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Whether you want to spoil yourself a little, get away with the family or reconnect with nature, Montréal Space for Life's museums have lots of things that'll appeal to you this summer. Each museum has so many activities going on that you'll be spoiled for choice. Here are a few suggestions —…

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Fans of psychological thrillers will be happy to get their hands on Hannah Mary McKinnon’s latest novel, You Will Remember Me. The story grabs the reader right from the start when our protagonist wakes up on a beach with no recollection of how he got there or who he is. It then switches betw…

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Pre-covid, going to a live show to watch your favorite band perform was something that made for an exciting weekend. You’d sing along to the lyrics, meet likeminded people, drink a little bit, enjoy nachos, and leave feeling good. Rock n’ Roll is one of the few genres that brings out so much…

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If you’re looking for a good, quick, summer read, look no further than Catherine McKenzie’s latest thriller, Six Weeks to Live. Once again McKenzie catches us right from the first page when protagonist Jennifer receives the news that she has terminal brain cancer and has six weeks left to li…

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Canadian Music Week announced on May 6 that legendary radio host Terry DiMonte as a 2021 inductee of the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. DiMonte, host of Mornings Rock on CHOM 97.7 FM, will be honoured for his achievements and longstanding career in the broadcast industry at the on…

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As announced this morning on Montréal’s CHOM 97.7, beloved radio host Terry DiMonte is stepping away from broadcasting after an incredible 43 years. Following decades of waking up listeners and helping them start their day, DiMonte’s final live broadcast is Friday, May 28. Celebrating DiMont…

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The Unknown Comedy Club, a Canadian, Black-owned, online comedy club is set to present “the best stand-up from around the world each week” in live, exclusive streams from a virtual comedy club, said the club in a statement.

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Now or Nowhere is the third album by Montreal’s The Damn Truth, a band that, in many ways, has been hiding in plain sight for the last nine years, slowly bubbling up from the underground on to the radar of a wider audience. They've played Europe and across the United States, opened tours for…

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Since the first lockdown started in March of last year, Montrealers have faced a number of changes in their lives. People have gotten laid off, businesses have struggled, and toilet paper has sold in record time. On a global scale, it feels as though Covid-19 won’t be disappearing anytime so…

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Nadia Hashimi’s latest novel, Sparks Like Stars, is a beautiful and haunting work of historical fiction. The novel begins in 1978 where our protagonist, 10-year-old Sitara, witnesses the assassination of her entire family at the presidential palace in Kabul. She then embarks on a harrowing j…

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The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences across Canada to stream April 29 to May 9. Passes, packages and tickets are currently on sale, and the full lineup has been released.

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Kate Quinn’s latest highly anticipated novel, The Rose Code, is here and it’s a masterpiece. I simply couldn’t put the book down and once I finished it, I wasn’t ready to let the characters go.

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If you’re looking for a fun, quick book to get completely immersed in, Sarah Penner’s debut novel, The Lost Apothecary is the book for you. The story intertwines the lives of a present day woman who stumbles upon a mysterious vial and the apothecary that it belonged to in 1791. The timeline …

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This book has left me speechless. I’ve taken a few days now to try to gather my thoughts on what I can say about Gutter Child by Jael Richardson, and I keep coming back to this: just read it.

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As we reach the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, the team behind We’re All In This Together wanted to launch an episode reminding viewers of the benefits and importance of laughter in keeping our spirits up. Join them on YouTube on Friday, March 12 at 6 pm for the launch of Laughter Yog…

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Bell Media recently released details about its new Noovo Info news service and introduced the team members, including television, radio and digital journalists from Bell Media in Québec. Led by General Manager Jean-Philippe Pineault, the team, they says, will provide in-depth coverage of the…

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Have you ever finished a book only to slowly exhale the breath you didn’t realize you had been holding? That is the effect that Francesca Ekwuyasi’s debut novel Butter Honey Pig Bread had on me. This novel brings us a beautifully woven story about twin sisters and their mother, as it jumps b…

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Montreal-based recording duo Just Costa recently released a music video for their new single “514” from their forthcoming EP Peachy. Celebrating their hometown with unabashed pride, sibling duo of Juliana and Jesse Just Costa give a not-so-subtle nod to Quebec’s biggest city.

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The only work of non-fiction to make the Canada Reads shortlist this year, Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee, is a deep exploration of the geography and natural landscape of Taiwan. Lee brings the reader on her journey as she tries to connect to the land that her maternal grandparent…

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Former US First Lady Michelle Obama will soon launch a new cooking show on Netflix. But this one is aimed at kids. Starting March 16, Obama will star in and executive produce "Waffles + Mochi," which will be available for streaming on Netflix. The show will feature two puppets named Waffles …

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GESPE’GEWA’GI: The Last Land debuts on APTN this Saturday, February 13th. The 13-part half-hour documentary series follows the Mi'gmaq fishers of Listuguj, Quebec who make their living on the nearby waters harvesting salmon, crab, lobster and shrimp. The area is called the Last Land because …

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This is local ice sculptor Julien Doré working on an incredible piece at Centennial Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. The artist has been commissioned by the city to create ice sculptures at all of the parks in DDO. 

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There’s always one in every family. That larger than life personality legends are made of. The one who’s antics and heroics are passed down from generation to generation. In Search of a Name by Marjolijn van Heemstra brings us the story of a woman who had made a promise to name her child aft…

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We're All In This Together [ https://www.facebook.com/WereAllInThisTogetherQuebec ] is a new collaboration between the English Language Arts Network and Seniors Action Quebec and a bi-weekly web series for seniors to help them battle isolation and fear during these difficult times. Both orga…

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What if there was a library that contained hundreds of books about your life. Every single regret you’ve ever had, from the seemingly insignificant to the major life decisions, laid out before you. All you have to do is pick a regret, open the book, and you’ll step into the life that could h…

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The Forgotten Daughter by Joanna Goodman is a follow up to her 2018 novel, The Home for Unwanted Girls. With that said, it can easily be read as a stand alone novel. For those us of living in Quebec, I feel like this novel is an emotional work of historical fiction. Goodman, a Montreal nativ…

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Igloofest will have a strong presence in Montreal this winter with a new, reimagined format adapted to public health guidelines. Forced to postpone 15th anniversary celebrations until 2022, the world’s coldest festival will go on this year, with a special digital edition. Many surprises and …

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I must confess, I am a sucker for holiday movies. Every year once Halloween has come and gone I start watching anything holiday related, from Hallmark movies to animated classics, I can’t get enough. So it goes without saying that I was quite excited to get my hands on Tom Ellen’s latest nov…

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In an effort to deliver some much needed holiday cheer, as well as put some smiles on some older faces, 21-year-old Tess Buckley will sit behind her piano to perform some Christmas classics along with a few jazz standards during a free, 30-minute virtual concert on Monday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. …

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The OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival 2021 will — hopefully, fingers crossed, with luck — take place July 30, 31 and August 1 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. We know the vaccine is coming and it will be summertime and the event is taking place outside so I’m pretty confident — and so are organizers. But…

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Looking for something for the person who seems to have it all? Books are a wonderful way to give a beautiful and useful holiday present. From sitcom-inspired comedy and cooking, riveting mysteries, learning a new hobby like painting, and classic (culinary?) gaming, to reflecting on one of Mo…