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Guidebook tells history of anti-Semitism in Canada
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Guidebook tells history of anti-Semitism in Canada

As part of its educational mission, the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre has produced a Brief History of Anti-Semitism in Canada.

Dennis Brott has added new and potentially spectacular events to this year’s chamber music festival. Below, Itamar Zorman and Vira Lozinsky will perform. (Courtesy of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival)
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Virtuosi set to shine at chamber music festival

In its 20th season, Denis Brott’s Montreal Chamber Music Festival has become a much-anticipated celebration of the finest in small ensemble music, including a bit of traditional jazz and klezmer.

Gimpel the Fool at the Montreal Fringe Festival in 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.
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Gimpel’s no fool at Montreal’s Fringe festival

Much like I.L. Peretz’s Bontshe the Silent, Gimpel the Fool by Isaac Bashevis Singer is among a pantheon of characters in Yiddish literature best described as beautiful losers.

Photo by Barbara Moser.
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Duddy Kravitz comes home for musical apprenticeship

Duddy’s back and it looks like, finally, he will make the Kravitz family proud.

Lyric Theatre set to wow with glorious Broadway revival
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Lyric Theatre set to wow with glorious Broadway revival

Walking into the rehearsal space, I heard the glorious sound. It was the 48 singers in Lyric Theatre vocal ensemble practicing for its June shows and what a rich, full-bodied, and energetic sound it is!

Montreal Fringe Festival: Spoken word poets take their place
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Montreal Fringe Festival: Spoken word poets take their place

How does a character go from daydreaming maiden to mysterious trickster? How does a person go from lost child to elder punk?

Ethel Rosenberg, Billie Holiday lynched by the system
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Ethel Rosenberg, Billie Holiday lynched by the system

There were protests around the world, including in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, but the harsh sentence and refusal of President Eisenhower to provide clemency came in the context of Cold War hysteria.

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.

Triplex landlady, Tass, seeks advice and payment from Reb Aaron. Photo: Andrée Lanthier
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Centaur Theatre review: Triplex Nervosa

The soft lyrics crooning behind the opening scene of Triplex Nervosa tell us the characters we are about to meet are “looking for shelter from the storm.”

Jean Derome photo by Irwin Block.
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Victoriaville Festival: The delight and innocence of being Jean Derome

It might sound incongruous to label a confirmed modernist a “Renaissance Man, but the moniker fits Jean Derome’s many modes of expression.