Nicolas Namoradze is thinks deeply about his chosen career as a piano soloist and a composer. Before he entered the 2018

This year's list of lifetime laureates of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards includes a major Indigenous actor, a Chinese Canadian

Jodi Cobb's fascination with the world started on a desert island off the coast of Iran. The island was the

Call it the great chamber music face-off of 2020: two nights, two venues, different concerts by two international headliners, each

Our Time machine is a film about fathers and sons and the power of memory. It follows one of China's

In our bodies, the nerves that connect our muscles and organs to our brains are coated with a sheath. This

Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes has had an interesting impact. All of a sudden he has become sort of

You think you’re on the side of right when it comes to polarized issues like immigration and freedom of speech?

The dancer/choreographer/performance artist Tedd Robinson has been putting works together through the lens of modern dance for some 45 years. These

For about five years Jenn Grant and Dan Ledwell tried to have a baby. They eventually tried in vitro fertilization

Richard Antoine White is an associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of New Mexico. He is also a tuba

Robert Greene is an established American documentary filmmaker with six features  under his belt. All of them are, in essence,

I live in the noisy heart of downtown Ottawa, and once, while visiting my parents in their comparatively rural home,

There's more than cars travelling between Ottawa and Montreal every day on Highway 417. A lot of music travels up

Jodi Cobb's fascination with the world started on a desert island off the coast of Iran. The island was the

I live in the noisy heart of downtown Ottawa, and once, while visiting my parents in their comparatively rural home,

Official war artists have been following Canadian forces for more than a century, and that’s a long time to create

To start, a short, sweet story: “Russell Yuristy was the first contemporary artist I knew,” recalls Alexandra Badzak, who grew

Sarah Hatton grew up in Barbados and considered herself to be “somewhat of an expert” on the coral reefs that

Ottawa photo-artist Christine Fitzgerald is heading to the Canadian embassy in Washington. You might say her posting will be long. Fitzgerald

While the public was beating up OC Transpo at City Hall on Thursday, over at the glittering Ottawa Art Gallery

Sometimes, the precise moment when a work of art began can be known, even if the full concept takes years

When Nadia Myre was putting the title on the exhibition of tondos called Meditations on Black Lake, she says she was

The world is in a disordered state with even the United States going its own way without much regard to

When Sasha Suda started her work as the 11th executive director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada, she

Not since the battle over Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire has a controversy hit the National Gallery as hard as

Art galleries come and go, and 14 years is not a bad run. “We are proud to have survived as

Canada will be represented at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2021 by the Vancouver-based artist Stan Douglas. His multidisciplinary practice involves

Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes has had an interesting impact. All of a sudden he has become sort of

A few days before this interview Desmond Cole went to a huge LCBO in downtown Toronto in the middle of

Daniel Levitin can remember the very first record he ever bought. That might not seem to be much of anything

While the public was beating up OC Transpo at City Hall on Thursday, over at the glittering Ottawa Art Gallery

This is a pretty exciting time to lead Library and Archives Canada. The repository of the many treasures that make up

A few years ago, Joanna Pocock left her home in London, England and headed to Montana in the American West

The narrator of Michael Blouin’s new novel, Skin House (Anvil Press), is never named despite hogging most of the ink

Sarah Jennings wasn't at all sure that she wanted to tackle a second edition of Art and Politics, her intensive

In 1956, five Christian missionaries and their families travelled to Ecuador intending to convert a rain-forest people who had not

Adam Shoalts knows that toenails do grow back over time. His were badly damaged while walking through the freezing water

Alcinous, majesty, shining among your island people, what a fine thing it is to listen to such a bard as

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

This year's list of lifetime laureates of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards includes a major Indigenous actor, a Chinese Canadian

In our bodies, the nerves that connect our muscles and organs to our brains are coated with a sheath. This

The dancer/choreographer/performance artist Tedd Robinson has been putting works together through the lens of modern dance for some 45 years. These

Dana Gingras likes those liminal spaces She finds inspiration for the dance works she creates in between things. It is a

Twenty-five years ago, Wouter Van Looy was a violinist involved in theatrical productions in his native Belgium when he had

The cowboy is an iconic figure of the great plains of North America. In South America, on the pampas that

Most people's perceptions of the L. Frank Baum story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz have been shaped by the

The world is in a disordered state with even the United States going its own way without much regard to

The Wizard of Oz has been presented in many forms. First as a novel written by L. Frank Baum and

Battleground, the latest offering by Canadian dance icon Louise Lecavalier, is described in the program notes as taking place in

Well, for someone who doesn't exist, you seem in fine form! From The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino • Louise Lecavalier created the

Greta Hodgkinson is a planner. She thinks ahead. She even started talking about stepping down from her role as a

Guillaume Côté had this idea see. "For a long time I have wanted to do something that is narrative, something that is

This will be a busy week for Janice Messam. She's in charge of 76 young ballet dancers taking part in performances

Nicolas Namoradze is thinks deeply about his chosen career as a piano soloist and a composer. Before he entered the 2018

This year's list of lifetime laureates of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards includes a major Indigenous actor, a Chinese Canadian

Call it the great chamber music face-off of 2020: two nights, two venues, different concerts by two international headliners, each

For about five years Jenn Grant and Dan Ledwell tried to have a baby. They eventually tried in vitro fertilization

Richard Antoine White is an associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of New Mexico. He is also a tuba

There's more than cars travelling between Ottawa and Montreal every day on Highway 417. A lot of music travels up

In 2015, George Li made a musical breakthrough. The young Chinese American pianist took home a silver medal from the International

Blake Pouliot has the title of punk legend Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids tattooed on his chest. He's a huge

When Stefan Mendl began his distinguished career as a pianist he did make a foray as a soloist. But "I never

The announcement of the annual RBC Bluesfest seems to get earlier and earlier every year. The 26 year old event has

Love was decidedly in the air at this week’s Casual Friday concert at NACO. Valentine’s Day meant lots of cute

When Ottawa's Lynne Hanson was thinking about recording her latest album of roots music called Just Words, she wanted to

Ten years ago, Vancouver was hosting a very success Winter Olympics, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, Kesha topped

Twenty-five years ago, Wouter Van Looy was a violinist involved in theatrical productions in his native Belgium when he had

This year's list of lifetime laureates of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards includes a major Indigenous actor, a Chinese Canadian

You think you’re on the side of right when it comes to polarized issues like immigration and freedom of speech?

Twenty-five years ago, Wouter Van Looy was a violinist involved in theatrical productions in his native Belgium when he had

One of the greatest jazz guitarists ever born; barely able to write a cheque, let alone manage his life; strangled

What does it mean to be a hero? Where do stories go when no one reads them? Why would a

The names Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore don’t ring a bell? Fifteen years ago, they didn’t for Ottawa’s Sarah Waisvisz,

It’s a show about the critical importance of imagination in life, but Jake Runeckles and Andrew Iles need to do

It’s unlikely Stan Rogers’ long-loved 1981 song Northwest Passage will ever again be played in my home. The a cappella

The world is in a disordered state with even the United States going its own way without much regard to

Had a northern and a southern artist, each unknown to the other, not both signed up for an ocean expedition

 Feeling excluded from a space you simply assume is yours can be, for a white, middle-class person like me, disorienting.

The 2020-21 season of Broadway Across Canada will feature one of the recent highlights of the New York stage in

In his one-man show, Take d Milk, Nah?, opening shortly at the NAC, Jivesh Parasram takes on the thorny matter

The word Unikkaaqtuat means telling stories in Inuktitut. That is at the heart of a performance of the same name assembled

This year's list of lifetime laureates of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards includes a major Indigenous actor, a Chinese Canadian

Alessia Cara is the runaway leader in JUNO nominations this year with six, but Ottawa is also represented on the

While the public was beating up OC Transpo at City Hall on Thursday, over at the glittering Ottawa Art Gallery

The world is in a disordered state with even the United States going its own way without much regard to

When Sasha Suda started her work as the 11th executive director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada, she

Not since the battle over Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire has a controversy hit the National Gallery as hard as

There are words that are, at times, derogatory. But such is the power of language that  you can take those

When Alexander Shelley assumed the role of music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, one of his principal commitments

Angela Hewitt just keeps on racking up the honours. This time the Ottawa native will receive the 2020 Wigmore Medal next

On this day, Julie Taymor was feeling a bit tired. She's been working 12 hour days in post-production on the

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

NEWSLETTER
Of Interest