Review of: 6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation
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6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation Created by Tim Motley | Produced by Tim Motley | Origin: Melbourne, AU Venue 1 – Arts Court Theatre   An amazing show! 6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation is an amazing show featuring Detective…

Your Quick Guide to the 2017 Ottawa Fringe Festival 4
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The 20th anniversary edition of the Ottawa Fringe Festival is underway and to help you navigate, here are some quick tips. With over fifty shows and 300 performances in 12 venues there’s a lot going on, and here are my Top 5 picks. Where is…

Top Five Picks: Ottawa Fringe 2017 #FRINGE20
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  The Ottawa Fringe Festival begins this week (June 8-18, 2017) and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. With over 300 performances and 50+ shows in 12 venues, the Ottawa Fringe has come a long way. With so much going on, here’s a quick pick of…

Review of Maestro (English version) - Gladstone Theatre 4
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Maestro (English version) A Comedy about the off stage antics at the NAC Orchestra By Claude Montminy Translated by Nina Lauren and Danielle Ellen Directed by Gilles Provost Featuring Manon Lafrenière, Serge Paquette and David Whiteley   May 26-June 10, 2017 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at…

Talking Comics with Kerr @ the Cur Comix Retrospective: Atomic Rooster (Opening night: Tuesday May 16, 2017) 7

Atomic Rooster (303 Bank Street, Ottawa) is celebrating an aspect of local art and culture with a retrospective show of Greg Kerr’s Cur Comix. Cur Comix originally appeared in the alternative print weekly Ottawa X-Press from 1998-2004. The show, running from May 8 until June…

THE SUNSET SINGERS SING SONGS TO CELEBRATE CANADA’s 150 th  Annual Charity Concert, June 23rd, 2017 1
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Immediately preceding Quebec’s Fête nationale St-Jean- Baptiste, and before the fireworks and crowds descend upon the nation’s capital for Canada Day, you can celebrate Canada’s 150th in a kinder, gentler, more sublime way. Ottawa’s Seniors Choir, The Ottawa Sunset Singers, will perform their annual charity concert on…

Way to Go! Two Triumphs Wrap Up GCTC’s 2016-17 Season 3
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1979 was a smashing success, critically and financially.   Days after closing its 2016-17 season, GCTC announced that Michael Healey’s 1979 broke all previous box office records to become the company’s highest grossing production ever. With sales figures exceeding 200% of the original revenue goal,…

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Photo: Susanne Ure Seven by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz April 24, 2017 Presented at Wabano Centre by Inter Pares Awards ceremonies and recognition events are often long and tedious affairs, heavy on…

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Ottawa’s Lynne Hanson has released a gem of a record/CD. This will come as no surprise to anyone as she is one quality artist. The  CD “Uneven Ground” recorded this past September in Winnipeg features Lynne and a cast of Western musicians,  all of whom…