues and brings us back yearly.

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

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

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Montreal goes for Baroque with 16th-17th century pearls

Montreal’s worldwide reputation as a major centre of Baroque music goes on display June 23-26 with a series of concerts at various downtown venues.

Is Montreal ready to laugh at Adolph Hitler?
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Is Montreal ready to laugh at Adolph Hitler?

This is the gamble the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre is taking in presenting the hit musical The Producers.

Lyric Theatre’s Raise Your Voice! rarin’ to rollic
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Lyric Theatre’s Raise Your Voice! rarin’ to rollic

There is something glorious when 47 skilled choral singers deliver a soul-lifting song in multi-part harmony.

Montreal Fringe Festival: Spoken word around the edges
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Montreal Fringe Festival: Spoken word around the edges

Our lives are never simple, and it can take a lot of inner strength to get through the tough parts. That calls for artistic treatment.

Montreal Fringe Festival: Drama and comedy in 10-minute plays
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Montreal Fringe Festival: Drama and comedy in 10-minute plays

Among the shows is Adrift in the Zigzag, five short plays directed by veteran Corey Castle that reflect ostensibly simple slices of urban life.

People and fun make Montreal Fringe Festival fly
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People and fun make Montreal Fringe Festival fly

Montreal Fringe Festival has grown into a huge and varied people-and-fun oriented artistic showcase centered in and about The Main – a cornerstone event that kicks off the summer arts season. More than 60,000 people attended last year. Now in its 26th season, the festival continues until June 19 at […]