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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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Going out best bets, May 18 to 24

Going out best bets, May 18 to 24

Jean-Marc Leger May 17, 2017 0

World Beat Lynn Saxberg Former Ottawan Drew Gonsalves explores 500 years of history on the new Kobo Town album, Where the Galleons Sank. Inspired by the sight of a rusted barge beneath the waters of

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Ottawa gallery to dedicate studio to late Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook

Ottawa gallery to dedicate studio to late Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook

Jean-Marc Leger May 17, 2017 0

SAW Gallery plans to launch its Nordic lab when the gallery reopens in July 2018 The SAW Gallery in Ottawa is starting an artist exchange program with Nunavut in a space that will include an

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Ottawa’s CityFolk lineup revealed: Jack Johnson, Father John Misty on tap

Ottawa’s CityFolk lineup revealed: Jack Johnson, Father John Misty on tap

Jean-Marc Leger May 17, 2017 0

After the weather-related challenges of last year, CityFolk organizers are counting on first-time Ottawa appearances by Jack Johnson, Father John Misty and Rodriguez to entice fans to buy tickets to the 2017 edition, no

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Lumineers, soul music and female Muslim artists shine in Arts Best Bets for March 16-22

Lumineers, soul music and female Muslim artists shine in Arts Best Bets for March 16-22

Jean-Marc Leger March 16, 2017 0

The Lumineers, a band that entranced Ottawans during a downpour at Bluesfest last summer, return to the capital on Tuesday as part of their ongoing Cleopatra world tour If anything, the Denver-based folk-rock band

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Ottawa potters heat up a different kind of 2017 celebration

Ottawa potters heat up a different kind of 2017 celebration

Jean-Marc Leger March 8, 2017 0

9,000 ceramic roses, fleur-de-lis, feathers to form art garden at Canadian Museum of Nature. This winter a pottery movement began in Ottawa. In pottery classes across the region, seasoned potters and first-timers alike began

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Movie makers flock to Almonte, ‘mini-Hollywood of the Valley’

Movie makers flock to Almonte, ‘mini-Hollywood of the Valley’

Jean-Marc Leger February 27, 2017 0

The town of Almonte is seeing lots of action from the film industry lately as movie crews roll in for the fifth time in less than two years. “It’s a small town that’s got a

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Ottawa Bluesfest’s 2017 lineup includes Tom Petty, Pink, 50 Cent

Ottawa Bluesfest’s 2017 lineup includes Tom Petty, Pink, 50 Cent

Jean-Marc Leger February 26, 2017 0

The 2017 edition of the Ottawa Bluesfest music festival is bringing some big names to the capital who have been away for a long time or will be playing for the first time ever. Tom

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