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Au Contraire film festival addresses mental illness
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Au Contraire film festival addresses mental illness

Au Contraire is a film festival with a difference.

Fern Lindzon plays one-night stand in Montreal Oct. 20
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Fern Lindzon plays one-night stand in Montreal Oct. 20

To the delight of her fans, Toronto-based Fern Lindzon, a double threat as accomplished vocalist and pianist, returns to Montreal Oct. 20.

Theatre preview: Teesri Dunyia’s State of Denial decries Armenian genocide
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Theatre preview: Teesri Dunyia’s State of Denial decries Armenian genocide

Rahul Varma’s Teesri Duniya Theatre used to market itself with a promotional T-shirt that read, “Changing the World, One Play at a Time.”

Book review: Naïm Kattan’s novel Farida “timely, significant”
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Book review: Naïm Kattan’s novel Farida “timely, significant”

Farida, a Jewish cabaret singer, “struggles for survival and her freedom in a world on the edge of upheaval and the dark shadow of war.” She sings in Arabic, and the novel depicts life at the time from a woman’s perspective.

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Seniors Action Quebec will jazz it up at fundraising concert

A concert at Oscar Peterson Hall September 27 will benefit Seniors Action Quebec, an organization that supports anglo seniors across Quebec.

The “Shprintsa Sisters” from left: Pesheleh (Gail Riffman), Measheleh (Thelma Lesser) and Tzibelleh (Sandy Vogel). Photo by
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There was magic and music in Côte St. Luc

At the age of 94, Jack is still performing magic for audiences throughout the Montreal area and still has his audiences
spellbound. They constantly ask, “How’d you do that?”

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.