With yesterday’s stunning final performance of l’OSM’s Don Juan Symphonique, with the presence of original lyricist Felix-Gray who gave a very touching thank you speech to all the star performers ( Mario Pelchat, Jean –Francois Breau, Robert Marien, Philippe Berghella, Cindy Daniel, Marie Eve Janvier, and Cassiopee ) who made his vision of the tragic life story of the famed Casanova a reality at La Maison Symphonique …

We are reminded that Valentines week is still in full swing, we are not immune to the mythical power of Love and that the concepts of Truth and Beauty are highly valued.

Enjoy these entertaining shows, exhibitions and concerts in and around Montreal for a fun continuous week full of love!

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical

Life doesn’t always go as planned…but often Beautiful surprises lie in store

 Evenko and Broadway Across Canada are proud to bring you Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, running until February 17th at Place des Arts in Montréal.

A fun and uplifting bio- show about the true story of the early life and career of the most prolific American, female singer songwriter, Carole King.

This jukebox musical with a book by Douglas McGrath and directed by Marc Bruni , shows how the Brooklyn born artist (Sarah Bockel) and her first husband Gerry Goffin (Dylan Wallach) knew great success in their teens writing “made to order songs” , several of which made it to the top of the American music charts.

Musical Highlights of the evening included “One Fine day” – Which marked a definitely turning point in the artist’s life, “(You make me feel like) A Natural Woman” and of course her title piece, ” Beautiful ” .

Audience were also introduced other successful contemporary song hits by musical peers such as Barry MannCynthia WeilPhil Spector and others.

The real beauty of this piece lies is the transition and growth that King undergoes, from being a modest songwriter to a confidant and independent star performer

Beautiful runs in Montreal until February 17th

For more info on the concert and tickets,  please visit :

https://placedesarts.com/…/ev…/beautiful-carole-king-musical

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Montreal Guitar Trio with the California Guitar Trio in Chateauguay

Get ready to hear and enjoy a wonderful collaboration between the Montreal Guitar Trio and the California Guitar Trio tonight Sunday, February 17th, 3:00 PM at the Howard S. Bilings High School auditorium.

CBC described this dynamic trio the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada. With their stunning repertoire of original pieces and rapid paced fingered tributes to David Bowie, Queen and other Rock greats, it is easy to see why their concerts are almost always filled with passionate music aficionados and loyal fans.

With decades of live performances and tour experience under their belts, this concert, featuring the six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Canada, Belgium, US and Japan) will make you smile, cry , (Buy their Recent CD! ) and bring you on an imaginative journey of music filled with love, with notes of jazz, classical , progressive rock and even a nod to Bollywood !

Montreal Guitar Trio

Sunday, February 17, 3 pm

210 McLeod, Châteauguay, Canada

For tickets and info please:

https://www.mg3.ca/

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Exhibition Process: Past. Present. Upcoming,

Come see the wonderful creativity and passion that went into the numerous regal stage costumes designed for stars like Diane Dufresne, Celine Dion, Julie Snyder, Ginette Reno, Michele Richard and many others during an exceptional retrospective exhibition highlighting the 45 years career span of costume designer Michel Robidas.

The exhibition is currently on display at the Centre D’art Diane Dufresne until the 17 of February.

An experienced guide will help you discover the life and personalities of the various stars whose adventures and success fit the extravagant outfits designed by Robidas.

 You will get the chance to come up close with costumes created for Cirque du Soleil, for the Denyse-Pelletier Theater, for the movie Stardom-The cult of the Denys Arcand‘s celebrity as well as several other variety television shows.

The exhibition has partnered up with the currently running Ice and Fire Festival in Repentigny. Children can participate in indoor workshops and adults can enjoy a complementary hot chocolate of coffee to keep warm.

For more information on the exhibit please visit:

https://www.ville.repentigny.qc.ca/centredartdianedufresne.html