Much about the National Gallery’s newest European painting is not what it appears to be. It appears to be a party

Amy Millan has a secret. She's a committed "thrifter." On tour with her band Stars, the singer and guitarist is known to

There have been 26 members of the Kings Singers over the past 50 years. That's four groups of six plus two

JW Jones spends a lot of time away from his home in Ottawa. The veteran guitarist and well-known bluesman is now

Twenty years ago, the film, The Red Violin, soared onto the big screen. It starred, essentially, a musical instrument, a violin

The Hockey Sweater: A Musical, the decisively Canadian show now at the National Arts Centre, is risky business.  Co-creators Emil Sher

The plot sounds formulaic as all get-out, doesn’t it? Two gay guys, tired of big city Toronto, move to a small

Byron Stripling's dad was a classically trained singer, music professor and choir director. "I could always sing," said Byron, whose day

After 10 years, Marc Mayer's time as director of the National Gallery of Canada is coming to a close but

Tuesday’s Christmas concert by Thirteen Strings at Dominion-Chalmers was an evening of firsts. It was the first concert in the

There is a story about Nnenna Ebere when she was a six year old. She was in the sanctuary of Christ

Forty-five years ago an Ottawa family made a important decision. They gave a treasured collection of art to the public. Today

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

Quebec's Vincent Lauzer has a passion for the recorder, an instrument that doesn't always get the respect it deserves. Lauzer

Much about the National Gallery’s newest European painting is not what it appears to be. It appears to be a party

Twenty years ago, the film, The Red Violin, soared onto the big screen. It starred, essentially, a musical instrument, a violin

After 10 years, Marc Mayer's time as director of the National Gallery of Canada is coming to a close but

Forty-five years ago an Ottawa family made a important decision. They gave a treasured collection of art to the public. Today

The Canadian Museum of History’s “entirely new look at William Notman” will likely be the first look for most visitors.

Last Sunday, I happened onto the webpage of Gallery 78 in Fredericton, N.B., and for the first time saw the

Two exhibitions at Ottawa city hall show how fragile are the things we hold most dear — democracy, justice, freedom,

Over the years, 99 Victoria Cross medals have been awarded to Canadians for bravery in combat. The Canadian War Museum has

At 85, Claire Van Vliet is a highly regarded American artist who has very deep roots in Canada. She was born

The duality that was Paul Klee, and the balance it must have given him, are revealed with a stroll through

The winner of the 2018 Sobey Art Award is Kapwani Kiwanga. The announcement of her award was made Wednesday evening at

How do you make the names of the dead live? If you are R.H. Thomson, you create, with many colleagues, something

The Ottawa Art Gallery is free to visitors, in part, because it raises enough money to not charge admission, thereby

The 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War is almost upon us. As Canadians reflect on a

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

Ottawa writer Natalie Morrill lived in Vienna, Austria, as a young girl. She remembers a large Jewish cemetery in the city

The spark for Waubgeshig Rice's novel Moon of the Crusted Snow ignited in 2003 during a massive power outage that

Here is John Rebus, the old lion in the winter of his life. His old colleagues are gone. His old

There is little doubt that the novel of this year in CanLit is Esi Edugyan's widely hailed Washington Black. This is

Dionne Brand has always been an ambitious writer. Her novels and her collections of poetry are always thoughtful and complex. But

This has been a good year for Patrick deWitt. The movie version of his 2011 bestseller The Sisters Brothers has been

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

San Francisco’s beloved Alonzo King LINES Ballet is celebrating its 35th season with an international tour and a new work

Alonzo King is considered a dance treasure of the United States. His work with his company LINES in the community

Evelyn Hart, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s legendary prima ballerina, made her first Southam Hall appearance as a young dancer more

On the day we spoke Evelyn Hart, the legendary Canadian prima ballerina, was investigating the costumes in the Royal Winnipeg

Last week, Ottawa got to see Akram Khan perform Xenos, billed as his last full-length solo. Although Khan still appears

Paul-André Fortier is a risk taker

Akram Khan, one of the most original and riveting performers in contemporary dance, is bidding farewell to a large part

Ottawa's theatre wunderkind Jordan Tannahill is always up for a challenge, especially when he's working with a world-class artist in

In the First World War, 1.4 million Indian soldiers fought for the British Empire. Thousands died or were wounded. Have

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

Amy Millan has a secret. She's a committed "thrifter." On tour with her band Stars, the singer and guitarist is known to

There have been 26 members of the Kings Singers over the past 50 years. That's four groups of six plus two

JW Jones spends a lot of time away from his home in Ottawa. The veteran guitarist and well-known bluesman is now

Twenty years ago, the film, The Red Violin, soared onto the big screen. It starred, essentially, a musical instrument, a violin

Byron Stripling's dad was a classically trained singer, music professor and choir director. "I could always sing," said Byron, whose day

Tuesday’s Christmas concert by Thirteen Strings at Dominion-Chalmers was an evening of firsts. It was the first concert in the

There is a story about Nnenna Ebere when she was a six year old. She was in the sanctuary of Christ

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

Quebec's Vincent Lauzer has a passion for the recorder, an instrument that doesn't always get the respect it deserves. Lauzer

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

When Royal Wood takes on a project, he's all in, all the time. When he makes an album he writes 99.9

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

Twice nominated for a JUNO award, Hong Kong born Canadian composer and pianist Alice Ping Yee Ho has become known for her

Elisapie Isaac speaks three languages — Inuktitut, French and English — and she sings in them all. Her ability to communicate

The Hockey Sweater: A Musical, the decisively Canadian show now at the National Arts Centre, is risky business.  Co-creators Emil Sher

The plot sounds formulaic as all get-out, doesn’t it? Two gay guys, tired of big city Toronto, move to a small

What happens when an existing show suddenly gets $200,000 in funding for expansion and fine-tuning?  If it’s The Hockey Sweater: A

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

The spectacle of a once-great boxer now in his 40s, blind in one eye, going up against unworthy opponents in

Sometimes artists cut a little too close to the bone.  That was the case for some when Ottawa-born author Joan Finnigan

When Jacob Sampson set out to write a play about a champion athlete, Sam Langford didn’t spring to mind. In

The biggest prize in Canadian theatre has gone to a video and set designer from Montreal who has fashioned an

There’s not much on the stage. Three bathtubs, a metal dress form and shower head hanging above each, a backdrop

If one of the intents of theatre – of any art, for that matter – is to give us entry

When Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell opens at the NAC, it will mark a significant occasion for director Peter

Ultimately, we’re all orphans, aren’t we? Sure, we carve out a place in the world, cultivate relationships, maybe try shielding ourselves

This year's shortlist for Canada's largest theatre prize features four designers from across. The Siminovitch Prize is awarded annually but it

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

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

Over the years, 99 Victoria Cross medals have been awarded to Canadians for bravery in combat. The Canadian War Museum has

At 85, Claire Van Vliet is a highly regarded American artist who has very deep roots in Canada. She was born

Ottawa's OrKidstra is aiming to broaden its reach in the community with a strategic plan that aims to help more

The Toronto architectural firm Diamond Schmitt seems to be at the centre of the changing face of downtown Ottawa. First it

Soaring security costs and frozen funding is putting increased pressure on cultural festivals across Canada and prompting a call for

The After the Storm benefit concert raised $50,000 for tornado relief Saturday night. The concert organized by the Ottawa music community

The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra did more than did a toe in the future Sunday, the OSO dropped a cannonball and

The 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War is almost upon us. As Canadians reflect on a

In the days after the Sept. 21 tornadoes that ripped a path of devastation across Ottawa and Gatineau, Erin Benjamin

The National Arts Centre is at the heart of official Ottawa located near the Parliament Buildings. But even closer is

Many people may know the headliners at the annual RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. But, in truth, the festival makes a strong

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