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February 2011 Archives

Karine Vanasse

2011 will be a big year for Drummondville native Karine Vanasse. She'll appear in five films, including the upcoming Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris. Vanasse is also starring in a theatre piece at Theatre Rideau Vert, and she's in the midst of developing a film adaptation of the ultra-popular Quebecois bande-dessinee Paul à Québec. So what excites Vanasse these days? Finding ways to be a small fish in a big pond.

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Shira Lazar, a broadcaster for the digital age

shiraperez.jpgMontreal-native Shira Lazar doesn't wait for opportunities to come her way. Thanks to her video camera and computer, Lazar has become a well-known online web personality and video blogger. Her work's been written about on Newyorktimes.com, wired.com, and recently Fast Company named Lazar one of the most infuential women in tech. On Sunday, she co-hosted Oscar.com's red carpet webcast. She tells Pierre how she hustled to create her career.

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The Culture Club

cultureclub.jpgThis week, Jeanette Kelly talks about the remounting of Larry Tremblay's 1995 play The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi at Theatre Rideau Vert, and Rebecca Makonnen reviews the film J'm'en va r'viendre.

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Books with Stanley Péan

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Stanley Pean from R-C2.JPGBook columnist Stanley Péan reviews Pablo Urbanyi's novel Silver, and Jocelyne Saucier's Il pleuvait des oiseaux 
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Corno's Art and Desire

Corno.JPGOriginally from Chicoutimi, Corno is a visual artist who's become known for her bold and vibrant work. Turns out, her personality matches her brushstrokes.

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The Culture Club: Cement, Stones, and Alt-Rock

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Jeanette Kelly reviews the plays Sexy Béton at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, and Stones In His Pockets at the Centaur Theatre. Rebecca Makonnen takes us to the Alex Nevsky concert. But first - some new music from Malajube.

 

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Knowing it by Harp

valerie milot.jpgTrois-Rivières' Valérie Milot was ten years old when she first heard the harp. Ever since, the instrument's been a huge part of her life. Despite earning lots of recognition and several big awards, Milot explains why she cares more about expressing emotion through her instrument -- rather than her technical skills.
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Front seat on the Runway

Cultureclub.JPGRebecca Makonnen takes us to the front row of the hottest runways at Montreal's fashion week (and teaches Pierre about jeggings!) But first - another taste of one of the songs on The Dears new album, Degeneration Street.

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Heading down Degeneration Street

TheDears_Colour.jpgMontreal band The Dears delve into some dark topics on their latest offering, Degeneration Street. Inspired by a tragedy, Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak explain why the band covers touchy subjects that many people find  hard to discuss.

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Marc-Aurèle Fortin retrospective

1937.20.JPGMost art-lovers associate Marc-Aurèle Fortin with his majestic paintings of Quebec's rural landscape. But in a new retrospective of his work at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, you can get a chance to see a different side of his art. The museum's executive director Ester Trépanier fills us in.

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Jorane's new album

jorane.jpgJorane's journey with her new album, Une sorcière comme les autres, started in her car when an Anne Sylvestre song came on the radio. There was something about Les Gens Qui Doutent that left Jorane breathlessess. The singer-cellist decided her eighth album was destined to be a series of covers.

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