Theatre Review: Finishing the Suit at The Gladstone 1
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“sometimes love is incompatible with one’s duties” I loved this play’s premise. Skilled playwright Lawrence Aronovitch stitches a piece so fine that its touch to your skin is that of raw silk: coarse yet pleasing. Its plausibility came on to me as would a lover,…

Review of GCTC’s Les Passants 5
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Un peu d’histoire s’est produit à Ottawa récemment. It’s not every day that the usually staid capital launches a World Premiere, no less. Ce n’est pas tout, il y en a d’autre à dire. When GCTC in conjunction with Théâtre la Cutapulte launched Les Passants…

Undercurrents 2017: free events 1
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  Undercurrents 2017 (February 8-18, 2017) enters its second week following a successful opening weekend of sell out shows and big crowds. As part of Undercurrents mandate to foster local and new talent, the festival is hosting a number of free events including scripted readings…

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With seven productions, including two world premieres, the 2017 Undercurrents theatre festival kicks off Wednesday February 8 at Arts Court in downtown Ottawa. Running until Saturday, February 18, Undercurrents is the winter festival of the Ottawa Fringe, who have been presenting it since 2011. Undercurrents…

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All photos courtesy Allyson Domanski With no stage and no set except for big black cubes to serve as seats for three actors, the Chamber Theatre Hintonburg (CTH) team of Donnie Laflamme and Lisa Zanyk have pulled off another coup. Pull up a chair to a…

Blushing Brides and The Fenton Brothers at The Brass Monkey
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The Blushing Brides invaded The Brass Monkey this past Saturday night. More on that later. The Brass Monkey is Ottawa’s best kept secret. Do these guys know how to run a live venue! Big and spacious with pool in the back they sport a huge…

LeE HARVeY OsMOND at the NAC
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Article by Ian Boyd Lee Harvey Osmond invaded the NAC last night as part of the Canada 150 celebrations and they nailed it. Lee Harvey Osmond is Hamilton artist and singer-songwriter, Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie a/t Rodeo Kings) and his cast of characters. This time out…

A CUT ABOVE THE REST: Lynn Miles/Keith Glass "Road"
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Music Review by Ian Boyd What can you say about Lynn Miles? Gracious, honest, talented, a great song writer, collaborative, front person, arranger, producer, a national treasure, diverse, entertaining, funny, multiple Juno award nominee and winner, or just plain Lynn. She is an Ottawa original…

A CUT ABOVE THE REST: A Review of The Lucas Haneman Express 'Tearing up the rails'
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Music Review by Ian Boyd The Lucas Haneman Express “Tearing up the rails” album is a masterpiece from the beginning to the end. I don’t know that I can relate to you how good this disc is in a short review such as this one. To…