One of the issues confronting the National Arts Centre since its beginning 50 years ago is how to square its national role with its physical location.
It is a job that has been passed from each president and CEO to the next. And it's no different
Coming to Canada is a life changing event for any immigrant. Finding a place to live and work is vital. Learning new languages and finding a new community is part of the journey. Sometimes those connections can be made in surprising ways.
That's certainly the case for
The winner of the 2018-19 Ottawa Symphony Orchestra – Senécal Mozart Prize is soprano Elizabeth Polese.
The Toronto native was selected by a panel of judges including Canadian soprano Nathalie Paulin, Ottawa Symphony Concertmaster Mary-Elizabeth Brown, and Ottawa Symphony Music Director Alain Trudel. Her victory was
When he was a child in the United Kingdom, Andrew McAnerney was a spontaneous singer. Music just poured out of him.
"I loved singing at home," he said. "I was always singing whenever I could and I sang whatever I heard so it was Andrew Lloyd Webber
Every year ARTSFILE asks Sean Wilson, the artistic director of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, to pick some books to read for the new year and he always comes through with an intriguing list. Here's his lineup for 2019:
It’s early enough in the new year
The 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 did not end the impact of the First World War.
That impact was felt not just in Europe but around the world and Canada was not immune. The country was emerging from its
What do you do when you’re rehearsing a show that has no set, no props, no costume changes and no miming but does have a storyline that unfolds in multiple locales at different times?
Clearly, you head to IKEA.
At least that’s what Megan Carty and Matt Hertendy
When Guy Harrison was a lad in Adelaide, Australia he took violin lessons. But it turned out he was more interested in the violin's make-up than he was in learning how to play it.
"I wasn't a great student," he admitted in an interview. "I was a
It's probably an understatement to say that the new Ottawa Art Gallery has had a successful start.
Certainly it has succeeded just in terms of the number of visits since opening last April. More than 200,000 patrons, many of them repeat visitors, have walked into the
Now into his seventh season as artistic director, has Eric Coates remade the Great Canadian Theatre Company in his own image?
GCTC needed, if not a re-making, at least a firm hand when Coates took on the job in 2012. The place often felt aimless and