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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 […]

John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on June 15. Photo: Courtesy Folk Fest sur le Canal
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Folkfest on the canal: John McEuen, Sharon and Bram, Joel Plaskett

We came of age with folk music, and still love what it has to offer – lyrics about life, love, loss, history and her story, mystery and adventure, with melodies that mean something, can be hummable, and often memorable.

Fine Arts Quartet perform June 14, 2016.
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Chamber music festival presents another great lineup

Now in its 21st year, the Montreal Chamber Music Festival is offering another varied and tempting program for music lovers.

Book review: Life Before Death by Barbara Freiheit
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Book review: Life Before Death by Barbara Freiheit

The Western literary tradition of guides to death and dying began with the medieval Ars Moriendi, written in the aftermath of the Black Death, in the mid-14th century, to explain how to die well.

L to R: Violinists Zeyu Victor Li, Marc Bouchkov, Stephen Waarts 2013 Award Winners. Photo: Courtesy of CMIM
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Promising young violinists compete at Concours musical international

The annual music competition is the only one to embrace three disciplines, voice, piano and violin, each presented in turn, once in three years.

Book review: Deconstructing Yiddish food: from knishes to kugel
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Book review: Deconstructing Yiddish food: from knishes to kugel

That a small number of Jews, who also observe Passover, claim to like the taste of matzoh could be seen as a kind of culinary Stockholm Syndrome.”