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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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Inspiration Village Opens to Celebrate Canada

Inspiration Village Opens to Celebrate Canada

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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Tulip Tips: Give Your Photos Wow Factor

Tulip Tips: Give Your Photos Wow Factor

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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Classic Canadian Television Comes to Comic Con

Classic Canadian Television Comes to Comic Con

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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Pour Some Sugar(Man) On Us! Rodriguez, Jack Johnson and More Announced for CityFolk!

Pour Some Sugar(Man) On Us! Rodriguez, Jack Johnson and More Announced for CityFolk!

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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New Producer, New Season! The NAC Presents Dynamic 50 Show Fall Lineup

New Producer, New Season! The NAC Presents Dynamic 50 Show Fall Lineup

It must have felt like a dream come true when Heather Gibson stepped into the role of Executive Producer of NAC Presents & Variety Programming last year. Instead of a light bulb you could almost see the multiple strands of music notes dancing around her head. The passionate music lover was instantly [...]

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The Cosplayers of Comic Con

The Cosplayers of Comic Con

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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Fear and Loathing With Troy Little

Fear and Loathing With Troy Little

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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Sure and Certain, Jimmy Eat World Live is Still Pure Sweetness

Sure and Certain, Jimmy Eat World Live is Still Pure Sweetness

Photos by Kamara Morozuk “It could have been a night like any other,” sang Jimmy Eat World’s Jim Adkins on “Always Be”. The cut came at the midway point to a night the Arizona pop-punk rockers probably hope doesn’t repeat itself any time soon. Well, at least part [...]

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Amelia Curran's Watershed

Amelia Curran's Watershed

Photos courtesy of Six Shooter Records “Have I over stayed my welcome on the FM radio? / Did I capture some affection?” asks St. John’s songwriter Amelia Curran on “Stranger Things Have Happened”, a cut from her eight album Watershed. The song doesn’t necessarily [...]

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MPs and Music! Chagger, O’Reagan and Others Join Canadian Music Industry For a Celebration of Song

MPs and Music! Chagger, O’Reagan and Others Join Canadian Music Industry For a Celebration of Song

Photos by Kamara Morozuk / Feautre image by Dave Chan Though the JUNOs have come and gone this year, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Canadian Music Publishers Association had another musical gift for Ottawa last night with a celebration of songwriting in Canada. The Honorable Bardish [...]

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