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Social Portraits: Where social media meets artistry

A face can tell a thousand words – an old adage that captures the panoramic landscape of portraiture, expression, personality and mood. For Ottawa artist and graphic designer Mark Stephenson, merging the two worlds of portraits and online communication to build community forms the heart of his newest project, Social Portraits. His Kickstarter campaign launched […]

Ming Wu Wednesday

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places). This featured column will present one of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. The picture above is […]

Jayme Stone brings Lomax Project to NAC + win tickets

Canadian multi-Juno award winning banjo artist, composer, producer, and teacher Jayme Stone will be giving us a sneak peek of what he and some of his collaborators have been up to recently. His upcoming NAC show on March 16th will feature 14 newly developed songs in a 4-stringed quartet ensemble. The songs have been pulled […]

Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS, page 6

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 […]

Not everything is as it seems with Butcher

The line between justice and revenge isn’t as always defined or easy to follow as we’d like. Who’s to have the final say in what is acceptable and unacceptable when righting a wrong? And when the justice system we hold in such high regard fails us, who’s to deny anyone the opportunity for retribution? Playwright […]

The Sleeping Beauty was beautiful, graceful and exact

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of a headlining show on the Southam Stage. People flood into the National Art Center from all doors, and you’re excited about this process that, as a lucky Ottawa native, you may have experienced a few times since your childhood. The hum of voices discussing the show you’re about […]

Aiken & Beggs: Purveyors of old time traditions

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to. They just don’t.” Now, my late Grandfather could have easily been speaking of lawn mowers, coffee makers, or even tandem bicycles. Instead, he was speaking of songs. “Not the same.” he’d grumble. Ottawa musicians Sonny Aiken and Mabel Beggs, collectively known as Aiken & Beggs might agree. […]

Red & White Gala for Harmony House celebrates 10 years

The Red & White Gala for Harmony House on Wednesday, Mar. 23, will celebrate its 10th year, and has become one of the city’s highly anticipated annual events, offering yet another exciting and well-rounded evening of culinary delights, food vendors, wine/beer selections, raffles, live/silent auctions, and live entertainment. The fundraising event has been organized by, […]

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