San Antonio The Alamo

Welcome to San Antonio

Visiting San Antonio, deep in the heart of south/central Texas, I half expected long-horn cattle and saloons with swinging doors. What I found was a city where the blending of Texan and Mexican cultures is much...
Gardens of Light

Gardens of Light at the Montreal Botanical Garden

Gardens of Light Each year, autumn in Montreal is heralded by a chill in the air, the leaves transitioning to their golden and red hues and the daylight hours slowly growing shorter. At the Botanical Garden an...
Toulouse-Lautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts During the Belle Époque, Parisian nightlife flourished in the burgeoning cabarets of Montmartre. Toulouse-Lautrec had the rema...
Mars

Escape Earth’s Gravity and Travel to Mars

Escape Earth’s Gravity and Travel to Mars At the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium Since the dawn of humankind, we have stared up into the night sky and pondered its endless mysteries. The ancients played connect-t...
New Orleans Jazz - Montreal Jazz Festival 2016

New Orleans’ Best Comes to Montreal Jazz Fest

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty, Wynton Marsalis, and Christian Scott at the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival At the dawn of the 20th century, New Orleans birthed a new art form – jazz. Flag beare...
Pompeii

Pompeii – a Roman city frozen in time

At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Pompeii, a Roman port city along the Bay of Naples, met an untimely and catastrophic end in 79 AD, when Mount Vesuvius buried the city under metres of volcanic ash. For the ...
Huey Lewis and The News

Huey Lewis and the News Back in Montreal!

It was the summer of 1986, almost three decades ago, when Huey Lewis and the News last performed in Montreal. It’s been a long, long wait. But finally their blend of marvelous harmonies and joyous rock will onc...