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L-R: Photo of Andy Massingham (Kyle) and John Ng (Hamilton) by GCTC Andrew Alexander

The Best Brothers is ingenious storytelling

There are moments when all of us must reflect on the absurdity of life.  Sometimes we laugh, other times we cry, and then there are those instances when we simply throw up our hands in exasperation. The play The Best Brothers, currently playing at the Great Canadian Theatre Compay until March 29, offers a clever perspective […]

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Young jazz virtuoso Guy Mintus to play in Nepean

At only 23 years of age, jazz pianist Guy Mintus is already turning heads with his impressive mastery of the keyboard. Currently in his last year at the Manhattan School of Music’s elite jazz program, the New York-based wunderkind has already played with several Grammy-winning musicians, and in such iconic places as the Apollo Theatre and Kennedy […]

Photo : Éric Barette

Basement 819 du 11 mars 2015 :: Le Château Cyr présente John Carroll en Session LIVE! Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival :: 10 performances qui vont vous dépasser! FFO :: Lancement d’une très inspirante programmation!

Le Château Cyr en collaboration avec Basement 819 vous présente fièrement une nouvelle édition des Sessions LIVE! À l’honneur cette fois-ci, c’est John Carroll qui a été installé sous les feux de la rampe. Personnage emblématique de la région, il performe sur scène depuis 25 ans. Le lancement de son dernier album avec le band The Epic […]

Still from The Rink Guy by Fangliang Xu.

Video of the Week: The Rink Guy by Fangliang Xu

After months of exceptionally cold winter temperatures and a record-breaking run of 59 uninterrupted skating days on the Rideau Canal, it seems entirely appropriate to give one of Ottawa’s volunteer rink keepers the spotlight. Ewan Reid has been maintaining the McNabb outdoor rink in Centretown for five years now. His story comes to light in […]

Made Noon play Zaphod's on Saturday. Photo courtesy their website.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

It seems that daylight savings not only kicked us ahead an hour, it kicked the temperature ahead to bring us some fine spring weather. Get out to celebrate St Paddy’s Day early and soak up a bit of this sunshine! Tonight things get groovin’ down at Babylon, with the Motown Showdown set to keep you […]

Photo from the Covet & Co. Facebook page.

Apt613 Live for March 9, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live we’ve got an interview with Julie Gauthier from Covet &Co.  Officially the boutique’s grand opening is in May, but in the meantime they’re introducing themselves and their love for paper-based salutations (remember the world pre-texting?) by offering Letterpress workshops each weekend in March.  We sat down and chatted about the […]

Chorus Effect by Nicole Crozier. 2014. Oil painting. 5 x 8 ft.

Framing and troubling identity: Celebrating Ottawa artist Nicole Crozier

Nicole Crozier’s paintings and portraits are fascinating meditations on identity and gender production. Leaping off Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble, Crozier’s work could be summed up by the words, “Identity Trouble.” Through the visual medium of oil painting and photography, Crozier troubles the notion that we have a stable, unique, inner identity. As Butler opens up […]

Photo of Aaron Carr and Rachelle Rafailedes in Moving Parts by Laurent Philippe

The modern beauty of L.A. Dance Project

Do you love dance? Looking for something fun to do on Wednesday evening?  Then consider checking out the L.A. Dance Project performance tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the National Arts Centre. Founded in 2012, this modern dance company is dedicated to creating new works as well as reviving seminal pieces. Two original works are on the programme for […]

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SAW Video launches Cultural Engineering

When planning a revamp of some of Ottawa’s most iconic arts and culture venues — namely through the Arts Court Redevelopment — who better to turn to for help and creative input than a gallery that’s been around for 42 years? SAW Video has launched Cultural Engineering, a project that is being produced in partnership […]