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Emotional Arithmetic

By Sharman Yarnell on May 15, 2008

The shadows of the past are darker in some lives than in others. Those belonging to survivors of the Holocost follow their every move into different continents, into different lifestyles, into different homes. In many cases, they are memories that become a cancer, a cancer that eats away not only in themsleves, but deep into the very core of their families...

Unanimes, nos artistes ?

By Francis Tourigny on May 1, 2008

l y a soixante ans, le Refus global marquait le début de ce qu’on pourrait appeler l’engagement social des artistes québécois.  La « liberté de penser et de créer », prônée par les signataires du Refus, a été peu à peu remplacée par la « quête d’identité », suivie de sa conséquence dite logique de prétendue « libération nationale ».  Ce fantasme a depuis été chanté, filmé, joué, poétisé et proclamé de toutes les manières imaginables par une pléthore d’artistes québécois. ..

Community action saves Montreal’s music chapel

By P.A. Sévigny on May 1, 2008

When Tremblay administration executives threatened to cut off all the funding as required by the downtown core’s Chapelle Bon Pasteur concert program, an outraged protest from every corner of Montreal’s music community forced the mayor’s office to back off. Once the protest began to work its way into the city’s media,  city officials were forced to restore the funding required to maintain one        of the city’s more successful and cherished cultural programs...

“Forever Yours Marie-Lou” an aria

By Alidor Aucoin on May 1, 2008

Forever Yours Marie-Lou is one of Michel Tremblay’s early works— he was 27 when he wrote it in 1970, and the script is full of youthful rage and indignation...

Hurray for Lady Day

By Sharman Yarnell on May 1, 2008

She's vivacious and warm. Her soul is the very essence of Jazz and Blues. Few in this city perform   it better.

She's Ranee Lee...

Un acte d’orgueil

By Louise V. Labrecque on May 1, 2008

La machine se nourrit de sons. Elle démarre dans la ville, s’emballe dans l’excitation des sens, révèle des algorithmes étranges, urbains, des mystères inquiétants de faune bigarrée. La machine est au cœur du schéma narratif de ce roman de Michel Vézina, La machine à orgueil. En elle, nous apercevons le vide, le manque, le vertige, la profondeur du trou noir...

Surette premieres with a splash

By Alidor Aucoin on May 1, 2008

Roy Surette, who slipped into town unheralded from the Belfrey Theatre in Victoria six months ago to take over as the Centaur Theatre’s artistic director made his directorial debut at the end of March with The Mystery of Maddy Heisler.


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