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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, […]

Jayme Stone brings music of the world to the NAC

Wednesday night at NAC’s Fourth Stage was a treat for the ears to those that attended Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project show. Canadian Juno-award winning, Jayme Stone, known for his innovative and creative interpretations on the banjo, along with three accompanying musicians, took the crowd on a trip through traditional musical cultures of the world. Stone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Win tickets to The Sleeping Beauty at the NAC

Apt613 has two tickets to the Saturday night (March 5) performance of The Sleeping Beauty to give away. To enter, send an email to apartment613@gmail.com with the subject header “Fairy Tale”. We’ll pick a winner by random draw at 9am on Friday, March 4. Good Luck! The Hong Kong Ballet Company’s Mixed Rep was an […]

Ottawans offered A Taste of the Arctic next Monday

While Ottawa has the largest Inuit population outside of the Arctic, many Ottawans who don’t have ties to the North have few opportunities to experience the richness and diversity of Inuit culture. Next Monday, an event offers Southerners an opportunity to sample the NAC kitchen’s take on a variety of Inuit culinary delicacies, with ingredients […]

BOOM! starts with a bang and ends with a whimper

Joseph is busy, busy, busy, but always looking for new opportunities to apply and develop his talents. He reviews for Apt613 and OnStage Ottawa, writes for the Kitchissippi Times, and is slowly compiling a portfolio of his published works on his website at cuppajoebooks.com. Kidoons’ and WYRD’s production of BOOM, written by and starring Rick Miller, is […]

Face 2 Face: Ours explores significance of home

Last week the National Art Centre hosted its fourth edition of Face 2 Face, a series that offers up-and-coming stars the opportunity to demonstrate their skill and talent in an intimate space. Hosted in the salon of the NAC and the ODD Box of the Ottawa Dance Directive, also known as the second floor of […]

Frazey Ford: A soul-fueled journey at the NAC

Vancouver native Frazey Ford’s sold out performance this past Thursday night at NAC’s Fourth Stage showcased some of the best sound quality experiences ever captured in that room. She boarded the stage to an already exuberantly welcoming crowd, accompanied by a team of 5 musicians which included opener/special guest Phil Cook who added some sweet tones on […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Hey, do you wanna feel SO ENERGETIC? Try FESTIVALS! Our rep as one of the best cities for fests is no exception in the winter. Between Megaphono and the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival for music, and Cracking-Up the Capital for comedy (now that’s a tongue-twister), you’ve got plenty of reasons to leave the house […]

Shakespeare for people who don’t like Shakespeare

A year and a half ago, Jillian Keiley, the Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre, asked Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop to collaborate on a production of one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies – Twelfth Night.  However, she wanted them to imagine the play without puppets.  As the Old Trouts say […]