It’s Back … Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)… and it’s better than ever!

December 5, 2013 2:09 pm

 It was great back in 1996 the first time it graced the stage of the GCTC and it is fabulous today. Anne-Marie MacDonald’s Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is at the GCTC and once again this production is a complete theatrical treat from beginning to end. In fact it’s even better the […]

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Clear with a Chance of Start-ups: Ottawa Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

December 4, 2013 3:20 pm

Jessie Pierre mingles among the buzzing crowd at the Heart & Crown pub on Preston Street. She came to celebrate the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It’s a week of events and activities celebrating successful entrepreneurs – with the aim of inspiring more people to start their own businesses. […]

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Federal Employees And Retirees Raise $20.1 Million To Date To Support Their Communities

November 29, 2013 9:37 am

On November 28 at the Canadian Museum of Nature, hundreds of federal employees and retirees celebrated the success to date of this year’s Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC), which raised $20.1 million in the National Capital Region. Thanks to these generous contributions, thousands of people in the National […]

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Thirteen Strings presents its ever-popular Christmas Candlelight concert!

November 22, 2013 12:35 pm
David John Pike, baritone

Thirteen Strings Christmas Candlelight Concert takes place on December 3rd at Dominion-Chalmers United Church in beautiful downtown Ottawa. (The concert starts at 8pm sharp.) The Thirteen Strings is renowned for presenting an intimate and heartwarming early Christmas concert in the beautiful candlelit atmosphere of Dominion Chalmers. This year’s concert opens […]

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INTERTWINED: A New Kind of Dance Show

November 19, 2013 2:39 pm
Intertwined Poster Website 2

Intertwined – a dance show for the 21st century – will be presented at Centrepointe Studio Theatre on November 28 (showtime is 7:30pm). Intertwined will feature the choreographic works of Tressa Wilson and Claire Berry – local choreographers who are inspired by contemporary dance movement, while honouring the traditions of […]

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Get Lost in the Magic of Hamlet

November 18, 2013 9:16 am

There is something fundamentally mesmerizing about Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet. First, the brilliance of the language and the wily combination of words and expressions offer incredible, timeless insight into human behavior. There is also the richness of Shakespeare’s characters, of course.  However, Shakespeare peers into the human soul exposing frailty, innocence, vulnerability […]

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Two artists explore “singular narratives” at Arts Court’s ODD Box Studio Theatre November 21-23 (Showtime at 7:30pm)

November 14, 2013 4:00 pm

Series Dance 10 – the curated presentation series of the Ottawa Dance Directive – presents two women artists revered for multidisciplinary and interactive works of dance, theatricality, and art and sound installation. Still Here – choreographed by Toronto performer Heidi Strauss – and The Goodbye by Ottawa’s own Laura Taler […]

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Benjamin Britten’s Britain Presented by Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

9:53 am

The centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth is the perfect reason to celebrate the music of 20th-century Britain, so for the second concert of its 2013-2014 season, Maestro Jean-Philippe Tremblay will lead the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) in performances of Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Variations on a Theme of Purcell, […]

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Shaken or Stirred? Who cares? Just get to the 007 Spy/ “Funraiser” Bash on Saturday

November 13, 2013 1:33 pm

Martinis, live music, great food, dancing, Prosecco and 007: a Saturday night can’t get much better than that. It all goes down this coming Saturday, November 16 at the Firehall on Sunnyside in Old Ottawa South. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill neighborhood party. Local designers have teamed up with event coordinators […]

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Their Valor Will Never Be Forgotten

November 11, 2013 9:00 am

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved […]

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This Sunday Night: Just for Laughs Comedy Tour’s ‘Rat Pack’ Edition

November 8, 2013 2:32 pm

Which is smarter: staying at home on a Sunday night to watch 90s reruns in your pajamas, or catching the hilariously funny Just for Laughs Comedy Tour’s ‘Rat Pack’ Edition? The choice is yours – but might we suggest joining Holiday Inn Express® Hotels to see the infamous foursome (Tom […]

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Michel Legrand and Natalie Dessay in concert at Centrepointe Theatre

11:47 am

Two of France’s most renowned musicians come together on stage for a rollicking trip through legend Michel Legrand’s inimitable body of work. The much anticipated concert will be held at Centrepointe Theatre on Monday, December 23 at 8pm. This effervescent evening of song matches French soprano Natalie Dessay, a grand […]

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Tone Cluster, quite a queer choir and Harmonia Choir of Ottawa present A Global Concert of “Peace”… from Arabic to Zulu

November 7, 2013 12:21 pm

This “Peace” concert – the first full production collaboration between Tone Cluster, quite a queer choir, and Harmonia Choir of Ottawa (a 50-voice choir founded by Kurt Ala-Kantti in 2003) – features an inspirational Canadian and international repertoire on the theme of celebrating the idea of the hope for world […]

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen – Holiday Classic The Nutcracker: a Canadian Tradition is Back!

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Ballet Jörgen’s Yuletide treasure The Nutcracker: a Canadian Tradition – created by acclaimed choreographer and artistic director Bengt Jörgen to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score – returns to Centrepointe Theatre December 14 and 15, and to Shenkman Arts Centre December 16 and 17 for a six-performance run. Born from a […]

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Christmas in Vienna: A Perfect Holiday Outing

November 6, 2013 12:37 pm

Celebrating Strauss with Maestro Michel Brousseau, the Ottawa Classical Choir & String Ensemble It’s Christmas in Vienna in Ottawa! What could be better than to celebrate the holiday season with a concert dedicated to the beloved waltzes of Johann Strauss II? The Ottawa Classical Choir (OCC) will present just such an elegant […]

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Win Tickets for One of Canada’s Hottest Roots Music Acts

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SULTANS OF STRING CD RELEASE AT THE BLACK SHEEP INN WHERE:             The Black Sheep Inn, 753 Riverside Drive, Wakefield, QC WHEN:                Sunday, November 10, 4:20pm TKTS:                 $12 advance INFO:                                                                            JUNO nominees and two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sultans of String release their high octane roots-jazz-symphonic mash-up […]

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Laugh all the way to supporting a very worthy cause!

November 5, 2013 12:08 pm
StillLookingForParadise Poster(1)

Still Looking for Paradise, a play written by Ottawa’s own Ian Stauffer and directed by Kathi Langston, artistic director of the OYP Theatre School, offers audiences a comedic look at the life of a small legal firm and its various adventures. All proceeds will serve to fund Ottawa Lawyers Feed […]

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