• Opinion: Public art’s place in our society shouldn’t be so perilous

  • Carol Burnett to make a stop at the NAC this November

  • The city’s strategy to build on momentum of local music picks up speed

  • Living a musical life: Metal meets cello in the hands of Ottawa’s Raphael Weinroth-Browne

  • The Cue Penny production of Burn carries on at The Gladstone despite the loss of a key person

  • Lynne Hanson, Lynn Miles join forces to make a new album as The LYNNeS

  • Just beyond the fringe you’ll find Two Kind Boys and some Amped Up Theatre

  • Living a writer’s life: Ottawa’s Kate Jaimet’s children’s book series is a lesson in innovation

  • Enriched Bread artists bake a new way to Cut the Cake

  • Notes from the underground: Arboretum Festival moves the music to the farm for 2017

Before judging the art to be installed in the stations of Ottawa’s light-rail Confederation Line, consider this question: what is

She might be 84 years old, but Carol Burnett is showing no signs of slowing down at all. The legendary comedian

As summer slows to the finish, the building of a city strategy for Ottawa's music industry is about to become

When you think of the cello, you think of, perhaps, Pablo Casals playing the Bach Cello Suites. You don't immediately think

When Burn, a ghost-cum-mystery story by Ottawa playwright John Muggleton, opens at The Gladstone Aug. 24, a crucially important person

Lynne Hanson and Lynn Miles go back a ways. "Lynn sang on my first album Things I Miss (2006)," Hanson said

Making the grade in Canadian theatre isn't easy. But two independent companies based in Ottawa are starting to spread their

Ottawa writer Kate Jaimet has learned a lesson or two as she has advanced her career as a children's author. Lesson

Can a cake be a piece of art? The Enriched Bread Artists certainly think so and they are determined to

When the first Arboretum Music Festival was held in 2011, there was something hopeful in the air, says one of

Mixing wine, food and music is a recipe for a reason to travel to Prince Edward County. The sum total of

In this age of broadcast lives, when newborns may later look back and find their every moment shared and chronicled

Before judging the art to be installed in the stations of Ottawa’s light-rail Confederation Line, consider this question: what is

Can a cake be a piece of art? The Enriched Bread Artists certainly think so and they are determined to

In this age of broadcast lives, when newborns may later look back and find their every moment shared and chronicled

Anyone who was in the lobby of the National Arts Centre in after June 15 has experienced the CLOUD. The interactive

Even in the age of ubiquitous video, a still image can be explosive, as seen in the World Press photo

“From the very first pages of our art history books,” writes National Gallery director Marc Mayer on the very first

Andrew Waldron is the author of Exploring the Capital: An Architectural Guidebook to the Ottawa-Gatineau Region. He is also an architectural historian

What initially looked like a scam email has resulted in Ottawa artist Christopher Griffin’s work not only appearing on high-fashion

Ruth Abernethy's life is, as she says, "in tidy little pieces." One of Canada's most prolific and talented sculptors in bronze

Christine Fitzgerald is an award-winning photographer from Ottawa with a special interest in nature. Much of her work deals with

Canada Scene — the massive finale to the National Art Centre’s 14 years of regional art biennials — brings 1,000 artists

An “artistic ice jam” may sound like a pas de deux in figure skating, but in fact it’s the unexpectedly

Ottawa writer Kate Jaimet has learned a lesson or two as she has advanced her career as a children's author. Lesson

“From the very first pages of our art history books,” writes National Gallery director Marc Mayer on the very first

A Samurai’s Pink House Sonia Saikaley (Inanna Publications) In Town: Sonia Saikaley launches her book on July 12 at 7 p.m., Octopus Books,

Ruth Abernethy's life is, as she says, "in tidy little pieces." One of Canada's most prolific and talented sculptors in bronze

Ottawa author Janet Lunn, entertained and educated generations of children with her 18, mainly historical, fiction and non-fiction books. Lunn

Newfoundland Literary Pub Crawl and Dinner with Lisa Moore, Ed Riche, Eva Crocker, Robert Chafe, Bridget Canning and Kathleen Winter When: July

In 1983 a book called Exploring Ottawa was published. Written by the respected heritage expert and architectural historian Harold Kalman,

In town: Louise Penny is at Southminster United Church, Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. For tickets and information, writersfestival.org. • After

Margaret Atwood still has the first copy of George Orwell's 1984 that she bought as a young teenager. The paperback had

The story of Canada is so often told with the voice of the dominant culture, it was a rare opportunity Thursday

This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence Terry O'Reilly (Knopf Canada) In Town: The author will be at Southminster

Five authors with connections to Ottawa are finalists for the 2017 Trillium Book awards. The list includes: André Alexis, The Hidden Keys (Coach

When the creative originality of Quebec choreographer Marie Chouinard meets the eccentric genius of 15th-century Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch, the

The dance/sound creation called Dollhouse mixes the unique talents of choreographer/dancer Bill Coleman and the sonic skills of avant-garde composer

Marie Chouinard's choreography called Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights is a rarity in her career. That's because the world-renowned

For 10 years Propeller Dance has been showing how anyone can join in and dance. The celebrate the decade, ARTSFILE

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

As summer slows to the finish, the building of a city strategy for Ottawa's music industry is about to become

When you think of the cello, you think of, perhaps, Pablo Casals playing the Bach Cello Suites. You don't immediately think

Lynne Hanson and Lynn Miles go back a ways. "Lynn sang on my first album Things I Miss (2006)," Hanson said

When the first Arboretum Music Festival was held in 2011, there was something hopeful in the air, says one of

Mixing wine, food and music is a recipe for a reason to travel to Prince Edward County. The sum total of

There are many artists hard at work in our community. Today ARTSFILE begins an occasional series of profiles about these

Wednesday’s Chamberfest lineup highlighted the talents of several Ottawa-area musicians. Kelly-Marie Murphy’s composition Oblique Light received its local premiere at

Music in a community isn't always about professional performers. There are folks who enjoy the musical experience as a pastime. That's

Kinan Azmeh has not been able to go home to Syria for six years. It is an "impossibility." So like most of

Montreal-based violinist Marc Djokic is often in Ottawa in performance including at Chamberfest this week. He regularly joins with the

Stanley Kubrick had some of the surest instincts for music of anyone in the history of film. The director understood

It's been 20 years since a version of the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge performed at Chamberfest. But in the

When Burn, a ghost-cum-mystery story by Ottawa playwright John Muggleton, opens at The Gladstone Aug. 24, a crucially important person

Making the grade in Canadian theatre isn't easy. But two independent companies based in Ottawa are starting to spread their

A word of advice: If your plans ever conflict with those of Corallina, you may as well just give way

Fifty-seven years ago a new sound started to percolate on radio stations across North America. It became known as the Motown

Accustomed as we are to reading faces for cues to character and intention, you’d think the fixed expression of masked

The story of Kiviuq Returns begins in Iqaluit in the office of the Qaggiavuut! Society. As Ellen Hamilton, the co-founder and executive

You may never look at a shipping container the same way after seeing Old Stock. Starring Halifax singer-songwriter-actor Ben Caplan,

Ben Caplan is known as an energetic singer-songwriter with a dynamic stage presence. Now he can also put actor on the

Racism not only divides people from each other, it divides its victims from themselves. Internalizing the hatred directed their way,

Really, what more could you want on a splendid July evening than an outdoor performance (beneath a couple of towering

Salt-Water Moon is considered a classic of Canadian theatre. It has been performed everywhere in Canada but never quite like

Monty Python notwithstanding, the tale of King Arthur is a dark and melancholy one. The unity symbolized by the round

She might be 84 years old, but Carol Burnett is showing no signs of slowing down at all. The legendary comedian

As summer slows to the finish, the building of a city strategy for Ottawa's music industry is about to become

Harry Hyman (Hy) Bloom was the son of a tailor but he was much more interested in the sound a

When Ottawa photographer Fred Cattroll sold his house it meant he had to tell his exotic Italian "tenant," that it

Ottawa cellist Bryan Cheng is the recipient of this year's $25,000 Michael Measures Prize which recognizes talented young musicians aged 16 to

A jam-packed Southam Hall fêted the 2017 Governor General's Performing Arts Award laureates in an emotional almost joyous gala evening that

There are some last minute touch-ups, no doubt, but for all intents and purposes a good chunk of the refurbished National

Kenton Leier has been named the new Executive Chef of the NAC. He takes his post on July 26. Leier has more

The National Gallery of Canada has announced the donation of $2 million from Fred and Elizabeth Fountain of Halifax, Nova Scotia. As

In a year of major initiatives at the National Arts Centre, the creation of a department of Indigenous Theatre is

From a letter penned by the French sage Voltaire in 1762, to a movie poster showing a more mature, pigtail-less

The signature piece of the $110-million addition to the National Arts Centre is expected to be the Elgin Street 'Lantern' which

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