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

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

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…

Comments Off on A CUT ABOVE THE REST: Lynne Hanson’s “Uneven Ground”

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…

#Fringe20 Series April 2017: Double Bill -The Root Of All Squares and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
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Third Wall Theatre Company Presents An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein By Shel Silverstein Originally produced in New York City by Atlantic Theater Company, 2001-02 65 minutes An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein is “adult” in the sense that it’s mature, rather than XXX. That…

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The monthly Fringe 20th Anniversary Series continues this week with two shows running from Thursday, April 06 until Saturday, April 08, 2017. #Fringe20 is part of the festival’s celebration of twenty years of the Fringe in Ottawa, running until the 21st Ottawa Fringe Festival begins…

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…

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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…