In 1919 in Germany, the old order of the Kaiser and the imperial court, had been burned away in the fire of the First World War. There was room for new ideas and new ways of doing and being.
Into this turmoil came Walter Gropius. He created
Megan Gail Coles hails from Savage Cove on Newfoundland's windswept and beautiful Great Northern Peninsula. Savage Cove is the most northernly sheltered harbour in the straits on the island. As a child, Coles used to look across the Strait of Belle Isle she could see
The influence of Baroque music was present across Europe in the 18th century. The French had their version; the English too. In Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach was leading the way from the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.
But the Baroque also travelled east toward to the glittering court
Katherena Vermette lives near the Red River in Winnipeg. The flowing water has become a part of her life.
Now the idea of the river has become the central metaphor of her latest collection of poetry called River Woman (House of Anansi). Vermette will be reading
The current Gladstone Theatre season may merit a prize for diversity. One show features someone called Queen Susan and an “anthropomorphised army.” Another spotlights the songs of Gordon Lightfoot. A third is David Mamet’s classic drama about sexual harassment and political correctness, Oleanna.
Billy-Ray Belcourt's dad was a professional cowboy who competed on the rodeo circuit until an injury forced him to retire. That his dad was a cowboy explains Billy-Ray's name.
That the young Cree man from the Driftpile First Nation on the shores of Lesser Slave Lake
Marlies Yearby remembers the musical Rent well. She should. She was the original choreographer for the groundbreaking musical and she was involved in the 20th anniversary tour that is coming to Ottawa on Oct. 22.
For Yearby, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Rent the
Viktor Nordenskiöld is a former Swedish journalist who covered foreign affairs. Hw now directs documentary films among other things. His fascinating behind the scenes film profile called The Feminister about the Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallström, will be at the Wakefield Doc Fest on Oct. 19. He
The Ottawa Book Award for fiction in English has been awarded to Kagiso Lesego Molope for her novel This Book Betrays My Brother (Mawenzie House).
It was an evening of honouring literature in Ottawa. Other winners included the Canadian War Museum historian Tim Cook who received the
Seventy five years ago, as the Second World War was drawing to a close, some people in Ottawa were thinking about the importance of music.
In that long ago spring, they decided they would organize a music festival that would allow young performers — and some