Review of Bear & Co.’s No Way To Say Goodbye: Songs of  Leonard Cohen at The Gladstone 3
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Bear & Co., you have a hit on your hands.  You need to promote it, tour it, get it out there and nudge this show toward the runaway success it’s poised to become. Your arrangement and production will grab the interest of theatre companies across North America…

Choose your vice at Ottawa’s 32nd Wine and Food Festival
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As vices go, you’re pretty safe with wine and food. Neither of them is illegal, immoral, distasteful or taboo but I would rank chocolate truffles as decidedly sinful (Chocolatier Rochef among them). When asked “what’s my poison?,” I readily surrender to a fine VQA. (Strewn’s…

Review of GCTC’s You Are Happy But Are We Happy?
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For the vast majority of us, purportedly 92% of the population, we seek love. Love in the form of a partner to go through life with. A person to hold hands with. Someone to gaze limpidly into our love-struck eyes, to tell us we’re loved….

Ottawa Bluesfest 2017: PAT TRAVERS ‘Makin Magic’
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Day four of Ottawa Bluesfest 2017 (Sunday, July 9) and while Pink had them poppin’ on the main field, rebel rockers and blues fans alike were once again huddled at the Black Sheep stage for Canadian guitar legend, Pat Travers (much like the previous evening…

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival in Ottawa June 20 -25 9
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Did you know… That June 21 is a significant date when Indigenous People across Canada traditionally gather and celebrate Summer Solstice, now officially declared National Aboriginal Day. For the past twenty years, National Aboriginal Day events in the National Capital Region have created an opportunity…

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Left me feeling truly in awe. Rough Magic is an absolutely amazing show, both captivating and spellbinding. It is one of those fantastic shows that are so polished they shine. Staged by (award winning) Theatre Arcturus, Rough Magic blends theatre, music and aerial work to…

REVIEW OF “HIGH TEA: ANOTHER BRITISH COMEDY ” (OTTAWA FRINGE 2017)
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fast paced fun from a tremendously talented duo James and Jamesy made their triumphal return to Ottawa with High Tea: Another British Comedy. How triumphal: there was a line up out of the door on their opening night…of people who already had tickets and wanted…

REVIEW OF “INCOGNITO IN WHISHY WASHY” (OTTAWA FRINGE 2017)
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  Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle. Incognito: In Whishy Washy is a very fun, funny and entertaining show. This, even though clowns have a bad rap these days, as witnessed by the audio introduction which features various news reports of (bad) clown sightings. And then Incognito makes…

Garden Promenade
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Stop. Plant a seed, pull some weeds. Stop and smell the roses. It’s National Garden Day in Canada, and in Ottawa we’re just a-bloom about it. National Garden Day is always the Friday before Father’s Day and it’s a special part of our Garden Days….