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American soprano stars in Opéra de Montréal’s Tosca

Tosca, the opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini and among the most popular in the repertoire, opens the Opéra de Montréal season Sept. 16.

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McGill Chamber set to fuse with Beatles

The McGill Chamber Orchestra directed by Boris Brott wrapped up its 77th season with a performance of Carl Orff’s beloved Carmina Burana.

Iconic drummer disappeared but still a music legend
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Iconic drummer disappeared but still a music legend

Jazz drummer Claude Ranger was a legendary figure long before his disappearance almost 17 years ago.

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Restaurant review: Notre-Dame-de-Boeuf

Any place that serves good veggie burgers is worth a try for me, burgers — with a real lettuce wrap! — is worth a try for me.

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.