Retired or defeated politicians like to write books, but usually it's a memoir. But former Capital Ward councillor, David Chernushenko,

Paul Gauguin would be pleased. As people move through the new exhibition of Gauguin portraits at the National Gallery, they’ll

There is a picture of five year old Elaine Klimasko that seems to sum her up perfectly. She’s sitting rather

An abandoned high school in the village of Farrellton, Que., just north of Wakefield, seems an unlikely place to be

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — The Overvecht section of the city of Utrecht is diverse culturally, socially and economically. It used

CityFolk has announced its lineup for Lansdowne Park this fall and it includes one of rock's legendary vocalists, Robert Plant. Plant

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — The city of Utrecht hold an important place in Canadian history. In 1713, a treaty signed in

When it’s time to write, author Darrel McLeod often begins with a sage-and-sweetgrass ceremony. Then, he turns on the “modernized”

UTRECHT — These are tumultuous days in Europe. Nationalist politicians are pushing a hard, anti-immigrant line in the lead-up to

It's been awhile since Sir Andrew Davis has been in Ottawa. These days he is headquartered in Chicago where he is

PARIS — Donna Feore has done a lot in her storied career as a producer, director and choreographer. But her

Since when do new Canadian compositions get a premiere in Paris? The answer: pretty much never. So the performance of the

Who were the Neanderthals and why do we keep saying all those rotten things about them? You know, things like

Samuel Greffe-Bélanger is a producer with Montreal's Normal Studio. He’s pretty hip to new technology and the latest software. And yet

Paul Gauguin would be pleased. As people move through the new exhibition of Gauguin portraits at the National Gallery, they’ll

Who were the Neanderthals and why do we keep saying all those rotten things about them? You know, things like

It’s my second time in as many weeks at a new exhibition that straddles art and science, and what an

The National Arts Centre is going on an adventure of sorts when it hosts a new series of lectures starting

Chamberfest and the National Gallery of Canada are celebrating Mother's Day with the Après Maman Mother's Day Art Project, in

It has taken some 60 years for artworks by Inuit creators to appear as Canada's official entry in the most

How staggering was the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci? Consider this: the man who painted what many consider to the

Douglas Cardinal was thinking about his Blackfoot grandmother on Thursday morning. The legendary 85 year old architect of Indigenous heritage was

An exhibition of Indigenous art – reproductions rather than real art — is to open this June at the former

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

Retired or defeated politicians like to write books, but usually it's a memoir. But former Capital Ward councillor, David Chernushenko,

When it’s time to write, author Darrel McLeod often begins with a sage-and-sweetgrass ceremony. Then, he turns on the “modernized”

The Anishinaabe and French-Canadian poet David Groulx is about to release his latest collection of poetry called From Turtle Island to Gaza.

What's surprising, Terese Marie Mailhot says in her candid way," is that a book can have a life of its

German fantasy writer Cornelia Funke has carved a major place on the world stage with books such as Inkheart trilogy

The genius of Guy Gavriel Kay is his ability to take a period of history and shift it without losing

Poets are “noisier” than most people, Ottawa poet Nicola Vulpe writes in his new collection, Insult to the Brain (Guernica

Alan Cumyn's most recent book North to Benjamin (Atheneum) was sparked by an experience in Canada's North. "A fabulous program run

The Art of Diplomacy (Simon & Schuster) is part memoir, part essay, and from cover to cover a “love letter”

This is a bittersweet story It starts, in a way, some 20 years ago with the germ of an idea.

Ottawa writer Kate Heartfield has a new e-novella, a new novel on the way to bookstores in the not too distant

It's probably a natural that Kim Thuy would write a cookbook. She has started a restaurant after all called Ru

Stephen Maher's third novel started with a dark premise. "I imagined a young woman in New York. I pictured her getting

Yousef Bashir is a Palestinian-American from the Gaza Strip. As a young boy he was shot in the back by an

A decade ago the Alberta Ballet was mapping out the program for its 40th season and Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître

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

There is a picture of five year old Elaine Klimasko that seems to sum her up perfectly. She’s sitting rather

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — The Overvecht section of the city of Utrecht is diverse culturally, socially and economically. It used

CityFolk has announced its lineup for Lansdowne Park this fall and it includes one of rock's legendary vocalists, Robert Plant. Plant

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — The city of Utrecht hold an important place in Canadian history. In 1713, a treaty signed in

UTRECHT — These are tumultuous days in Europe. Nationalist politicians are pushing a hard, anti-immigrant line in the lead-up to

It's been awhile since Sir Andrew Davis has been in Ottawa. These days he is headquartered in Chicago where he is

PARIS — Donna Feore has done a lot in her storied career as a producer, director and choreographer. But her

Samuel Greffe-Bélanger is a producer with Montreal's Normal Studio. He’s pretty hip to new technology and the latest software. And yet

LONDON — About 11 years ago, Erin Wall decided to start running. The Canadian soprano had just ended a long relationship

In his other life, NACO Music Direct Alexander Shelley is principal associate conductor of London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. That means he's

David DQ Lee is a Korean Canadian countertenor with an international reputation. He has joined the NAC Orchestra's European tour

What is the purpose of a national orchestra? Well, there are many, but surely one is for Canadians perform the

LONDON — When you meet her, Esther Abrami seems just like any other young music student anywhere. But the petite,

LONDON — The Atlantic Ocean was no barrier to music making on Monday afternoon here. Monday morning in Canada's capital, the

An abandoned high school in the village of Farrellton, Que., just north of Wakefield, seems an unlikely place to be

Had the late Jon Lien read the new United Nations report on our sprint toward mass species extinction, he wouldn’t

Well-known Ottawa actor Paul Rainville has put an old passion back on centre stage with the release of his self-titled,

Jon Lien had never rescued a whale from a fishing net in his life. But when, in the late 1970s,

A 40-year-old teacher has an affair with his 15-year-old student. There’s no question that’s wrong, both legally and morally. It’s

Olivier Henchiri graduated from the Gatineau Conservatory playing the modern cello. That lasted for a bit, but soon enough he caught

Borders may be clanging shut around the world, but the Ottawa Children’s Festival is still dusting off the welcome mat. The

These days when Alice Beaudoin enters the National Arts Centre it feels like a home away from home.  That matters to

The first season of the NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre is brimming with promise and ambition. Artistic Director Kevin Loring and his

Did Arlan Galbraith believe his own sales pitch? Others sure did. So many fell under his folksy spell that, between

Colm Feore may have Boston on his passport as his birthplace, but his first North American home of any duration

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 National Arts Centre is going on an adventure of sorts when it hosts a new series of lectures starting

Now this is the bee's knees. The National Arts Centre has teamed up with Tomlinson Organics, the Composting Council of

It has taken some 60 years for artworks by Inuit creators to appear as Canada's official entry in the most

Douglas Cardinal was thinking about his Blackfoot grandmother on Thursday morning. The legendary 85 year old architect of Indigenous heritage was

The National Capital Commission is confirming that part of the Ottawa Jazz Festival will take place in Confederation Park in

An exhibition of Indigenous art – reproductions rather than real art — is to open this June at the former

These days when Alice Beaudoin enters the National Arts Centre it feels like a home away from home.  That matters to

The first season of the NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre is brimming with promise and ambition. Artistic Director Kevin Loring and his

The TD Ottawa Jazz festival is canvassing its members as it prepares an effort to convince the National Capital Commission

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

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

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