There are similarities and differences between the effects of current COVID-19 crisis and the 1918 flu pandemic on both Ottawa and Canada.
Heather Gibson, Executive Producer of Popular Music and Variety at the NAC, tells us about the music she’s listening to and how she and her team addressed the sudden COVID-19 shutdown.
Ottawa-based children’s musician Jeremy Fisher, who performs as Jeremy Fisher Junior, is doing Saturday concerts on Facebook Live during the COVID-19 pandemic. His 30-minute Saturday Morning Specials take place every Saturday at 11am ET until mid-June.
Skeleton Key Theatre produces original Canadian work that creates an immersive theatrical experience outside of traditional theatre spaces. Artistic Director Kate Smith shares her love of imaginary worlds and the “limitless” potential for creative collaboration during COVID-19.
There are some new outdoor activities to enjoy this weekend. We are now able to kick a soccer ball around, play a round of disc golf, shoot some hoops, or pop an ollie at the skate parks. Picnics are also now a thing. While we agree that this is very exciting news, please make sure that you enjoy these newfound freedoms safely and respectfully, while keeping your distance from others.
The Ottawa-made podcast has recorded more than 50 episodes.
It may not be new, but it’s new to us. We came across this delightful, vintage film on the r/ottawa subreddit.
Valois is known for its eclectic glam rock, built around three-part harmonies, jangly guitar, and layered synths, and for their high-energy live shows. They’ve performed at Megaphono and Marvest and opened for Dent May, Monowhales, and Nyssa. Here’s what they’re listening to during the pandemic.
For the last 35 years Odyssey Theatre has been performing open-air Commedia dell’arte plays in Strathcona Park. In order to keep going, the company has announced an ambitious Virtual Odyssey that rolls out over the rest of the year.
Music from Ottawa; and happening in Ottawa. Updated weekly by apt613.ca music writers.