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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.

Their love was “forever,” but watch it fall apart in this first novel
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Their love was “forever,” but watch it fall apart in this first novel

When you’re over 50, finding love can re-invigorate your existence and give it that deeper meaning that comes with having a sharing and caring life partner.

Million Dollar Quartet captures rock history
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Million Dollar Quartet captures rock history

Like many good things, it happened by chance. Carl Perkins, about a year after he wrote Blue Suede Shoes, arrived to Sun Record Studios in Memphis to record Matchbox.

Beethoven’s string quartets — all 16 — brought to life at Chamberfest in May and June
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Beethoven’s string quartets — all 16 — brought to life at Chamberfest in May and June

Lovely and brilliant, varied, and innovative pieces for smaller ensembles by Ludwig van Beethoven are the focus of this year’s Montreal Chamber Music Festival. Curated by cellist Dennis Brott, the festival begins in May and features huge musical talents who can be expected to demonstrate why “genius” and Beethoven have […]

CD Review: Quinsin Nachoff: Flux
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CD Review: Quinsin Nachoff: Flux

Canadian tenor saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff is the kind of musician that stands out from the pack.

James Baldwin (center) was acclaimed
for his insights on humanity
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James Baldwin’s voice rises again in I Am Not Your Negro

We like to tell ourselves that our society has improved, that racism and the legacy of slavery are a thing of the past.

Co-founder and director Lynn Doyle with Ciné Gael’s program director Tim Hine: the 25th edition of the festival kicks off Friday with The Young Offenders. Marie-France Coallier / MONTREAL GAZETTE

MONTREAL, QUE.: JANUARY 17, 2017 -- Lynn Doyle, right, co-founder and director of Ciné Gael, stands next to festival's program director Tim Hine, left, in the Hall building's auditorium at Concordia University on January 17, 2017. Ciné Gael is a Irish film festival which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.(Marie-France Coallier / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 57954
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You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Cine Gael

As Montreal gears up for its 375th, there is another less illustrious but no less special birthday being celebrated – Cine Gael’s 25th season of bringing Irish films to Montreal.