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He who laughs last is reading Josh Freed
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He who laughs last is reading Josh Freed

Life in Montreal would be a lot more boring if we didn’t have Josh Freed poking fun at its vagaries. In his inimitable style, Freed has a way of turning commonplace activities into sources of joyful absurdity. Josh’s column in The Gazette is the first thing many of us turn […]

A Christmas Carol: Okay with being Scrooge
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A Christmas Carol: Okay with being Scrooge

Most people would be hesitant to admit they’re pretty good Scrooges. Not James Milvain. He played the role last year for the Rialto Theatre’s A Christmas Carol presentation and the foundation was so pleased with his performance, they’ve asked him to reprise the role. Though he considered experimenting, he ultimately […]

The Sunshine Boys at the Segal Centre a rollicking theatre experience
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The Sunshine Boys at the Segal Centre a rollicking theatre experience

There was not an empty seat in the house, and when the action hit high gear, not a dry eye from all the laughter. This was the scene last month at the Segal Centre as veteran actors Aron Gonshor and Sam Stein went through their shtick as out-of-work and estranged […]

Review: Deconstructing the Muslim tide myth
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Review: Deconstructing the Muslim tide myth

Montrealers following sensational headlines linking Muslims to terrorism or honour killings experience a range of reactions. Some become convinced that Muslims are different and threatening. Others, such as new Canadian Muslims,  experience dread. Like the Jewish community, Montreal Muslims have been targeted by hate crimes. Mosques in Verdun, Dorval and Gatineau […]

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Tandoori Taste in D.D.O.: One bite and you’re a believer

If you find yourself in the West Island searching for a warm, tasty pick-me-up on a cold night, look no farther than Tandoori Taste. One bite of their onion naan and you’ll be a believer. In a quiet strip mall at 6878 des Sources in D.D.O., Tandoori Taste offers traditional […]

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Find Good People on stage at The Centaur

Good People, the Tony-nominated drama by David Lindsay-Abaire, is a standout even in this now-autumn of our theatrical content. This is also a chance to see the wondrously inventive Johanna Nutter (famous for her solo My Pregnant Brother) in a full-length, full-cast drama. The play is set in the colourful […]

Hamlet at Victoria Hall: Shakespeare traditionalists will get along just fine with Persephone Productions
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Hamlet at Victoria Hall: Shakespeare traditionalists will get along just fine with Persephone Productions

  Persephone Productions’ monochrome set, black with chalk outlines, coupled with the charcoal clothing worn by Hamlet and his peers, gives the tale of the Danish prince a pre-Technicolor, BBC-miniseries feel. Christopher Moore’s Hamlet is appropriately sulky, Clive Brewer’s Polonius cloying, loveable, brilliant in a way that has the audience thinking, […]

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Recipe for eternal youth: children and music

A joyful concert will take place at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul this month. More than 25 children between 3 and 14 who attend music classes at the Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre will share the stage with renowned Montreal jazz pianist Oliver Jones in a program […]

RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Festival highlights filmmakers’ choices
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RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Festival highlights filmmakers’ choices

To celebrate its 15th birthday, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has come up with a unique approach to showcase the greatest docs ever made. Within its regular programming, they have created a special section of 15 films proposed by 15 well-known people in the world of film. Composer of […]

Trench Patterns at Bain St. Michel: Good intentions clash with ideology
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Trench Patterns at Bain St. Michel: Good intentions clash with ideology

The audience walks into the intimate confines of Infinitheatre and sees her, the central figure in Trench Patterns, lying on a hospital bed. The backlit screen showing the cross on Mount Royal above a mound of trees and hospital sounds suggest it’s the Royal Vic. Scenes of combat fill the […]