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Cirque du Soleil’s new production Volta brings hair-raising spectacles to Zibi Site in Gatineau

Cirque du Soleil’s new production Volta brings hair-raising spectacles to Zibi Site in Gatineau

Jean-Marc Leger August 8, 2017 0

Volta When: Aug. 3 to 27, except Mondays; 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday; 4:30 Thursday to Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Zibi Site, 2 Laurier St., Gatineau (Hull sector)

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The Capital Builders: How Harvey Glatt brought culture to Ottawa’s ‘wasteland’

The Capital Builders: How Harvey Glatt brought culture to Ottawa’s ‘wasteland’

Jean-Marc Leger August 8, 2017 0

Harvey Glatt was fully expected to take over the family business. The business was the Baker Brothers’ junkyard, the LeBreton Flats institution founded in the early 1900s by Glatt’s maternal grandfather and great-uncle. By

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Ottawa musicians plan benefit show in wake of high-profile suicides

Ottawa musicians plan benefit show in wake of high-profile suicides

Jean-Marc Leger July 24, 2017 0

In the wake of suicides by high-profile rock stars, Ottawa musicians are organizing a benefit show to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention and mental health resources. It’s billed as the Chris Cornell Tribute Benefit

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Bluesfest review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers provide memorable last night at Bluesfest

Bluesfest review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers provide memorable last night at Bluesfest

Jean-Marc Leger July 17, 2017 0

Thirty-six years after his first appearance in Ottawa, Tom Petty brought his Heartbreakers back to the nation’s capital to deliver one of the most hotly anticipated concerts in recent memory. In a groovy purple

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Five things to know about Kontinuum, Ottawa’s new underground light show

Five things to know about Kontinuum, Ottawa’s new underground light show

Jean-Marc Leger July 17, 2017 0

Starting Sunday, the Kontinuum underground multimedia show will welcome people to the new LRT Lyon station in dramatic fashion.  Created and produced by Ottawa 2017 and Montreal’s Moment Factory, it’s being pitched as the

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Michael Bublé to accept award and speak at Rideau Hall

Michael Bublé to accept award and speak at Rideau Hall

Jean-Marc Leger June 28, 2017 0

Michael Bublé returns to the spotlight this week during a visit to Ottawa to pick up the National Arts Centre Award as part of the 25th-anniversary edition of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.

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At Jazzfest Wednesday, The Bad Plus to substitute for Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra

At Jazzfest Wednesday, The Bad Plus to substitute for Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra

Jean-Marc Leger June 28, 2017 0

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is replacing tonight’s scheduled concert by the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra with a show by the Bad Plus. The Haden orchestra was cancelled at the last minute because

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Kevin Loring named NAC’s 1st head of Indigenous theatre

Kevin Loring named NAC’s 1st head of Indigenous theatre

Jean-Marc Leger June 18, 2017 0

Playwright and actor will take new post in October The National Arts Centre has announced Kevin Loring as its first ever artistic director of Indigenous Theatre. The Nlaka’pamux playwright, actor and teacher from Lytton First Nation in B.C. was

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From Hudson to Feist to Mavis Staples, great music beckons at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

From Hudson to Feist to Mavis Staples, great music beckons at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Jean-Marc Leger June 18, 2017 0

Among opinionated music critics, unanimity is rare. But the Citizen’s Peter Hum, Aedan Helmer and Lynn Saxberg agreed on one must-see show at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: Hudson. An all-star band with lots

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The Debaters, Roseanne Barr, Tom Cochrane part of 2017-18 season at Centrepointe Theatres

The Debaters, Roseanne Barr, Tom Cochrane part of 2017-18 season at Centrepointe Theatres

Jean-Marc Leger May 30, 2017 0

Performances by rock legend Graham Nash, Canadian icon Tom Cochrane and superstar comedian Roseanne Barr are among the highlights of the 2017-18 season at Centrepointe Theatres. Nash will preside over an evening of songs

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