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Le gars qui voulait se faire phénix : un conte sur la résilience et sur le sens de l’absurde

Évitons-nous la peine de la rédaction (pour moi) et surtout de la lecture (pour vous) d’un (trop) long article dans lequel l’avis de l’auteur arrive seulement dans la conclusion et disons-le tout de suite : j’ai adoré ! L’entrée dans la salle annonce la couleur : petite capacité (une centaine de personnes) qui favorise la proximité avec la […]

World Press Photo 2016 : L’éveilleur de conscience

Chaque année, le Musée canadien de la guerre héberge pendant quelques jours l’exposition qui révèle le meilleur du photojournalisme à travers une sélection de photos déterminée par l’organisation du World Press Photo. Visiblement, 2015 n’a pas fait exception aux années précédentes en terme de tribulations ; les thèmes qui ont fait les manchettes sautent aux […]

Listen Local at Bluesfest: The PepTides

Bluesfest, now in its 22nd year, is the city’s largest and fastest growing outdoor music festival. Although continuing to brim with big-named acts, the festival’s mandate also includes recognizing, nurturing, and providing a platform for local musicians ranging from budding talent to professional recording artists. This year roughly one-quarter of the acts at Bluesfest will be local. With an increasing number […]

Listen Local at Bluesfest: The Red Rails

Bluesfest, now in its 22nd year, is the city’s largest and fastest growing outdoor music festival. Although continuing to brim with big-named acts, the festival’s mandate also includes recognizing, nurturing, and providing a platform for local musicians ranging from budding talent to professional recording artists. This year roughly one-quarter of the acts at Bluesfest will be local. With an increasing number […]

Listen Local at Bluesfest: The Split

Bluesfest, now in its 22nd year, is the city’s largest and fastest growing outdoor music festival. Although continuing to brim with big-named acts, the festival’s mandate also includes recognizing, nurturing, and providing a platform for local musicians ranging from budding talent to professional recording artists. This year roughly one-quarter of the acts at Bluesfest will be local. With an increasing number […]

Listen Local at Bluesfest: The Powergoats

Bluesfest, now in its 22nd year, is the city’s largest and fastest growing outdoor music festival. Although continuing to brim with big-named acts, the festival’s mandate also includes recognizing, nurturing, and providing a platform for local musicians ranging from budding talent to professional recording artists. This year roughly one-quarter of the acts at Bluesfest will be local. With an increasing number […]

Fringe Review: raw footage

By Alex Katayama 40 minutes | Dance, Solo | PG When I was first assigned to review raw footage, the first thing I did was look up “contemporary dance” on Wikipedia and then desperately searched Youtube for “contemporary dance examples” — I figured a basic education couldn’t hurt. Then Friday night rolled around, I took my seat in […]

Fringe | Dissidents (en français)

Cette année encore, la programmation du Fringe d’Ottawa regorge de performances diversifiées et inédites. Jusqu’au 25 juin, plus de 50 pièces sont à l’horaire et c’est pas cher! En fait, ce qui est vraiment génial c’est qu’en vertu des principes fondateurs du Fringe, 100% des recettes sur la vente des billets reviennent aux artistes. C’est […]

Fringe Review: Ottawa Fringe To-Do Review

By David Currie (with Vanessa Lynn Turpin) Imagine your perfect hour away from your telephone and/or children. What does that look like? Would you visit a dance show, a drama, a comedy, or something captivating but practically impossible to put into words the next day!? This is the imagining that bound together the packed audience of […]

Weekend Roundup: What to do?

After last weekend’s heat wave, I think it’s safe to say summer has arrived in our fair city. And with it comes a slew of festivals and other fun events. Enjoy! One of my favourite events takes place this weekend: Doors Open Ottawa gives you the chance to take a look inside some of the […]

Eat, Drink, Spring – Ottawa Food and Wine show

Though I consider myself more of a sophisticated drinker than a sophisticated dresser; the Ottawa Wine and Food Show has always been an annual excuse to see if my vest still fits, make vest puns and to test my “How to Tie a Tie” bookmark. The event has now expanded to offer a springtime event: Eat, Drink, […]

Brew Donkey pays tribute to well crafted beer… labels?

Hintonburg Happening is a nine day event that celebrates Wellington West’s community of artists and businesses. Not only is this neighbourhood home to great brewers and craft-focused watering holes, it’s also the home of Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s favourite brewery tour provider. Owner Brad Campeau, is using this HH festival to launch a new educational series that focuses on […]