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Improtéine.

Improtéine : Humour, rythme et complicité, c’est garanti!

Il fait sombre, des lumières jaunâtres éclairent la scène, une boîte rectangulaire sans chi-chi, trois chaises sont placées en rangées. L’auditoire attend confortablement aux tables style cabaret. Vous vous retrouvez? La salle me paraît, chaque fois que j’y vais, comme une pièce oubliée du Centre National des Arts, un peu comme une salle réservée aux […]

Photo of Jessica Linnebach courtesy of the NAC

Food and wine and Vivaldi – Oh my! + ticket giveway

We are giving away a pair of tickets for this Friday’s concert at the NAC by Jessica Linnebach.  To enter, please email Apartment613 by noon Thursday, January 29, with the Subject line “Casual Friday NAC.”  The winner will be notified on Thursday afternoon. Classical music can sometimes seem like a stuffy pastime. In reality, however, […]

Photo by Evan Mitsui.

A celebration of child and teenage awkwardness

Lisa Frank diaries filled of pages and pages of melodrama, all written in a pink gel pen. A school project detailing your hopes and dreams for adulthood. Letters written between classes to your friends, rife with angst and spelling mistakes. Juvenilia comes in all shapes and sizes, but maintains a few commonalities: it’s endearing, revealing, […]

Photo courtesy of Jessica Shaw

Dance shows to raise money for youth mental health

For a second straight year, young dancers from the National Capital Region will be performing as part of a charity fundraiser that fosters social charge through dance. Dancers Give Back was originally founded in the United States in 2008 by Ali Dietz and her mother Mary Alice Dietz.  The first event was organised to help […]

Justin Rutledge performing at the National Arts Centre. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Justin Rutledge – A troubadour at heart

The summer’s turned its back on me, with a sorrow-laden symmetry – with a highway kind of robbery, like my life was an apology. Now I don’t think about you all the time – only when the trees sway, slaughtered by the Alberta Breeze. – Justin Rutledge (“Alberta Breeze“ – from Man Descending) Toronto country/alt […]

Emma Slipp and Graeme McComb in Moss Park

Moss Park is a brutally honest play

Is it really necessary to always find meaning in pain and suffering?  For many people, finding lessons in sorrow is a necessity, because otherwise what is the point of experiencing anguish. But what if we can’t find any answers, let alone wisdom, from misery?  This question arose in my mind after watching Moss Park, which […]

Big Balade a remporté le concours  « Chanson officielle des fêtes du 400e de la présence française en Ontario »

Basement 819 du 21 janvier 2015 :: Big Balade passe à l’histoire! Retour sur Contact Ontarois : Éric est prémonitoire. Théâtre “Le long voyage de Pierre-Guy B” au CNA. Que faites-vous en fin de semaine?

Basement 819 s’intéresse cette semaine à l’actualité de la région. Éric vous étonnera avec son retour sur Contact Ontarois : il avait prédit les remises de prix! Bravo à Big Balade qui a remporté un concours qui risque de faire passer le jeune groupe à l’histoire. Les résidents de Hull pourront bientôt mettre fin à […]

Photo courtesy of Snowday.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

This weekend is heavy with Friday events, with your pick of the mix from music to art and theatre filling the days and nights around it. Make sure to get in on some Robbie Burns celebrations this weekend honouring the famed Scottish poet and lyricist. Typical celebrations include whiskey tastings, indulging in some Scottish cuisine […]

Photo from the Bydek Group Inc Facebook page. Credit: Alex Brault

Motion happened last friday and it was crazy

On Friday night Motion happened at Barrymore’s and they had an insane turnout. Bydek Group, DNA Presents and Straight Goods were all big name organizers for the show and worked collaboratively to bring an all Canadian show to the stage. Their efforts certainly didn’t go unnoticed. The show was crazy. If you want a little […]

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