The story of war is told in many forms. Among the most evocative are the poems written by those who served. The Ottawa composer Benjamin Sajo has created a piece of music that celebrates the poems of lesser known Canadian writers who put pen to
Paulo Arrais was born in a very Catholic city in central Brazil, a very conservative part of that Latin American country. For him, staying Brazil didn't fit. He said, in an interview with ARTSFILE that, at age 13, he was already planning his escape. His
Lady Madonna children at your feet / Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
— Paul McCartney
Olivia Johnston was raised in an artistic family, but music was the focus of her early years. Her brother and sister both stuck with it and today he is
On the surface there seems little common ground between the paintings of Drew Mosley or Andrew Beck, which are showing on different sides of town.
Mosley makes fantastical menageries of woodland creatures, now at Wall Space Gallery in Westboro. Beck paints enigmatic scenes of suburban life, now
When we think about Remembrance Day and past and present sacrifices, it's often comforting and inspiring to listen to music at the same time, especially new compositions. On Nov. 10, the Canadian Centennial Choir will perform a setting of the poem Prayer for Victory by
For Halloween week, NACO put together a program with ample treats and a sly trick for the audience.
The “trick” came in the form of the rarely heard original version of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. Those expecting to hear Rimsky-Korsakov’s familiar, standard orchestration would have
For those who competed in the "Angela Years" of the Ottawa Music Festival this might offer some comfort.
"I remember the times when I didn't win, times when I messed something up," she recalled in an interview before her Nov. 4 Chamberfest concert at the Carleton
The National Gallery's new chief curator is the first woman to ever hold the post.
The gallery announced on Wednesday morning the appointment of Kitty Scott as its new deputy director and chief curator. She will join the gallery on Jan. 6.
The appointment fills one of
It’s a wonder that city-dwelling guardians of the natural universe haven’t yet condemned the hunting of belugas, those white whales that are seen in meme videos being curious, playful and cute — so far as something as big as a whale can be cute.
The novel Five Wives by Joan Thomas has won the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for English fiction.
She joined a list for 14 writers each receiving $25,000, along with their publishers the total prize money handed out is $450,000.
In addition to Thomas, this year’s