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Art increases stability, autonomy for this special artist
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Art increases stability, autonomy for this special artist

Alana Barrell is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who uses art to maintain her stability and increase her autonomy.

There are blue skies over McGill, one of the many campuses offering courses on a host of topics this fall.
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Montreal student days sparks themes in novel

Related: October Crisis sets scene in Irena Karafilly’s The House on Selkirk Ave. Born in the Russian Urals, Irena Karafilly received her post-secondary education at McGill and was a student there in October 1970. Her neighbour was the nationalist singer Pauline Julien. “I happened to be living on Montreal’s Selkirk Avenue […]

Irena Karafilly talks about the genesis of her novel, including memories of her own experience in October, 1970, when her neighbour was arrested.
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October Crisis sets scene in Irena Karafilly’s The House on Selkirk Ave.

Where were you during the October Crisis of 1970? It was a period that no Montrealer can easily forget.

What’s happening in Montreal in March and April
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What’s happening in Montreal in March and April

BAZAARS Marie Claret Church • March 10–11 Fri. 8am–5pm and Sat. 8am–3pm. 10,680 Larose, near Henri Bourassa. Resto on premises. 450-978-4033 Vincent Marie Strambi Church • March 23–24–25 Thurs. 9am–5pm, Fri. 9am–6pm, and Sat. 9am–3pm. 10135 Armand-Lavergne St. Tables for rent. 514-322-6746 St. Charles Church • March 31 Fri. 9am–5pm. 2115 […]

CD review: D’Arcy James Argue & Secret Society: Real Enemies
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CD review: D’Arcy James Argue & Secret Society: Real Enemies

It seems it takes a Canadian perspective to critically relate to the dangerously evolving political climate in the U.S.A.

CD review: 3RIO, by Gary Schwartz, Alexandre Côté, Jim Doxas
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CD review: 3RIO, by Gary Schwartz, Alexandre Côté, Jim Doxas

With a mix of relatively well–known modern jazz tunes and originals, innovative electric guitarist Gary Schwartz has recruited two of the more interesting and inventive younger Montreal musicians for this delightful collaborative effort.

Rediscovering my self in exotic India
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Rediscovering my self in exotic India

As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to be part of this adventure.

A (w)rap to Leonard Cohen
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A (w)rap to Leonard Cohen

You gave us your words, you gave us your songs The music lives on, their melodies strong The Sisters of Mercy, Marianne, and Suzanne Part of our family, these women of Our Man You moved through life in search of the light From the family home in Westmount You found […]

Jonathan Monro and Nicola Cavendish in Centaur's Bakersfield. (Photo: David Cooper)
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Bakersfield Mist explores concepts of beauty and truth

Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist, now playing at the Centaur Theatre asks questions we should never stop asking, no matter how many answers we come across.

House address number. Photo by Abbey Hendrickson, via Wikimedia Commons
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Residence Québec can help with finding West Island retirement homes

Résidences Québec offers a Housing Counsellor Service to support seniors and their families in their efforts to find a retirement home