What’s Up Doc? Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny and the NAC Orchestra. That’s what.

November 4, 2013 9:16 am

So when was the last time you went to a National Arts Centre Orchestra concert that didn’t involve Mozart, Handel, Tchaikovsky or Bach? Don’t get me wrong.  I love classical music. How can you not get a buzz from hearing a full orchestra with such talented performers playing intricate pieces […]

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United Way Ottawa’s Schmoozefest a Great Success

November 1, 2013 1:09 pm
City Councillor Mathieu Fleury and Majic 100’s Anjie Poirier beside the fundraising wall

On Wednesday, October 30, United Way Ottawa hosted its 8th annual Schmoozefest, a unique networking event that brings together Ottawa’s current and future community leaders. United Way Ottawa’s Next Generation Cabinet designs Schmooze which, this year, included an impressive lineup of “People 2 Know” and mingle with. Entrepreneurs, media celebrities, […]

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Thirteen Strings opens 2013-2014 concert season on November 10th with a very special Remembrance Day tribute

October 30, 2013 10:18 am

Thirteen Strings’ first concert of its 2013-2014 season  has a special theme — Flanders Reflections. This concert will mark Remembrance Day with music and poetry. Central to the concert is the famous war poem In Flanders Fields by the Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.  He was inspired to write […]

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TONIGHT: Pink Ribbons Inc.

October 29, 2013 12:15 pm

In support of breast cancer awareness month, the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) along with Rethink Cancer, Canadian Breast Cancer Network and Breast Cancer Action present a screening of Pink Ribbons Inc. tonight at 6:30 at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street). Pink Ribbons Inc. promotes the budding conversation surrounding […]

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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble to stage tour-de-force performance at Ottawa’s Algonquin Commons Theatre

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The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble’s dance and musical extravaganza Hungarian Rhapsody will be performed at Algonquin’s Commons Theatre on November 27. The amazing production takes inspiration from a thousand years of Hungarian folk music and folk dance traditions to create its own unique dance rhapsody. As a musical genre, the […]

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Rockcliffe Park Book Fair keeps passion for print alive – but eBooks could hurt sales next year

October 28, 2013 11:34 am
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In spite of the competition from the e-book market , the Rockcliffe Park Book Fair is able to prove that people in Ottawa still love to read in print. Last year, the Rockcliffe Park Public School’s annual book fair made more than $48,000 selling used books donated from the local community. The […]

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Tart-uffe it up at the NAC

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Tartuffe may have been originally written in the 17th century, but Molière’s brilliant and biting comedy mocking the hypocrisy of the Church is as applicable today as it was back then. Tartuffe also works for the year 1939 in Newfoundland – and that’s the setting of its latest production, currently playing at […]

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Fun, Fantastic and Fanciful: Catch GCTC’s You Fancy Yourself

October 25, 2013 5:12 pm

You Fancy Yourself, currently onstage at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, is endearing and entertaining.  Transported back to the 1950s, when Buddy Holly was on the charts and the strap at school was still acceptable, the audience follows the trials and tribulations of Elsa, a young immigrant girl from Iceland, […]

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Nature Nocturne: Rock the Castle

October 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Thanks to a membership card and young kids, I honestly can’t count how many times I have hit the Canadian Museum of Nature. I thought I had done the place– tarantulas, bugs, birds, underwater creatures, natural disasters.  Been there done that. I was so completely wrong. The Museum’s Nature Nocturne changed it all […]

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The Gladstone Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Orson Welles “Invaders from Mars” Radio Broadcast

October 23, 2013 4:09 pm
War of the Worlds Postcard

The War of the Worlds: A Live Radio Play will be performed at The Gladstone from October 30 to November 2.  Plus! Special Hallowe’en Late-Night Performance: October 31 at 10:00 pm. On October 30, 1938, theatrical boy wonder Orson Welles sent America into a panic with his radio drama adaptation […]

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White Ash Falls on Country Music, a New Album, and a Concert at the Blacksheep Inn

October 22, 2013 1:45 pm
White Ash Falls on Country Music, a New Album, and a Concert at the Blacksheep Inn 1

To approach the concept of creativity by means of a prejudice which values a work solely on its place within a predetermined genre is, some may argue, to limit the act of creation itself. Each appellation one attributes to a style or a movement is both blessed and cursed with […]

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The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada Celebrates its 70th Anniversary with Concert + Symposium

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The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada will present its 70th Anniversary Concert on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre at 101 Centrepointe Drive, and a Symposium will be held November 16 from 9am to 5pm on the Dilemmas of Post-Communist Societies in […]

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Sleep Pod Hotels Come to Ottawa for Five Days Only!

October 17, 2013 1:53 pm
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Take a power nap at a Breathe Right pod hotel in downtown Ottawa. With eight sleep pods at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets, the pod hotel offers a place for tired office workers and passersby to recharge their batteries with 20-minute power naps from October 15-19. The hours […]

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MY FAIR ZOMBIE: a musical-comedy zombie film is having its Ottawa premiere!

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    The rain in Spain stays mainly in the BRAINS! My Fair Zombie is a feature film shot entirely in the Ottawa region by prolific indie director Brett Kelly. The story of the film is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and tells the lugubrious tale of Henry […]

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New Shen Yun Performing Arts Show – with a Live Orchestra!

October 15, 2013 2:30 pm

Presented by Falun Dafa Association of Ottawa – January 2-4, 2014 National Arts Centre Southam Hall Every year, Shen Yun Performing Arts unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs and musical scores that offer an exhilarating production on a grand scale. These exquisite performances celebrate the grandeur of classical […]

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Two Beautifully Wild Nights with Jenn Grant

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There is an ethereal quality to acclaimed singer-songwriter Jenn Grant’s music, a familiar feeling that is nostalgic and comforting.  Grant’s sound evokes the concept of the home, of the heart, of the tight bonds of community and the even tighter bonds of blood. Though deeply rooted in a sense of […]

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Ottawa’s Fastest Runners Compete for Duke’s Cup at Inaugural Wellington Mile

October 11, 2013 9:01 am

With nearly 600 runners participating in the sold-out 2013 Wellington Mile, the Thanksgiving Monday (October 14) event is set to become Canada’s biggest mile-running event in its inaugural year. The main event is The Duke’s Cup finals for elite runners. The Duke’s Cup, a beautiful wooden trophy handcrafted by Ottawa […]

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