Mysterious Canadian-Danish indie-pop duo Rhye play the Metropolis for the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Did you ever wish you could meet one of the superstars of jazz in an intimate setting, where you could feel totally free to ask them…
With five critically acclaimed novels, including Lost Girls and The Killing Circle to his credit, Andrew Pyper takes on the devil with his newest blockbuster The Demonologist. Mixing a touch of Dan Brown with a lot of Dean Koontz in this first-person narrative, the author tells the tale of a man struggling with his personal demons.
From June 28 to July 7, Montreal hosts the 34th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, featuring close to 500 concerts, most of which are free. With the largest jazz festival on the planet on our doorstep, Montrealers are asking themselves the annual questions: What to see? How to choose? How to cram the most music into ten days?
It is not often that Montrealers see a world premiere, let alone of a musical. The current Yiddish production of Tales of Odessa at the Segal Centre does have its English and French surtitles and a written English synopsis to guide the audience through the plot intricacies. However, the attraction here is not following every minor comment, but being swept along by the evocative music and immersed in the total atmosphere.
Ok, so how many of us rush to switch radio stations when a French song comes on the radio? A lot of us, I know, as if you’d go deaf if you hear a word sung in French, such an urgency gotta rush and turn that dial.
It’s no surprise that The Theatre Elusive’s Frankie-nominated Love in The Time of Time Machines swept the awards at this year’s New York Frigid Fest. Taking…
Près de un million de québécois visitent les Francofolies chaque année, profitant ainsi des plus de 250 spectacles dont 180 sont gratuits. Un bel éventail d’artistes représentant toute la diversité musicale. Le Rover a eu le privilège d’assister à quelques spectacles et on vous partage içi ces découvertes, ces expériences et quelques instants de magie.
“In what business,” Sir Nigel Hawthorn asks, “do you not have to drive your chickens to the market?” All products, is the answer, to all markets. Books present a particular challenge. Everyone is baffled. There’s no end of product. The public hungers for more books across a growing variety of platforms. But where’s the market? Who sells what, how and to whom? And where?
When I read the Tales From Odessa by Issak Babel I was charmed and delighted by the robbers of the underworld and their complicated poverty and…
Conçus pour permettre aux employés du Festival de s’amuser et d’échanger à la fin de leur journée, les partys du Shag – officiellement les “Partys du Shag Molson Dry” – sont ouverts à tous. Le Savoy du Métropolis où se tient l’évènement est un bar situé à l’étage de ce dernier, dont on y accède par la rue St-Dominique.
Dans la salle de répétition, des regards sont échangés rapidement, les sourires sont furtifs. Tout le monde s’active et personne ne se pose. Alors que des représentants des médias s’installent devant lui, la fébrilité ambiante gagne le principal intéressé : Roch Voisine se prépare pour le spectacle de clôture des Francofolies.
After winning the Spirit of the Fringe award in 2012 with The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter, Seattle-based actress and playwright Yana Kesala was guaranteed a spot in…
Following the real-life criminal exploits of a group of materialistic teenagers in the sunny hills of Los Angeles, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring continues the director’s exploration of decadence and liminality, offering a voyeur’s gaze into the lives of the fame obsessed. Alluring and titillating, it is also a poignant social critique.
In 2007, I had the honour of interviewing Quebec actor Philippe Bergeron about his appearance on the hit show The Sopranos. He spoke about what it was like to work with James Gandolfini, the brilliant actor who died yesterday at age 51. What follows is the article I wrote about Bergeron’s experiences working on the show.