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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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Wild Night at Caravan Palace

Wild Night at Caravan Palace

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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The Whimsical Worlds of Emily Cooper

The Whimsical Worlds of Emily Cooper

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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The Evolution of Quinn Bachand

The Evolution of Quinn Bachand

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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Jazz Fest Plays a Full House for the Gambler’s Last Deal

Jazz Fest Plays a Full House for the Gambler’s Last Deal

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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Jazz Up Your Taste Buds!

Jazz Up Your Taste Buds!

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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Soulful Start to Jazz Fest

Soulful Start to Jazz Fest

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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Bif Naked: Stripped Back and Smiling

Bif Naked: Stripped Back and Smiling

Photos courtesy of Bif Naked / Feature image: Karolina Turek June. 24, 10 p.m. | Mavericks 19+ / Tickets: $30 “To be honest, I prefer the acoustic versions,” isn’t necessarily the thing you expect to hear from musician covered in tattoos and married to a dude called Snake. [...]

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Book Review: The Prisoner of Orchard Bend

Book Review: The Prisoner of Orchard Bend

The Prisoner of Orchard Bend By Patrick Lemieux 248 pages • ISBN 978-1926462059 Fans of Stephen King’s popular Dark Tower series know all too well that there are “other worlds than these.” Toronto writer Patrick Lemieux fashions together but one of those possible existences [...]

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Scenes From TD Ottawa Jazz Fest Late Night Tent

Scenes From TD Ottawa Jazz Fest Late Night Tent

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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The Sheepdogs Riding the Wave of Success Into Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Sheepdogs Riding the Wave of Success Into Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

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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