Perhaps no artist epitomizes the determined free spirit more than Frida Kahlo. The 20th century Mexican painter battled polio, a crippling

Mark Ferguson is a trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer and music educator at Carleton University. He's worked with great artists

Donna Grantis's older brother had this acoustic guitar, you see, and one summer when she was about 13 she thought

This year's TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is billing itself as putting female performers front and centre. Perhaps no concert epitomizes this

Deep in the archives of the National Film Board of Canada lies some of the best music ever composed in

Jane Siberry started painting about 10 years ago when she was stuck in a recording studio. "I was in there way

In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a

Ranee Lee is not one to slow down. To prove the point, this pillar of Montreal's — and Canada's — jazz

These performances were reviewed June 16. The Ottawa Fringe Festival continues until June 23 at various downtown venues. Tickets & information:

Joey Landreth has won a JUNO with his brother David for their work as the Bros. Landreth. Now he has

God is a Scottish Drag Queen (Mike Delamont, Victoria, BC) The world could use a few more laughs these days. Fortunately,

The Royal Flush (Wild Hart Productions, Ottawa) [caption id="attachment_8427" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kate Jaimet. Photo: Chris Mikula[/caption] Did dear old Dad leave a

I remember one morning on the Masai Mara in Kenya, shortly after sun rise, watching a massive vulture fly over

Toronto author Susan Swan is obsessed with fraudsters. The obsession began more than a decade ago when Conrad Black was

In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a

I remember one morning on the Masai Mara in Kenya, shortly after sun rise, watching a massive vulture fly over

'If you build it, he will come.' It's a cliche today but there is truth in the famous quote from the

This year's five finalists for the Sobey Art Award have been announced. The shortlist is composed of artists 40 and under

A new exhibition at the Museum of History is all about walking the walk. Visitors to the museum will be strolling

There’s no immortality in Highland Warriors, the new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, no chesty Christopher Lambert battling arch

Three exhibitions seen on different sides of Ottawa show different sides of Ottawa, and in very different ways. First up is

They say the artists point the way forward. The city of Ottawa certainly seems to need some direction when it

It may seem that the Ottawa Art Gallery’s fundraising art auction, Le Party, is becoming more frequent, but it’s just

Paul Gauguin would be pleased. As people move through the new exhibition of Gauguin portraits at the National Gallery, they’ll

Who were the Neanderthals and why do we keep saying all those rotten things about them? You know, things like

It’s my second time in as many weeks at a new exhibition that straddles art and science, and what an

The National Arts Centre is going on an adventure of sorts when it hosts a new series of lectures starting

Chamberfest and the National Gallery of Canada are celebrating Mother's Day with the Après Maman Mother's Day Art Project, in

In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a

Toronto author Susan Swan is obsessed with fraudsters. The obsession began more than a decade ago when Conrad Black was

Writing matters in Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm's life. She is a poet, spoken word artist, novelist and the founder and managing director of

In an increasingly multicultural Ottawa, young women of Middle East descent are everywhere. They could be your neighbourhood pharmacist or

When Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government took the reins of power at Queen's Park, they said they would do things

Drew Gonsalves and his band Kobo Town, don't get a lot of requests to take part in fundraisers and benefit

Retired or defeated politicians like to write books, but usually it's a memoir. But former Capital Ward councillor, David Chernushenko,

When it’s time to write, author Darrel McLeod often begins with a sage-and-sweetgrass ceremony. Then, he turns on the “modernized”

The Anishinaabe and French-Canadian poet David Groulx is about to release his latest collection of poetry called From Turtle Island to Gaza.

What's surprising, Terese Marie Mailhot says in her candid way," is that a book can have a life of its

German fantasy writer Cornelia Funke has carved a major place on the world stage with books such as Inkheart trilogy

The genius of Guy Gavriel Kay is his ability to take a period of history and shift it without losing

Poets are “noisier” than most people, Ottawa poet Nicola Vulpe writes in his new collection, Insult to the Brain (Guernica

Alan Cumyn's most recent book North to Benjamin (Atheneum) was sparked by an experience in Canada's North. "A fabulous program run

In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a

'If you build it, he will come.' It's a cliche today but there is truth in the famous quote from the

When Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government took the reins of power at Queen's Park, they said they would do things

Christopher Deacon used to attend concerts at the National Arts Centre with his father who was a music critic for

Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday to a Centrepointe Theatre season that includes comics Howie Mandel and

On May 31, 1969, some 40,000 people walked through the then brand new National Arts Centre in an open house

A decade ago the Alberta Ballet was mapping out the program for its 40th season and Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître

Mavis Staines was consumed by ballet as a child. "My very first lesson was in Ottawa in a community centre. The

I always have high hopes when I go see a dance performance that features live music. Whether it’s a classical

“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin For the legendary Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, the

As a city with no professional dance ensemble of its own, it isn’t often that Ottawa nabs the world premiere

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens is doing something it hasn't done in 20 years. It's staging a version of one of

Kellylee Evans knows all about the kind of connections and community that music and dance can build. Sometimes it takes her

After 10 years as the artistic director of Ballet BC, Emily Molnar isn't singing the blues, but she definitely is

Perhaps no artist epitomizes the determined free spirit more than Frida Kahlo. The 20th century Mexican painter battled polio, a crippling

Mark Ferguson is a trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer and music educator at Carleton University. He's worked with great artists

Donna Grantis's older brother had this acoustic guitar, you see, and one summer when she was about 13 she thought

This year's TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is billing itself as putting female performers front and centre. Perhaps no concert epitomizes this

Deep in the archives of the National Film Board of Canada lies some of the best music ever composed in

Jane Siberry started painting about 10 years ago when she was stuck in a recording studio. "I was in there way

In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a

Ranee Lee is not one to slow down. To prove the point, this pillar of Montreal's — and Canada's — jazz

Joey Landreth has won a JUNO with his brother David for their work as the Bros. Landreth. Now he has

Since Opera Lyra was shuttered in 2015, opera in the nation’s capital has been meted out parsimoniously: a student, semi-professional

'If you build it, he will come.' It's a cliche today but there is truth in the famous quote from the

Sharon Azrieli sang her first solo in Grade Two in Hebrew school in Montreal. She doesn't remember the name of the

The National Arts Centre is ending the Young Artists Program (YAP) which has brought talented young musicians to Ottawa for

A program of virtuosic symphonic compositions all written within the last 15 years, performed by a fierce champion of new

In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a

These performances were reviewed June 16. The Ottawa Fringe Festival continues until June 23 at various downtown venues. Tickets & information:

God is a Scottish Drag Queen (Mike Delamont, Victoria, BC) The world could use a few more laughs these days. Fortunately,

The Royal Flush (Wild Hart Productions, Ottawa) [caption id="attachment_8427" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kate Jaimet. Photo: Chris Mikula[/caption] Did dear old Dad leave a

'If you build it, he will come.' It's a cliche today but there is truth in the famous quote from the

Again this year, the Ottawa Fringe Festival (June 13-23) finds both novice and veteran artists on its multiple stages. Performers

When Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government took the reins of power at Queen's Park, they said they would do things

When U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence lauded Donald Trump’s pro-life stance during his recent visit to Ottawa, you couldn’t help but

Christopher Deacon used to attend concerts at the National Arts Centre with his father who was a music critic for

Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday to a Centrepointe Theatre season that includes comics Howie Mandel and

On May 31, 1969, some 40,000 people walked through the then brand new National Arts Centre in an open house

An abandoned high school in the village of Farrellton, Que., just north of Wakefield, seems an unlikely place to be

Had the late Jon Lien read the new United Nations report on our sprint toward mass species extinction, he wouldn’t

Well-known Ottawa actor Paul Rainville has put an old passion back on centre stage with the release of his self-titled,

In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a

'If you build it, he will come.' It's a cliche today but there is truth in the famous quote from the

When Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government took the reins of power at Queen's Park, they said they would do things

The new head of the Ottawa Arts Council is Nicole Milne. She will formally replace Peter Honeywell as executive director

They say the artists point the way forward. The city of Ottawa certainly seems to need some direction when it

Christopher Deacon used to attend concerts at the National Arts Centre with his father who was a music critic for

Fifty years ago, when it opened, the NAC's le café restaurant was an instant destination for foodies in the capital.

On May 31, 1969, some 40,000 people walked through the then brand new National Arts Centre in an open house

STOCKHOLM — Janice O'Born remembers the privations after the Second World War in Britain. She was born and raised in Winchester,

The National Arts Centre is going on an adventure of sorts when it hosts a new series of lectures starting

Now this is the bee's knees. The National Arts Centre has teamed up with Tomlinson Organics, the Composting Council of

It has taken some 60 years for artworks by Inuit creators to appear as Canada's official entry in the most

Douglas Cardinal was thinking about his Blackfoot grandmother on Thursday morning. The legendary 85 year old architect of Indigenous heritage was

The National Capital Commission is confirming that part of the Ottawa Jazz Festival will take place in Confederation Park in

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