Shakespeare in Ottawa’s Great Outdoors

July 27, 2012 9:00 am
Photo: Andrew Alexander

Every summer, local theatre enthusiasts gather in parks around the city to experience theatre productions from a Company of Fools. As part of Torchlight Shakespeare, the company has presented an outdoor production during the summer season since 2003.

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Summer Sizzlers: Stacey and Kania FLAUNT it all

July 18, 2012 9:00 am

Local fashion designer, Stacey Bafi-Yeboa knows how to throw a party. Flaunt was part cocktail party, part spa, part boutique and a brilliant way to throw a fundraiser. The third, semi-annual event was held on the rooftop of the National Arts Centre on June 29 in benefit of the Canadian Pulmonary […]

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War of 1812 Veterans Celebrated in Musical Showcase

June 27, 2012 12:36 pm
Group photo of the cast members from the live production of A Musical Taste of our Canadian Heritage / Notre patrimoine canadien, une odyssée musicale. Courtesy of Brian Goldschmied

With the War of 1812 bicentennial anniversary very top of mind these days, 2012 marked the launch of the 12th season of A Musical Taste of Our Canadian Heritage / Notre patrimoine canadien, une odyssée musicale – a bilingual musical showcase paying tribute to Canada, including a new sequence on the War of 1812.

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Summer Sizzlers: Escape to Indulgence with Flaunt

June 19, 2012 4:50 pm

Flaunt is an opportunity to escape to indulgence. Shop the most fabulous independent Canadian designer fashions and accessories. Enjoy the most delectable sweets. Be pampered from head to toe, all whilst grooving to the beat of the hottest DJ’s. The Third annual Flaunt event will be held on the rooftop of the glamourous National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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Persona Non Grata

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Canadian fashion designer Adrian Wu is hosting a collaborative event with Stephanie Vizi, founder of the Persona Non Grata Art Initiative, on June 22, 2012 to benefit orphans of the AIDS epidemic in Lesotho, Africa.

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An Evening of Nordic Music

June 4, 2012 3:50 pm
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Opera Swedish style is coming to Ottawa with a performance this week by one of that country’ most talented young opera singers.

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Lace up for CHEO on June 2nd.

May 28, 2012 9:26 am

Looking for another race to get your fix? Here’s one for you. Next Saturday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m., you can lace up your runners and head out to participate in the 5 km “Walk, Run or Sprint” for CHEO. It is being organized by the Ottawa Health Group ( and it will be an incredible day.

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Ottawa’s Urban Artists Connect at Ravenswing

May 23, 2012 9:12 am

With summer rearing its head, Ottawans are getting excited for the multitude of community events coming up. For local art enthusiasts, Ravenswing is an event not to be missed. The event is free of charge and will take place on May 27 in Centertown’s Minto Park.

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SOS Mayfair: Orleans Cinema Seeks More Support

May 16, 2012 5:53 pm

Since opening on December 2nd back in 1932, the original Mayfair Theatre, located in Lower Town, has become a landmark in the community. A second location of the independent cinema opened on December 2, 2011 in Ottawa’s East end, near Place d’Orleans. Although the Mayfair Orleans is still in its early stage of operations, it is on the edge of calling it quits.

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The Tympanic: Beat Goes On

May 11, 2012 9:37 am

For six years, Ottawa groove-rock band Tympanic has been rocking stages across the country and at home in the Capital. The band loves jamming has set its sights on a life filled with bigger gigs, never-ending “boombastic” beats and a new recording within the next two months.

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Gypsy “Now Playing” in Cornwall

May 4, 2012 2:56 pm

The Cornwall based band, Gypsy, is releasing “Now Playing” – their second album. Gypsy will perform on Saturday, May 5th at 9:30pm at Lola’s Pub 616 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario. Admission is free.

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Dalai Lama Visits Ottawa

May 1, 2012 5:34 pm

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet may have come with a serious message, but His Holiness started his public address to the City of Ottawa last Saturday with characteristic humor. With a twinkle in his eye and placing a red baseball cap upon his head before an audience of 7,000 people at the Ottawa Civic Centre at Landsdowne Park, the Dalai Lama began his much awaited address.

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Death and the Maiden Duke It Out at The NEW Gladstone

April 30, 2012 3:45 pm

Ariel Dorfman’s dark and daring drama Death and the Maiden provides a thrilling conclusion to The Gladstone’s 2012 season. Death and the Maiden, directed by Craig Walker, runs from May 2 to 19 at The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, Tuesdays-Saturdays @ 8pm, with matinees Saturdays @ 3pm. Tickets are $39 for adults, $34 for seniors and $23 for students. Group rates are available.

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The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival: The Tree Lover

April 20, 2012 11:34 am

Strange things occur in the woods of northern Sweden. That’s the media teaser for Swedish movie The Tree Lover set to feature at the Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival tonight at Library and Archives Canada. The Festival runs from April 19 to April 28, 2012.

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Juno Weekend Lights Up Ottawa

April 6, 2012 5:42 pm
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A week full of build-up and fanfare led to two of the biggest nights in Canadian music – featuring 40 coveted awards, dozens of amazing performances, hundreds of superstars and one very proud capital city.

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Sleeping on the Streets: University Students “Homeless” for 5 Days

March 23, 2012 10:27 am
U of O team on first day of campaign

Last week, students from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa hit the streets of Ottawa to raise awareness on homelessness in Canada. A national campaign, 5 Days for the Homeless invites university students to live “homeless” on their campus and raise money and awareness for a local charity of their choice.

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Keeping You In The JUNO Know: Awards Show Fever Is Here

February 27, 2012 4:26 pm

With less than a month before the festivities commence, talk of the JUNOS is revving up in the capital city. Early media events have slowly started to divulge information about the Canadian music awards show and its plan to consume the attention of Ottawa during the last week of March!

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