For 15 years, Rick Mercer travelled from coast to coast to coast in Canada delivering a grassroots sense of humour and humanity that led to that rarest of things — a hit Canadian TV show.
The Mercer Report it was and when he called it quits
Ottawa writer Elizabeth Hay has won the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust prize for non-fiction for her memoir of acting as a guardian and caregiver for her aging parents called All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir (McClelland & Stewart).
"Hay's prose elevates this ordinary rite of passage —
Q. Can you tell me a bit about your career as a composer?
A. My professional career really started when I decided I wanted to be a full-time composer, quit my teaching position, and moved to Toronto. I gave myself until I was 40 to see
The National Youth Orchestra of Germany is made up of some of the best 100 young musicians aged 14 to 19 that country produces. The tradition of classical music is strong in Germany and these young people often get to work with the best including
How do you make the names of the dead live?
If you are R.H. Thomson, you create, with many colleagues, something called The World Remembers which is an endeavour undertaken some six years ago to publicly remember the names of those who died during the First
The biggest prize in Canadian theatre has gone to a video and set designer from Montreal who has fashioned an international career for herself.
Stéphanie Jasmin has won the 2018 Siminovitch Prize. Jasmin will receive $75,000 for her win and another $25,000 will go to support
The Ottawa Art Gallery is free to visitors, in part, because it raises enough money to not charge admission, thereby making art available to everyone. There’s no bigger event on that fundraising calendar than Le Party, and this year’s Le Party is the biggest yet.
In May 2017, NACO announced the first two composers selected for Carrefour, a joint career development program with the Canada Council of the Arts for composers from “culturally diverse or Indigenous backgrounds.” Ian Cusson and Remy Siu were awarded five-year residencies with the orchestra, during
The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra did more than did a toe in the future Sunday, the OSO dropped a cannonball and frankly made a pretty big splash.
The event was the opening concert of the OSO's 2018-19 season and it was unique for several important reasons. First
The 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War is almost upon us. As Canadians reflect on a time that many believe forged the nation, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is presenting a unusual way to remember the the War to end all wars