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Allan Morgan & Fiona Reid  Photo: Lucy Tremblay Gaudette
Allan Morgan & Fiona Reid Photo: Lucy Tremblay Gaudette

Theatre Review: "Innocence Lost" at the NAC

"Innocence Lost, A Play about Steven Truscott" is currently running at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through March 16. It premiered at the Blyth Festival in 2008 and this mounting is a co-production of the National Arts Centre English Theatre and the Centaur Theatre Company of Montreal.  Go to full article

Ice slides a thrill at Ottawa's Winterlude

Winter has been a cooperative partner for Ottawa's winter carnival. Plenty of snow, ice, and temperatures mostly below freezing have kept the main events in fine form. This weekend is the last weekend to enjoy Winterlude in Canada's capital.
The Rideau skating canal is a huge crowd pleaser. But so are more than a dozen ice slides carved into huge mountains of snow in Jacques Cartier park. There are kiddie slides and long, wide chutes that half a dozen people can slide down together.
Two years ago, David Sommerstein and friends brought along a gaggle of kids. He sampled the slides, the sounds, and the crowds.  Go to full article
Andy Massingham & Joey Trembley  Photo: Andree Lanthier
Andy Massingham & Joey Trembley Photo: Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "Metamorphoses" at the NAC

"Metamorphoses" is running at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through February 16. The play contains adult material and is not suitable for children under 16. Running only an hour and 20 minutes without intermission, it manages to cover some of the best known of Ovid's myths.  Go to full article
Carmen Aguirre. Photo: Andrew Alexander
Carmen Aguirre. Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Blue Box" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

Carmen Aguirre's BLUE BOX is running at GCTC in Ottawa through February 3. The 90-minute play, performed without intermission, is autobiographical and broad in scope.  Go to full article
Enjoying the skateway in 2011. Photo courtesy C. Miller
Enjoying the skateway in 2011. Photo courtesy C. Miller

Rideau Canal Skateway opens today

This month's 'January thaw' was followed by colder temperatures. Enough, apparently, to put the final freeze on Ottawa's famous Rideau Canal Skateway.

Organizers said a 2.2 kilometer section would be open to the public as of 7 a.m.  Go to full article
Renee Yoxon and Mark Ferguson
Renee Yoxon and Mark Ferguson

Ottawa Singer Renee Yoxon partners with pianist Mark Ferguson for second CD

Renee Yoxon's ambitious new CD is a collaboration with Ottawa pianist/composer Mark Ferguson and features all original tunes with some of the finest jazz musicians from Ottawa and Montreal. She talked about it with Joel Hurd on The Bridge.  Go to full article
Skaters on Ottawa's Rideau Canal during Winterlude, 2010. Photo: Judy Andrus Toporcer, Pierrepont NY. NCPR Photo of the Day archive, Winter 2010.
Skaters on Ottawa's Rideau Canal during Winterlude, 2010. Photo: Judy Andrus Toporcer, Pierrepont NY. NCPR Photo of the Day archive, Winter 2010.

Warm weather threatens Rideau skateway

It's January and the Rideau Canal in Ottawa remains closed. The National Capital Commission--which maintains the canal-- is waiting for a good long stretch of cold weather.

It needs to be in the five degree range - and no warm days -- to harden the ice. Two winters ago, there were 58 days of skating on the canal. Last year, there were only 28, and this season doesn't look very promising.  Go to full article
Mohawks on Cornwall Island waited to march in support of the Idle No More movement...  Photo: David Sommerstein.
Mohawks on Cornwall Island waited to march in support of the Idle No More movement... Photo: David Sommerstein.

Mohawks march for indigenous solidarity

Akwesasne Mohawks sent the Canadian government a message of native unity on Saturday. Hundreds of people marched across the two bridges from Massena, NY, to Cornwall, Ontario. Several tribal chiefs were among the marchers.

The demonstration was part of a movement called "Idle No More" that's swept across Canada. It protests legislation that many First Nation people say threatens their land and water.

The protest closed the border crossing for several hours. Despite a history of clashes with border officials, the march was a peaceful, family affair, full of drumming and singing.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: "The Number 14" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

"The Number 14", running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through December 16, turns an ordinary bus route into a hilarious adventure. Six performers transform into more then 60 characters who swing and sing in and out of escapades aboard Vancouver's funniest bus.  Go to full article
Shannon Taylor & Alix Sideris. Photo: Trudie Lee
Shannon Taylor & Alix Sideris. Photo: Trudie Lee

Theatre Review: "Pride and Prejudice" in Ottawa

"Pride and Prejudice," a co-production of the National Arts Centre English Theatre and Theatre Calgary, is running at the NAC through December 8. This world premiere adaptation by Janet Munsil features a company of actors from across Canada who interpret Jane Austin's classic novel about love, family and the politics of marriage.  Go to full article

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