HOCKEY NIGHT 2015-2016…

September 29, 2015


by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The National Hockey League season 2015-2016 will begin soon and several will feed hopes of seeing their favorite team win the Stanley Cup! Professional hockey is a passion for many. Who will win the Stanley for this season? To be continued… 
Pictures 1 and 6: Carey Price;
Picture 2: Bernard Bujold;
Picture 3, 4 and 5: Bell Center;
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IN THE MOONLIGHT…

September 29, 2015


by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The Moon offered a wonderful show Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the evening, an event worthy of the great planets even if in its definition, it is not one.
There were millions of people around the world who observed from the Earth. 
Photos 1, 3,4,5,6  and 7;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold;
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LA PRESSE MONTREAL OR THE END OF NEWSPAPERS

September 25, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)-
This is panic among the employees of La Presse in Montreal while 158 of them including 43 journalists will be terminated by January. It is obvious that these employees will be unable to find another comparable job when all media are dying, and are especially in cut mode. 
Some observers said that all paper media will disappear in a few years to become digital. On the accessibility level, this is wonderful, but in economic terms, this new era will be very painful because free internet contain also means no income for traditional media. 
But there is no turning back and one will have to adapt! 
This is what is called “resilience”… 
Photo 1 and 2: La Presse Montreal;
Photo 3: Journalist La Presse;
Photo 4: Publisher Guy Crevier La Presse;
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THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA IN 2015

September 25, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
If there is a winner in the leaders’ debate( Radio-Canada La Presse /Thursday September 25-2015)) and for who the answers were the most serious and the most feasible is Gilles Duceppe! Unfortunately the problem is that he can not mathematically be elected Prime Minister… 
The second best performance was the one of Stephen Harper who responded to questions giving precise answers without deviating from his campaign program. He was not innovative in his answers, playing defense, but he did not however make any mistakes that would have allowed his opponents to take advantage. 
The two losers will therefore be Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau who have not really answered the questions with a new approach but with words lines prepared in advance. They rather took advantage of the debate only to beg, and repeatedly throughout the debate, voters to vote for their respective parties without any real motive other than to replace the actual prime minister… 
One will to see the next surveys but because there is barely three weeks left of campaigning before October 19, there is every reason to believe that none of the candidates will succeed to win in front of his opponents and, by default, Stephen Harper will maintain its light momentum to be again re-elected Prime Minister of Canada. 
To be continued… 
Photo 1 and 6: The leaders’ debate;
Photo 2: Gilles Duceppe;
Photo 3: Harper; Photo 4:
Thomas Mulcair;
Photo 5: Justin Trudeau;


POPE FRANCIS IS AN AMERICAN STAR

September 25, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
Pope Francis is very well received in the United States on the occasion of his official visit (September 2015) and one might conclude that it has everything to become a big star in the US… 
Photo 1-4: Pope Francis;
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VITTORIO FIORUCCI – EXHIBITION MCCORD MUSEUM IN MONTREAL

September 24, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The McCord Museum of Montreal offers a unique exhibition of 125 posters by Vittorio Fiorucci (1932-2008), the great Montreal artist of Italian origin. The exhibition come largely from the personal collection of the spouse of Vittorio, Judith Adams, and they were selected by the curator of the exhibition, Marc H. Choko. Toys, of which Vittorio was a great collector, are also on display as well as a video of an interview with Christiane Charette in which Vittorio is talking about art, life, money and death… 
The exhibition MONTREAL THROUGH THE EYES OF VITTORIO 50 YEARS OF CITY LIFE AND GRAPHIC DESIGN continues until April 10, 2016. 
An exhibition must-see and cheer at the McCord Museum to present it! 
Over a thousand guests were at the official opening night on Wednesday September 23, 2015. Picture 1 and 6: Vittorio Fiorucci;
Pictures 2,4 and 5: Exhibition;
Picture 3: Judith Adams;
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WELCOME TO FALL 2015

September 23, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
The fall 2015 season is coming to town on the night of Wednesday, September 23 at exactly 4:21 in the morning! It’s time to bring back the garden chairs inside (and guitar), take out the sweaters and prepare the wood for warming the cabin after the beautiful forest walks on the edge of the pond… I wish everyone a “Beautiful autumn season in 2015!” 
Picture 1: Bernard Bujold LeStudio1;
Picture 2: Guitar at the cottage;
Picture 3: Bernard Bujold and Mademoiselle X LeStudio1;
Pictures 4 to 6: Cottage at the lake;
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CRUISE SHIPS- FALL 2015

September 22, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
Every fall season the Port of Montreal receives beautiful and many cruise ships. 
This 2015 season, Montreal hosted, among others, THE WORLD, a huge boat like residence-condo on the water. 
We can say that this is the good life for the tourists on ships. 
Pictures 1 to 5: The cruise ship THE WORLD (NASSAU);
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JEAN-PIERRE COALLIER RETIRING FROM RADIO CLASSIQUE MONTREAL

September 15, 2015


Par Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) –
Quietly, the morning man and ex-owner of Radio Classique has taken a new retirement, this time from his own radio. 
Remember that Jean-Pierre Coallier sold last December (2014) his two radio stations (Montreal and Quebec) to Gregory Charles. The transaction amount (according to documents CRTC) was $ 10.5 million. 
Jean-Pierre Coallier will have finally made a success with his project which at first seemed more or less promising. I remember that he came to see me to ask for Pierre Peladeau and Quebecor to invest in the project. Péladeau loved Coallier but he refused the invitation, “claiming” that the accounting at Quebecor could not find profitability. Coallier was very disappointed but he did not abandon his idea because of the refusal and he continued alone. That was in September 1995… 
Happy retirement to you Jean-Pierre!
Photo 1: Jean-Pierre Coallier;
Photos 2-5: Station Radio Classique Montreal;
Photo 6: Gregory Charles;
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GEORGE S. ZIMBEL – PHOTOGRAPHER

September 10, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents George S. Zimbel: a humanist photographer from September 9, 2015 to January 3, 2016. This very friendly American-born Canadian photographer has been active for more than seventy years. This exhibition brings together 70 pictures from his collection (1953, 1954 and 1955). We note in particular his series on Marilyn Monroe created in 1954 during the production of the film The Seven Year Itch. 
The opening was held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Pictures 1 to 4: George S. Zimbel;
Picture 5: Marilyn Monroe by George S. Zimbel;
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