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Off means On at the October Jazz Fest

Off Festival de Jazz returns with 22 concerts and related cultural activities.

Book review: How Justin Trudeau won the race of his life
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Book review: How Justin Trudeau won the race of his life

In our media-dominated world there is a principle that politicians ignore at their peril: you could offer the most imaginative and necessary policies and competent people to implement them, but without marketing they won’t sell.

Emma Tibaldo speaking at the launch of 10 professional independent English-language theatre programs. Photo: Gabriel Saltiel
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Quebec Drama Federation proves Indie English theatre alive and well

Montrealers are once again looking forward to a vibrant and varied theatre season.

My Name is Asher Lev comes to Segal Centre
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My Name is Asher Lev comes to Segal Centre

The Segal Centre will present My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, directed by Steven Schipper from September 11 to October 2.

Segal Centre revives Shtet’l Wedding
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Segal Centre revives Shtet’l Wedding

Of the 70 plays that the late Dora Wasserman directed as part of her Yiddish Drama Group, A Shtet’l Wedding (A chaseneh in Shtet’l) was among the most popular.

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.