Outstanding Obaaberima

March 11, 2015 2:14 pm
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Photo credit: Jeremy Mimnagh Looking for something incredible to do this week? Head to the National Arts Centre to see its latest production Obaaberima. Playwright and actor Tawiah M’Carthy won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Outstanding Production in 2013 for his masterpiece. The play actually won three Doras in total: […]

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Nepean Fine Arts League Spring Show and Sale: Buying Local Art

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Forty years ago, I bought my first painting at a local art show. It was the first of many. Today, I am one of the 124 area artists who belong to that same association. The Nepean Fine Arts League is now 51 years old, still going strong and about to […]

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Upcoming Festival Launch for Westfest

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Ottawa’s favourite free arts festival is coming back to town! Westfest will be launching the line-up and programming for their 2015 event on Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m. sharp. The public announcement will be made at Clocktower Brew Pub on Richmond Road. Each year more than 100,000 people attend […]

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Travel With the Tourist Company

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The Tourist Company is living up to their name this spring. Cities across Canada are welcoming the Vancouver experimental folk band throughout February and March as they tour the country. Be sure to catch the Tourist Company when they stop at the Raw Sugar Café in Ottawa on March 12. […]

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Jump! Start Your Broadcasting Career

March 10, 2015 10:00 am
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Local Ottawa radio station JUMP! 106.9 has started a nine-week, city-wide search for a new morning show co-host. And that co-host could be you! No experience? No problem! Jump! is offering a rare chance to bypass all of the studying, less-than-ideal radio jobs and work for an almost instantaneous shot […]

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Meme Girls: Ottawa’s Comedy Extravaganza

March 5, 2015 12:04 pm
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Get ready to laugh, Ottawa! On March 7, 2015, Toronto Comedy All-Stars arrives at Ottawa’s Arts Court Theatre with MEME GIRLS, featuring the hilarious Aparna Nancherla. After a series of sold-out shows in the nationʼs capital, Toronto Comedy All-Stars are back with some of Canadaʼs most loved comedians. Toronto Comedy […]

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Nordstrom Opening: What You Need to Know

March 4, 2015 12:45 pm
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Photo courtesy of The Rideau Centre This week, Nordstrom will be opening their doors to the public after months of renovations at the Rideau Centre. The long awaited opening follows extensive staff training and preparations for the Pre-Opening Gala Celebration. Ottawa isn’t the only lucky city, Nordstrom has already opened […]

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Café Ex: Celebrating Canada’s Extraordinary Filmmakers

February 25, 2015 3:00 pm
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Join in tomorrow evening as Café Ex celebrates the inventive works of A. Megan Turnbull at Ottawa’s Club SAW! Season 17 of the Canadian Film Institute’s intimate and interactive experimental cinema series, Café Ex, continues with screenings from the works of A. Megan Turnbull, filmmaker and former Ottawa resident. Inaugurated […]

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Be Spellbound with the Magic of the Arthritis Society

February 17, 2015 2:20 pm
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Do you believe in magic? The Arthritis Society is hosting an evening of wonder and awe at the National Gallery of Canada with Spellbound, in support of childhood arthritis. On Thursday, March 12, the National Gallery’s Water Court will be magically transformed into a spellbinding street fair. Featuring the entertaining […]

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Winterlude: The Key to Enjoying Winter in Ottawa

February 11, 2015 10:04 am
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Photo courtesy of Canadian Heritage From Jan. 30 to Feb. 16 Ottawa’s winter comes to life as people gather from all over to enjoy Winterlude in the nation’s capital. On the weekend of Feb. 7 and 8, many gathered in the frigid cold to enjoy ice-skating, beavertails and fun for […]

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Poetic Songs from Canada’s North

February 9, 2015 2:13 pm
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Canada’s own northern star is shining bright from the humble community of Whitehorse, Yukon. Nestled within the magnificent landscape and vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle of the city is singer-songwriter Sarah MacDougall. She is gearing up to release her new album Grand Canyon. “I am excited to share it with the world,” […]

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Liz Manley and Friends Fundraise for Youth Mental Health in Ottawa

February 3, 2015 10:01 am
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Photo courtesy of Photographics Photography.  Canada’s skating sweetheart, Elizabeth Manley and other Olympic Champions will gracefully glide around the ice rink at Ottawa’s TD Place as part of a two-day fundraiser on February 13 and 14, 2015. A portion of the money raised will go to the Do It For […]

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Take a Stroll in Moss Park

January 27, 2015 1:30 pm
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Photo credit: Mark Halliday Any play by Canadian playwright George F. Walker is a satisfying theatre experience. Sometimes disturbing, funny, moving or sad—sometimes all at the same time. Walker’s work is always thought provoking and entertaining. Last year, the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s season included the hilariously brilliant moral-questioning Walker […]

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LIGHT at the End of the Tunnel

January 22, 2015 3:29 pm
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Eating disorders push perfectionists into dark worlds where all they want is to be light, and all they need is a ray of it. Produced and performed by Lisa Jeans, LIGHT is a theatrical duet between a live performer and audiovisual technology like video projections, live sound and original electronic […]

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Bite the Winter Blues With Ottawa’s Gastronomic Extravaganza

January 21, 2015 9:31 am
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Photos courtesy of Anne Girard ’Twas the night before Winterlude, when in downtown Ottawa… Leading hotel chefs were stirring and sipping fine wine! The second annual Dine Wine Wintertime will take place the evening of January 29 at Ottawa’s City Hall in support of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. For […]

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C’est Up to You

January 7, 2015 10:01 am
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Photo courtesy of Claude Brazeau It’s that voice. Forget her magnetic stage personality, her glamorous good looks and the fact that you can groove to her tunes in both official languages. Those are all gravy. It’s her voice that’ll get you. If Dominique Forest sings a happy song, you’ll be […]

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Shen Yun Returns to Ottawa for Ninth Season

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In Chinese, Shen Yun means “the beauty of divine beings dancing.” Indeed that is exactly what audiences can expect from the 2015 performance of Shen Yun at the National Arts Centre. “The show will be a lasting memory and the profundity of the Chinese culture will uplift their life,” says […]

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