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Kevin Loring in conversation with Paul Wells: Maclean’s Live

The award-winning playwright, actor and inaugural artistic director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre sat down with senior writer Paul Wells
Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala – Show

Joshua Bell on the steadying power of music in an age of distraction

The acclaimed violinist is coming to Ottawa for a concert based on the time he busked for rush-hour subway crowds, and had adults ignore him—and kids notice

How Indigenous stories are taking centre stage in Ottawa

Canadians visiting the nation’s capital are suddenly seeing a lot more First Nations, Inuit and Métis content at the big cultural showcases

Watch: A live panel on the NAC’s Life Reflected

Watch a panel discussion on Life Reflected, a diverse portrait of four remarkable Canadian Women who found their voice
Lebreton re-imagined rendering. (Devcore)

How Ottawa got its groove on. No, seriously.

Paul Wells on a stunning regeneration afoot in the nation’s capital
Royal Winnipeg Ballet.  Going Home Star.  Photograph by Rejean Brandt

Watch: Truth, reconciliation, and art’s ability to heal

Missed the talk? Watch the National Arts Centre’s panel on art and reconciliation right here

What it feels like to play Glenn Gould’s piano

Ever wondered what it’s like to play Glenn Gould’s prized piano? Known as CD 318, the Steinway is permanently on display at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre as part of an exhibit paying tribute to the legendary Canadian pianist. Watch Calgary’s musical prodigy Jan Lisiecki honour the late pianist.
Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2013 – Day 3

Branford Marsalis times two

Paul Wells interviews the jazz and classical saxophonist about his two musical worlds

The Power Issue: Top Canadian parties and charity events

The fundraisers that matter most to power brokers, and those who long to be near them

Googoosh, an exiled Iranian superstar

The singer was banned from performing 30 years ago, but that doesn’t stop her from drawing a crowd in Ottawa