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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Attend the Tale of Sweeny Todd This Week at Centrepoint

Attend the Tale of Sweeny Todd This Week at Centrepoint

Photos by Alan Viau Bloody murders, self-mutilation, cannibalism and haircuts are not your typical fare for a musical but, since 1979, Sweeney Todd has put the barber in many a barbaric night of theatre. It's nearly 40 years later and the blood is still quite fresh on the straight razor. Anyone [...]

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Blood, Sweat and Beers: C*4 Wrestling Pile Driving the Indies

Blood, Sweat and Beers: C*4 Wrestling Pile Driving the Indies

Photos by Andre Gagne “Rip his head off!” shouts the wild-eyed man from the second row. He looks like he just walked out of Mordor and all he wants now is food and a fight. Tonight he’ll find both in the Vanier Columbus Club, slamming down his second poutine as the two behemoths [...]

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Lisa Loeb Finds New Ways to “Stay”

Lisa Loeb Finds New Ways to “Stay”

“You say, I only hear what I want to,” sang indie sensation Lisa Loeb back in 1994. That summer, the biting reality was that it was hard to hear anything else! Her hit single, the first to hit number-one for an artist without a recording contract, “Stay (I missed You)” was everywhere [...]

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Holy Shocking Guests! Captain Jack is Back and This Time Batman’s Along for the Ride

Holy Shocking Guests! Captain Jack is Back and This Time Batman’s Along for the Ride

Doctor Who fans have been waiting seven years for Captain Jack to swagger back into the TARDIS but it’s only taken three to get him back to Ottawa Comiccon! Actor John Barrowman, best known for the role of bisexual action hero Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, was [...]

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Valentine’s Flicks For Your Hipster Sweetheart

Valentine’s Flicks For Your Hipster Sweetheart

Ok, Charlie Brown, whether you finally snagged a date with your little redhaired girl or you're flying solo this Valentine's Day with a box of peanut-butter cups and heartbreak, today always comes with enough love-soaked flicks to drown yourself in. Most are so cookie cutter they should come [...]

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A Sweet Night of Candy at Alterna Savings Crackup!

A Sweet Night of Candy at Alterna Savings Crackup!

Photos by Andre Gagne It was a joke John Candy probably would have appreciated, breaking out his signature smile and boisterous laugh: his family fly in from sunny California for a tribute in his name only to face 20 centimeters of snow and the biggest blizzard of the year. While the cars in the [...]

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Bret Hart and the Legacy of Canadian Wrestling

Bret Hart and the Legacy of Canadian Wrestling

Listen to the full interview with Bret "The Hitman" Hart above where he tells us who he'd have liked to have matches with, his thoughts on the Attitude Era and his return to the WWE, the current NXT product and the state of tag team wrestling. He’s been called many things: [...]

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After 20 Years of “Dithering” Library Finally Ready to Book It

After 20 Years of “Dithering” Library Finally Ready to Book It

Photos by Andre Gagne The central branch of the Ottawa Public Library is heading west! Yesterday city council approved LeBreton Flats as the site for what is being called a "super library" set to replace the aging main branch currently at 120 Metcalfe Street. The 21-1 vote to partner [...]

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Comedy Legend to the World, Jennifer and Chris Candy Simply Remember Dad

Comedy Legend to the World, Jennifer and Chris Candy Simply Remember Dad

Images courtesy of the Candy Family. To most he was the unscrupulous Johnny LaRue walking the street beat or the jubilant Yosh Schmenge ready to bust out into a polka that perfectly paired with your cabbage rolls and coffee. He was the womanizing Freddie Bauer that suddenly finds himself smuggling [...]

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Play It Again, Orchestra! Casablanca, Still a Classic No Matter How Much Time Goes By

Play It Again, Orchestra! Casablanca, Still a Classic No Matter How Much Time Goes By

You must remember this. Rick's Café Américain filled with desperate people, smoke and the sounds of an old upright piano. Paris, and the wind through the lovers hair as they ride with the top down by the Arc de Triomphe unaware of the looming deadline on their affair. The foggy runway, [...]

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