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From left to right: Mikayla Shepertycki, Xander Sen and Adeline Campbell Prest

Three up-and-coming ballet stars + Nutcracker ticket giveaway

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to the December 3 performance of the Nutcracker by the Alberta Ballet at the National Arts Centre.  To enter the contest send an email to with the subject line “Nutcracker Contest” by 3 pm Thursday, November 27.  The winners will be picked by random draw and […]

Still from the project trailer for The Tale of a Town.

How well do you know your city?

Post by Nicole Milne, Associate Producer at The Great Canadian Theatre Company. Have you lived in Ottawa all your life? Did you come here for university and decide to stay and make the nation’s capital your home? No matter how long you’ve been here, I bet could you tell a visitor where to find the […]

The Leslie Rohonczy Band (from left to right): Al Wilmore (keys/vocals), Chris Houle (drums/percussion),
Leslie Rohonczy (lead vocals/percussion), Steven Rae (bass/vocals), and Scott Walsh (guitar/vocals).

Leslie Rohonczy releases Down From The Ether

Ottawa singer/songwriter and recording artist, Leslie Rohonczy, along with her powerhouse band, put on an outstanding show at Greenfield’s Pub on Sunday night. She gave us a taste of her first CD, Sister Seven (Nov. 2012), as well as brand new material from her newest release, Down From The Ether (Oct. 2014). Leslie’s individuality, independence, […]

Véronique Leblanc (à droite) anime un atelier Articulation. Photo par Stéphanie Nadeau.

Écrire sur l’art. Pourquoi? Comment?

Post par Andrée Préfontaine, Frances Caswell-Routhier, Johanne Lafrenière, Josée Dubeau, Mana Rouholamini, et Véronique Leblanc.                   J’ai peur. J’ai peur de ne pas pouvoir, de ne pas savoir, de ne pas réussir, de ne pas avoir le bon mot, de ne pas avoir les idées assez sophistiquées. L’écriture […]

Photo from The Black Tomato's Twitter page.

Bourbon Week on now until the 27th

Bourbon. The name immediately evokes images of Tom Waits, smokey bars and amber liquor. The smell is sharp like scotch, but has an underlying sweetness to it that warms you from the inside as you sip it. It’s that good, and more. Which is why Ottawa now has a whole week of it. Bourbon Week […]

Gordon Lightfoot performing at the National Arts Centre. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Gordon Lightfoot plays for packed crowd at Southam Hall

Upon the mention of the name Lightfoot, words like troubadour, singer/songwriter genius, and Canadian folk music legend come to mind…to name a few. But more, he has the ability to write songs that stick like glue. Completely memorable songs that have woven their way through our lives, with each one reminding us of a certain […]

Photo by Juan Monroy from Flickr.

Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa + Les suggestions @Basement819

Winter is here (yuck) and so is the weekend (yay)! For those of you who have not begun your winter hibernation just yet, there is plenty to do out-and-about in Ottawa. Keep warm this weekend with a glass of bourbon, at the first ever Ottawa Bourbon Week, which kicks off this Friday night at Two […]