VERSeFest, Ottawa’s annual international poetry festival, wants to celebrate the art of poetry, music, and food by presenting Poetry in the Park. The festival will include an entire afternoon of bilingual arts performances along with a delicious lunch. The day of poetry will be held on Aug. 28 from 1pm to 5:30 pm at Strathcona Park in the Sandy Hill area. The event, including lunch, is free for anyone to attend.
On this edition of Talking Albums, we’re going down the road with Ottawa singer, songwriter, and performer John Carroll.
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John Carroll and The Primary Colours are set to begin Sunday evening residency at Irene’s for the entire month of January.
Meredith Luce’s latest album, Creatures, has taken two years to complete. Luce has been focused on other things. She got married last year and bought a 100-year-old farmhouse on a one-acre lot in Kemptville. Then a horseback riding accident left her with some time on her hands. “I had an opportunity to record at Gallery Studio with Dean […]
When John Carroll takes the stage at Bluesfest on Sunday, he’ll be a long way from his roots as a street busker. Now a seasoned veteran, playing gigs for the CBC and holding down a long-term residence at the Laff in the Byward Market, John Carroll and his Epic Proportion offer a study in real […]
It is more than a concert, different than a reading and a shade to the left of a songwriting circle. Tonight’s Bluebird North musical showcase features four singer-songwriters, each taking on a storytelling role. As in past years, the artists play songs and then share their personal history with each piece. As host Amanda Rheaume says, […]