Struggling in the shadows: Pandemic leaves backstage workers facing financial, mental health crises
Backstage workers in the country’s live entertainment industry are struggling with mental health issues, but little research exists to highlight their predicament. Lydon Thorpe produced sound for live entertainment on a cruise ship starting almost every day at 9 a.m. and ending work around midnight for six months. After that,…
Two pandemics later, Rosemount library reopens after major revitalization
The unveiling of the revitalized Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library took place on Zoom Tuesday.
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra emerges from the pandemic under new artist-led management and no deficit
The 56 year old Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) has undergone a massive makeover in a bid to to remain sustainable and relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic. The key administrative change involves the creation of an Artistic Planning Committee in place of a conductor and artistic director. The contract with Alain…
COVID consequences: Ontario arts organizations rally against “unfair” reopening restrictions
Arts groups across Ontario are expressing concern about the province’s reopening plan and the limitations it places on performance.
Superstar Invasion: Mainstream celebrities are taking over YouTube
YouTube has become a proven platform for the everyday person to rise to fame, but now that celebrities have awakened to its impact, they are making the move to YouTube to expand their influence.
Let the games begin: Carleton team creates esports league for Ontario post-secondary students
Carleton University has created an esports league specifically for post-secondary students to flex their competitive gaming skills.
Song becomes an anthem for the fight against homelessness in Kingston
Lauren Carson and the Dirty Blonde held a virtual concert to raise money for the cause of homelessness in Kingston.
Capital Music Awards to highlight resilience of Ottawa’s recording artists
The second Capital Music Awards will take place online on May 7.
In the virtual spotlight: Dance crews adapt to Carleton’s COVID-era showcase
The Carleton University Dance Club weather the challenges of the pandemic’s online format as they prepare for their upcoming virtual showcase.
Going off script: New book questions what it means to be a modern man
Experts have said this book has the potential to bring more men to the table to talk about harmful conceptions of masculinity — ideals that cause “toxic masculinity” and often result in violence, harassment and the subjugation of women.