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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS, page 4

Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]

From left to right: s/g Phil Cook, Craig McCaul, Frazey Ford, Leon Power, Caroline Ballhorn, Darren Parris.

Frazey Ford: A soul-fueled journey at the NAC

Vancouver native Frazey Ford’s sold out performance this past Thursday night at NAC’s Fourth Stage showcased some of the best sound quality experiences ever captured in that room. She boarded the stage to an already exuberantly welcoming crowd, accompanied by a team of 5 musicians which included opener/special guest Phil Cook who added some sweet tones on […]

All photos courtesy of Cameryn Moore.

Share your story at Cameryn Moore’s Smut Slam

Cameryn Moore is a self-described “award-winning playwright/performer, sex activist and educator, sidewalk pornographer, and a long-time phone sex operator”.  On February 25th, she is bringing Smut Slam to Ottawa: a performance where attendees sign up to tell a five-minute erotic story drawn from their own experiences.  A team of judges awards prizes to the tellers. Brian Carroll […]

Photo courtesy of undercurrents.

undercurrents: Macbeth Muet in praise of silliness

Macbeth Muet (speechless Macbeth), playing at the undercurrents festival, is an almost wordless abridged version of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Most of the main plot elements are there, from the three witches to the final battle scene. Some major elements are missing, but they are surprisingly few. To reveal them would be to give spoilers. Let me compliment […]

Close up of Untitled by James Gibson. All photos by Kenneth Ingram.

Review: The Florida Highwaymen at SAW Gallery

For the first time in Canada, an exhibition of 30 paintings by The Florida Highwaymen is on display at SAW Gallery in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States. Their art will last for a long, long time. It stands as an example for civil rights, perseverance, and I say it’s a living example […]

Photo courtesy of No Fly List.

Video of the Week: No Fly List’s Stained Glass

Last month, Ottawa’s own Rock/Power Pop/Alternative band No Fly List released a music video for “Stained Glass”, their first single off their 7 song EP, Both Sides – A. Not only is this their first ever music video, it is filmed in 360 degrees! The 360 degree video allows you to move smoothly through the […]

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