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Maja Ardal as Horsey June McCready  Photo: GCTC
Maja Ardal as Horsey June McCready Photo: GCTC

Theatre Review: "You Fancy Yourself" at GCTC in Ottawa

When her family moves from Iceland to Edinburgh, young Elsa relies on her gigantic imagination to help her find friends. She soon realizes that imagination alone is not enough to conquer the scrappy politics of the social scene. You Fancy Yourself is running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through November 3.  Go to full article
Relatives and friends cheered the crews on from the shore of the Rideau River. Photo: Lucy Martin
Relatives and friends cheered the crews on from the shore of the Rideau River. Photo: Lucy Martin

A beautiful start to rowing season at Head of the Rideau

The regatta racing season is underway for rowing teams across the region.

This past Sunday the Ottawa Rowing Club played host to U.S. and Canadian teams ranging in age from high school to master's.

It was a lovely fall day, full of brilliant sunshine. Lucy Martin checked in with the finish line crew, just past Mooney's Bay Beach. She spoke with one of the umpires, Brian Storosko.  Go to full article
David Fox as Calum & R.H.Thomson as Alexander  Photo:Cylla von Tiedemann
David Fox as Calum & R.H.Thomson as Alexander Photo:Cylla von Tiedemann

Theatre Review: "No Great Mischief" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

"No Great Mischief is a play that tells the story of the need for family, for love, and for connection,' says Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran. "We're excited to welcome an extremely talented and distinguished cast to our stage for this remount of Tarragon Theatre's entertaining and wholly transporting play."  Go to full article
Michael Healey as the Prime Minister  Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander
Michael Healey as the Prime Minister Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Proud" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

"It's a comedy influenced by writers like George Bernard Shaw and Aaron Sorkin who both illuminate the politics of the day," says Michael Healey. "It's important to get people talking about politics and about their national government."  Go to full article
[courtesy A Tribe Called Red - copyright www.patbolduc.com]
[courtesy A Tribe Called Red - copyright www.patbolduc.com]

Beats & politics at A Tribe Called Red's 'Electric Pow Wow'

Two weeks from tonight, one of ten artists will win Canada's biggest music award, the Polaris Prize. Previous winners include world-renowned acts Feist, Carabou and Arcade Fire.

One of the bands nominated on the Polaris short list is Native American DJ collective A Tribe Called Red. The three DJs are from Ottawa. They're transforming traditional aboriginal music, and in the process, building one of the hottest club nights in the city.

A Tribe Called Red mixes electronic dubstep beats with pow wow singing and drumming, and a big dose of politics. David Sommerstein profiled the group last year. Here's that story.  Go to full article

Book review: "Alone in the Classroom"

Ottawa writer, Elizabeth Hay, set the action of her fourth novel in Saskatchewan and the Ottawa Valley.

Elizabeth Hay begins her book with a bucolic description of early August in the Ottawa Valley in 1937, when the green world was full of barefoot children picking berries. Hay writes, "The whole landscape was a painting come to life, and not a Canadian painting (no figures allowed) but a European painting, peopled and unpeopled, storied, brazen."  Go to full article
Alix Sideris & John Koensgen<br />Photo: Andrew Alexander
Alix Sideris & John Koensgen
Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Like Wolves" at GCTC

The black comedy "Like Wolves" runs at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through June 23.  Go to full article
<i>Tired Paws & Weary Wings</i>, paintings by Gwendolyn Best at Orange Gallery in Ottawa through June 9th.  Photo: Gwendolyn Best
Tired Paws & Weary Wings, paintings by Gwendolyn Best at Orange Gallery in Ottawa through June 9th. Photo: Gwendolyn Best

Remembering the Cats of Parliament Hill in art

An Ottawa artist has painted a series of works celebrating the Cats of Parliament Hill. Gwendolyn Best's cats are on display through June 9th at the Orange Gallery, in the Hintonburg neighborhood. The paintings were created to honor the many felines who made Parliament Hill their home. The sanctuary closed in early January when there were only four cats remaining in the colony. Those four joined the other dozen or so cats who over the years were adopted by volunteers.

The cats' ancestors arrived in the early 1900's to help control pests in nearby government buildings. The Canadian government and local volunteers had provided a place for them to take shelter and receive food and water since the 1970s. The cat sanctuary even had the Queen's blessing.

A couple of years ago, Todd Moe played tourist on Parliament Hill and met some of the cats and their caregivers. Brian Caines was one of the many volunteers who had visited the cats daily.  Go to full article
Melody A. Johnson  Photo:NAC
Melody A. Johnson Photo:NAC

Theatre Review: "Miss Caledonia" in the NAC Studio

"Miss Caledonia" is playing in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through May 25. Melody A. Johnson runs the gamut from farmer girl to beauty pageant contestant in a delightful eighty minutes.  Go to full article
Todd Duckworth as Edward Curtis  Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC
Todd Duckworth as Edward Curtis Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

Theatre Review: "The Edward Curtis Story" at GCTC in Ottawa

The Edward Curtis Story, a co-production of the Great Canadian Theatre Company and the National Arts Centre, is running at GCTC through April 21.  Go to full article

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