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Financial Fitness: It’s time for financial Spring Cleaning
Columnists

Financial Fitness: It’s time for financial Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air! This year, as you shake off the cobwebs from winter and start tidying up at home, why not also do some financial Spring Cleaning?

Lets Talk About It: Why April is my favourite month
Columnists

Lets Talk About It: Why April is my favourite month

April is the month of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

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Local authors launch their books at Blue Metropolis

April 27, 6 pm, Guernica Editions launches books by seven authors in conjunction with Blue Metropolis, a chance to chat with the authors, buy their books, and get them to sign them.

Blue Metropolis 2017 celebrates creative work
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Blue Metropolis 2017 celebrates creative work

Blue Metropolis – the city’s 19th annual celebration of writers – kicks off April 24 and during an event-filled week, offers something for all tastes, ages, and orientations.

A bull riding cowboy holds tight as the bull lunges airborne, Oregon, 1916. Photograph by Miller Photo Co., National Geographic
Features

Rodeo plan for Montreal’s 375th stirs controversy

Opposition is growing to the NomadFest Urban Rodeo, planned as part of the celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

Million Dollar Quartet captures rock history
Reviews & Previews

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 […]

Editorial: Outremont–Mont Royal merger raises inequality issue
Editorials

Editorial: Outremont–Mont Royal merger raises inequality issue

It also means that there is one fewer seat in Montreal and the West End where ethno-cultural groups and anglophones constitute an important share of the electorate.

Flavour Guy: Don’t ridicule this April fool and his bird
Columnists / Food

Flavour Guy: Don’t ridicule this April fool and his bird

April is the cruellest month, wrote T.S. Elliot. It’s cruel, he implies, because it disturbs. But, in April, something starts to happen. Here is the end of this part of the poem.

Times and Places: Teaching art to children more fulfilling than I could have imagined
Travel

Times and Places: Teaching art to children more fulfilling than I could have imagined

I taught the children about the colour wheel, the primary and complimentary colours, and they took to it like birds to the sky.