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A Special Call to Community for a Special Show

JIREH WILL BE JOINED ON STAGE BY Audrey DuBois Harris FOR ONE17 at EGLISE Le-Saint-Jean-Baptiste       Egbert Gaye Standing in front of her two choirs, the last thing Carol Bernard wants to be thinking about is the demographic make-up of her audiences as she attempts to draw them into the always-spectacular performances delivered by her singers. But sometimes she just can’t help it and she is troubled by what she sees when she looks into the crowd. “Not enough Black people attending our shows,” she says, bluntly. “We are a Black choir and as much as we value …

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Making a difference and spreading awareness

Caren Mellow recognized as a Difference Maker. She stands among 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health Egbert Gaye Ten years as a psychiatric nurse and a health teacher at a school where students confront almost daily multiple socio-economic issues, Caren Mellow knows a thing or two about the precariousness of mental health. That’s why over the past four years she has been doing her part to heighten consciousness at her school, ACCESS Riverside, among students and co-workers and in the community. Her annual walk staged in May, aimed at “breaking down stigma and promoting mental health awareness,” is growing in …

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Seven mature beauties vie to be Miss Elegance

Contact STAFF There is beauty and poise at any age. And it will come to the fore when seven mature  Montrealers take to the stage on Dec 9,  for a Beauty Pageant at Le Manoir in NDG. The women will be judged on talent, walk, and a question and answer segment. Organizers at Caribbean Promotions say the event  will celebrate the diversity of mature women and will be a move away from the traditional beauty contests that have been based on  preserving youth. It has been long thought that pageants are all about promoting physical appearances and  unrealistic female attributes.  …

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David Kalubi: Arrested then he dies

Family left confused after young Congolese man dies while in police custody Contact Staff Going on two months since David Kalubi died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody, family and friends are still waiting for official word from investigators. Dan Philip, head of the Black Coalition of Quebec, doesn’t expect much from Quebec’s Independent Investigations Bureau (BEI) that is looking into the case because of the usual veil of secrecy that surrounds the workings of the unit. “There is still so much that the family doesn’t know about why their son died, but sadly they may be able to …

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DJ Serius is all about good music

He will be at Lavish 2017 Contact Staff There are reasons why Dan Callender why has become a much sought-after disc jockey on the Montreal dance circuit, and they all hinge on his love of music and his consistently professional approach in delivering it to his audiences. Call him DJ Serius. It seems inevitable that Dj Serius would emerge as the top music man. He is having been nurtured into the business at an early age by his dad Handy Andy, a calypsonian and singer of worth; his older brother Don Smooth, a leading deejay and radio host, and his …

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MTL Underground at Le Belmont on Dec.7

Contact Staff If you’re a fan of  the new army of local performers and the new vibes that they bring   then be at the at Le Belmont 4483 Blvd St-Laurent  on Thursday,  December 7, for the launch of  MTL. Underground Vol 1, presented  by Squash Comp.Com. It’s a Party and Album launch and there will be performances by several local artists  such as  BRH (Otages), Tito, Red Rum Records, XL, Deemy Twoseven, Visionary, Jessy-B, Sub Lucid, Scott Murray, Budda Child, Tokyo Kid, Shawn James, Stretch Monroe, Vinci Kobra, Merc Frosst, Dalton, Cross Faded, Scavenger Kal, Mad Axes, Reservoir Doggs, The …

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Holiday Events Nov 30, 2017

Toy Giveaway and Food at C’bean Paradise on Dec. 17 The Holiday cheer will be in full bloom at Caribbean Paradise  Restaurant on  Sunday, Dec 17  for their annual Christmas Toy and Giveaway Dinner. And the invitation goes out to all  Montrealers  to come and enjoy an afternoon of food, music together with all the joys of the season. A signature event in the community for the past several years, this fun-filled evening is open to all:  rich and poor; old and young.   It’s an opportunity  to share the warmth of the Holidays in a family atmosphere. Together with the …

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Valerie Plante takes over Montreal

Black candidates go down to defeat together with popular NDG/CdN mayor Russell Copeman and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre Contact Staff On November 16, Valerie Plante, a 43-year-old mother of two, takes the mayor’s seat at Montreal City Hall, becoming the first woman to hold the job in the city’s 375 year history after leading her party, Projet Montreal, to an unexpected sweep in the November 5, municipal elections. Plante defeated the highly favored Denis Coderre whose boasting of pulling Montreal out of decades of political corruption and ushering in its elevated economic standing fell on deaf ears as Montrealers cast …

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Janet Lewis comes to Prophecy on Nov.25

Major Gospel Concert at COGOP…. Contact Staff It promises to be a Holy Ghost party at the Montreal West Church of God of Prophecy on November 25 when a line-up of local Gospel stars takes to the stage for their annual fundraising concert. Headlining this year’s event will be Janet Lewis, a US-based Jamaican-born Gospel singer who has been making waves on the circuit lately. Lewis, who holds the distinction of being named Female Artist Of The Year at the Caribbean Gospel Awards, has five albums to her credit and has been a force on tour lately with a spectacular …

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Family theater with an edge

Anita Majumbar’s BOYS WITH CARS    Contact Staff For its first major production of the season, Geordie Productions brings to Montrealers a powerful play described as its  “boldest to date,” exploring themes of female empowerment, male privilege and rape culture. The play, “Boys With Cars”, was written, choreographed and performed by Anita Majumdar the daughter of Bengali immigrants from India, who grew up in Port Moody, B.C. It tells the story of teens in a small-town high school through the persona of two diametrically opposed female characters, and according to the playwright “is weaved with traditional lndian, Bollywood and Hip …

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