Mavis Staines was consumed by ballet as a child. "My very first lesson was in Ottawa in a community centre. The

If art and science were expressed as a Venn diagram, Juan Geuer would be the shared space in the middle. Born

The work of statesmen and women often gets done on the sidelines during a round of golf or at a

Suzie Vinnick has several albums to her credit. The Saskatoon native has just released Shake The Love Around and it's

The full scope of the largest public art project in Ottawa's history is coming into focus with the call for

You’d never sink your life savings into a Ponzi scheme, right? Especially one operated by a former pig farmer who

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote much about tragedy, and in the end he became one.  The exhibition Friedrich Nietzsche and the Artists of

The National Arts Centre is celebrating 50 years with a major European tour of seven cities and five countries. The

By Byron Pascoe Since 2012, Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) has been dedicated to sharing legal information with creators in the

The first steps toward the awarding of the 2019 Sobey Art Award was taken Tuesday with the release of a

So, just how does an Ottawa anglophone translate a French book into English that is filled with esoteric Parisian historical

The Seven Last Words of Christ are in reality seven expressions or sayings that were uttered by Jesus during the

The red soil of Prince Edward Island has produced a bevy of great artists from Lucy Maud Montgomery to the

I always have high hopes when I go see a dance performance that features live music. Whether it’s a classical

If art and science were expressed as a Venn diagram, Juan Geuer would be the shared space in the middle. Born

The work of statesmen and women often gets done on the sidelines during a round of golf or at a

The full scope of the largest public art project in Ottawa's history is coming into focus with the call for

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote much about tragedy, and in the end he became one.  The exhibition Friedrich Nietzsche and the Artists of

The first steps toward the awarding of the 2019 Sobey Art Award was taken Tuesday with the release of a

The Ottawa Art Gallery opened new exhibitions this week, and I’m trying to think of a time when it, or

In 1998, a seven year old girl named Xiana Fairchild was taken by a predator and serial killer named Curtis

The painting High Hopes of a Liberal was created by Alex Janvier in 1974 as a comment on the failure

Works by some 35 Canadian Impressionists will be seen in three European cities before returning to Ottawa for a major

Susan Edgerley’s Shimmer is the first thing you see when you walk into this year’s exhibition for the Governor General’s

Lee-Ann Martin was living in Maine in 1986 with her now ex-husband and two children and working in a museum

Jeff Thomas was about three years old when his mom entered him in a beautiful baby contest. That took the

Paul Gauguin is an artist so recognizable, even more than a century after his death, that you can take a

There’s an incongruity between the photographs by David Heath and the photograph of David Heath. The 180 photographs taken by David

So, just how does an Ottawa anglophone translate a French book into English that is filled with esoteric Parisian historical

The Seven Last Words of Christ are in reality seven expressions or sayings that were uttered by Jesus during the

As a child, one of my heroes was Pierre-Esprit Radisson, in large part because of a CBC TV series back

Ian Shaw’s ambitious new novel about Middle East politics is exasperating but only because the politics of the Middle East

At 79, Dennis Lee carries his history with him. It is a pleasant burden. He doesn't mind looking back at past

The lineup for the spring edition of the Ottawa International Writers festival is out and it features writers from close

This Saturday the city of Ottawa will formally crown two new poet laureates. The VERSeFest International Poetry Festival has announced that

Peter Wohlleben is a tree-hugger — literally. He is a forester in Germany where he manages a beech forest. He is

Andreas Souvaliotis’s memoir, Misfit, could be called Revenge of the Weird Guy. It is the story of a Greek boy,

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable

More than 80 poets from six countries will be landing in Ottawa for the ninth VERSeFest. The annual celebration of verse

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. — Ausonius The

It is rare for an Ottawa writer to win one nomination for a Nebula award for science fiction writing, but

Some stories need to be told because they reveal something important about a person or a country. The story of the

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

Ottawa and Alberta may not always be on the same page politically but there is a certain sympatico growing between

Listen to the music of J.S. Bach and you can hear it dance. The Baroque period was built on dance. The

The yellow brick road runs right through the NAC Dance season in 2019-20. That's because the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is bringing

The laughing and weeping masks known as “sock and buskin” have symbolized comedy and tragedy since the Greeks. In Revisor,

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Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young were in the middle of the massive global success of their Olivier Award winning production

In 1886, a volcano named Mount Tarawera erupted and devastated a part of the north island of New Zealand. The Maori

Suzie Vinnick has several albums to her credit. The Saskatoon native has just released Shake The Love Around and it's

The National Arts Centre is celebrating 50 years with a major European tour of seven cities and five countries. The

The Seven Last Words of Christ are in reality seven expressions or sayings that were uttered by Jesus during the

The red soil of Prince Edward Island has produced a bevy of great artists from Lucy Maud Montgomery to the

Jan Lisiecki is a bit of a traditionalist. Sending postcards written with a fountain pen appeals to him. The 24 year old

When April Verch was a kid living in tiny Rankin, Ontario near Pembroke, her father Ralph would always tune in

In the year 1502 Leonardo da Vinci sent a letter to the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II. The Italian artist and designer

It was all aboard the Prokofiev Express Sunday afternoon at Tabaret Hall, as pianist David Jalbert presented the last instalment

It's been about dozen years since Ben Caplan has seen his face. That's the last time the hirsute singer-songwriter shaved

In the middle of the 18th century a young boy was invited to sing in the Imperial chapel in Vienna.

When it was announced last year that the Ottawa Symphony would be using Dominion-Chalmers as its home venue, a lot

Friday was International Piano Day, so it felt especially appropriate to review Carson Becke in the final concert of this

Monday's Ottawa Symphony Orchestra concert will not only mark a performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony in Dominion-Chalmers United Church and

Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline, these names resonate in the great country music songbook. Their music

You’d never sink your life savings into a Ponzi scheme, right? Especially one operated by a former pig farmer who

In October, 1962, Canada’s prime minister, John Diefenbaker, found himself swept into a crisis that threatened to end life as

It's been about dozen years since Ben Caplan has seen his face. That's the last time the hirsute singer-songwriter shaved

The NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre department will have to make cuts to its inaugural season because it didn’t receive funding

“Life will be different this time,” says young, hopeful Marie-Joseph Angélique at the beginning of Lorena Gale’s Angélique (NAC). A

Shakespeare’s King Lear is not for the faint of heart. Cruelty, despair and madness anchor the play. Fond and foolish Lear

The 45 year old Great Canadian Theatre Company is not offering a world premiere of a new production in its

Ottawa and Alberta may not always be on the same page politically but there is a certain sympatico growing between

Reviving Angélique, a little-known, historically based drama from the late 1990s, is bittersweet, says director Mike Payette. The play by the

When artistic director Jillian Keiley is lining up a new season for NAC English Theatre (ET), it’s kind of a

If this is life on Parliament Hill, it’s a wonder anything ever gets done. More to the point, if this

Three or four times a season the National Arts Centre's English Theatre department presents performances in another language. It's not

When playwright Darrah Teitel’s Behaviour debuts at the Great Canadian Theatre Company on March 12, it may give pause to

The Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical, The King and I, premiered on March 29, 1951. The musical is based

The full scope of the largest public art project in Ottawa's history is coming into focus with the call for

Ottawa and Alberta may not always be on the same page politically but there is a certain sympatico growing between

As the country debates the SNC-Lavalin affair and the treatment of women in politics, an exhibition at the Museum of

[caption id="attachment_32104" align="alignleft" width="291"] Sandra Oh. Photo: James White/Corbis Outline[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32106" align="alignright" width="232"] LouiseBessette. Photo: Pierre-Etienne Bergeron[/caption] It's been a pretty

The NAC's English Theatre department has added some new blood along with some continuity. Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will stay

At the end of a long day, the incoming director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada's voice was

The Alberta scientist and academic Margaret Perkins Hess was an adventurer and a collector.  When she died her estate started passing

Broadway Across Canada has announced its lineup for the 2019-20 season and it features Hamilton, one of the biggest musicals

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has always seemed, from the outside, to be a bit like JRR Tolkein's

Starting in 2020, the members of the Gryphon Trio will be part of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Georges St-Pierre (GSP to his fans) just might be the most famous Canadian athlete on the planet today. His name

There is a spectrum of treatment for mental health concerns, says Joanne Bezzubetz, president and CEO of The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. It

The title of a rare 1944 book once owned by Adolf Hitler and now acquired by Library and Archives Canada

In this, its 50th anniversary season, the National Arts Centre is making a serious foray into summer programming with the

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