The talented young American pianist Claire Huangci will be performing in the Upbeat! Productions Master Piano Recital Series this week

Marc Mayer is a man unbound, or at least he looks like one. Mayer sits in his office at the National

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

Coming to Canada is a life changing event for any immigrant. Finding a place to live and work is vital.

The winner of the 2018-19 Ottawa Symphony Orchestra – Senécal Mozart Prize is soprano Elizabeth Polese. The Toronto native was selected

When he was a child in the United Kingdom, Andrew McAnerney was a spontaneous singer. Music just poured out of him. "I

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

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

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

When Guy Harrison was a lad in Adelaide, Australia he took violin lessons. But it turned out he was more interested

It's probably an understatement to say that the new Ottawa Art Gallery has had a successful start. Certainly it has succeeded

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

In an age when attention spans are being digitized to death, Phil Rose uses the same digital technology to make

Judging by past controversies, public art isn't always to the public taste. The City of Ottawa, which commits one per cent

Marc Mayer is a man unbound, or at least he looks like one. Mayer sits in his office at the National

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

It's probably an understatement to say that the new Ottawa Art Gallery has had a successful start. Certainly it has succeeded

In an age when attention spans are being digitized to death, Phil Rose uses the same digital technology to make

Judging by past controversies, public art isn't always to the public taste. The City of Ottawa, which commits one per cent

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

Thirty years ago, the glass palace of art that is the National Gallery of Canada opened and instantly changed the

The elevators at the Canadian Museum of Nature, as in most museums and galleries, are glacially slow, so it was

For a decade, the German photographer Martin Weinhold has been documenting the lives of Canadian workers. The result is a

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.

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

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

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

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

The talented young American pianist Claire Huangci will be performing in the Upbeat! Productions Master Piano Recital Series this week

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

Coming to Canada is a life changing event for any immigrant. Finding a place to live and work is vital.

When he was a child in the United Kingdom, Andrew McAnerney was a spontaneous singer. Music just poured out of him. "I

When Guy Harrison was a lad in Adelaide, Australia he took violin lessons. But it turned out he was more interested

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

When the album Tapestry was released in 1971, the world learned about Carole King. But the legendary singer was an established

James Nelson is from Sligo in the west of Ireland. But these days he lives in Wicklow south of Dublin. That

The Christmas album has almost become a banal cliche. But not to Ottawa native Chris McKhool and his band of

Earlier this week, I was following a Twitter discussion about the unseemly length of many classical programs. Musicians and patrons

Singer-songwriter-teacher Megan Jerome's most recent album is 2017's Ooh Aah. She will be performing her music in concert on Monday at the

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 King's 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

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

When the album Tapestry was released in 1971, the world learned about Carole King. But the legendary singer was an established

Jessica Holmes joined the cast of the Royal Canadian Air Farce after applying to be the company secretary. "I didn't get

When Nour Hadidi came to Canada from Jordan a decade ago, she was planning to pursue a career in finance.

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

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

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

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