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Raised on biblical stories of how his Jewish ancestors fought oppression, and marked by childhood fears about the Holocaust, playwright Stephen Orlov began to ask himself why Jews, who had founded the state of Israel to end their oppression, were now dispossessing another people that had lived there for centuries. Birthmark, produced by Teesri Duniya Theatre, delivers a compelling vision for peace and social justice, ushering us across the cultural divide of Canada’s Jewish and Palestinian diasporic communities. (Full Story)
By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to®
Valentine’s Day rituals often begin in the classroom, where the holiday serves both as an enjoyable arts and crafts activity and as a pedagogical tool, teaching children about structuring love and friendship into a concrete, prescribed form. The ritualization of love continues throughout our lives, not only on Valentine’s Day, but through weddings, anniversaries, and Mother’s and Father’s Day. (Full Story)
Montreal – Productions Coracole presents another family show appealing to theatergoers of all ages; the world premiere of  Daisy and the Wonder Weeds by Jean Elliott Manning, directed by Coralie Heiler and Sylvain Millette, playing on April 19 and 20. (Full Story)
The MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) is proud to present for the first time in Quebec choreographer Arkadi Zaides who will grace us with his stunning work  Quiet, a monumental work featuring Palestinian and Israeli performers.

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The theme of war is indebted, for the most part, to the epics. The Iliad, one of Homer’s epics, is set against the background of a love story. The Indian equivalent, the Mahabharata, casts a light of its own on the theme of war by offering a message of love in the form of a poem, The Song Divine (Bhagawad Gita). (Full Story)
Montreal - The Conseil des artistes québécois presents, under the honorary presidency of Andy Nulman, the 5th edition of Montreal's Erotic Art Festival from August 27th until September 5th 2011.
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Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today (the Schulberg restoration) will be screened at 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Moot Court, Faculty of Law, McGill University in Montreal. Following the screening, Professor Payam Akhavan will comment and lead a discussion. This film inaugurates the 2011 Kleinmann Family Foundation Symposium on Confronting Genocide: 1915-2011, with events scheduled for Concordia University (March 14-17) and Vanier College (April 4-8). (Full Story)
With this exhibition, the Museum pays tribute to Miles Davis (1926-1991), one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. The multimedia retrospective (musical excerpts, film and documentary clips, drawings by Miles Davis; paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Mati Klarwein; photographs by Annie Leibovitz and Irving Penn; costumes, musical instruments and scores lent by the Davis family, etc.) recalls the highlights of his life and career, including his memorable concerts in Montreal. (Full Story)
Invaluable witnesses to their era, painters in Montreal's Jewish community offer unique insight into the atmosphere that reigned in the city between 1930 and 1948, evoking both the history of the working class and the misery of the Great Depression. (Full Story)
The Matisse Museum of Nice in France has chosen to display the works of the American painter Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922-1993), father of the actor Robert De Niro, to answer its vocation of making known the works of Matisse, master of the 20th century, through different angles and, on this occasion, as a source of inspiration. (Full Story)
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