CHW Boom

Alicia Epstein and Susan Bercovitch.

Town of Mount Royal native Rick Miller is headed back “home” for a three and a half week run of Boom X at the Segal Centre, the sequel to Boom. While the latter explored the Baby Boomer era, this edition tells the story of Generation X: the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. It is described as an explosive solo performance that documents the music, culture, and politics that shaped Generation X. With audiences being transported through 25 years, the show gives voice to over 100 influential politicians, activists and musicians, and is a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations.

Right near the beginning of the run, on Sat. Feb. 16, The Montreal Centre of Canadian Hadassah WIZO (CHW) will present its own exclusive showing. Event Chair Susan Bercovitch and CHW Montreal President Alicia Epstein note that funds raised that evening will be in support of the CHW Debbie Eisenberg & Gary Levene Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) in Israel. The PICU is an interdisciplinary unit providing treatment to any critically ill child, from newborns to 14 years of age. Most patients are children suffering from birth defects, injured in various incidents and cancer patients suffering from complications Founded in 1917, Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is a non-political, volunteer led, philanthropic organization, with Centres in over 20 locations across Canada. CHW passionately supports programs and services for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel and Canada. Tickets are available via the CHW Montreal office. I will have more on Boom X in next week’s entertainment section.

B’NAI BRITH BRUNCH: B’nai Brith Canada’s Quebec Office will once again hold their Music Brunch for Seniors, with guest artist Michael Rien. It takes place this Sunday at the Adath Israel Congregation in Hampstead, featuring a delicious kosher brunch and lots of dancing. It begins at 10:30 am and you can buy your ticket at the synagogue office.

EVOKING CINDERELLA: Not quite midnight, by Cas public will be presented at the Agora de Danse on Bleury this Saturday. It is being billed as a a perfect activity for kids (up to six years old) and families since children are asked, at each performance, to go on the stage and dance with the performers! Several school matinees are scheduled this week.

REED SHINES: I am really pulling for the Montreal Alouettes and General Manager Kavis Reed, who is the most community-minded individual to hold that post I believe in team history. His only rival would have been former team president Larry Smith. Jim Popp served as GM for 21 years and wearing my school board hat I never so much as met him. Reed is making regular appearances at our schools. He gave me his cell number to call him anytime! Last Friday the team unveiled its new logo and uniforms.

COHEN CHATTER: I already miss Vinny Barrucco on The Beat 92.5 FM morning show. He announced last week that he was leaving the program for another opportunity which we only learn about in a few months. Will that still be in radio? See my blog for more….Brian Wilde continues to do an excellent job covering the Canadiens for Global TV. He appears once a week on the morning news and writes his Call of the Wilde blog after every game. See my blog for an interview with Brian, who was a mainstay on CTV Montreal for 22 years until they abolished their sports department…Fascinating Montrealer Theodore Fairhurst, 71, recently became the 16th person to complete the V7S (Volcanic 7 Summits). He is the oldest person to climb both the 7 Summits and the Volcanic 7 Summits. “If I can get all the paperwork in place I ought to get into the Guinness World Records,” he told me.

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