This year's exhibition of new acquisitions by the City of Ottawa is dominated by artworks that are not actually there.

There was a time in Tom Jackson's life when he was more familiar with the street than the song. But, with

When Alexander Shelley assumed the role of music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, one of his principal commitments

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been made into several movies and is often the subject of annual readings by

There is a family cottage on Barnes Lake just east of the small town of Ladysmith, Quebec. It's a special

The magic of Ottawa's music scene can often be found in the mixing and matching that goes on. Look at

Masters of consistency, The Tallis Scholars’ promise of sublime choral singing never fails to sell out. Monday night’s Chamberfest concert,

Music in the holidays for some might seem a bit predictable if not an outright  cliché, but that doesn't faze

It started with the album cover, those neon pink and green letters, down and over, spelling out London Calling. And

In 1956, five Christian missionaries and their families travelled to Ecuador intending to convert a rain-forest people who had not

A couple of years ago the Ottawa impresario Roland Graham asked John Kofi Dapaah to put together a Christmas show

It's an early Wednesday evening and despite the dark, misty, skies outside, inside the Rideau Community Hub there is a

Tim Scott Whiteley was fond of The Tallis Scholars before he ever became one. "I was a big fan in my

Angela Hewitt just keeps on racking up the honours. This time the Ottawa native will receive the 2020 Wigmore Medal next

It occurs to me, as I walk through the new exhibition on monsters at the National Gallery, that while we

“There is something about this that’s, that’s so black, it’s like, how much more black could this be?” asks the

Inaabiwin, which means “movement of light,” is the title of an exhibition at the Ottawa Art Gallery that, ironically, was

Bryan Smith is a filmmaker who truly goes the distance to make his films. He's followed wingsuit flyers, mountain climbers, white-water

Three years ago, Leah Mowers received some very tough news. Her daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour. "I can't begin

Parrots are fascinating, beautiful and mysteriously intelligent wild creatures that we humans romanticize and bring into our homes. But because they

The Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Art Gallery have signed a unique memorandum of understanding that will see the two

The Canadian War Museum is marking Remembrance Day on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. by hosting an event called Letters

For the first time, the Canadian Museum of History is caring for a collection of artifacts and holding in trust

Lady Madonna children at your feet / Wonder how you manage to make ends meet — Paul McCartney Olivia Johnston was raised

On the surface there seems little common ground between the paintings of Drew Mosley or Andrew Beck, which are showing

It’s a wonder that city-dwelling guardians of the natural universe haven’t yet condemned the hunting of belugas, those white whales

Newly revealed research by the National Gallery of Canada strengthens the claim that its painting, The Tribute Money, is a genuine Rembrandt.

How Nancy Johnson’s Appropriateness and The Proper Fit came to be hanging at the National Gallery of Canada again is

In 1956, five Christian missionaries and their families travelled to Ecuador intending to convert a rain-forest people who had not

Adam Shoalts knows that toenails do grow back over time. His were badly damaged while walking through the freezing water

Alcinous, majesty, shining among your island people, what a fine thing it is to listen to such a bard as

The novel Five Wives by Joan Thomas has won the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for English fiction. She joined

Karen McBride is just enjoying the ride. The young writer is on her first book tour with her first novel

This is an anxious age. We worry about our climate. We worry about our jobs, our health, our finances and

What does a person do, who wants to write serious literary fiction and also chilling thrillers? If you are Naben

One of the pressing problems of today is caring for disabled or frail elderly relatives. We trust that those who

The journalist, speaker and human rights activist Sally Armstrong has been reporting on the struggle for female equality for three

If a tree fell on Greenwood Island some time in the near future, every one would hear. After all, in

When Steven Price was a university student studying literature and thinking about making a living as a writer he was

Megan Gail Coles hails from Savage Cove on Newfoundland's windswept and beautiful Great Northern Peninsula. Savage Cove is the most

Katherena Vermette lives near the Red River in Winnipeg. The flowing water has become a part of her life. Now the

Billy-Ray Belcourt's dad was a professional cowboy who competed on the rodeo circuit until an injury forced him to retire.

This will be a busy week for Janice Messam. She's in charge of 76 young ballet dancers taking part in performances

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is celebrating its 80th season this year and André  Lewis has been part of the company

The 2019 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring has been awarded to Ballet BC in recognition of the

When Stephen Page was a lad living in an Australian suburb, his dad would take his children to the local

Boston Ballet is serving up an all-American triple bill at the NAC this week. It’s a diverse but uneven program,

Paulo Arrais was born in a very Catholic city in central Brazil, a very conservative part of that Latin American

With Split, which opened at the NAC on Thursday night, Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin wanted returned to the simplicity of

The Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin has been surprised by how people view her work Split which will be at the

Marlies Yearby remembers the musical Rent well. She should. She was the original choreographer for the groundbreaking musical and she

The New Zealand Dance Company is making its National Arts Centre debut next week. Before the trio of dances is

More than 50 years ago, Ken and Margaret Harris were looking to reinvigorate the cultural traditions of their family and

This week the new NAC Indigenous Theatre department will begin its first season with a massive festival of Indigenous performing

For the first time, the Prismatic Arts Festival will travel from Halifax to Ottawa where a mix of theatre, dance,

A leading Toronto philanthropist and businessman has donated $1 million to the National Arts Centre Foundation to encourage Arab-Canadian artistic

There was a time in Tom Jackson's life when he was more familiar with the street than the song. But, with

When Alexander Shelley assumed the role of music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, one of his principal commitments

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been made into several movies and is often the subject of annual readings by

There is a family cottage on Barnes Lake just east of the small town of Ladysmith, Quebec. It's a special

The magic of Ottawa's music scene can often be found in the mixing and matching that goes on. Look at

Masters of consistency, The Tallis Scholars’ promise of sublime choral singing never fails to sell out. Monday night’s Chamberfest concert,

Music in the holidays for some might seem a bit predictable if not an outright  cliché, but that doesn't faze

It started with the album cover, those neon pink and green letters, down and over, spelling out London Calling. And

A couple of years ago the Ottawa impresario Roland Graham asked John Kofi Dapaah to put together a Christmas show

It's an early Wednesday evening and despite the dark, misty, skies outside, inside the Rideau Community Hub there is a

Tim Scott Whiteley was fond of The Tallis Scholars before he ever became one. "I was a big fan in my

Sisters Rachel Mercer (the principal cello of the NAC Orchestra) and Akemi Mercer-Niewoehner (violinist) are sharing their love of music

Emilie Claire Barlow knows that to keep going forward as a singer and a musician she need to take care

Séan McCann likes rolling rocks uphill. He believes in making a difference and he wants to do it. That's why

It would be interesting to know what the lake thinks about it. But lakes don’t usually speak, unlike the two

The 2019 winners of the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre are Maiko Yamamoto and James Long, the artistic directors of Vancouver’s

Alcinous, majesty, shining among your island people, what a fine thing it is to listen to such a bard as

On this day, Julie Taymor was feeling a bit tired. She's been working 12 hour days in post-production on the

“We are women who do what must be done.” So says the cigarette-puffing, mahjong-addicted great-grandmother in Jeff Ho’s one-man play trace,

Had Jeff Ho not run away to Montreal when he was a teenager, his mother might never have understood what

Oleanna, David Mamet’s then-startling play about sexual harassment and power dynamics, debuted in 1992. So much has happened since then

You think you have a handle on the messy business of appropriation? Then you haven’t seen Kat Sandler’s quick-witted Bang

The current Gladstone Theatre season may merit a prize for diversity. One show features someone called Queen Susan and an

The last thing he’d ever want to do, says Christian Barry, is tell a story with a clear and simple

The National Arts Centre capped off a week of celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Orchestra with a Saturday

Disconnect from those who preceded us, from the land and water around us, from anything much bigger than just the

If you’ve been tracking the buzz around the inaugural season of NAC Indigenous Theatre, you’ll know that Finding Wolastoq Voice,

No two ways about it: Opening night of Marie Clements’ play The Unnatural and Accidental Women at the NAC was

When Alexander Shelley assumed the role of music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, one of his principal commitments

Angela Hewitt just keeps on racking up the honours. This time the Ottawa native will receive the 2020 Wigmore Medal next

On this day, Julie Taymor was feeling a bit tired. She's been working 12 hour days in post-production on the

It's probably the most fitting award Angela Hewitt has had in many years, even her Governor-General's lifetime achievement award. The Ottawa

The 2019 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring has been awarded to Ballet BC in recognition of the

The Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Art Gallery have signed a unique memorandum of understanding that will see the two

For the first time, the Canadian Museum of History is caring for a collection of artifacts and holding in trust

Caroline Dromaguet seems poised to become the next director general of the Canadian War Museum – a job with a

The author Graeme Gibson has died, according to announcement by his publisher Penguin Random House. He was 85. Gibson had been

Rich Francis was working on a construction site in London, Ontario when he made a decision that changed his life. The

For the first time, the Prismatic Arts Festival will travel from Halifax to Ottawa where a mix of theatre, dance,

In 1999, John Thompson made an important decision. He'd been working as a papermaker at the old E.B. Eddy plant for

When Nicole Milne was a child in Winnipeg she used to attend her father's performances in musical theatre. She remembers sitting

In 1985, Joe Average got some pretty bad news. He was diagnosed with HIV at a time when that carried a

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