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Anne-Marie Brugger

Features Writer

Anne-Marie is Host and Producer of weekly community radio program, Hop The Fence, on air since 2003 on CHUO 89.1 FM in Ottawa. Focusing on local talent, Hop The Fence features interviews with emerging Canadian independent bands including Juno nominees such as Broken Social Scene, Buck 65, Serena Ryder, Billy Talent, Amanda Rheaume, Wintersleep, etc. Anne-Marie is a member of the CHUO Board; a former Director of the Ottawa Folk Festival Board (2008); a current delegate of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS); occasionally contributes to music e-zines; and is a communications manager for the government of Canada. 
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Follow that Cab – Catching up with TAXI

Follow that Cab – Catching up with TAXI

OLM caught up with Ottawa’s Emma Lamarre, AKA TAXI to discuss her “Intimacy Issues”. That is the title of her debut EP, which will be dropping on September 8. The songs titillate with straight-forward lyrics trip-hopping coyly along the notes of indie pop-noir rhythms. Her producer, [...]

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Two new releases for Ana Miura in 2017

Two new releases for Ana Miura in 2017

Photos by James Looker Ottawa’s beloved Ana Miura has some news to share. She has captivated audiences since her 2005 EP, Tenacious Heart and now in 2017, she is releasing not just one, but two works of art over the coming months! Up first was the release, on July 21, of her 5th and newest [...]

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The Nine Lives of Kellylee Evans

The Nine Lives of Kellylee Evans

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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Couples Making Beautiful Music at Home and on the Stage

Couples Making Beautiful Music at Home and on the Stage

Love and music go together – in spirit, mind and with musical instruments. In private. In public. From Sonny and Cher, Fleetwood Mac, to (more successfully) Canada’s darlings of the indie scene, Whitehorse, the music industry has been and continues to be filled with couples who make beautiful [...]

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Westfest Preview: The Return of Susan O

Westfest Preview: The Return of Susan O

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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Ottawa Grassroots: the Little Festival That Grew

Ottawa Grassroots: the Little Festival That Grew

Photos by Anne-Marie Brugger and Andre Gagne Kicking off Ottawa’s ubiquitous festival season is one that truly stands by its name: The Ottawa Grassroots Festival. Now in its sixth year, the festival began as a one-night event in a legion hall back in 2011 and has since bloomed into a four-day [...]

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Kaia Kater: An old soul adds a contemporary twist to traditional banjo blues

Kaia Kater: An old soul adds a contemporary twist to traditional banjo blues

“These clothes you gave me don't fit right The belt is loose and the noose is tight I'm drunk out looking for a fight I'm soft and heavy as the night” Photos courtesy of Tamara Kater How do you define diversity? Canada, as a country, likes to brand itself as a diverse [...]

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Ottawa Music Scene Leveraging JUNOs to Showcase Local Talent

Ottawa Music Scene Leveraging JUNOs to Showcase Local Talent

Photos by Andre Gagne The 2017 JUNO Host Committee held a special event on Friday morning at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, called “Ottawa as a Music City”. If you're scratching your head wondering whether there should be a question mark at the end of that, you may not be [...]

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