The Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Erin Costelo has emerged as a musical force to be reckoned with both as a performer

The Canadian War Museum is celebrating a $300,000 donation from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. The funds will help support a new

Tim Cook is certainly one of the most prolific historians working in Canada today. He's published five books in the

The two books known collectively as The Well-Tempered Clavier were published in 1722 (Book I) and 1742 (Book II). Together

Monday night in Montreal will mark the culmination of a very long run of good fortune for Ottawa composer Kelly-Marie

Akram Khan, one of the most original and riveting performers in contemporary dance, is bidding farewell to a large part

When the internationally known designer Karim Rashid was a young lad of seven, his attention was often focused on a

When Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell opens at the NAC, it will mark a significant occasion for director Peter

Ottawa's theatre wunderkind Jordan Tannahill is always up for a challenge, especially when he's working with a world-class artist in

After extending Alexander Shelley’s contract for another five years, NACO announced last week it was doing the same for Principal

Once, in the 1980s, I was interviewing a man who was older than I then thought possible. He was bedridden,

In the First World War, 1.4 million Indian soldiers fought for the British Empire. Thousands died or were wounded. Have

About 20 years ago, I had a long phone conversation with Renée Fleming. It wasn’t about music, or singing, or

The Canadian art world is marking the death of Pierre Théberge, the former director of the National Gallery of Canada.

The Canadian War Museum is celebrating a $300,000 donation from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. The funds will help support a new

When the internationally known designer Karim Rashid was a young lad of seven, his attention was often focused on a

Once, in the 1980s, I was interviewing a man who was older than I then thought possible. He was bedridden,

The Canadian art world is marking the death of Pierre Théberge, the former director of the National Gallery of Canada.

Spend long enough looking at art, and there may come a moment of revelation — it’s not just about what

By this point, Edward Burtynsky’s status among Canadian art seems to reach to the very sky, like the giant “augmented—reality"

Edward Burtynsky began his career taking pictures of the natural world. "I was doing photography of landscapes with a large format

They say that the artists can lead the way.  The Ottawa Art Gallery certainly seems to believe that. They have just

The axiom “history is written by the victors” is, in essence, a grim twist of the truism “perspective is everything.”

When the exhibition The Extended Moment: 50 years of collecting photographs closes on Sunday, it will mark an important milestone

About 80,000 people have visited the new Ottawa Art Gallery in its inaugural summer, drawn to see the opening exhibition

The National Gallery of Canada will host a retrospective of the work of the Swiss artist Paul Klee for the

The former Canada and the World pavilion was always a building with a breathtaking view and no occupant. It is

The Ottawa School of Art turns 140 in 2019 and for 30 of those years, it has been led, through

Tim Cook is certainly one of the most prolific historians working in Canada today. He's published five books in the

Timing is everything, they say. It certainly seems to be the case with a new book by veteran New Brunswick

At 16, Sarah Weinman was a Nepean High School student when she picked up Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. She wouldn't have know

Just when baby boomers’ dependent children finally leave the nest, along comes a new responsibility to sap time and energy:

For four years in the first decade of the 21st century, men in a Mennonite colony in Bolivia called Manitoba

This fall's Ottawa International Writers Festival lineup features the Booker long list nominated author Esi Edugyan, Patrick DeWitt, a past

The Roman empire collapsed, overextended and sclerotic, badly led by men who had lost touch with reality. The Romanov dynasty

For Tanya Evanson, hip hop falls under the umbrella of the art form known as spoken word. The Antiguan-Canadian writer, performer, producer

The former Canada and the World pavilion was always a building with a breathtaking view and no occupant. It is

In this recent interview ARTSFILE asked the Carlet0n PhD student Jenna Herdman about her project to 'text-mine' Jane Austen novels.

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

Akram Khan, one of the most original and riveting performers in contemporary dance, is bidding farewell to a large part

Ottawa's theatre wunderkind Jordan Tannahill is always up for a challenge, especially when he's working with a world-class artist in

In the First World War, 1.4 million Indian soldiers fought for the British Empire. Thousands died or were wounded. Have

Grace Monahan was 11 when the ballet bug bit. Grace is the daughter of Ottawa Bluesfest executive director Mark Monahan. There

The drama and passion of Flamenco is coming to Ottawa next week from Halifax. Yep, Halifax, where the troupe Flamenco en

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

The Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Erin Costelo has emerged as a musical force to be reckoned with both as a performer

The two books known collectively as The Well-Tempered Clavier were published in 1722 (Book I) and 1742 (Book II). Together

Monday night in Montreal will mark the culmination of a very long run of good fortune for Ottawa composer Kelly-Marie

After extending Alexander Shelley’s contract for another five years, NACO announced last week it was doing the same for Principal

About 20 years ago, I had a long phone conversation with Renée Fleming. It wasn’t about music, or singing, or

These is no doubt that Thirteen Strings is always ambitious in its programming. That tradition continues with the 2018-19 season as

The legendary American soprano Renée Fleming will sing in recital at the National Arts Centre on Oct. 9. The show is

In my memory there is a place and a time where you'll find a small transistor radio that filled my

What's your perception of the North. Is it ice and snow and empty tundra? How about northern music? All fiddles

Ottawa's Lynn Miles is well known for her work as a singer-songwriter and, these days, as a member, with Lynne

Blake Pouliot is one of the young Canadian lions of the violin. The grand prize winner of the 2016 Orchestra

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble is an extension of the famous chamber orchestra founded in 1958 and

When Alain Trudel announced the 2018-19 season of music for the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra this past spring, he said the

Had we all been even once graced with a teacher like Dewey Finn, the world might be a happier place

When Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell opens at the NAC, it will mark a significant occasion for director Peter

Ultimately, we’re all orphans, aren’t we? Sure, we carve out a place in the world, cultivate relationships, maybe try shielding ourselves

This year's shortlist for Canada's largest theatre prize features four designers from across. The Siminovitch Prize is awarded annually but it

At one point in The Virgin Trial, Kate Hennig’s fleet, modern-day crime drama about Queen Elizabeth I as a teenager,

We can’t get enough of the Tudors, can we? From movies and historical fiction to the television series The Tudors,

The Gladstone Theatre turns 10 years old this fall. That may make it a mere stripling in the arts world,

It’s a safe bet you’ve never realized the universality of A Lover and His Lass, that sweet and buoyant song

Think the Ottawa weather has been punishing this summer? It’s been a cakewalk compared to the situation in Lysistrata and

Kim Kilpatrick could hear passersby chuckling as she walked home from the pet store, having just bought some food and

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

The Canadian War Museum is celebrating a $300,000 donation from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. The funds will help support a new

The Canadian art world is marking the death of Pierre Théberge, the former director of the National Gallery of Canada.

They say that the artists can lead the way.  The Ottawa Art Gallery certainly seems to believe that. They have just

When Alain Trudel announced the 2018-19 season of music for the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra this past spring, he said the

This year's shortlist for Canada's largest theatre prize features four designers from across. The Siminovitch Prize is awarded annually but it

Christopher Millard first played his bassoon inside Southam Hall in 1972. He has a long association with what some might have

Alexander Shelley will lead the National Arts Centre Orchestra at least until Aug. 31, 2023. NAC CEO Christopher Deacon announced the

When an orchestra plays one generally marvels at the sound produced. But do you see how hard the players are

Alexander and Zoe Shelley are basking in the glow of the arrival of their son. The music director of the NAC

For Tanya Evanson, hip hop falls under the umbrella of the art form known as spoken word. The Antiguan-Canadian writer, performer, producer

About 80,000 people have visited the new Ottawa Art Gallery in its inaugural summer, drawn to see the opening exhibition

Trevor Tolley was an English professor and, for a time, the Dean of Arts at Carleton University. But he was

The former Canada and the World pavilion was always a building with a breathtaking view and no occupant. It is

In this recent interview ARTSFILE asked the Carlet0n PhD student Jenna Herdman about her project to 'text-mine' Jane Austen novels.

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