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2:58 pm in Industry News
SAW Video is pleased to announce the return of our wildly popular, multi-disciplinary summer social and fundraiser, HOTBOX!
In keeping with this new tradition, we\’ll be filling the SAW Courtyard with the city’s best VJs, DJs, restaurants and bands, to highlight SAW Video’s award-winning programs and raise a glass to the thriving artistic community we call home.
This year, we\’ll be featuring food stands from: Zen Kitchen, TacoLot, Jak\’s Kitchen, Suzy Q donuts and Kichesippi Beer.
Read more: SAW Video
This year’s festival dabbles in jazz, grunge with a little klezmer tossed in for good measure
By Natasha Gauthier, The Ottawa Citizen
…Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, one of the city’s last bastions of stylistic monogamy, is jumping on the eclecticism bandwagon with both feet.
Sure, the festival has featured artists from non-traditional — i.e. not European or Western classical — backgrounds before.
OTTAWA CONFEDERATION PARK, JULY 20-21, 2012
We invite you to join us to celebrate the Ottawa Turkish Festival!
We have been diligently putting on the Ottawa Turkish Festival for the past 6 years. We\’ve been able to reach an estimated 20,000 people and have been delighted by media coverage over the years.
The Festival in short will be open to the general public free of charge and will display Turkish art, folk dance, music and gourmet food, where visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine. More information is available on the festival website: www.ottawaturkishfestival.com. Read the rest of this entry →
12:08 pm in Industry News
The National Post
One of ’s beloved pianos is set to go on permanent display at the National Arts Centre later this month.
The centre has announced that Gould’s Steinway CD 318 will be unveiled to the public on June 20.
A permanent exhibition about Gould’s career will also include the prize-winning film Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould.
Free concerts series headlined by Spirit of the West, David Usher, Said the Whale, The Acorn & many more!
Canadian folk-rock legends Spirit of the West, Juno-winning singer-songwriter David Usher and Ottawa\’s indie folk outfit, The Acorn, will play free concerts as part of this year\’s expanded Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. The 19th edition of the festival takes place June 22-24 at Mooney\’s Bay Park.
Thanks to an increase in grant funding, things will be even more lively this year, with more music and family entertainment throughout the site. \”We are thrilled to present an increased variety of quality performers this summer,\” said John Brooman, executive director of the Tim Hortons Dragon Boat Festival. New features include a Friday night Opening Ceremony, a Parade of Champions and a new bigger stage in the beer garden.
The fun begins with Spirit of the West on June 22, headlining a bill that also includes Prince Edward Island\’s Paper Lions and Toronto dance rockers Whale Tooth. Usher closes out Saturday night on June 23, following sets by folk-rockers Said the Whale and noisemongers PS I Love You, as well as daytime performances by Alexander Fairchild, Loch Lomond, Hark the Herons and Ottawa-area roots artists Craig Cardiff and the Claytones. Read the rest of this entry →
A visual fantasy; a troubled hedgehog; a robust coming-of-age story
By Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen
LeBreton Flats and other locations, Reviewed Wednesday, May 30
The 27th annual edition of this children’s arts festival features 10 shows, including theatre and music, by Canadian and international children’s performers as well as other attractions. We sampled some of what’s available.
2 Dimensional Life of Her,
Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre
Ages 9 and up
Hans My Hedgehog,
Atelier C, Canadian War Museum
Ages 3 to 7
The Terric Adventures of Brave
Joan Woodsword, Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum
Ages 8 and up
Read more: A sampling of the Children’s Festival
By Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen
Photograph by: Sandrine Laford, The Ottawa Citizen
Maybe it\’s just coincidence that this year\’s Ottawa Fringe Festival features fewer dramas than usual but lots of musical, clownbased and dance shows. Or perhaps a lighter touch is what we need just now, what with clamorous protesters clogging streets and cheerless economists slashing government budgets at every turn.
One way or the other, the festival, June 14 to 24 in a dozen downtown venues, offers its usual enticing mix of local, national and international artists.
By Lynn Saxberg, The Ottawa Citizen
Photograph by: David Gonczol , The Ottawa Citizen
Canadian folk-rock legends Spirit of the West, Juno-winning singer-songwriter David Usher and Ottawa’s indie folk outfit, The Acorn, will play free concerts as part of this year’s expanded Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. The 19th edition of the festival takes place June 22-24 at Mooney’s Bay Park.
Billed as North America’s largest dragon boat festival, the event has grown around the dragon-boat races. This year, more than 5,000 paddlers on 200 teams are expected to participate, with about 75,000 spectators taking in the onshore activities.
Related story: Spirit of the West, David Usher to play dragon boat festival