It’s a wrap: Spotify’s year-end snapshot of users’ music tastes is a holiday treat
For Capital Current’s Andrea Pulgarin Villasmil, Spotify Wrapped season gives rise to some entertaining controversies online.
Archive and history museum team up to offer ‘Unexpected!’ look at Canada’s past
Library of Archives (LAC) is back with its first exhibition since the pandemic, showcasing 36 rare finds from its collection.
Artist creates safe space for creative disability advocacy in virtual event
Sarah Mihara Creagen shared her story about living with Crohn’s disease – a medical condition where the body attacks normal healthy cells – and her journey of finding escapism and relief through studying plants.
War Museum exhibit pays tribute to famed equestrian artist Alfred Munnings
An exhibition at the Canadian War Museum features the work of the British artist Alfred Munnings, who was an official war artist in the First World War. He was assigned to capture the work of Canadian soldiers and their horses during the conflict.
In Focus: The Nutcracker brings holiday magic back to the National Arts Centre
The Nutcracker returned to the NAC stage this holiday season and Capital Current had a chance to get behind the scenes for a sneak peek of the dress rehearsal by Les Grand Ballet Canadiens.
The Spaniel’s Tale joins the ‘library’ of Ottawa’s independent bookstores
The owners of Hintonburg’s The Spaniel’s Tale have no regrets about joining the dedicated legion of independent booksellers.
Studio for artists with disabilities marks 20th anniversary with holiday sale
BEING Studio will commemorate its 20th anniversary with a special holiday sale at the Bronson Centre on Dec.3.
New for you: Conservators bring passion, know-how to preserving history’s treasures
Two local Ottawa business are making what’s old, new again and preserving history and memories, one piece at a time.
Exploring The Rooftop Garden: Ottawa book launch showcases author’s debut novel
Journalist and author Menaka Raman-Wilms released her debut novel, The Rooftop Garden, last month. She shares the inspiration behind her novel and how she wrote it at a coffee shop in Ottawa.
Resurgent ’emo’ subculture reminds a troubled world it’s okay to be ‘not okay’
“Emo” is a largely American, music-based subculture that gained traction in the early 2000s, eventually going global, before fading into the background around 2014-2015. It is making a comeback in the wake of the pandemic and Trump.
Paying it forward: Aylmer art sale supports music initiative for underprivileged youth
An art show at L’Imagier Galleries in Aylmer raised $3,125 to support the work of Produced by Youth, a community organization that provides free music production workshops for underprivileged youth in the national capital.
Muslim voices urge embrace of Islamic heritage beyond October celebration
October is Islamic month in Canada but it means much more than that for those seeking to educate Canadians about the history of Muslims in this country.