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Janina Fialkowska returns to McGill’s Pollack Hall
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Janina Fialkowska returns to McGill’s Pollack Hall

In her youth, Janina Fialkowska’s name was associated with Chopin, since the renowned pianist Arthur Rubinstein had taken her under his wing and pronounced her “a born interpreter” of the great Polish composer. Her name became synonymous with courage, as she conquered cancer that threatened in mid-career to destroy her […]

Bassist Zack Lober mines his ancestry in a musical tribute to his grandfather
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Bassist Zack Lober mines his ancestry in a musical tribute to his grandfather

Following the path of many of our finest musicians, bassist/composer Zack Lober left his native Montreal seven years ago for the challenges and inspirations of the jazz life in New York City. It’s still the jazz world’s mecca, and that’s where Lober, 35, added a master’s degree at the famed […]

Book review: On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliot House
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Book review: On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliot House

In upheavals that convulsed the Arab world over the past two years, Saudi Arabia seemed immune. It is the last absolute monarchy in the world, and enormous wealth, profligate spending and political power is in the hands of the Al Saud family. Its princes control every important agency. Slavery was […]

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What’s Happening in Montreal in February

ONGOING Ami-Quebec Roundtable discussion • Wed. Feb. 13. The Hoarding Life with speaker Dr. Keiron O’Connor. 7 – 9pm.  6875 Décarie #300 514-486-1448  amiquebec.org  Bon Appétit Dinner Club Visit restaurants around the city. Fri. 7pm. 514-264-8951  b.bulka@videotron.ca Club Gourmand Food lovers are invited to wine and dine every other Fri. […]

Journalist Robert Fisk: Arab awakening calls for “justice and dignity”
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Journalist Robert Fisk: Arab awakening calls for “justice and dignity”

Robert Fisk is an award-winning British journalist who can lay claim to the “Mideast expert” sobriquet because he’s been covering the Middle East for more than 35 years. A PhD in history, Fisk is not one of those reporters who fly in somewhere when things get hot, get a quick […]

Restaurant review: Parthenon is as close as it gets to Greece
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Restaurant review: Parthenon is as close as it gets to Greece

There’s a new addition to the restaurant choices on Queen Mary near Earnscliffe that has what it takes to attract a loyal following. Three of us dined at the Parthenon on a frigid weekday night, thoroughly enjoyed its traditional Greek cuisine and left with full bellies and taste satisfaction. The […]

Mark Abley lends a voice to a Canadian black sheep
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Mark Abley lends a voice to a Canadian black sheep

Mark Abley has had a good professional relationship with that fickle woman Lady Luck—he’s been at the right place at the right time so that his talent as a poet, journalist, non-fiction writer and editor has received broad recognition. But just as Montreal-based Abley, 57, had completed his latest work […]

Publisher’s Note: The Senior Times reaches out to all of you
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Publisher’s Note: The Senior Times reaches out to all of you

“It’s hard to be a Jew” is an old Yiddish expression that has suited me very well in my 26 years as a publisher. I’ve been told my newspaper is too Jewish. I’ve been told it’s not Jewish enough. I’ve been called an “ultra Zionist.” I’ve been called “anti-Israel.” All […]

Editorial: Walk-in clinics can ease humiliating ER wait times
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Editorial: Walk-in clinics can ease humiliating ER wait times

No-appointment clinics can ease ER overcrowding—but only somewhat. The answer to the problem lies elsewhere, in addressing the lack of family doctors in the Montreal urban agglomeration. Every year at this time we see headlines about overcrowded emergency rooms in city hospitals. Unless you are unconscious, having a heart attack, […]

Alzheimer’s battlefield keeps changing, researchers find
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Alzheimer’s battlefield keeps changing, researchers find

If by looking into a crystal ball you could learn whether your likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease is higher than others’, you probably wouldn’t want to know. After all, definitive cause and cure continue to elude researchers and medications may stabilize the illness, but won’t reverse it. But what if […]