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Renos coming right along
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Renos coming right along

A sense of anticipation was in the air during a June visit to the Cummings Centre. Work was proceeding on major renovations to the Westbury Ave. home-away-from-home for the active and creative 50-plus crowd. The $2.5-million price tag is expected to cover a new and improved entranceway, an expanded atrium or […]

Montreal Great: Trumpeter Ron Di Lauro
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Montreal Great: Trumpeter Ron Di Lauro

Music has always been part of Ron Di Lauro’s life. You can hear it when he plays his trumpet, whether it’s jazz, pop, traditional Italian or classical. The tone is warm, slightly sweet, and the mix of skill and passion is immediately evident. I first saw him perform as the […]

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Count your musical blessings in April/May 2014

April is the cruelest month, said the great poet T.S. Eliot. But Montrealers should count their blessings, having so many wonderful musical ensembles in the city. Here is a sampling of what’s to come. April 23. As part of its special concert series, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra presents world-class pianist […]

Unique Montreal book sale showcases talent
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Unique Montreal book sale showcases talent

Imagine a gnarled willow tree “bursting into a million butterflies” and reappearing as origami. Think of “a shadow, so still—surrounded by teddy bears.” Have you ever felt “like an unread book,” or “like a cold day in Alaska”? Perhaps “like a star in space … lonely among many … small […]

Jaswant Guzder tackles mental illness with art
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Jaswant Guzder tackles mental illness with art

Though one in five Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime, it is still seen by many as taboo. Jaswant Guzder, the internationally renowned head of child psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital, visualizes child and family dynamics in figurative and abstract paintings she has created […]

It’s never to late to learn to talk to mom and dad
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It’s never to late to learn to talk to mom and dad

The Montreal Centre for Anxiety and Depression will host a talk September 27 on connecting with aging parents. The talk, moderated by Frances Kucharsky, offers tool to deal with demands on your time and resources, conflicts with siblings over care and ways to improve your relationship with your parents. There […]

McGill concerts affordable and exciting
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McGill concerts affordable and exciting

Appreciating classical music is a learning experience that can only be developed through listening. No amount of discussion, persuasion or explanation—even illustrated through the use of recordings—can substitute for the direct and emotionally charged experience of being part of music making, even if the only instrument you have is your […]

The film Denis will close the Montreal International Black Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of the festival)
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Black film fest highlights local, global talent

Montreal is a film buff’s paradise, where major film fests seem to take place back to back. In its ninth edition, the Montreal International Black Film Festival takes place September 18 to 29. It holds a special significance, coming one month after the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King […]

There are blue skies over McGill, one of the many campuses offering courses on a host of topics this fall.
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Limitless Learning: Find courses in a host of subjects, from philosophy to photograhy

Use it or lose it—the adage applies to mind as well as body. Here is a selection of the many courses offered for the inquiring mind this fall at various institutions. The Thomas More Institute has 30 unique university-level courses over 12 weeks that are not repeated, including: * The […]

Senior Times staffers gather around their giant computer deep in the 1980s.
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Celebrate our birthday with your ’80s memories

In October, The Senior Times celebrates 27 years of bringing you the issues. Our presses started rolling back when hair was big, shoulders were wide and fax machines were the best thing since the rotary-dial phone. We have tons of fun things planned for our anniversary issue, but we also […]