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What’s Happening in October and November 2014

It’s impossible to get bored in Montreal. But just in case, here are few goings on in our favourite city.

Theatre preview: Of the Causes of Wonderful Things
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Theatre preview: Of the Causes of Wonderful Things

Those of us who have seen Talya Rubin perform know her one-person shows are unique, moving and memorable, often laced with humour.

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Have a rich breakfast with top Canadian authors

In Montreal, B & B has acquired a different meaning as Books & Breakfast – the now annual celebration of new writing by mainly Montreal authors.

Female pilots played a significant role during the Second World War. (Photo courtesy of Spitfire Productions)
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Spitfire Dance reveals fascinating lives of female aviators

For 50 years, Clint Ward has led a double life. A pilot since his 20s, he started flying with the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent decades with Air Canada and Corporate Aviation. He has also nurtured his involvement in community theatre, directing, among other works, the entire Gilbert and […]

Montreal Gazette editorial cartoonist Terry (Aislin) Mosher with Sparky. (Photo by Barbara Moser)
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Aislin, master of satire, publishes book No. 47

The targets of editorial cartoonist Aislin’s pen are local, Canadian and world leaders, and though they may not be amused at first, readers gobble it up.

Harriet Johnson is among 33 people who have signed on to a class-action lawsuit against the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.
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Home for Colored Children: Nova Scotia government backtracks, apologizes

In Halifax Friday, Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for the abuse of former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, calling it “one of the great tragedies in our province’s history that your cries for help were greeted with silence for so long.”

Book review: Walking Where Jesus Walked
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Book review: Walking Where Jesus Walked

A new book on American Christians and their visits to holy places in Israel is described by reviewer Amos Lassen as “a wonderful example of ethnographic research in the study of religion.” He is referring to Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Hold Land Pilgrimage by Hillary Kaell (New […]

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Dowson urges anglos to vote in school-board elections

The stakes have never been higher for anglophones in local school board elections to be held Nov. 2, and broadcaster Anne Lagacé Dowson is urging community members to register and vote.

Karpathos – the Greek Island that trumps them all
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Karpathos – the Greek Island that trumps them all

We know we’ve made that claim before about other islands such as Lipsi. Just call me the girl who cried Heaven!

CD reviews: Rio-Paris, Brazil
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CD reviews: Rio-Paris, Brazil

There is a lot more to Brazil than football prowess and a boom economy with a nominal GDP of US $2.5 trillion, seventh in the world.