Take a Stroll in Moss Park

January 27, 2015 1:30 pm

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

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

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

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

December 26, 2014 2:39 pm

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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Blush 2015: Pamper Yourself in Style

December 19, 2014 11:10 am

Capture the evening’s fun with a professional photo booth In case you had not noticed, the Christmas season is upon us. While you find yourself running around shopping for the perfect gift for your partner, kids, mother-in-law, colleagues and neighbours, be sure to remember yourself ladies–and your best girlfriends, of […]

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Take a Trip with Alice Through the Looking-Glass

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It is often debated whether or not author Lewis Carroll was under the influence of some kind of narcotic when he created Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. It is completely understandable to ponder the question as the stories are wacky, out-of-this-world, fantastical and outrageous.  They are equally […]

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CrISIS: Imam Invites Students to Speak Love

December 18, 2014 12:22 pm
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   Photo courtesy of the AMJ Group, University of Ottawa At the entrance of the Alumni Auditorium at the University of Ottawa stands a booth with flyers, brochures and printed material on Islam. A black poster with white letters reads: “Love for all, Hatred for none.” The stage is set […]

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Where are the Accessible Toilets Ottawa? GottaGo!

December 12, 2014 10:20 am

Nowadays, the most vulnerable members of our population—children, seniors and persons with disabilities—are in search for clean and safe public washrooms in Ottawa. But Rachel Canham, a Carleton University researcher, is steering the pursuit for public toilets in a whole new direction. “I feel like while the need for public […]

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The Sound of Strings: Stellae Boreales

December 9, 2014 10:49 am
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The Ottawa Suzuki Strings Music School has a vision to “create a music school that is internationally recognized for the quality of its pedagogy and the achievements of its students and faculty, resulting from a culture of innovation in training and development.” The Stella Boreales Violin Ensemble is a perfect testament to […]

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’Tis the Season for Handel

December 4, 2014 1:38 pm

More than 250 years after its completion, George Frideric Handel’s joyous Messiah continues to be appreciated by audiences around the world. Coming to the capital region this holiday season, Finest Moments from Messiah will be presented by the combined effort of the Ottawa Classical Choir and the New World Philharmonic […]

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A Guide to Christmas in the Capital

November 28, 2014 12:29 pm

The weather outside may be frightful but there are plenty of opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, to get in the Christmas spirit. Read this list, check it twice and have some fun this holiday season! Christmas at the NAC The National Arts Centre features many different festive productions during the […]

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Art Exhibit Showcases Grandeur of Local Environment

November 24, 2014 3:00 pm

Inspired by nature, award-winning Ottawa artist Margaret Chwialkowska will be featuring her solo exhibition “Gatineau Sublime” at the Galerie Old Chelsea from December 4 to December 31. Ever since Chwialkowska moved to Canada from Poland in 1979, she has been overwhelmed by the natural beauty of North American landscapes. Capturing the magic […]

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Nordstrom Pre-Gala Celebration

November 21, 2014 12:20 pm

Photo courtesy of John Smith You could feel the excitement at the pre-gala party held at LAGO Bar for the soon-to-be-opened Nordstrom store at the Rideau Centre. It was a night of celebration and recognition of the two charities that will benefit from the gala scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th. […]

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European Union Film Festival: One Mile Away

November 13, 2014 12:00 pm
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The European Union Film Festival will snitch the dirty, yet exhilarating details behind the often concealed truths of gang wars with the film ‘One Mile Away.’ Unveiling social progress is possible when two rival groups adjoin with a purpose. Street gangs generally operate on the pretense of restricted solidarity, power claims, disturbance […]

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Wining and Dining at the Ottawa Wine & Food Festival

November 12, 2014 10:05 am
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I have lived in Ottawa for a mere two months, but the city has already given me so many unforgettable experiences. Entering my third month of life in the capital, I made a conscious decision to make the most of my time here and find new ways to embrace the […]

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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2014 8:00 am
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Photo credit: Jon Babulic The Fields of Honour By Frank Baile Ranked by no rank, Lie the fallen, Testaments to a courage that, Few foreknew until that time. When something stirred in them, Like a sign, but more, That made each say, There must go I! Not all are here, […]

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