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The Great Oscar Peterson is the subject of latest Canadian heritage Minute, which follows Canada’s most honoured jazz musicians from his humble beginnings in the Black neighbourhood of Little Burgundy in Montreal to his rise to fame.

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The McCord Stewart Museum announced on Feb. 16 the permanent closure of the Stewart Museum, located in the Fort on St. Helen’s Island in Parc Jean-Drapeau. “This decision, approved by the Museum’s Board of Trustees, was made in an extremely difficult financial context with uncertain prospect…

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Starting Thursday, February 11, the McCord Museum is welcoming visitors once again to a safe environment and pleasant experience of the world of haute couture. The Christian Dior exhibition will open to allow more people to admire the sumptuous creations of the brilliant Paris couturier.

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Place des Arts is taking part in the celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Round Table on Black History Month with the presentation of a series of free activities that will shine a spotlight on the talent and commitment of Black artists and cultural stakeholders from Montreal and the pr…

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When writing is a passion, and a pandemic presents an opportunity to explore your pastime, you write! That’s what Amanda Di Zazzo and her mother Pierina Procino Di Zazzo of Montreal did — they worked on and almost simultaneously self-published books recently.

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Daniela Fiorentino, Italian singer from Naples and Montrealer by adoption, launches in Quebec, "Je renaîtrai, tu renaîtras", her French adaptation of the song "Rinascerò, rinascerai", by Italian artists Roby Facchinetti and Stefano D'Orazio. It is a song of love and hope on the thread of sol…

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Following the announcement of the continued temporary closure of Quebec museums, the MMFA decided to extend its Gift of the Holidays by another two weeks. Until January 24 inclusively, five virtual exhibitions, including the latest, GRAFIK! Five Centuries of German and Austrian Graphics, are…

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Centaur Theatre, in collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), has launched a call for submissions for a year-long Indigenous Artist Residency for those interested in telling stories that reflect the Indigenous heritage of the Island of Montreal and the Province of Quebec.

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The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) announced in a January 7 statement that Rafael Payare will become its next Music Director, effective from the 2022-2023 season for a minimum of five years. Mr. Payare assumes the position of Music Director Designate from September 1, 2021, taking o…

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The Opéra de Montréal recently announced a free webcast for the entire family that became available as of December 17. The show Hansel and Gretel, presented by the Atelier lyrique in 2014 in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts, is now available to view online until January 17, 2021.

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On February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela, the renowned leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, was released from prison after serving 27 years of his life sentence. A mere four months later, on June 19, a beaming Mandela stood on a stage behind Montreal’s City Hall, flanked by chi…

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The performing arts and local live theatre have taken a real hit throughout the pandemic. Segal Centre member and Westmount resident Carrie Mazoff started experimenting with videography as a hobby at the beginning of the year, and as COVID rolled in this past spring, she began perfecting her…

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The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is starting its second week with a new selection of documentaries to explore at home. Starting November 19, the sections Contemplating Dystopia, Becoming Oneself and Challenging Power (presented in collaboration with the CSN) will be add…

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As part of the exhibition Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures, which will take place as soon as Quebec museums are able to reopen, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will present Jean Paul Riopelle's Fontaine, shown to the public for the very first time.

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On Hallowe’en night, pumpkins will still cast their glow, while black cats and ghosts continue to stalk the streets in this year when we are all facing a major health risk.

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ revival exhibition, Mi Makir: A Search for the Missing, by Yehouda Chaki, which was set to open on October 7 and continue until March 7, 2021, has been postponed to a future date since all Quebec museums must temporarily close from October 1 to 28, in the co…

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Starting Wednesday, Sept. 30 and running until the end of November, more than a dozen Montreal artists working in different mediums will have their work prominently displayed throughout Les Cours Mont-Royal, the shopping gallery located at 1455 Peel St. between Ste-Catherine and De Maisonneuve.