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The Wooden Sky. Photo from their Facebook page.

Let’s be ready

Ontario Scene has been delivering a whirlwind of fantastic shows and there’s still plenty of goodness in store as we head into its final weekend. One show I feel I must highlight lest it be lost in all the noise is Friday night’s roots-rock triple bill featuring The Wooden Sky, the Sadies and Ottawa’s own […]

Still from Ottawa Indie Film, Episode Three: Rhiana Chinapen.

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode Three

Today we bring you the third episode in Jith Paul’s series, Ottawa Indie Film. This installment features filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen.  Her interest in social justice issues drew her to documentaries and her work planning Ottawa’s One World Film Festival which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.  She recently completed her first film, an exploration of Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial […]

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Ottawa’s Tedd Robinson presents new dance work + ticket giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see the Saturday, May 9 performance of Facets by choreographer Tedd Robinson at the National Arts Centre.  To enter, send an email to apartment613@gmail.com with the subject line “Tedd Robinson” by noon Thursday, May 7.  A winner will be picked by random draw and notified on Thursday […]

Ron Sexsmith. Photo by Margaret Malandruccolo, courtesy of the NAC.

Ron Sexsmith brings Carousel One to Ottawa

When you listen to the music of Canadian artist and multi-Juno Award winner, Ron Sexsmith, be prepared to slow down your life for a moment, and slip into a world of easy-paced melodies and earnestly written songs you‘ll find yourself quickly identifying with. He’ll lead you down a private path that lives inside us all, […]

Basia Bulat and Daniel Lanois. Photos courtesy of the National Arts Centre.

Lanois with NACO, an incredible evening of sonic exploration

This past Thursday Ottawa ears were treated to an inspiring show of sonic exploration when Daniel Lanois and Basia Bulat joined forces with the NAC orchestra under the baton of David Martin. The exclusive concert jointly produced by Ontario Scene, the NAC orchestra and NAC Presents filled Southam Hall with fans eager to hear what […]

Photo by Chrystia Chudczak

The flesh and spokes of our common humanity

You probably have heard that a person who loses one sense, such as sight or hearing, can compensate by strengthening their other senses. Science supports this view – see, for instance, a study on how people who are born deaf use parts of their brain that normally processes sound to process touch and vision.  In other words, the loss […]

From left to right: Jeff Logan (guitar), Cody Allen (vocals/acoustic guitar),
Steve Foley (drums), and Rob Toth (bass) perform on the Irene's stage. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Cody Allen ignites Irene’s Pub last Saturday

North Bay native, Cody Allen definitely set the room ablaze on Saturday night, as he unleashed his latest effort, IGNITE to a packed house at Irene’s Pub. With the help of his accomplished band members, Jeff Logan (electric guitar), Rob Toth (bass), and producer, Steve Foley (drums), Allen offered up a set of well over […]

Falling Star, 2013 by Don Maynard. The 13-foot high cast aluminum sculpture sits atop the toboggan hill at Cambrian and Greenbank roads. Photo from the City of Ottawa website. Credit: Dugan Maynard.

Public art in Ottawa: Reaching out

After two and a half years in the making, the City of Ottawa will issue its new Public Art Policy this year. The Public Art Renewal Committee (PARC) was set up in 2012 to renew the City’s policy. The committee is composed of artists, academics and representatives from the public. PARC met six times in […]

Photo by John Lauener, courtesy of The National Arts Centre.

Intermezzi: The Art of Time Ensemble proves dolls and dance don’t mix

Intermezzi: Art of Time Ensemble, enjoyed this past Wednesday at the National Arts Centre, marked both the commencement of this year’s Ontario Scene, the annual program celebrating provincial artists of all kinds, as well as International Dance Day. Fitting, as the presentation featured renowned Canadian contemporary choreographers, Peggy Baker and James Kudelka, and internationally celebrated […]

Matthew Barber. Photo by Matt Barnes, courtesy of the National Arts Centre.

Soulful songs for a Saturday night

With so many Ontario Scene events this past Saturday, it must have been a tough choice for someone looking for an evening out, but for those who placed their bets on Matthew Barber and Jadea Kelly’s show the rewards were sweet. Not only did we get to hear these two songwriters on the same bill, […]

Andrew Wright, Disused Portrait Camera Considers Wedgewood Vase (detail), 2015, silvered objects, custom plinth. Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal.

The OAG gets especially creative this Sunday

Post by Justeen Gales. The NAC’s Ontario Scene Gallery Crawl, happening in Ottawa this Sunday, has motivated the staff at the Ottawa Art Gallery to host a special Creative Sunday workshop for children and their families inspired by the current exhibition Pretty Lofty and Heavy All at Once (January 23rd – May 10th 2015) by […]

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