Paul Halley lives in Nova Scotia's Mahone Bay these days with a sailboat at the ready. It's a short commute

Music and Beyond is short on woman solo instrumentalists in its coveted 7:30 p.m.  slots this year, and even shorter

The Ottawa art community is mourning Blair Sharpe. The painter and educator died on Monday in the Bruyere hospice after

When former National Post theatre critic Robert Cushman reviewed (positively) Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt’s uber-popular 2 Pianos 4 Hands

Ottawa native Jennifer Loveless is the organist at Ottawa's Notre Dame Cathedral. Her instrument has just been refurbished and members

Jacob Siskind, the legendary music critic of the Ottawa Citizen, was always a little tough on Brian Law. The persistent criticism

Here's how you build a band in Ottawa. Last year, JW Jones was performing at the annual the Ottawa Boys and

You might know Yehonatan Berick as an upstanding member of the club of classical violinists. After all he is soloist, a chamber

Matt Andersen was in a minivan in Georgia headed to South Carolina with a couple of other road warriors. The multiple

At some point, every artist may choose, consciously or subconsciously, to explore or to stagnate. There are artists in Ottawa today

There is a road in northwestern France. It seems quietly off the beaten path. It is known as le chemin

A Tribe Called Red will kick off Canada's representation at Cervantino, one of the continent's largest cultural festivals.  Canada is one

The Ottawa Fringe festival is reacting to concerns expressed in the community about security flowing from an incident in which

The Ice Queen cometh Tuesday — to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest that is. Ottawa native Sue Foley has been touring her record

The Ottawa art community is mourning Blair Sharpe. The painter and educator died on Monday in the Bruyere hospice after

At some point, every artist may choose, consciously or subconsciously, to explore or to stagnate. There are artists in Ottawa today

Sometime in late 1983, Douglas Cardinal received a visit from two men from Ottawa. He was working as an architect in

A group of prominent Canadians has banded together in an attempt to stop the  planned addition to the Château Laurier

There’s another W in the War Museum, but should it there be? It’s the W in George W. Bush, the 43rd

One of many events that marked Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 was an expedition that would have seemed an impossible

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

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

Paul Halley lives in Nova Scotia's Mahone Bay these days with a sailboat at the ready. It's a short commute

Music and Beyond is short on woman solo instrumentalists in its coveted 7:30 p.m.  slots this year, and even shorter

Ottawa native Jennifer Loveless is the organist at Ottawa's Notre Dame Cathedral. Her instrument has just been refurbished and members

Jacob Siskind, the legendary music critic of the Ottawa Citizen, was always a little tough on Brian Law. The persistent criticism

Here's how you build a band in Ottawa. Last year, JW Jones was performing at the annual the Ottawa Boys and

You might know Yehonatan Berick as an upstanding member of the club of classical violinists. After all he is soloist, a chamber

Matt Andersen was in a minivan in Georgia headed to South Carolina with a couple of other road warriors. The multiple

There is a road in northwestern France. It seems quietly off the beaten path. It is known as le chemin

A Tribe Called Red will kick off Canada's representation at Cervantino, one of the continent's largest cultural festivals.  Canada is one

The Ice Queen cometh Tuesday — to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest that is. Ottawa native Sue Foley has been touring her record

Two very different headliner vocal concerts marked the first weekend of Music and Beyond 2019.  On Saturday evening at Dominion-Chalmers,

The story of the Miserere composed by Gregorio Allegri in the 1630s for use only in the Sistine Chapel captures

For the past few years, Michelle Gott has been a road warrior for music. The harpist has travelled some 11 times

Diversify. If there's a watchword that would describe Canadian soprano Jane Archibald's vision for her career as she enters into

When former National Post theatre critic Robert Cushman reviewed (positively) Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt’s uber-popular 2 Pianos 4 Hands

A Tribe Called Red will kick off Canada's representation at Cervantino, one of the continent's largest cultural festivals.  Canada is one

The Ottawa Fringe festival is reacting to concerns expressed in the community about security flowing from an incident in which

Has A Company of Fools rediscovered its mojo? After a series of hits and misses, including last summer’s unfocused Twelfth

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

The Ottawa art community is mourning Blair Sharpe. The painter and educator died on Monday in the Bruyere hospice after

A Tribe Called Red will kick off Canada's representation at Cervantino, one of the continent's largest cultural festivals.  Canada is one

The Ottawa Fringe festival is reacting to concerns expressed in the community about security flowing from an incident in which

A group of prominent Canadians has banded together in an attempt to stop the  planned addition to the Château Laurier

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

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