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Despite exceptional circumstances, the board of directors of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and Forum RIDM recently announced the appointment of Sofia Laroussi to the position of executive director for both organizations.

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“In order to conform to the requirements and continued measures adopted by the government of Quebec, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal announces that all concerts scheduled up to May 24 inclusively* are cancelled, the OSM wrote in a statement released on March 26.

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The OSM will broadcast on OSM.ca one concert every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting tonight, Wed. March 18 at 8 pm. While the orchestra hit the pause button on its live shows, it will be more present than ever on its digital platforms. The OSM invits you to experience great musical mom…

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The McCord Museum has received an exceptional gift of over 9,000 photographs dating from the mid-19th to the late 20th century created by Quebec photography studios from across the province. The donation from Mr. Jean-Luc Allard has been granted ‘‘cultural property’’ status by the Canadian C…

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In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will be closed to the public until March 30. It will therefore temporarily suspend access to its exhibitions and collections as well as to all of its cultural, school, and community activities. The goal of …

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The Segal Centre is committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our staff, artists, students, patrons, and guests. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves worldwide, the Segal Centre is closely monitoring the situation and will keep you apprised of any changes.

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On Friday night the Centaur opened their newest presentation MOB, a psychological thriller by celebrated Quebec playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin. Originally written in French, titled La Meute, and translated by Chris Campbell, MOB is an exquisite rollercoaster of character development, compl…

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Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson are back at the Segal Centre, belting out tunes with abundant energy in The Times They Are a Changin’, a concert revue they created mostly of protest songs written by Jewish musicians during the 1960s. It had its debut in 2017 at The Greenwin Theatre in th…

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On Sunday, March 8 at 4:30 pm, at the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Pointe-Claire, Cellist Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy will present two beloved solo cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, and will be joined by organists Matthieu Latreille and Francine Nguyen-Savaria to present romanti…

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For more than four decades, the community theatre group Lakeshore Light Opera (LLO) has been presenting stellar performances. They do it not only for their love of theatre but also in hopes of helping contribute to the Lakeshore General Hospital, where they have raised over $227,000 to date.…

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At the forefront of modern dance for more than 45 years, internationally acclaimed dance artist Margie Gillis is among the most influential Canadian choreographers/dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year, along with other esteemed individuals, Gillis will be inducted into the 2020 D…

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The Hudson Film Festival (HFF) has announced that past President of Sony Music Canada, Denise Donlon will headline their five-day event, which opens on Wednesday, March 4. Donlon will be joined by veteran of the Canadian music scene, Murray McLauchlan, as they take audiences through their ex…

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The third concert of the Sinfonia de l’Ouest’s 2019-2020 concert series will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Saint-Joachim Church, 2 Ste-Anne Street in Pointe-Claire. In 2020, musicians and orchestras around the world are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Lud…

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The beloved ice show Disney On Ice is back. Road Trip Adventures is hitting Place Bell in Laval March 4-8 and organizers say this will be the most innovative production in its storied history, with special effects, high-tech lighting, aerial stunts and more.

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Diffusion Multi-Monde and Fauve Film recently announced the theatrical release of the documentary film The Sea Between Us by Marlene Edoyan. The film takes us to Beirut, 25 years after the end of a bloody civil war, to see whether forgiveness and reconciliation are possible in a country stil…

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On Sunday, March 8th, at 3:00 PM, l’Orchestre classique de Montréal will present the sound of great jazz melodies and Broadway classics, featuring works by Weill, Legrand, Gershwin and Sondheim. The concert will also honour Montreal composer Airat Ichmouratov, in a beautiful composition for …

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What do you want more of? What do you want less of? What will your community look like one decade from now? Are you under the age of 30 and like taking pictures? We would love to hear from you!

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Award-winning Toronto journalist, activist and author Desmond Cole will be in Montreal Feb. 12 to launch his first book, The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power.

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When St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal member Lynn Doyle has an idea, she runs with it. “It was 28 years ago, and I was on a cultural committee and I said, ‘We should have Irish films here,’” she explained. “I thought, it can’t be that hard to do. And that was the seed that got the Ciné Gael…

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Satan, God and a full cast of biblical characters hit the stage last Friday night at the Centaur Theatre for a sold out opening of Paradise Lost, a feminist adaptation of the classic, centuries old story of Adam and Eve and Satan’s fall from grace.

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The National Theatre School of Canada recently announced its winter/spring Pay What You Can season of performances, and 12 shows will be produced by the Class of 2020 this year. For all NTS productions, audiences pay what they think by giving the amount of their choice in the identified boxe…

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A half century after his death, the name Martin Luther King Jr. still resonates with many, evoking thoughts of struggle, deliverance and joy even in times of distress, inequality and pain. In honour of the late civil rights leader, American recording artist and multi-instrumentalist, Damien …

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Creative Resilience: Exploring Arts & Health is a short series of events developed by ELAN (English- Language Arts Network) Quebec, taking place between November 2019 and January 2020. ELAN hosted its first two events in partnership with Studio 303, and Csenge Kolozsvari of Senselab.

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A filmmaker stuck in an arid, jobless Quebec winter embarks on an improbable quest across the United States, taking her director of photography along for the journey. Their route should lead them all the way to Los Angeles to meet artist and filmmaker Miranda July, but nothing will happen as…

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From January 14th to February 2nd, Montreal-based playwright Erin Shields blasts 2020 wide open by turning heaven and hell upside down in Paradise Lost, a witty, modern, and feminist reimagining of John Milton’s account of the first battle between good and evil. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, f…

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A new curator has stepped into the spotlight for Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival, the boundary-blasting showcase of independent works from Quebec and beyond, appropriately billed as the “hottest two weeks of winter”. For the 2020 edition, Rose Plotek, the former Associate Director of the…

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Expanding on the success of the 2017–2018 exhibition devoted to a series of photographs by renowned photographer Gabor Szilasi, the McCord Museum announced last month the publication of Gabor Szilasi: The Art World in Montreal, 1960–1980. The book features over one hundred images that, with …

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Lauded local sculptor Glen LeMesurier is presently exhibiting his new creations in his solo exhibition, Gravity & Grace until December 28 at Galerie Grace, 4881 Boul. St-Laurent. The artist, an alchemist of metals, has once again played with and explored different textures and states of …

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To celebrate the holidays, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has a special gift to offer: special time with friends and family in the form of Miracle at the Museum, a promotion offering free admission to the MMFA’S discovery exhibitions and permanent collections. The public can also en…

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The bold, brazen and often wild and wacky collection of cutting-edge theatre known as the Wildside Festival returns to the Centaur Theatre for its 23rd edition Jan. 7-18, 2020. This year, R&B music lovers are in for a treat when Michelle Sweeney, accompanied by pianist and musical direct…

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From December 8 to March 8, 2020, the McCord Museum will be making room for the family exhibition It’s Your Move! Board Games: Larger Than Life, its 10th toy exhibition, presented by Télé-Québec in conjunction with Randolph. This participatory exhibition takes visitors on a journey into the …