Kellylee Evans knows all about the kind of connections and community that music and dance can build. Sometimes it takes her

For the past 13 years, Carson Becke has been living in the United Kingdom performing professionally and studying for a

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

Let's travel back in time to Leipzig, Germany in the year 173o. It's a Friday night and everyone who is

“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

Ryotaro Leo Ikenaga was on track to be an investment banker. He was going to one of the elite universities

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

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

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

It was a Manitoba reunion of sorts Wednesday at NACO, with former Winnipeg Symphony music director Bramwell Tovey conducting Brandon-born

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

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

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

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

Montreal’s Michel de Broin makes the ordinary extraordinary. He uses the most quotidian of items to make us look differently

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

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

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

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,

[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

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

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

Kellylee Evans knows all about the kind of connections and community that music and dance can build. Sometimes it takes her

For the past 13 years, Carson Becke has been living in the United Kingdom performing professionally and studying for a

Let's travel back in time to Leipzig, Germany in the year 173o. It's a Friday night and everyone who is

Ryotaro Leo Ikenaga was on track to be an investment banker. He was going to one of the elite universities

It was a Manitoba reunion of sorts Wednesday at NACO, with former Winnipeg Symphony music director Bramwell Tovey conducting Brandon-born

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

It's been an improbable rise to prominence for the Quebecois pianist Alexandra Stréliski . After all she plays 'neo-classical' music on

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

James Ehnes is basking in the glow of another Grammy win. The virtuoso violinist received his latest gong for a recording

This is a year of anniversaries at Chamberfest. The festival itself has been celebrating turning 25 for the past year

Asitha Tennekoon lives in Toronto, but the tenor might as well rent a room in Ottawa for the number of

Performers with strong Ottawa connections won JUNO awards Saturday evening. The Gryphon Trio of Roman Borys (cello) Jamie Parker (piano) and

As the National Arts Centre prepares to celebrate the launch of Indigenous Theatre this fall, NAC Presents will be helping

Alexander Shelley has set out to pay homage to the orchestra he leads in 2019-20 with concerts that feature his

“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

Just when you thought no one could possibly find a fresh interpretation of Hamlet, along come adapter/director Ravi Jain and

[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

Have we been kidding ourselves all these centuries that Shakespeare’s Hamlet actually holds the mirror up to nature? Yup, according

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

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

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

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