• Two new donations totalling $3.5 million announced by NAC

  • Courting controversy and confrontation with Scaachi Koul

  • Wrestling with uncomfortable truths in Brad Fraser’s Kill Me Now

  • 80 education events show NACO’s Canada 150 tour is much more than just concerts

  • Review: Claire Cameron suspends our disbelief and imagines the world of the Neanderthals

  • Thanks for the memories: Library and Archives Canada moving on an agenda of collaboration

  • Q&A: Catching up with Wallis Giunta

  • NAC, PSAC reach tentative deal for box office staff and ushers

  • Review: Encount3rs proves to be a major cultural happening

  • Canada 150: Museum of History exhibition captures a nation on the cusp

The National Arts Centre Foundation has announced two donations totalling $3.5 million that will go towards the creation of new

One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter Scaachi Koul (Doubleday Canada) In Town: The author will be

If you’re made uncomfortable by some scenes in Kill Me Now, opening this week at the National Arts Centre, playwright

ARTSFILE has been taken on board the NACO tour of Atlantic Canada from April 26 to May 7. Follow our

The Last Neanderthal Claire Cameron (Doubleday Canada) In town: Claire Cameron appears at the Ottawa International Writers Festival April 28 at

The head of Library and Archives Canada says he would love to see a portrait gallery in the former U.S.

Wallis Giunta has been spending a lot of time in Europe lately. In one of an occasional series of interviews

The National Arts Centre says in a news release that it has a tentative four-year agreement with the Public Service

One evening, six world premieres. It isn’t often I get to feel like my critic predecessors in 1880s Vienna or pre-First

What’s striking about Moments from 150 Years Ago, now at the Museum of History, is not any individual photograph, it’s

What’s striking about Moments from 150 Years Ago, now at the Museum of History, is not any individual photograph, it’s

Light is constant but technology changes, so the large Jeff Wall image that ends Photography in Canada: 1960-2000, now at

I suppose I should start with Lawren Harris, who could be the most recognizable name in Canadian art and certainly

It’s tricky business when, say, an actor stands before the public as, say, a musician. Does the actor have the

Robert Harris’s Meeting of the School Trustees is the iconic painting of Prince Edward Island, that tiniest of provinces that exports potatoes,

To stand in front of Vilhelm Hammershoi’s Sunshine in the Drawing Room, a newly acquired painting at the National Gallery,

One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter Scaachi Koul (Doubleday Canada) In Town: The author will be

The Last Neanderthal Claire Cameron (Doubleday Canada) In town: Claire Cameron appears at the Ottawa International Writers Festival April 28 at

The Museum of Possibilities Barbara Sibbald (Porcupine Press) Unless we’re talking about Alice Munro, books of short stories face an uncertain future

The Lonely Hearts Hotel Heather O'Neill (HarperCollins) In Town: Heather O'Neill will attend the spring edition of the Ottawa International Writers Festival

Little Sister Barbara Gowdy (Patrick Crean Editions) In town: Barbara Gowdy appears at the Ottawa International Writers Festival April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Crying For The Moon Mary Walsh (HarperCollins) In town: Mary Walsh will be at the spring edition of the Ottawa International Writers

Anna Sophia Vollmerhausen Seven metres long, more than two metres wide and weighing nearly 4,100 kilograms, it had bulletproof windows and

Most Canadians first encountered Sandra Perron in 1996 in a leaked, four-year-old photograph on the front pages of their daily

When David Johnston assumed the office of governor general of Canada he signaled right away that his time at Rideau

The young American author and journalist Mark Engler will fill the final slot of the Spring edition of the Ottawa

One evening, six world premieres. It isn’t often I get to feel like my critic predecessors in 1880s Vienna or pre-First

Towards the end of work on a musical score for the ballet The Little Prince, Kevin Lau and Guillaume Côté

The National Arts Centre has commissioned three new dance works from three of the country's best choreographers and companies. In

The National Arts Centre has commissioned three new dance works from three of the country's best choreographers and companies. In

Nicole Lizée is the queen of trashed tech. Got an ancient reel-to-reel tape deck? She'll love it. Turntables? Bring 'em on.

When Andrew Staniland was first contacted about writing a new score for a new dance work with the Alberta Ballet, the

The National Arts Centre has commissioned three brand new dance works from three of the country's best choreographers and companies.

In 2007, NAC Dance announced the National Arts Centre Associate Dance Artist (ADA) program. The initiative was intended to give talented

Eric Gauthier might have waited 30 years before returning to the Southam Hall stage at National Arts Centre, but the

Eric Gauthier’s company Gauthier Dance has achieved a reputation for charismatic performances that shows off technical skill with a sense

ARTSFILE has been taken on board the NACO tour of Atlantic Canada from April 26 to May 7. Follow our

Wallis Giunta has been spending a lot of time in Europe lately. In one of an occasional series of interviews

On Good Friday, Thirteen Strings and Seventeen Voyces joined forces to present Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion at Dominion-Chalmers. The

As one of the most acclaimed Handel and Mozart opera specialists of the day, soprano Karina Gauvin is accustomed to

Southam Hall has seen a lot of Chopin lately. Montreal's Louis Lortie tackled all the Etudes and Preludes, now Calgary's Jan

What would the Easter season be without a bit of Bach to provide some spiritual passion. This year in Ottawa

It's not often that new Canadian music gets a second hearing, but the NAC Orchestra is determined that its quartet of

Battle’s grim dormitory this And filled is every bed And none may leave his place, or miss The role call of the dead. —

You certainly can’t call Alain Trudel and the Ottawa Symphony unambitious, picking Mahler’s sublime but enormous Symphony No. 2, the

There is something about Henry Purcell that appeals to Karina Gauvin. "I have been attracted to Purcell since I was a

If you’re made uncomfortable by some scenes in Kill Me Now, opening this week at the National Arts Centre, playwright

With 21 shows on its roster, The Gladstone Theatre promises to be one of the liveliest spots in town next

If one takes nothing else from Michael Healey’s political satire 1979, now at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, it will

Viewed from today’s perspective, the non-confidence motion that took down the federal Progressive Conservative government in late 1979 and precipitated

They may sing tunefully and love their ma like crazy, but you wouldn’t want to mess with the Donnelly boys.

Canada Scene will present two shows originally programmed for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, which announced Wednesday it was cancelling

Calgarian James Odin Wade is the winner of the Ottawa Little Theatre Award. OLT announced the results of its 76th One-Act

Does a touch of darkness lurk in even the nicest Canadian heart? Quite possibly, according to Jonathan Christenson. He wrote and

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival, slated to open in Ottawa this June, has been cancelled. Mike Hawkes, chair of the Canadian

The future of the 2017 Magnetic North Theatre Festival seems to now be in doubt as organizers have cancelled Tuesday's

The National Arts Centre Foundation has announced two donations totalling $3.5 million that will go towards the creation of new

The head of Library and Archives Canada says he would love to see a portrait gallery in the former U.S.

The National Arts Centre says in a news release that it has a tentative four-year agreement with the Public Service

By Anna Sophia Vollmerhausen  Did you know that Toronto-born rapper Drake is Jewish? Or that the Hart Trophy, awarded annually since 1924

The long list for the 2017 Sobey Art Award has been announced. The award is presented annually to a Canadian artist

A new public art installation will be on a bridge and act as a bridge between Canada’s cultures and eras. The

By Jennifer Campbell The capital will soon receive a sculpture of another Ottawa icon — this time, Yousef Karsh. A bronze

If you listen carefully on Good Friday, when Thomas Tallis's Gaude Gloriosa Dei Mater is performed at St John’s Smith

On May 22, what is believed to be the largest gathering of Indigenous Canadian artists ever, will assemble in Winnipeg to

Four artists from Ottawa have picked up nominations for Daytime Emmys. They are: Craig Young and Mike Milligan who were

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