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…

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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…

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…

The Maltese Falcon: The Radio Show will get you into the holiday spirit 1
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By Allyson Domanski, Theatre Reviewer Poor weather proved no deterrent for the crowd who braved snow and wind to get to The Gladstone for opening night of “The Maltese Falcon: The Radio Show” by Dashiell Hammett. The packed house delighted in this year’s rendition of…

Review of “Macbeth” at The Gladstone Theatre 1
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By Allyson Domanski  “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble!” Despite being over 400 years old, Shakespeare’s classic lines from Macbeth never fail to conjure up images of weird witches, wantonness and wickedness because the tale told around them is still so…