Arts & Entertainment

Memories of growing up contest winners

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

The following submissions about growing up have won three lucky readers an autographed copy of of Mary Cook’s new book Reflections, The Best Job in the World. Bath night By Cindy St. Michael-Bennett The wind made a low howling sound, like a pack of hungry wolves. Snow blew relentlessly, the windows were glazed over with
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Reflections, The Best Job in the World

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

By Jayne Rooney Ottawa and the Valley’s favourite storyteller has just released her 12th book. Readers of Y@H and her many fans know and love Mary Cook’s stories of growing up in the ‘30s.  She started her career as a broadcaster with the CBC and went on to become a columnist, author and sought-after speaker.
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A woman and her world of music

Nov 15th, 2017 | By

(Y@H) Nana Mouskouri’s Forever Young Tour is said to be “a new journey, going back to the beginnings through the waters of youth. Dreams do not wither – neither do songs. They are bubbles of eternity embracing our memories, the soundtrack of our lives.” The Greek legend continues to wow admirers around the world wherever
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O is for Ottawa and O-Train! A is for Author and Artist

May 12th, 2017 | By

By Barbara Clubb Miriam Bloom is a model for active retirement.  Last year at 70, this longtime Ottawa resident, graphic artist, book designer and artist had her first painting exhibition. Now, after a career designing other people’s books and reports, she can add author to the list. She has produced her own book in collaboration
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Must-read books that make you proud to be Canadian

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

(NC) The Trillium Book Award is celebrating 30 years of honouring Ontario authors by sharing a must-read list of novels and short stories from the province’s top literary talent. The Withdrawal Method  Pasha Malla 2009 Trillium Book Award winner In The Withdrawal Method, Pasha Malla’s remarkably inventive short stories grant us entry into intriguing worlds. Follow
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The 50th Anniversary tour – The legend continues

Mar 10th, 2017 | By

By Jayne Rooney Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his 50th anniversary tour to Ottawa on May 4. It’s been five decades since his massive hit Release Me reached number one on the pop charts and created a worldwide frenzy. And after selling more than 150 million albums world-wide, including 35 certified with platinum status and 64
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Canada Reads debate contest

Mar 10th, 2017 | By

Book lovers get ready for the CBC’s 16th edition of Canada Reads. This week-long debate contest addresses the question, “What is the one book Canadians need now?” The theme of this year’s contest is “stories that help us explore the diverse perspectives that make this nation what is it today and to reflect on where
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Celebrating Canadians

Nov 17th, 2015 | By

By Jayne Rooney The star-studded Canada’s Walk of Fame Red Carpet event was held earlier this month to honour this year’s Walk of Fame inductees. The show, hosted by Jason Priestley, was filmed for broadcast and is scheduled to be aired on Global on Dec. 17. Canada’s Walk of Fame has been honouring outstanding individuals
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Ottawa native performed in May at famous New York club

Jun 18th, 2015 | By

By Randy Ray Veteran Ottawa magician and funny man Elliott Smith put his talents on display on May 13 at The Friars Club in New York City, one of the most prestigious private clubs in the United States. “Things went amazingly well,” said Smith, who lives in Barrhaven. “The room was sold out and filled
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Neil Diamond’s crazy journey

Jan 21st, 2015 | By

Photo: Courtesy of By Jayne Rooney Neil Diamond will perform in Ottawa on March 7 as part of his Melody Road tour, promoting the album of the same name which was released last October. In the album trailer Diamond says, “Melody Road is an invitation. An invitation to come and join along on this
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