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Andre Gagne

Music Writer and Web Editor

Andre R. Gagne is an indigenous species generally found in Ottawa, ON, though he has been spotted by some in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Vegas, Vancouver, Ireland, London and various stops in between. Camouflaged within the local music scene, he is sometimes pounding pinball to punk, wedged between vinyl new releases, boppin' to the beats, contorting himself around bar speakers or crunched against the steel at a local festival. He is always firmly attached to his camera, except that one time he dropped it in a fountain at the Louvre. Oops! More on this strange creature at: argagne.wix.com/argagnephotography.
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Seven More Drops of Summer

Seven More Drops of Summer

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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Partial Eclipse of the Capital

Partial Eclipse of the Capital

You can probably hear Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on a radio station somewhere on the planet at least once a day but today’s total solar eclipse is a much rarer event (at least in our neck of the orb). It’s a fair bet that most of the millions griped [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA: Live Music Venues

BEST OF OTTAWA: Live Music Venues

With 20-years writing about Ottawa life we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this new weekly summer series we’ll share it with you. From our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more, check, share and discuss #OLMBest [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA: Musicians

BEST OF OTTAWA: Musicians

With 20-years writing about Ottawa life we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this new weekly summer series we’ll share it with you. From our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more, check, share and discuss #OLMBest [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA: Bands

BEST OF OTTAWA: Bands

With 20-years writing about Ottawa life we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this new weekly summer series we’ll share it with you. From our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more, check, share and discuss #OLMBest [...]

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Indiana Jones Whips Onto Vinyl With Stunning Reissue of Raiders Soundtrack

Indiana Jones Whips Onto Vinyl With Stunning Reissue of Raiders Soundtrack

A brown fedora. The crack of a whip. Action. Adventure. Archeology. If this doesn’t instantly bring to mind the image of Indiana Jones, one of the most iconic characters in all of cinema, you need to update your film collection. Just as tied to Harrison Ford, George Lucas and Steven Speilberg’s [...]

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Grammy Winning Walk the Line Soundtrack Debuts on Vinyl

Grammy Winning Walk the Line Soundtrack Debuts on Vinyl

Two years after his death, 2005 saw a resurgence in Johnny Cash’s popularity with the release of the biopic Walk the Line. The film had uncanny performances by Joaquin Phoenix as Cash and Reese Witherspoon as his beloved June Carter. It had a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack produced by the legendary [...]

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Spend a Day in Ukraine Right Here in Ottawa

Spend a Day in Ukraine Right Here in Ottawa

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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Bruyère and Broadway Set to Get You Moving and Shaking For Health Care.

Bruyère and Broadway Set to Get You Moving and Shaking For Health Care.

Photos curtosey of Broadway Across Canada Stop in the name of music! Broadway is coming to Ottawa byway of the Motor City with enough hits to have you dancing in the seats. The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye were all citizens of Hitsville U.S.A. and within [...]

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Six Hip Picks for Chamber Fest 2017

Six Hip Picks for Chamber Fest 2017

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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