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 “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…

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…

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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…

#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…