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Ballet stars of the future + Nutcracker ticket giveaway

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 3 at 7 pm at the National Arts Centre. To enter this contest email apartment613@gmail.com by 4 pm Wednesday, November 25, with the subject line “Contest – Nutcracker.” A winner will be picked by random […]

Yukon Blonde plays the NAC + ticket giveaway

This weekend, Ottawa will be hit with two Canadian talents Yukon Blonde and Hey Rosetta! for the second time this year after two knockout performances at the Dragon Boat festival in June.  These bicoastal sweethearts will be rocking Southam Hall at the NAC on Sunday to a packed house who will certainly be dancing in […]

Inventive dance trilogy comes to NAC + ticket giveaway

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Wednesday, October 11 performance of Barbarians by the Hofesh Shechter Company at the NAC. To enter, send an email with the subject line “Contest – Barbarians” to apartment613@gmail.com by 4 pm Monday, November 9. A winner will be picked and notified on Monday evening. Israeli-born dancer […]

Steven Lambke gets in close

What do you when you’ve played in a band so intense it played itself into a hiatus and even your solo records have grown more and more raucous on you? If you’re Steven Lambke of Constantines and Baby Eagle fame you do a 180 and a write a record cloaked in the intimacy and hushed […]

Helping patients obtain medicinal green cards

If you live or work in Ottawa’s trend-setting Hintonburg, chances are you’ve noticed the new addition to Wellington Street’s storefronts. National Access Cannabis (NAC), a BC-based company founded by former Public Servant Alex Abellan, recently opened its franchise doors this past July in the heart of Ottawa’s blooming Hipsterville.  The clean, haute-couture look, lined with […]

NAC Presents turns five with one incredible line-up

NAC Presents is back with another exciting season of Canadian music and to mark its 5th anniversary it’s an especially rich and diverse lineup with nearly 50 shows all taking place between October and May. In five years NAC Presents has grown up quickly from about 20 concerts all staged at the Fourth stage in […]

Modern Cabaret Revival with Small Stages Canada

Twinkling lights adorned the small stage area, designating the space a dance zone, as 2-person tables in the audience quickly filled up with 3 and 4 people, and attendees dutifully waited in line for their coveted drink tickets. As more and more people filed in and the excited murmurs grew louder, I scanned the room […]

An engaging evening of orchestral enchantment

A drum kit, a collection of guitars and amps, bass, keyboards, and a series of mics on stands, stood in a tight formation in the center of the NAC’S Theatre stage. Naturally, one would have thought such a set-up was to be manned by several band members, but instead, a man and woman emerged from […]

The spirit moved that Sunday

This past Sunday, Ken Whiteley lead his gospel train into town and invited us all on board. Whatever beliefs listeners brought in with them, by the end there was no denying the power of this music.  For years Whiteley has hosted gospel matinees at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, featuring a rotating cast of guest musicians […]

Ron Sexsmith captivates NAC crowd

Canadian recording artist and multi-Juno Award winner, Ron Sexsmith, along with his supreme 4-piece band gave a captivating performance in front of a near sold out crowd inside the marvellously warm acoustics of Ottawa’s NAC Theatre this past Saturday night as part of Ontario Scene. The show marked the final stop on this leg of […]

Listen to Megan Jerome’s groovy Together Ensemble: Concert this Thursday

I walked into the Elmdale Tavern on Sunday afternoon. Megan Jerome’s voice filled the space as she belted out covers by Bill Bailey, TLC, Michael Jackson, and Hozier. Megan’s definitely a talented electric piano player with a dreamy voice. No stranger to the stage, Megan formally trained in classical and jazz piano at Carleton University. Her self-produced […]

Let’s be ready

Ontario Scene has been delivering a whirlwind of fantastic shows and there’s still plenty of goodness in store as we head into its final weekend. One show I feel I must highlight lest it be lost in all the noise is Friday night’s roots-rock triple bill featuring The Wooden Sky, the Sadies and Ottawa’s own […]