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The flame of opera is still burning in Ottawa thanks to Vincent Thomas and his mom. Maria Pellegrini founded her eponymous

The film School of Rock was a surprising smash hit when it was released in 2003. The story about a

Writing a biography about Beethoven takes a certain amount of chutzpah. The composer is iconic, larger than life, an artist for

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

Could there be anything more pedestrian than another Beethoven symphony cycle? For all NACO’s efforts to glitz up this year’s

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

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

The venerable Vancouver alternative band 54.40 has rocked out pretty hard for about 37 years. But lately the foursome that

The NAC Orchestra always opens its season with a festival. Surrounding the main stage programming in Southam Hall are other

Darius Jones thinks big. It seems to be in his nature.  The jazz saxophonist and composer will be in Ottawa Sept.

Janis Ian isn't 17 any more. But that's OK. She's a wise owl who knows herself both as an artist and

Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet are known for their innovative performances. They aren’t afraid to take a risk on stage,

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

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

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

The redeveloped Arts Court/Ottawa Art Gallery complex will be getting a new piece of public art courtesy of the City

Every year the Canadian War Museum presents the winning images from the annual World Press Photo contest. The 2018 exhibition, which

One fine summer day we were driving the backroads of PEI in search of a shortcut, which I had known

By Liam McPherson In the vaults of the National Capital Commission are some of Ottawa-Gatineau’s most prized keepsakes, collectively known as

Ottawa's School of the Photographic Arts is hosting an exhibition of work by the American-born, South African resident photographer Roger

Down by the Ottawa River, perched atop a stony cliff, is the home of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and

At first glance, Ruth Steinberg's large photographs resemble the kind of idealized vision of beauty preferred by the Pre-Raphaelite artists

The 1,000-odd faces in The National Portrait, Douglas Coupland’s new installation at the Ottawa Art Gallery, were photographed across Canada

An Ottawa area artist is one of the finalists in the 20th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Sarah Davidson has made

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

The Silk Road stretches from China to Europe. It is a fabled route taken by caravans and Mongol hordes and

In the fall of 2010, Sharon Bala was in Halifax attending a conference. She stayed on for a weekend and

By Jordan Omstead A library is tritely known as a place of compulsory silence, but in a basement conference room at

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

Mark Godden fell in love with Canada when he first came to take ballet training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He

In March 2016, I visited the (Dale) Chihuly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. I went at

The Berkshire Hills encompass the Litchfield, Connecticut area where Moses Pendleton lives and walks in the New England countryside that

The flame of opera is still burning in Ottawa thanks to Vincent Thomas and his mom. Maria Pellegrini founded her eponymous

The film School of Rock was a surprising smash hit when it was released in 2003. The story about a

Writing a biography about Beethoven takes a certain amount of chutzpah. The composer is iconic, larger than life, an artist for

Could there be anything more pedestrian than another Beethoven symphony cycle? For all NACO’s efforts to glitz up this year’s

The venerable Vancouver alternative band 54.40 has rocked out pretty hard for about 37 years. But lately the foursome that

The NAC Orchestra always opens its season with a festival. Surrounding the main stage programming in Southam Hall are other

Darius Jones thinks big. It seems to be in his nature.  The jazz saxophonist and composer will be in Ottawa Sept.

Janis Ian isn't 17 any more. But that's OK. She's a wise owl who knows herself both as an artist and

Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet are known for their innovative performances. They aren’t afraid to take a risk on stage,

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

If you were a music director wanting to test drive a new performance space, what music would you use? Well, if

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

Joan Harrison is a cellist who has played her instrument around the world with ensembles such as the NAC Orchestra

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

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play Dynamite Lunchbox Entertainment, Orlando, U.S.A. Three days into the festival and Josephine is already packing the

God of Carnage Stendhal X, Montreal “We’re always on our own everywhere,” says one of the characters toward the end of God

Fool Muun Komming The Invisible Theater of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, U.S.A. Is loneliness — and the attempt to ward it off by creating

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.

Environment Canada has given RBC Ottawa Bluefest permission to move a bird's nest that was stopping the start of the

Ottawa's Kevin Reeves is a pretty eclectic guy. He runs a choir called Seventeen Voyces and is heavily involved in

The process has formally begun to replace National Gallery Director Marc Mayer with a call on a federal website for

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

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