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Powerful lineup for Jazz en Rafale festival

Jazz en Rafale is a small festival with a big heart – it combines a new talent competition with performances by major international and local artists.

Editorial:  Strong leadership needed to counter fear of  “the other”
Editorials

Editorial: Strong leadership needed to counter fear of “the other”

The incidents appear to be sporadic, but taken together represent what seems to be a disturbing pattern: actions by elected municipal officials that limit the legitimate and fundamental rights of religious freedom and freedom of expression.

Quebec should create anglo office: Graham Fraser
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Quebec should create anglo office: Graham Fraser

Graham Fraser is making waves with a suggestion – he first calls it “an idea worth considering” – that Quebec needs some kind of permanent secretariat for Anglo communities in the province.

Swingle Singers  perform in Montreal March 12
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Swingle Singers perform in Montreal March 12

The amazing Swingle Singers, the French vocal group that grew out of the Double Six of Paris in the early 1960s, returns to Montreal for a concert at Place des Arts this month.

Photo courtesy of Shen Yun 2015
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Word Nerd: How Chinese flavours our language

Chinese civilization dates back at least 4,000 years and is the source of many of the world’s greatest inventions including paper, printing, and the compass, not to mention fine porcelain china.

Atwater Library events for March 2015
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Atwater Library events for March 2015

The Atwater Library has scheduled a lunchtime series this month covering a variety of areas of interest.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Bellini, 2014. Courtesy of the McGill Chamber Orchestra.
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McGill Chamber Orchestra presents two one-act operas

The McGill Chamber Orchestra once again kicks off its new season with Bach’s music.

Pascale Déry photo by Barbara Moser.
Features

Pascale Déry: We’re warming up to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

First impressions mean a lot, and television journalist Pascale Déry immediately impresses with her sparkling personality, positive outlook, friendly approach, and grasp of political issues.

The Badlands in South Dakota. Photo by Hayley Juhl
Reviews & Previews

Book review: Blacktop – Driving Across America

The destinations Juhl describes, such as a highway in Kansas, belie their mystery at first, as do the photographs of, say, a road-sign in the desert. But the sign says “Eureka”– there really is a place called that. And does “Buford” really have a population of one?

Digital Whyzdom: All about #hashtags
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Digital Whyzdom: All about #hashtags

by Marc Poellhuber It’s 8am in Atlanta, I am barely awake and the waitress asks: “Will that be grits or hash browns?” Trust me, I know all about befuddlement in the face of new words. You need to know that the term “hashtag” has been included in the Oxford English […]