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JUNO Mania: The JUNO Awards Come to Ottawa

It's all about glitz and glamour on awards night. Photo credit: CARAS/iPhoto).

The JUNO Awards celebrate the best of the best in Canadian music, and after eight years away the celebrations are back in Ottawa with a week of events that run March 26 to April 1. As musicians from around the country descend on the city, we highlight some of the hip happenings taking place around town. By Misa Kobayashi.

AWARDS SHOW
Roll out the red carpet! Taking place on April 1 at Scotiabank Place, the awards show will be broadcast live on CTV. With William Shatner hosting and big name nominees such as Michael Bublé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Arcade Fire, Hedley, Avril Lavigne, and The Sheepdogs vying for top honours, it’s certain to be a night of glitz and glamour for the Canadian music industry. Also on the bill are performances by JUNO Award winners City and Colour, Deadmau5, and Feist. Blue Rodeo will also take the stage and are being honoured as the Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees.

Singers, such as Michael Bublé, vie for top honours at the 2012 JUNO Awards, which will be hosted by William Shatner.

JUNO WEEK
Can’t make it to the awards show? There’s still lots to see and do at these signature JUNO Week events. (more…)

Weekend Roundup, November 4 to 6

Friday: Grace Kelly comes to the TIFF Bell Lightbox (photo courtesy of the Archives du Palais Princier-Monaco)

Friday, November 4
See the amazing dresses and other glamorous artifacts at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s exhibition Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess. In addition to the retrospective, TIFF is also presenting a film series entitled Icy Fire: The Hitchcock Blonde, featuring Alfred Hitchcock films starring Kelly and  contemporaries such as Eva Marie Saint and Kim Novak.

Don’t miss out on the final weekend of Opera Atelier’s Don Giovanni. Baritone Phillip Addis plays the title character in this staging of Mozart’s classic dark comedy.

Celebrate Canada’s rural roots and discover contemporary farming innovations at the 87th annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, beginning today at Exhibition Place. The festival features fun competitions and exhibits, seminars about healthy living, and family entertainment for all.

Read on for more events on Saturday and Sunday!