Exhibit traces path of a master

By Amber Mything

If you happen to be walking downtown and notice some graffiti, look closely. It could be an advertisement for the new exhibit at the National Gallery.

Picasso: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art opened at the gallery last Friday. The show includes 114 paintings, drawings, sculptures and collages, and spans 67 years of the flamboyant Pablo Picasso’s life. read more

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Town big enough for two arts rags

The Arts beat

By KateLynn Savidan

There is a lot of pressure being an arts editor.

Fielding calls about art galleries, student plays and local bands while facing deadlines and limited space, arts editors must try to give their sections a balanced feel. The stories must appeal to readers. Out of, say, a dozen great stories, you can only do a few. read more

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Petition is game plan for Ottawa football fans

By Alison Martin

The pen is mightier than the sword.

And that is what is motivating Canadian Football League fans to petition the changes to Lansdowne Park and to resurrect the defunct Ottawa Rough Riders.

The major debate over the future of Lansdowne Park is complicating the revival of the CFL in Ottawa.
The committee is made up of more than a dozen members. It officially launched its campaign on March 28. read more

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Ottawa’s men’s curling team rocks the competition in Thunder Bay

By Lauren McNabb

Canadian kids really know how to rock … or at least how to throw one. The Canadian Junior Men’s Team won a gold medal at the World Curling Championships on March 29 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The 5-2 victory over Scotland was history in the making for 19-year-old John Morris and his Ottawa Curling Club, consisting of third Craig Savill, 18, second Andy Ormsby, 20, and 18-year old lead Brent Laing. The win marked the first undefeated sweep for a Canadian team at the world level and was the eighth time Canada’s Junior Men have captured gold at the annual event. read more

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