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Luigi Saracino

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Luigi Saracino has worked as a musician, composer, writer, stand-up comic, actor and voice-actor, for over thirty years. He plays, writes, and performs music primarily with a lovely group of guys in a kick-ass rock band called Better Living Through Chemistry, as well as playing, writing, and performing, with an 80's "revival" act called Dreams Go Colour, a folk-based duo called Bocca Del Lupo, and a deep-house music project called Young Hollywood. Luigi loves living in Ottawa, is naturally buoyant in freshwater, and believes wholeheartedly that “Slinkies” are powered by a combination of “magic” and “bluish-hued imps from the 7th dimension.” Luigi would also like everyone to know that he is only a little bit ticklish, mostly "Jolt-powered", and a huge sucker for any movie with the incomparable Burgess Meredith in it.
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House of Targ, Level 3: Reign of the Pinball Wizards

House of Targ, Level 3: Reign of the Pinball Wizards

Photos by Andre Gagne When I was thirteen years old, the big to-do for me and my pals every weekend was to make our way to the Mr.Arcade video game parlor, at that time, located in what was the Alta Vista mall, in Ottawa's south end. We'd dutifully grab our faded and beat up jean jackets, [...]

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An Actor’s Life Bonus Disc: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad (Film) World

An Actor’s Life  Bonus Disc: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad (Film) World

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca I'm just looking for the best story being told by the best people and the best part that I can find. If those things add up, I want to be part of it whether it's a studio film or, more [...]

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Pow! Zap! Boom! Revenge of the Nerds: The Art of Story and of the Spaces in Between

Pow! Zap! Boom! Revenge of the Nerds: The Art of Story and of the Spaces in Between

 Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. Salman Rushdie When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic [...]

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An Actor's Life — The Trilogy

An Actor's Life — The Trilogy

The lovely and talented crew! – Guillaume Arsenault, Mathieu Coderre, Marc-Olivier Guindon, John Koensgen, Johny Hendricks, Alex B. Carrière, Christian Roy, Pete Dillon, Luigi C. Saracino, Chris Newton and Pierre Beaulne (Photo Credit: Marilou Simard) Disc 2: Fight For Your Life Club or Just What [...]

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An Actor's Life: The Sequel

An Actor's Life: The Sequel

Disc I: Film City or Mr. Saracino Works in Ottawa The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in. – Harold Goddard A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear. – Sophocles I love the stage. I love the [...]

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An Actor's Life or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Standing in an Alley in the Dead of Winter for 12 Straight Hours with only Linty Pocket Candy to Eat

An Actor's Life or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Standing in an Alley in the Dead of Winter for 12 Straight Hours with only Linty Pocket Candy to Eat

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life. George Eliot Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself. Rodney Dangerfield For nearly 30 years of my life, I've had the good fortune and [...]

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JP Hoe – Getting Under the Skin on Mannequin

JP Hoe – Getting Under the Skin on Mannequin

Twice-nominated Western Canadian Music Awards artist JP Hoe is the ultimate singer-songwriter. The Winnipeg native is earnest, wry, ironic, funny and insightful. His material has a genuine homespun feel, filled with catchy hooks and melodies – genuine, uncontrived and confessional. Hoe's songs have [...]

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Sarah Slean: Navigating the Mystery on Land & Sea

Sarah Slean: Navigating the Mystery on Land & Sea

Fifteen years on and Sarah Slean's list of accomplishments is as varied as it is impressive. Slean is something of a modern-day Renaissance Woman. During her career, she's released an exhaustive amount of work: her own albums, collaborations with other musicians, painting exhibitions, two volumes of [...]

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Lindi Ortega – Shootin' Straight from the Heart

Lindi Ortega – Shootin' Straight from the Heart

Lindi Ortega loves telling stories. That love comes out in the form of haunting, warm and honest music. Ortega's voice is beautifully evocative, charming and rich… filled with a sweet sense of longing and regret, floating over and caressing each word as she lays her heart bare. She thanks the tutorials [...]

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Blue Rodeo - History in the Making

Blue Rodeo - History in the Making

Blue Rodeo- History in the Making 1987-1993 – 8-CD Box Set Blue Rodeo are a Canadian treasure, simple as that. It's rare enough for a band to be able to produce well-crafted, poignant, and honest musical gems, but to do so with the consistency and quality that Blue Rodeo have done for more than two [...]

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