Could a sex strike and an ancient Greek play halt the impending ravages of climate change? Toronto-based playwright David S. Craig

Every year the Canadian War Museum presents the winning images from the annual World Press Photo contest. The 2018 exhibition, which

The world's largest chamber music festival is celebrating 25 years of great music with another eclectic and ambitious program of

Gordie Johnson has been down a lot of roads in a career in music that spans about three decades of

Small wonder Twelfth Night is considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Its plot-line of love, gender confusion and general chaos, which

One fine summer day we were driving the backroads of PEI in search of a shortcut, which I had known

By Liam McPherson In the vaults of the National Capital Commission are some of Ottawa-Gatineau’s most prized keepsakes, collectively known as

John Rutter does take some heat over his music, but whatever you think about it, there is little doubt it

John Rutter is one of the leading composers of choral music working today. As such the music he has written

When the British composer and conductor John Rutter appears in concert on Sunday at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, he'll raise his

Ottawa's School of the Photographic Arts is hosting an exhibition of work by the American-born, South African resident photographer Roger

Stittsville's Grace Lachance is 17 and is about to perform in her fifth concert slot at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. It's

Back in the mid-'80s, John Allaire was playing guitar in a punk band called Seventh Level. "I used to hang out

There are times when you witness something so new and different that you are sort of taken aback. That was the

Every year the Canadian War Museum presents the winning images from the annual World Press Photo contest. The 2018 exhibition, which

One fine summer day we were driving the backroads of PEI in search of a shortcut, which I had known

By Liam McPherson In the vaults of the National Capital Commission are some of Ottawa-Gatineau’s most prized keepsakes, collectively known as

Ottawa's School of the Photographic Arts is hosting an exhibition of work by the American-born, South African resident photographer Roger

Down by the Ottawa River, perched atop a stony cliff, is the home of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and

At first glance, Ruth Steinberg's large photographs resemble the kind of idealized vision of beauty preferred by the Pre-Raphaelite artists

The 1,000-odd faces in The National Portrait, Douglas Coupland’s new installation at the Ottawa Art Gallery, were photographed across Canada

An Ottawa area artist is one of the finalists in the 20th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Sarah Davidson has made

The public will get a chance to see Marc Chagall's The Eiffel Tower starting on  Saturday, the National Gallery of

The process has formally begun to replace National Gallery Director Marc Mayer with a call on a federal website for

Mention the word “armour” and the imagination fires — those knights in their polished suits of steel, their mighty steeds

By Liam McPherson Paul Champion-Demers has worked in the presence of dignitaries and high-profile politicians in Canada’s capital for most of

EYE BUY ART’s sudden appearance in Ottawa is an example of one thing makes the gallery unique, says owner Emily

From the fall of the Roman Empire in about 400 AD to the start of the Renaissance in about 1500,

After 34 books, you'd think Tim Wynne-Jones would run out of ideas. But nope. He's just published his 35th called

Commedia dell’arte is a form of bawdy, mischievous, absurdist theatre, originating in Italy in the 16th century. The plays are

The world of Newfoundland author-actor-musician Joel Thomas Hynes is filled with bad boys we learn to love despite their petty

There have been many firsts in Beverley McLachlin's career. She was the first female Chief Justice of Canada for one

The Silk Road stretches from China to Europe. It is a fabled route taken by caravans and Mongol hordes and

In the fall of 2010, Sharon Bala was in Halifax attending a conference. She stayed on for a weekend and

By Jordan Omstead A library is tritely known as a place of compulsory silence, but in a basement conference room at

The Year of No Summer, the latest book by Halifax-based writer Rachel Lebowitz, examines a moment in time when a

Djamila Ibrahim came to Ottawa in 1990 from Ethiopia and she went to high school and university here. Then she

Of all the great things that have happened to Cherie Dimaline since her book The Marrow Thieves was published, the

When Omar El Akkad was writing his bestselling book about a fictional civil war in a future America, he didn't

John Ralston Saul was 27, he says, when his eyes were opened to the issues confronting the Indigenous peoples of

Tima Kurdi's happiest memories are full of the smell of jasmine and big family dinners in her parents' Damascus home.

Last summer the novelist, playwright, essayist and poet David Adams Richards did something he had never done before. He swore

Ottawa native Dana Michel is the first choreographer to be a Visiting Dance Artist at the NAC, but if you

The money has started flowing from the $25 million National Creation Fund. The pot of cash was announced by the National

When Christopher Deacon was a young lad in the mid-1960s, his father Bill took him to see the great big

As he nears the end of his tenure at the National Arts Centre, Peter Herrndorf has started to reflect on

Four dancers, four singers, a percussionist and a potter will be investigating Love and other things in the NAC’s Rossy

In Telemetry, Shay Kuebler’s recent full-length work, bodies become mere conduits for external forces of rhythm, sound, and movement —

Vancouver-based choreographer Shay Kuebler, through his company Radical System Art, is known for his radical and extremely physical work that

A dozen years ago, when the Royal Winnipeg Ballet last brought Mark Godden’s Dracula to Ottawa, I found the ballet

In Mandarin it is called Jingju. In English it is Peking Opera, or if you prefer, Beijing Opera. But whatever you

Mark Godden fell in love with Canada when he first came to take ballet training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He

In March 2016, I visited the (Dale) Chihuly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. I went at

The Berkshire Hills encompass the Litchfield, Connecticut area where Moses Pendleton lives and walks in the New England countryside that

For young boys and girls of a certain inclination, the dream of running away to join a circus seems a

The man who hepled to start it all in the first place 26 years ago was one of the recipients

The world's largest chamber music festival is celebrating 25 years of great music with another eclectic and ambitious program of

Gordie Johnson has been down a lot of roads in a career in music that spans about three decades of

John Rutter does take some heat over his music, but whatever you think about it, there is little doubt it

John Rutter is one of the leading composers of choral music working today. As such the music he has written

When the British composer and conductor John Rutter appears in concert on Sunday at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, he'll raise his

Stittsville's Grace Lachance is 17 and is about to perform in her fifth concert slot at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. It's

Back in the mid-'80s, John Allaire was playing guitar in a punk band called Seventh Level. "I used to hang out

There are times when you witness something so new and different that you are sort of taken aback. That was the

It's always worth catching up with Ottawa's violin phenom Kerson Leong. ARTSFILE had an opportunity to do just that before

One thing about the new Roddy Ellias opera Sleeping Rough: Puppets are at centre stage and for Noreen Young, that's

A few years ago Catriona Sturton had an epiphany. "I was in this hotel room in Fort MacMurray reading an interview

Instruments made by the legendary maker Stradivarius are rare and valuable. Imagine, then, playing the rarest of those instruments for

It’s been a big year for Marc Djokic. In the past 12 months, the Halifax-born, Montreal-based violinist won the $125,000

Could a sex strike and an ancient Greek play halt the impending ravages of climate change? Toronto-based playwright David S. Craig

Small wonder Twelfth Night is considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Its plot-line of love, gender confusion and general chaos, which

One thing about the new Roddy Ellias opera Sleeping Rough: Puppets are at centre stage and for Noreen Young, that's

Ottawa-born actor Catherine Rainville has a thing for William Shakespeare. How that happened, she’s sometimes not so sure. Now based in

An alumnus of the innovative STO Union theatre company has won the 2018 Pauline McGibbon Award. Sarah Conn, who is currently

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play Dynamite Lunchbox Entertainment, Orlando, U.S.A. Three days into the festival and Josephine is already packing the

God of Carnage Stendhal X, Montreal “We’re always on our own everywhere,” says one of the characters toward the end of God

Fool Muun Komming The Invisible Theater of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, U.S.A. Is loneliness — and the attempt to ward it off by creating

There's nothing Kevin Loring, actor, likes more than a voice over gig on an animation. These days, Loring is the artistic

When Christopher Deacon was a young lad in the mid-1960s, his father Bill took him to see the great big

Judy Reid knows all about the therapeutic effects of the arts. Her work with Improv and storytelling has helped her

When Pierre Brault appears at the upcoming Ottawa Fringe Festival clad in Spartan armour, your mind may not instinctively leap

The first confirmation of private support for Carleton University's purchase and development of the Dominion-Chalmers United Church complex is the

The last time we saw veteran actor John Koensgen on an Ottawa stage, he was playing the mysterious Josef Džibrilovo in

Environment Canada has given RBC Ottawa Bluefest permission to move a bird's nest that was stopping the start of the

Ottawa's Kevin Reeves is a pretty eclectic guy. He runs a choir called Seventeen Voyces and is heavily involved in

The process has formally begun to replace National Gallery Director Marc Mayer with a call on a federal website for

The money has started flowing from the $25 million National Creation Fund. The pot of cash was announced by the National

When Christopher Deacon was a young lad in the mid-1960s, his father Bill took him to see the great big

The National Arts Centre board of trustees has decided to go with continuity in their choice of the man who

The first confirmation of private support for Carleton University's purchase and development of the Dominion-Chalmers United Church complex is the

The new arts hub in the downtown core is more than the sparkling new Ottawa Art Gallery. It is also the

The gift of music will be given this holiday season with a two concerts by the "boy band of the

The 2018 Ottawa Arts Awards were handed out Tuesday night before about 140 people in the Alma Duncan Salon of

As he nears the end of his tenure at the National Arts Centre, Peter Herrndorf has started to reflect on

Carleton University has announced that it has completed negotiations to purchase Dominion-Chalmers United Church for $6.65 million.   The acquisition was made

Sixty years ago Canada opened a small building in Venice and took a big step into the wider world. This small

When the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra announced its plan to make a stringed instrument with a 3D printer, it had other

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