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This Week in JPL History: Walking Tours with Stan Asher

This Week in JPL History: Walking Tours with Stan Asher

Stan Asher is shown in the middle of this photo leading one of his walking tours[/caption] For many years a fixture of the JPL’s summer programming was Stan Asher’s walking tours of historic Montreal. It was during this week in 1991 that Asher gave a walking tour entitled “From St. Louise Square to Baron Byng.” Offered in the 1990′s and 2000′s on Sundays these tours gave participants the opportunity to learn about the history of ethnic and cultural Montreal often through the lens of its authors, like [...]



This Week in JPL History: “Ladies and Gentleman: Leonard Cohen”

This Week in JPL History: “Ladies and Gentleman: Leonard Cohen”

On May 7th, the JPL hosted a live radio interview with Sam Gesser and Stanley Asher. The interview followed a screening of Gesser`s documentary Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Leonard Cohen. Gesser was a well-known figure in Montreal who played an integral role in the development and distribution of Canadian folk music and culture. Growing up in Montreal, Gesser claimed to have learnt much about the entertainment industry by working at His Majesty`s Theatre. In the 1940’s Gesser became the Canadian representative of the Folksways record [...]