Jonathan Biss is Beethoven-obsessed, or at least he has been for the past decade. He's recorded all 32 piano sonatas during

The winner of the 2019 Sobey Art Award is a Filipina-Canadian artist who lives and works in Toronto and Berlin. Stephanie

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

“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,

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

As a child, Nikki Chooi's parents wanted him to be exposed to a lot of different possibilities. So he played

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

These days Ottawa native Carolyn Farnand lives in Hell's Kitchen in New York City while she studies for her Master's

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performed in Ottawa on Monday night, the first stop on a quick-march mini-tour that took them

Ottawa Saxophonist, composer and professor, Victor Herbiet, used to perform with the Canadian Forces music branch. But since 2011, he has

Patrick Bigelow was enjoying a new bridge for his double bass on this day. For the uninitiated, that chunk of

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

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

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 1919 in Germany, the old order of the Kaiser and the imperial court, had been burned away in the

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

In 2008, the National Gallery of Canada created a Department of Indigenous Art. Curators were appointed and they got to

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.

The Ottawa Book Award for fiction in English has been awarded to Kagiso Lesego Molope for her novel This Book Betrays

Some time in the late 1970s, Newfoundland artist Christopher Pratt inexplicably gave his wife, fellow artist Mary Pratt, slides of

On the day of our interview Diana Beresford-Kroeger was not out enjoying her trees as was expected. In fact she was

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

BANFF, Alberta — When Ottawa's Jasmine Murray-Bergquist was going to Canterbury High School, she was a part of the dramatic

In late July, ARTSFILE travelled to Banff, Alberta, at the invitation of the Centre for Arts and Creativity to meet

Jonathan Biss is Beethoven-obsessed, or at least he has been for the past decade. He's recorded all 32 piano sonatas during

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

As a child, Nikki Chooi's parents wanted him to be exposed to a lot of different possibilities. So he played

These days Ottawa native Carolyn Farnand lives in Hell's Kitchen in New York City while she studies for her Master's

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performed in Ottawa on Monday night, the first stop on a quick-march mini-tour that took them

Ottawa Saxophonist, composer and professor, Victor Herbiet, used to perform with the Canadian Forces music branch. But since 2011, he has

Patrick Bigelow was enjoying a new bridge for his double bass on this day. For the uninitiated, that chunk of

On Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, the Jewish owned business were smashed by Nazi thigs across Germany. It was a

Emilie LeBel was in her first year at university in Victoria, B.C. when her life plan was shattered. She had

The story of war is told in many forms. Among the most evocative are the poems written by those who

When we think about Remembrance Day and past and present sacrifices, it's often comforting and inspiring to listen to music

For Halloween week, NACO put together a program with ample treats and a sly trick for the audience. The “trick” came

For those who competed in the "Angela Years" of the Ottawa Music Festival this might offer some comfort. "I remember the

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto has become one of the mainstays in the repertoire. But it wasn't greeted with adoration when it

“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

Few playwrights would compare their work to a humble vegetable. In the case of Where the Blood Mixes, Kevin Loring

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

Was The Unnatural and Accidental Women by Métis-Dene playwright Marie Clements born too soon? It seems that way. Clements’ surrealist

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

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

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

Ottawa is set to celebrate eight days of Capital Pride with the added impetus provided by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson

Canada's Library and Archives (LAC) contains some 22 million published documents from books to magazine. That equates to 250 kilometres worth

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