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Jesus Christ Superstar in Quebec City

By Carrianne Bell Recently, in the beautiful setting of Chalmer’s Wesley Church in Old Quebec, I was lucky enough to catch a presentation of the Quebec Art Compamy’s rendition of

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Nos Incontournables at the Salle Albert-Rousseau, Quebec City

By Daydree Vendette Nos Incontournables is a feel-good show that is meant to cash-in on nostalgia. The show is based on the record of the same name and both the

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Jean Gaudreau Exhibition at the Ophélia Restaurant

By Daydree Vendette The Ophélia restaurant on Grande-Allée is architecturally stunning. It’s charm goes beyond gimmicky decoration and grounds itself in a thoughtful symbiosis of the historical and the modern.

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Review: David Mamet’s Race

By Aileen Ruane “On a tous nos préjugés” says Susan to Jack Lawson during the climax of David Mamet’s Race, staged by Martine Beaulne, cynically stating one of the play’s

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Review: Les Fourberies de Scapin in Quebec City

Review by Aileen Ruane, Les Fourberies de Scapin at Salle Albert-Rousseau is a real treat for lovers of classical French theatre. It’s full of fast-paced, pithy dialogue, accompanied by even

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Book Review: Is This Who We Are? Fourteen Questions about Québec – ISBN 9781553804673

Is This Who We Are? Fourteen Questions about Québec By Alain Dubuc Translated by Nigel Spencer ISBN: 9781553804673 Price: $21.95 Publisher: Ronsdale Press Review by Job Patstone This book was

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Review: Incendies at Le Trident Theatre, Quebec City

Review by Aileen Ruane “Rien n’est plus beau que d’être ensemble” are the words spoken by Nawal Marwan, played by Nathalie Séguin, Véronika Makdissi-Warren and Lise Castonguay, via a letter

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Review: François Bellefeuille Le plus fort au monde

By Daydree Vendette, François Bellefeuille burst onto the scene with his brand of angry-guy comedy, looking like a cross between someone going to the grocery store in their pajamas and

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Review: Katherine Levac’s Velours and the Moose That Almost Drowned but Didn’t

By Aurélie Roy, Salle Albert-Rousseau, Quebec City In her first one-woman show, Katherine Levac secures her place amongst the group of young humourists who are taking the Quebec comedy scene

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Book Review: Road Through Time – 9780889774773

Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move By Mary Soderstrom ISBN: 9780889774773 Price: $22.95 Publisher: University of Toronto Press Review by Job Patstone Many of us drive

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Book Review: Hope Has Two Daughters – ISBN 9781487001803

Hope Has Two Daughters By Monia Mazigh Translated by Fred A. Reed ISBN: 9781487001803 Price: $22.95 Publisher: Arachnide Editions Review by Lorie Pierce Based on real events during the Tunisian

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Constantinople and Shashank Subramanyam at the Grand Théâtre

By Daydree Vendette The description of the show on the Grand Théâtre website gives a lot of space to the flutist Shashank Subramanyam, and paints the participation of the 4

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Bedouine’s Demanding Songs Strike Right Balance at José González Show

Review by Daydree Vendette Bedouine opened for José González. She stood left of center on a pared-down stage. Her only props on the stool beside her, a candle and glass

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Book Review: All Good Children ISBN 9781459813878

All Good Children By Catherine Austen ISBN: 9781459813878 Price: $14.95 Publisher: Orca Book Publishers Review by Nathalie Peron In the not-so-distant future is New Middletown, a walled city populated by