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  • Becca's Travel Tips for Montreal

    June 27, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

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    Four WBGO listeners from NY are Harriet & Arnold Gussin, Shiela & Mordecai Braunstein

    Look! We already met some listeners. They're going to the Sonny Rollins concert tonight.

    Here are my tips to all. Bring your umbrella. At night you might need a jacket.

    If you want healthy foods on the run, I like La Boulangerie de Montreal/Montreal Bakeries Co a/k/a MBCo in the Complexe Desjardins near the Food Court. (BTW, this entire Food Court is not as franchise-crazy as most, and this year bears a new sign that says "free wifi.")

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  • Lorraine Desmarais solo piano at La Chappelle

    June 27, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    by Germain Bouleau, thanks to FIJM
    by Germain Bouleau, thanks to FIJM

    LORRAINE DESMARAIS is a pianiste montrealise who performs across and outside Canada. In 1984 she won the Montreal Jazz Festival's Yamaha Award and in 2002, the Oscar Peterson Prize. I saw her at the 2004 Fest in a two-piano concert with Chick Corea, one of her idols.

    Last night she performed solo at La Chappelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, a chapel in an old Montreal greystone on Sherbrooke and St. Denis. With a two-story black velvet curtain behind the Fazioli, and a crystal chandelier hanging low above it, this setting is theatrical.

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  • Montreal Jazz Festival 2010 - all photos slide show

    June 27, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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