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NAC’s Crossroads brings collaborators together across genres

After a swinging first year, Petr Cancura’s Crossroads series returns to the NAC in the new season with a fresh slate of songwriters lined up for a journey into jazz. The three shows recently announced feature Kathleen Edwards, Lynne Hanson and Justin Rutledge, all fine storytellers with a rootsy bent. A fourth Ottawa singer-songwriter will […]

The Dears bring noir-ish orchestral pop to the NAC

There are some things that simply cannot be explained, like why Montreal’s art-rock outfit The Dears remain a best-kept secret. They have the songs you want to hold close, the history and they put on an intense live show. Thanks to NAC Presents though, we have the chance to get in on the secret when […]

Concord Floral depicts secret lives of suburban teens

Some places have their mysteries: the secret lives born witness to when people were sure no one was watching, a record of which is imprinted on the place, in cypher understood only by initiates of that particular moment. Concord Floral, a condemned greenhouse where people go to live out their secret lives, is a place […]

Jeremy Fisher stretches out

What do you get when you put one of the city’s folkiest singer-songwriters on stage with a crack band of jazz musicians? You may just have to come see for yourself at Petr Cancura’s Crossroads show featuring Jeremy Fisher Thursday night. The Crossroads series was dreamt up by NAC Presents producer Simone Deneau and jazz […]

Cameron Carpenter: Not your grandmother’s organist

Cameron Carpenter is not your grandmother’s organist.  A far cry from the pious image frequently associated with the “church’s instrument”, the mohawked and diamanté styled Carpenter smashes any attempt to typecast while his virtuoso composer-performer talents dazzle the uninitiated and authorities alike. Inspired at the tender age of 4 by images of silent-movie organ-playing accompanists, […]