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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Miri Ben-Ari takes Belleville by Quiet Storm

February 28, 2020 — By Janet Jarrell/Quinte Arts Council Grammy Award-winning classically-trained musician, producer and humanitarian, Miri Ben-Ari is coming to the Empire stage in Belleville. Honoured by Michelle Obama and discovered by producer Wyclef Jean, her outstanding performance and production abilities led to many collaborations with musicians like Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys, to name just a…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Belleville-born theatre creator brings acclaimed show home

February 14, 2020 — By Quinte Arts Council with files from Adam Bailey Belleville-born Adam Bailey’s twisted, history-based storytelling tackles the improbable events that started a war while asking the question: what leads young men to commit acts of political violence? Using the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in 1914 as a starting point, Bailey dives into the world of…
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Cultivating Creativity: New QAC show celebrates the RISE of women in the arts

February 7, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/ Quinte Arts Council Gender inequality is still a real issue in Canada’s arts and cultural sector. Defined as the unequal treatment or perception of individuals based on their gender, this issue is one of national socio-cultural significance, according to an October 2018 report released by the Ontario Arts Council. The study, The…
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Cultivating Creativity: Milestone year for Quinte Society for Chamber Music

January 31, 2020 — By Cynthia Young This year marks the five-year anniversary of the inception of the Quinte Society for Chamber Music (QSCM), and what an eventful five years it has been. Starting with nothing but a shared love of classical music, a small group of dedicated volunteers has presented at least two major concert events featuring high…
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Cultivating Creativity: Celebrating Peter Davis

January 24, 2020 — By Carol Bauer On December 21, 2019, the arts community lost a dear friend, colleague and talented artist. Peter Davis passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 82, after a long decline. He is survived by Jane Mackenzie, his partner of 49 years, his daughter, Kim Davis, and many nieces and nephews. Peter…
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