Cultural summer | Summer will be beautiful

Music, theater, exhibitions. Follow our guides so you don’t miss anything.


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The revenge of the Quebec repertoire

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PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

Alexa-Jeanne Dubé and Juliette Gosselin will respectively play Denise and Dominique in the adaptation of Me… and the other.

From the movie Our sisters-in-law to the stage adaptations of Me…and the other and Cat Passing by The Giantess (on La Poune), Belmont (on Diane Dufresne) And The shop (on Yvon Deschamps), the Quebec of yesterday is popular among today’s creators. Deciphering a craze for our stories and our myths, revisited in shows which will soon be on display.

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A summer to travel back in time

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PHOTO YVES RENAUD, PROVIDED BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

RBO will be at the heart of a circus tribute to Trois-Rivières. In the photo: Guy A. Lepage, André Ducharme, Bruno Landry and Yves P. Pelletier.

Yesterday’s Quebec culture is bursting forth in a renewed version on stages this summer. Nine suggestions in theater, circus and music.

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The reign of Latin music

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PHOTO VALERIE MACON, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ARCHIVES

Mexican singer Peso Pluma will perform at the Bell Center on June 4, less than a year after his appearance at Place Bell.

You only have to turn on the radio to realize that reggaeton, Latin trap and other Latin-influenced derivatives are at the heart of popular music. While the Fuego Fuego festival is in full swing, interest in artists singing in Spanish is also evident indoors: in the coming weeks, Feid, Peso Pluma and Aventura will all grace the stage of Montreal’s largest amphitheater, the Bell Center , while Pitbull will perform at Parc Jean-Drapeau. We give you some keys to understanding the rise of Latin music.

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Exhibitions not to be missed in Montreal

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PHOTO SERGIO ANTONIO ORT, PROVIDED BY POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE

Sixteen anthropomorphic figurines and six granite steles

Journalists Stéphanie Bérubé and Jean Siag offer you the exhibitions that we absolutely must see this summer in Montreal.

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Richard Séguin and his finders of light

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PHOTO JOSIE DESMARAIS, THE PRESS

Richard Séguin at the Festival of World Guitars, Friday evening

“The songs are strong,” Richard Séguin told us during a short interview, Friday afternoon, on the shores of Lake Osisko, in Rouyn-Noranda. “It’s fragile, but it can be strong. » When evening came, he would spend his entire show showing it off, with the inspired support of three dazzling guitarists, capable of saying as much with their instruments as the singer with his words.

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Take the museum route

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE ART GALLERY OF CANADA

Skawennati, Intergalactic Empowerment Wampum Belt (Onkwehón:we, Na’vi, Skyworlder, LGM, Overlord) [Wampum de l’émancipation intergalactique], 2017, assorted Czech glass beads, leather, artificial sinew, nail polish, 13.7 x 75 x 0.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

From Ottawa to Quebec City via Joliette, Sherbrooke, Saint-Hyacinthe and Rouyn-Noranda, exhibitions for the general public as well as original and specialized offerings will arouse curiosity and surprise visual arts lovers.

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Meet classical music

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA

The Orchester Métropolitain will return to the foot of Mount Royal on August 6 at 7:30 p.m., for its popular outdoor summer meeting with the Montreal public.

Our collaborator Emmanuel Bernier suggests some classic events to see during the summer.

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We go out as a family

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PHOTO PHILIPPE BOIVIN, LA PRESSE ARCHIVES

Fouki

June is upon us. The end of classes is approaching. Soon it will be summer. To help your children wait, here are some ideas for fun outings.

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From the big visit

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PHOTO SARAH MONGEAU-BIRKETT, LA PRESSE ARCHIVES

With its ability to attract big names like Post Malone, J Balvin and the Jonas Brothers, it’s no wonder that the Festival d’été de Québec managed to sell out all its general admission passes just a few minutes after the unveiling of its poster . Holders of the precious passes will also be able to wallow in nostalgia by applauding 50 Cent, The Offspring and other Mötley Crüe.

Quebecers can hardly complain about being neglected by the stars of yesterday and today. Here are nine musicians who have the province on their touring schedule this summer.

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On Justine Laberge-Vaugeois’ bedside table

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PHOTO FRANÇOIS ROY, THE PRESS

Justine Laberge-Vaugeois

Singer-songwriter Justine Laberge-Vaugeois has just released her third children’s book, Inland tides, accompanied by a musical piece of the same name. The fifth album by the duo Alfa Rococo, which she forms with her partner David Bussières, is released on October 4. She shares her current readings with us.

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Series, games and Céline

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PHOTO CHRISTIAN BLACK, PROVIDED BY LUCASFILM LTD.

Charlie Barnett, Dafne Keen and Lee Jung-jae in The Acolyte, on Disney+

Expected returns, intriguing new releases, the Olympic Games and Céline. Clearly, the platforms are casting a wide net this summer. Here are 10 show suggestions to accompany your rainy (or not) days over the next three months.

Read the article by Marc-André Lemieux

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