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Photos by Maria Vartanova courtesy of Ottawa Little Theatre.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest leaves a mark

I have to admit I was a little apprehensive when I heard the Ottawa Little Theatre was taking on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Dale Wasserman’s stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s popular novel. It can be tough to go up against the expectations audiences bring from reading a book or seeing a movie. It’s […]

Photo from Rick Miller's Facebook page.

BOOM! starts with a bang and ends with a whimper

Joseph is busy, busy, busy, but always looking for new opportunities to apply and develop his talents. He reviews for Apt613 and OnStage Ottawa, writes for the Kitchissippi Times, and is slowly compiling a portfolio of his published works on his website at cuppajoebooks.com. Kidoons’ and WYRD’s production of BOOM, written by and starring Rick Miller, is […]

Idan Sharabi. Photo by Tami Weiss.

Face 2 Face: Ours explores significance of home

Last week the National Art Centre hosted its fourth edition of Face 2 Face, a series that offers up-and-coming stars the opportunity to demonstrate their skill and talent in an intimate space. Hosted in the salon of the NAC and the ODD Box of the Ottawa Dance Directive, also known as the second floor of […]

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Write On Ottawa: A sealed bottle of magic and mystery

Jennifer Carole Lewis just released her second paranormal romance novel, Metamorphosis, and is hard at work on the third book in the series. Find her on Twitter at @jclewisupdate. I’ve reviewed Edain Duguay’s young adult Chameleon series (Chameleon and Castrum Lucis) before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from her venture into the grown-up side of […]

Margo MacDonald, Sarah Waisvisz, and Lawrence Aronovitch. Photo by Titus Androgynous.

Theatre world premières, queer history, & vintage costumes: all in one place!

Mer Weinhold is an Ottawa-dwelling writer, editor, book reviewer, and costuming enthusiast. You can follow them on Twitter. Ottawa has a vibrant theatre scene, comprising a multitude of venues hosting shows, troupes and companies performing them, and programs of study producing new actors, playwrights, and stage managers. From Centrepointe to the Shenkman, and many places […]

Photo by Peggy Skof, from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Leap Year already? Every four years, an extra day is added in February to keep our calendar year in sync with our astronomical year. Serious math and astronomy skills required! […]

All photos by Amanda Armstrong, @a.ec.armstrong.613 on Instagram.

Best Of: Winter trails, hiking and cross-country skiing

We’ve just got more snow than we ever thought could fall from the sky in only one day, and, although a lot has melt away nearly as quick as it came, it truly is a winter wonderland out there. The best way to enjoy the season is to go outside and experience the beauty in […]

J Dilla-inspired art from Dom & Phil Laporte.

Dilla 10: Continuing J Dilla’s legacy

James Dewitt Yancey, better known to the world as J Dilla, died on February 10, 2006. That day, the hip hop industry lost one of its most influential figures: a lyricist and producer, a man whose albums were lauded by many, whose collaborations produced new and compelling sounds, and whose friends remember him as a […]

Photo of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat from Wikimedia Commons.

Lecture: Preserving Heritage in the Developing World

Founded in 1980, the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a private sector enterprise supporting economic, social and cultural development and various development programs in Asian and African countries where poverty is rampant. Through a holistic approach, the foundation incorporates aspects of environment, health, poverty and illness in the hopes of providing long-term solutions for […]

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Write On Ottawa: A haunted Acadian murder mystery

Review by Susan Taylor Meehan: find her on LinkedIn and, occasionally, Twitter – or check out her website for information on her latest projects. Robin Riopelle‘s Deadroads is a gripping murder mystery wrapped in a tale of family breakup, individual tragedy and eventual redemption. The story opens in New Orleans, where the Sarrazin children – Sol, Baz […]

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