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Vinx, live at Zola's. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Vinx brought one-man show to Zolas

“Music is a language. It’s another facet of the way we communicate, only with more feeling and passion. Theory, notes, technicality…throw those out the window.” – Vinx Vincent De’Jon Parrette, more popularly known as Vinx, brought his one-man show to Ottawa’s beautiful Zolas Restaurant this past Thursday night. He gave us a taste of his […]

Write on Ottawa: YA novel Mosaic is a success

Mosaic, Deborah Jackson’s sixth young adult novel, involves young lovers, pirates, murder, ghosts and hockey; in short, something for everyone.  The Ottawa-based writer has structured a suspenseful, action-filled novel which will appeal to an older teen audience. Erin Rocheford, the co-protagonist, is the 17-year-old daughter of a former NHL player.  She plays hockey on mixed […]

Mauno perform in a Sackville living room.

Take me with you, Nick Everett | Mauno at Mugshots tonight!

Post by Sarah Patterson. Halifax/Sackville-based three piece, Mauno and fellow Haligonian minstrels, Vulva Culture (60s girl-group vocals on Quaaludes), are currently working their way west-ward on an eastern Canadian tour entitled “Rolling in the Creep.” They’re scheduled to play in Ottawa along with locals, Baberaham Lincoln on Tuesday Feb 17th at everyone’s favourite haunted jail […]

From left: Cindy Beaton (Louise), Shawna Pasini (Theresa), Robin Guy (Agnes). Photo by Jennifer Scrivens, Resonate Photography.

The darkly funny Marion Bridge is on at The Gladstone

130 minutes (including one intermission) / Drama | Parental Guidance The striking first impression of this production is how good the casting is. Robin Guy, Shawna Pasini and Cindy Beaton are immediately believable as sisters Agnes, Theresa and Louise. The MacKeigan sisters (hard-drinking actress Agnes, teetotaling nun Theresa and television-addicted, unemployed Louise) are gathered in […]

Photo courtesy of Justin Van Leeuwen from the Apartment613 Flickr Pool

Hub and Spoke connects the Ottawa arts community

Hub Ottawa holds periodic events that bring together disparate parts of the Ottawa community to connect and support each other. The events can help build crossover audiences and can help organizers share ideas and best practices. The events feature short presentations from event leaders, Q&A and networking opportunities following. Megan Monafu, a local Ottawa facilitator […]

A Metis Woman in conversation during a former Human Library experience in Ottawa.

Librarian in Residence: #YOWHumanLibrary returns this Saturday

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. On February 21st, you can participate in one of the most unique library events: the Human Library. The fourth […]

Tim Walker (left) and Colin Munch in Punch Up. Photo by Zaiden.

undercurrents festival: Punch Up needs to be punched up

Theatre Brouhaha from Toronto pitches their creations as “theatre for the HBO generation” and as “pitch black comedy”. This play by writer/director Kat Sandler won both Best of Fest at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival and Patron’s Pick.  So I was expecting to laugh a lot at Punch Up.  But I didn’t.  Neither did my […]

Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Dance Directive

Get down and dance for a local fundraiser!

Legendary soul singer James Brown knew how to put life in perspective.  “The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing,” the father of funk once said. With this lovely thought in mind, let’s cue next week’s innovative fundraiser by the Ottawa Dance Directive that is scheduled for Saturday, February 21.  Taking place between 11 […]

Photo courtesy of the NAC

Your child’s imagination will soar at NAC Family Day

For the fifth straight year, the National Arts Centre is putting on its annual NAC Family Day that will be filled with numerous children’s activities, games, special performances and baked treats. Taking place in the NAC lobby on Monday, February 16, the event will run from noon to 4 pm with the theme possible worlds […]