Marilla Steuter-Martin

Marilla Steuter-Martin has been a journalist with CBC Montreal since 2015.

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Festival Art Souterrain expands, offering giant escape game along with art works

With contemporary art works set up along the five-kilometre network that makes up Montreal's underground city, Frédéric Loury, director of the festival's 2020 edition, says the event is all about bringing art into the public sphere.

5 free arts and music events to check out at Nuit Blanche 2020

The annual event can help chase away the winter blues with a vast offering of arts and culture activities for Montrealers of all ages.

Mohawks in Kahnawake defiant as injunctions seek end to rail blockades across Quebec

Mohawk leaders in Kahnawake, south of Montreal, are defying a court order to dismantle a rail barricade they erected just over two weeks ago, and warned authorities against trying to enforce it.

Is Quebec's film and theatre industry 15 years behind Hollywood when it comes to diversity?

On Saturday, a collective of black women artists will come together to celebrate its members hard-won successes.

New play tackles stigma around mental illness in Montreal's black community

Sharing Our Stories, Telling Our Lives is a play based on interviews with community members. The goal of the project is to spark conversation and reduce social stigma around the issue.

Quebec City man charged with woman's murder was on day parole for ex-spouse's brutal slaying

A man charged with killing a Quebec City sex worker was allowed to have what the Parole Board of Canada deemed "inappropriate" sexual relations with women — despite the "serious and worrisome risk." 

Photos, letters and spices: Montreal artist explores the objects that connect immigrants to home

Iranian-Canadian artist Anahita Norouzi is working on a photo project about immigrants and their keepsakes.

New film traces family's story of survival on an Irish coffin ship that crashed off Gaspé coast

A new documentary by Concordia professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin traces descendants of Irish immigrants who survived the Carricks of Whitehaven shipwreck in 1847.

Montreal's Fête des neiges celebrates winter with ice-sculpting, outdoor sports and circus acts

The 37th edition of the Fête des neiges de Montréal will feature a whole range of activities that rely on snow and cold weather — from tubing to skating and ice-carving.

Soul singer Michelle Sweeney marries music and monologue in new storytelling show

Sweeney, a mainstay of Montreal's jazz and soul scene, brings a new vulnerability to her act — opening up about her mother's battle with mental illness and her own experiences with intimate partner violence.

Cavalia's dazzling holiday light show expected to attract 500,000 visitors

Illumi – Féerie de lumières, a wonderland featuring 10 million lights, a giant tree and a Christmas village just off Highway 15 and De Souvenir Boulevard in Laval, is open to visitors until Jan. 5.

From chips to cheers: Montreal company makes gin from potato scraps

After tackling upcycled juice and beer, Loop has now launched a lime-and-ginger gin made with potato scraps that would have been discarded.

A behind-the-seams look at Les Grands Ballets de Montréal's The Nutcracker

Mélanie Ferrero, who's worked in the company's costume shop for the last 15 years, says the elaborate costumes that date back to 1987 go through a lot of wear and tear. Repairs and touch-ups are a big part of her job.

Baking connections: Montreal foodie finds community and passion in the kitchen

Rachel Bishop has no formal training in cooking or photography, but she says sharing mouth-watering photos of her creations online has helped her connect with other baking enthusiasts.

Montreal artist creates fund to diversify collection at fine arts museum

Manuel Mathieu was surprised to learn that he was the first Haitian-Canadian artist whose work was acquired by the Montreal Fine Arts Museum. So he decided to do something about it.