dimanche 28 novembre 2010

Persons of the Year 2010 - LeStudio1.com

LeStudio1.com team rallied again to select, depending on their annual tradition since 2005, the 10 personalities of 2010. The unveiling of the winners will take place on December 1st.
Who are the names of these 10 personalities ... (To be continued)

Santa Claus and the distribution of gifts..

It decided, that Clementina "The Pony" who will go with Father Christmas to distribute gifts on the morning of 25 December!
Santa has fallen in love with Clementina ...
Pictures 1 and 2 : santa Claus and Clementina;
Picture 3: Santa Claus and Bernard Bujold
See Photo album Santa

mercredi 24 novembre 2010

Art Exhibition Gilles Carle and Chloé Ste-Marie

Chloe Sainte-Marie is the star with Gilles Carle of a magnificent exhibition: Because it's him.
Hundreds of photos and drawings by Gilles Carles are exhibited at Bonsecours Market (south entrance). The exhibition will continue until April 1 before going on tour throughout Quebec.
Here are some photos taken during the opening night Tuesday, November 23 along with Chloe, the mayor of Montreal and a hundred guests.
Photo 1: Gilles Carle and Chloe Sainte-Marie (Pierre Dury 2002);
Photo 2, 3 and 4: Chloe Sainte-Marie at the opening (Bernard Bujold)
See pictures of the opening night - LeStudio1.com

vendredi 19 novembre 2010

Art Exhibition by artist Winston McQuade

The artist Winston McQuade will open this weekend, Saturday November 20th, a new exhibition of his works entitled VIRAGES @ Villeray presented at the Espace Projet Gallery.
(Address of gallery: 353 Villeray Street at the corner of Drolet near Tennis Stadium). The exhibition runs until December 3.
Winston McQuade had a distinguished career in television but decided, some ten years ago, to return to its first status as a professional artist of visual arts and reconnect with a passion that inspired him since the time where he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Quebec.
Winston had several exhibitions to his name and his artistic sytle joined the one of Armand Vaillancourt, Vittorio, and in some respects, the one of Diane Dufresne. Winston McQuade's paintings are vibrant and very popular with the public.
In its new exhibition, there is a piece he created in tribute to his daughter Penelope McQuade, a popular host on television in Quebec.
Photo 1: Winston McQuade;
Photo 2: Artwork titled Jutaku (home);
Photo 3: Artwork titled Penelope;
Photo 4: Penelope McQuade
View personal website of the artist ;
See story site Rue Frontenac

jeudi 18 novembre 2010

Book Fair 2010 in Montreal

The 33rd Book Fair of Montreal runs from November 17 to 22 at Place Bonaventure.
Several authors stars, and other lesser known, will meet with their readers at book signings. Among them we see the Kathy Reich, Louise Penny, Kim Thuy, Penelope McQuade, Romeo Dallaire, Jean Francois Lepine, Margaret Trudeau, Julien Brault and hundreds of others.
(There are 1 500 authors in total)
The eBook is there and we see the presence of one distributor of books in English ...
View photo album LeStudio1.com

Restaurant Guide in Quebec- Thierry Debeur

The Debeur family launched the Guide Debeur 2011 (annual restaurant guide in Quebec).
The mention of the best restaurant in Montreal for the year went to The Beaver Club!
Thierry Debeur is largely responsible for this guide and it is acting as a critic (incognito).
The guide 2011 is the 26th annual edition.
See Photo album (Facebook by Charles Henri Debeur):

mercredi 17 novembre 2010

Polar bears in Montreal...

Officials from the Place Ville Marie in Montreal have decided this year not to invite their usual angels for Christmas but rather a family of polar bears. Indeed several families of big white polar bears... They are very nice and some of them even sing in front of visitors.
A magnificent decor worth seeing.
Photo 1 and 2: Polar Bears of Place Ville Marie in Montreal
See photo report LeStudio1

mardi 16 novembre 2010

The end of a Mafioso - Nicolo Rizzuto

The Mafioso Nicolo Rizzuto is dead.
Her funeral was comparable to that of a great public figure as hundreds of supporters mingled with hundreds of reporters, photographers and cameramen present at the Italian church of Notre Dame defense on Rue Henri-Julien Montreal in Little Italy. Bernard Bujold was among the journalists present there.
Photo 1 2 and 3: Notre Dame of Defense;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold
See photo report LeStudio1

samedi 13 novembre 2010

The pursuit of Pierre-Karl Peladeau against CBC ...

Sylvain Lafrance, Vice-President of French Services at CBC had no right to call Pierre-Karl Péladeau (Quebecor) hooligan. But the debate is in front of the wrong court. It is to the federal government to judge whether a vice-chairman of a Crown corporation may treat his colleagues in the industry of thug. It is the MPs that should discuss the good or ill-founded comments by Sylvain Lafrance.
To be continued...
Picture 1: Julie Snyder and Pierre-Karl Péladeau;
Picture 2: Sylvain Lafrance;
Picture 3: House of Commons in Ottawa
Link La Presse story

An evening at the Artist's studio - Stephania Gambaroff

A few years ago (in 2005), the creator of the website LeStudio1.com, Bernard Bujold, discovered a young Russian-born artist who had just landed in Montreal with her two parents also artists.
"I had then said to her that if she were a horse race, I would bet on it! "
Stephania Gambaroff today is based in New York and commutes between Montreal and the american city.
Bernard saw Stephania last Friday night (November 12, 2010) at the private studio of her parents on Pine Avenue in Montreal. "Stephania continues to be the Racing Horse that I had known at the time in 2005!"
Link to photo album Facebook (November 2010) ;
Link to interview LeStudio1.com ( 2005)

vendredi 12 novembre 2010

The Memoirs of Georges W. Bush

The memoirs of George W. Bush will surely become a best seller and the book is worth reading.
A book that lifts the veil on American politics and in particular the years of the presidency of George Bush the son. Several anecdotes just make Bush more sympathetic and they make us better understand the difficulties of modern political life.
A book to read!
See The New York Times ;
See The Wall Street Journal ;
See Book website

A trip around Canada

The photographer Bertrand Lemeunier teamed with journalist Eric Clement OF La Presse and he published a photo book "O Canada". Both authors had previously published "French of Montreal" (La Presse). The new book recounts the Canadian tour of Lemeunier on his bike. A beautiful book whose image are of high quality. The photographer, however, has a major challenge to overcome because it has no publisher or distributor and he published his book himself. For this reason, the book is not available in major bookstores and it must be ordered directly from Lemeunier. Too bad because it is a book which would deserves to be in store!
See link to site photographer Bertrand Lemeunier

The Montreal Mafioso Nicolo Rizzuto

Montreal Mafioso Nicolo Rizzuto's (86 years) died as a sort of War General in service. He was hit by a bullet Wednesday night in the kitchen of his residence and he died instantly. The sniper would have shouted his firearm from the small wooded area behind the house.
In a sense, Rizzuto wanted this kind of violent death and he died in battle.
For a Man of Honour like him, he would have been much worse to die old without attention. His end is worthy of a movie.
Link to Rue Frontenac story

mardi 9 novembre 2010

Holiday Season 2010...

The Holiday Season 2010 is upon us!
LeStudio1.com and its various websites want to whish you many happy moments.
We also remind you that you can read our comments and our reports published on the following websites:
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lundi 8 novembre 2010

Christmas 2010...

Many merchants are already in the holiday spirit!
This is the case of Birks Montreal and its director Caroline Gauthier (Store downtown) who wanted to greet the arrival of Christmas and officially open the Birks Café run by chef Jérôme Ferrer. To mark the event, Birks has also launched a new collection of home products and design objects collection called Birks Living.
The Birks Café has been in operation for several weeks already but the official inauguration had not yet taken place ...
Bernard Bujold attended the evening for LeStudio1.com.
Photo 1 and 2: Jewellery Birks Montreal;
Photo 3: The Chef Jérôme Ferrer;
Photo 4: Francis Reddy and the store manager Birks Montreal, Caroline Gauthier
View photo album LeStudio1.com

jeudi 4 novembre 2010

Santa Claus is on the balcony...

Santa Claus is living on the balcony of the creator of LeStudio1.com website until December 24th ...
He says he has a small gift for each of you! Santa also says he must prepare early if he does not want to be late on Dec. 24 at night!
Picture 1: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) and Santa;
Picture 2 and 3: Santa Claus
Link to photo album of Santa

mardi 2 novembre 2010

Stories of Music Directors...

One can sometimes be wrong and that was the case of Bernard Bujold, creator of the website LeStudio1.com, with respect to the music conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin ...
"I remember seeing Nezet-Seguin for the first time in 1996 leading a small unknown band of Montreal musicians at McGill University. I was invited there because the organizers wanted Quebecor to sponsorship Seguin. He was 21 years and he "jumped" continually on stage. This bothered me and I left at intermission convinced that the young music director would go nowhere.
A few years later (in 2000), Chief Joseph Rescigno was fired by the Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain following his behavior toward the president of the orchestra (Jean-Pierre Goyer) ... and this was the beginning of glory for Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
Evidence that the misfortune of some is the cause of happiness and glory for other ...
The journalists in Philadelphia said that Charles Dutoit would have recommended Nezet-Séguin
for his current appointment in Philadelphia. It would seem that Dutoit has not yet forgotten the humiliation he was subjected by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 2002 and he was very pleased to support the Chief who is in competition with his former Montreal's orchestra...
Photo 1: Yannick Nezet Seguin;
Photo 2: Joseph Rescigno;
Photo 3: Charles Dutoit
Link report Globe and Mail;
La Presse article link