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March 2011 Archives

Joe Ollman's Mid-Life

MIDLIFE.cover.jpgMontreal's Joe Ollman isn't afraid to strip down - literally and figuratively - in his first graphic novel, entitled Mid-Life. It's a semi-autobiographical story about a 40-year-old man dealing with a mid-life crisis caused by his adult daughters, baby son, wife, job, and a house full of cats.
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Michel Faubert

FVA_Faubert_Small- creditBrigitteHenry.jpgQuebec folk-singer and storyteller Michel Faubert is a guest of honour at this year's Festival Voix d'Amériques. He explains what made him want to work the Quebec metal band Voivod, and how much folk legends and heavy metal have in common.
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Saguenay Short Film Festival

The "Regard Sur le Court Métrage" short film festival runs March 9-15, 2011. It's the 15th year for the festival. Simon Olivier Fecteau is an actor, genie-nominated filmmaker and the spokesperson for the festival. He has a film screening in the festival, and a lot of other interesting projects in the works as well.

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Emilie Clepper's roadtrip soundtrack

clepper.JPGEmilie Clepper plays the kind of music you might like to hear on a long road trip - which makes sense since she says travelling has been a big inspiration in her music. Find out why Emilie feels most at home on a Greyhound bus.

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The Culture Club

orange orange.jpgThis week, Rebecca Makonnen fills us in on how the Montreal electro-pop duo Orange Orange got into a legal problem, and how they're using their music to deal with it.

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