In the 1970s, Ottawa was not a cultural hotbed. There were artists here working hard to try to make a career but many left the city to find their way in Toronto, Montreal and New York.
That there is today a flourishing community with artists who
Ranee Lee is not one to slow down.
To prove the point, this pillar of Montreal's — and Canada's — jazz scene was just in Sochi, Russia for a concert. That's right — one concert.
"It took longer to get there and get back than the concert.
These performances were reviewed June 16. The Ottawa Fringe Festival continues until June 23 at various downtown venues. Tickets & information: ottawafringe.com, 613-232-6162.
Pinter Stew (Third Wall Theatre, Ottawa)
You leave this show feeling as if you, too, have been chucked into a stew, one whose main ingredients
Joey Landreth has won a JUNO with his brother David for their work as the Bros. Landreth. Now he has released a new collaboration with Roman Clarke called Hindsight. They'll be in Ottawa on June 20 at the NAC. Before the show Joey answered some
God is a Scottish Drag Queen (Mike Delamont, Victoria, BC)
The world could use a few more laughs these days. Fortunately, God is at hand. Large, stentorian-voiced Mike Delamont, aka God the Scottish Drag Queen (“I look like a sexy chesterfield,” She says, referencing Her 1980s
The Royal Flush (Wild Hart Productions, Ottawa)
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Did dear old Dad leave a fortune in casino winnings secreted in a lonely cabin before he died? That’s one of multiple plot points in this comedy by Ottawa children’s author
I remember one morning on the Masai Mara in Kenya, shortly after sun rise, watching a massive vulture fly over us and slowly ride the warming thermals up, up into the blue sky. The bird had a wingspan of almost 10 feet, and it was
Toronto author Susan Swan is obsessed with fraudsters. The obsession began more than a decade ago when Conrad Black was sentenced to the Big House in Florida. Swan wondered how prison would change him. Ideas began to flow. A novel was soon in the works.
Since Opera Lyra was shuttered in 2015, opera in the nation’s capital has been meted out parsimoniously: a student, semi-professional or amateur production here, a visiting ensemble during a summer festival there. Small homegrown organizations like Pellegrini Opera and Operottawa present modest seasons of varying
'If you build it, he will come.'
It's a cliche today but there is truth in the famous quote from the move Field of Dreams based on W.P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe.
Caroline Obeid remembers such a moment. On the day the Shenkman Arts Centre opened its