Mural and street in posthumous homage to Boule Noire
This fall, the City of Saint-Jérôme pays two posthumous tributes to the singer-songwriter and performer Georges Thurston, commonly known as Boule Noire.
Share November 3, 2020 9:38 a.m. Share Mural and street in posthumous tribute to Boule Noire The Canadian Press SAINT-JÉRÔME – The City of Saint-Jérôme pays two posthumous tributes this fall to the singer-songwriter and performer Georges Thurston, commonly known as Boule Noire, who learned music in Saint-Jérôme when he lived in the city of the Laurentians during his youth.
Rue de la Gare, in the city center, was renamed Rue Georges-Thurston.
In addition, a large mural illustrating Boule Noire at the microphone singing Aimes-tu la vie comme moi was painted on a Cégep de Saint-Jérôme building located on Georges-Thurston Street.
The mural is the work of artist Rouks One. It was painted in this 50th anniversary year of the Cégep de Saint-Jérôme.
Last year, the City of Saint-Jérôme launched an exhibition dedicated to Boule Noire at the Vieille-Gare.
Georges Thurston died of cancer in 2007 at the age of 55.