The Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba company is a major force in Cuban dance. The company is coming to Centrepointe Theatre this

The world has almost 40 years with HIV/AIDS. Treatment has improved dramatically and today the virus is manageable with drugs. But,

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

Singer, songwriter, producer, actor and civil rights activist, 91 year old Harry Belafonte is a legendary name in the history

Three generations of Lara Kramer's family were dragged to the Pelican Falls Residential School near the community of Sioux Lookout

Peter and Will Anderson are twins both genetically and musically. The brothers both play jazz music and both have a

Marie Antoinette’s wig could be a play unto itself. An eye-grabber in the Three Sisters Theatre Company’s smart production of

The soldiers seen in The Wounded, a new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, are varied and valorous, but they

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

Marcelle Hudon works with shadows, but her world is not a dark place. Hudon is a master of shadow puppetry

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

The award-winning New Zealand documentary maker Pietra Brettkelly had just finished work on the film A Flickering Truth. She'd spent

Amanda Rheaume moved to Toronto's Little Portugal area in May 2017. You could say the move has been good for

Gabrielle Shonk is looking forward to a break. She's planning a visit to her brother in Florida for a couple of

The soldiers seen in The Wounded, a new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, are varied and valorous, but they

Marcelle Hudon works with shadows, but her world is not a dark place. Hudon is a master of shadow puppetry

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

The next director of the National Gallery of Canada is Alexandra Suda who is leaving her post as the curator

Two artists connected to the Ottawa area have been named as winners of the 2019 Governor General's Awards in Visual

The city’s biggest arts hub will be broken up, that much seems certain. Less certain is how many of the

The artist known as KEF! is a major star on the German cultural scene for his intricate grafitti patterns. His street-based

We know prime ministers mostly by their public political lives. Sometimes we find out more and learn about personal quirks,

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

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

Walking With Our Sisters was as moving a work of art and collaboration as you’re ever likely to see. It

Molly Lamb Bobak was the first Canadian woman to be named an official war artist. She received the designation at the

SAW Gallery is the surprise inside the Kinder Egg, the happy discovery revealed after the exterior shell has been unwrapped

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

The Chamberfest concert on Feb. 1 will feature a performance of Scar Tissue a piece of music that marries the

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

It is always good timing to have a conversation with the well-known Canadian historian and author Margaret MacMillan when something

Every year ARTSFILE asks Sean Wilson, the artistic director of the Ottawa International Writers Festival,  to pick some books to

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man

As a student of English Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Cape Town in the 1990s, Kagiso Lesego

Charles Frazier burst onto the international literary scene with a book about the journey of a civil war soldier of

For 15 years, Rick Mercer travelled from coast to coast to coast in Canada delivering a grassroots sense of humour

Ottawa writer Elizabeth Hay has won the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust prize for non-fiction for her memoir of acting

Most people who commit suicide are likely unaware of the despair their death provokes among members of their family. Some

Ottawa's theatre wunderkind Jordan Tannahill has won the Governor General's Literary Award for English Drama for his collection Botticelli in

If you live in the country in an isolated location, the nights are long and dark and the silence can

Wayne Grady's new novel, he says, is a conversation between his black side and his white side. Grady, a respected writer

The Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba company is a major force in Cuban dance. The company is coming to Centrepointe Theatre this

The world has almost 40 years with HIV/AIDS. Treatment has improved dramatically and today the virus is manageable with drugs. But,

Three generations of Lara Kramer's family were dragged to the Pelican Falls Residential School near the community of Sioux Lookout

Grupo Corpo, the exuberant, wildly innovative Brazilian contemporary dance company, presented a sold-out double bill at Southam Hall on Saturday.

The Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo started in 1975 as a real family affair. Paolo Pederneiras started it all and he

The National Ballet of Canada is making its annual NAC pilgrimage this week. Instead of a full-length production, this year’s

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

The National Ballet of Canada gave the very first performance in the National Arts Centre in 1969. The dance was

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

Cuba has been a hotbed for dance for decades, notably in classical ballet, most of it for export. Alicia Alonso,

Six years ago, three people got together to form Malpaso Cuba's only independent contemporary dance company. The trio are are

One of the issues confronting the National Arts Centre since its beginning 50 years ago is how to square its

Nineteen performing arts projects have been funded to the tune of more than $2.9 million by the National Arts Centre's

The National Arts Centre turns 50 in 2019 and the party will really get started with a Big Bang in

Singer, songwriter, producer, actor and civil rights activist, 91 year old Harry Belafonte is a legendary name in the history

Peter and Will Anderson are twins both genetically and musically. The brothers both play jazz music and both have a

Marcelle Hudon works with shadows, but her world is not a dark place. Hudon is a master of shadow puppetry

Amanda Rheaume moved to Toronto's Little Portugal area in May 2017. You could say the move has been good for

Gabrielle Shonk is looking forward to a break. She's planning a visit to her brother in Florida for a couple of

No question Steve Marriner can spot a good alliteration. After all, his latest project is called the Manx Marriner Mainline. Of course,

For some 60 years, it's been all in the family for the Romeros. The family business is the guitar both in

Inside the Bear Lodge, a circle and some modern technology are making magic happen and the result will be a

About 18 months ago, Matthew Larkin left his post at Christ Church Cathedral. At that time he told ARTSFILE of

Whenever Principal Guest Conductor John Storgårds is in town, the NAC Orchestra plays with a little extra fire in its

In the school of rock, Dr. Susan Rogers gets a A — for her engineering work with Prince, David Byrne,

Marianne Trudel loves to cook. But when she sets about making a meal she doesn’t follow a recipe. She likes

Music moves many in our community. Sometimes folks get up and dance and sometimes they contribute. The Ottawa-based artificial intelligence

Joey Calderazzo was studying classical piano as a kid but even then he liked to improvise while practicing Mozart. Over

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

Marie Antoinette’s wig could be a play unto itself. An eye-grabber in the Three Sisters Theatre Company’s smart production of

Marcelle Hudon works with shadows, but her world is not a dark place. Hudon is a master of shadow puppetry

The undercurrents theatre festival is under way. Our Patrick Langston took in three shows. Here is his take. Raising Stanley/Life with

Jack Jr. and Sherry should have just eloped. It would have spared their families the misery of a wedding reception

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

Actor Craig Lauzon admits that a moving bus isn’t the easiest venue to perform in. That’s where he does the

Chris Abraham has given some thought as to why wedding receptions sometimes go off the rails, careening from loving harmony

One of the first things we learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s play about

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

Noel Lynch is a likeable guy. Sure, he’s feckless, an alcoholic, the embodiment of underachievement and over-denial. But he wants

One of the issues confronting the National Arts Centre since its beginning 50 years ago is how to square its

What do you do when you’re rehearsing a show that has no set, no props, no costume changes and no

Now into his seventh season as artistic director, has Eric Coates remade the Great Canadian Theatre Company in his own

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

It is always good timing to have a conversation with the well-known Canadian historian and author Margaret MacMillan when something

The 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 did not end the impact of the

The Dominion-Chalmers United Church building is evolving into an arm of Carleton University in Centretown and a community arts centre

The National Arts Centre has named Arna Einarsdóttir as the managing director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. The current managing

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