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GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS GALA 20

GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS GALA 20
Half Moon Run – HIGHLIGHTS – Artes nos tenent et inspirant is the latin phrase emblazoned on the GGPAA emblem which means, “the arts engage and inspire us”. It is the same wording inscribed on the medals given to each of the publically elected awardees each year since the GGPAA’s inception in 1992, an event set in motion by the... Read More

WHITEHORSE – An Engaging Evening of Orchestral Enchantment

WHITEHORSE – An Engaging Evening of Orchestral Enchantment
Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland. A drum kit, a collection of guitars and amps, bass, keyboards, and a series of mics on stands, stood in a tight formation in the center of the NAC’S Theatre stage. Naturally, one would have thought such a set-up was to be manned by several band members, but instead, a man and woman emerged from... Read More

RON SEXSMITH – LIVE! AT OTTAWA’S NAC THEATRE

RON SEXSMITH – LIVE! AT OTTAWA’S NAC THEATRE
When you listen to the music of Canadian recording artist and multi-Juno Award winner, Ron Sexsmith, be prepared to slow down your life for a moment, and slip into a world of easy-paced melodies and earnestly written songs you’ll find yourself quickly identifying with. His natural songwriting ability has earned him a long list of accolades and tips of the... Read More

DANIEL LANOIS – AN AMBIENT JOURNEY AT OTTAWA’S NAC

DANIEL LANOIS – AN AMBIENT JOURNEY AT OTTAWA’S NAC
Ottawa’s NAC Presents, featuring an all-Canadian series of shows, has set out to highlight a genre-hopping array of some our nation’s finest talent from coast to coast this year. On this particular night, two such performers took to the grand stage of Southam Hall, whose acts perfectly complimented each other — Basia Bulat, and Daniel Lanois. Ottawa’s world class NAC... Read More

PHILIP SAYCE – “INFLUENCE” COMES TO THE RAINBOW

PHILIP SAYCE – “INFLUENCE” COMES TO THE RAINBOW
Canadian musician, Philip Sayce, known for his brand of powerhouse blues, has been busy touring across Canada this month, commemorating the launch of his fourth upcoming solo album, Influence, which will be released in Canada April 7, 2015 through Warner Music Canada. His powerful performance at Ottawa’s Rainbow Bistro, left the crowd awestruck. Sayce played a selection of songs from... Read More

BRYAN ADAMS – Ottawa Celebrates 30th Anniversary of “Reckless”

BRYAN ADAMS – Ottawa Celebrates 30th Anniversary of “Reckless”
If there was ever a show that could time warp you back to your youth, it was this one. Legions of fans, young and old, gathered at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night to immerse themselves in the timeless music of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter, Bryan Adams. Currently on a world tour, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of his... Read More

OTTAWA’S LIVE MUSIC SCENE – WELCOME TO THE BOURBON ROOM!

OTTAWA’S LIVE MUSIC SCENE – WELCOME TO THE BOURBON ROOM!
Over the last few years, the sleeping giant of the live music scene in Ottawa has been experiencing a slow re-awakening. The surge of new bands forming, as well as ones that have resurfaced after a long lapse, have sparked a fresh interest, and a return of audiences to the live entertainment landscape once again. Many restaurants and bars have... Read More

MONSTER TRUCK ROLLS INTO OTTAWA

MONSTER TRUCK ROLLS INTO OTTAWA
Saturday night, Monster Truck rolled into Ottawa’s Bronson Centre, and turned this once Catholic high school for girls 700-seat auditorium into a spectacular arena rock show. Ultra high ceilings, a massive elevated stage, theatre-style seating, and plenty of standing room up front, made this the perfect sized venue, and despite its cavernous interior, maintained excellent acoustics. The name, Monster Truck,... Read More

GORDON LIGHTFOOT – LIVE AT OTTAWA’S NAC

GORDON LIGHTFOOT – LIVE AT OTTAWA’S NAC
Upon the mention of the name Lightfoot, words like troubadour, singer/songwriter genius, and Canadian folk music legend come to mind…to name a few. But more, he has the ability to write songs that stick like glue. Completely memorable songs that have woven their way through our lives, with each one reminding us of a certain time, a certain moment, heartache,... Read More

THE BOX – A TIMELESS INSPIRATION

THE BOX – A TIMELESS INSPIRATION
Montreal-based band, The Box, brought their sensational six-member collective to Ottawa’s Brass Monkey this past Friday night. The room was filled wall-to-wall with friends and fans, who were there to celebrate the on-going power of this band…and those who heard them for the first time, were no doubt blown away with the rest of us. We were treated to a... Read More

DAVE GUNNING – STORIES & SONGS FROM A MAN WITH BIG SHOES TO FILL

DAVE GUNNING – STORIES & SONGS FROM A MAN WITH BIG SHOES TO FILL
“It was rock and roll to me. He might as well have been the King. Now I could walk a thousand miles, and it would be like I stood still. Spend my whole life trying, and I’ll never fill those shoes.” Words penned by Dave Gunning, from his song, “Big Shoes” (We’re All Leaving, 2009), about Canadian iconic folk musician,... Read More

THE COOPER BROTHERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – Friday, March 21, 2014

THE COOPER BROTHERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – Friday, March 21, 2014
~ CENTREPOINTE THEATRE The Cooper Brothers, along with a little help from their vast array of musician friends, gave a monumental performance in front of a sold out crowd at Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre. It was a celebration of their music, that has stood the test of time, since their first release, “Finally”, in 1974 under the Polydor label. “Ottawa was... Read More