Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards

October 22, 2014 11:35 am
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Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards, the first of the Whip Smart series by Montreal-based Kit Brennan, is an exciting page-turner transporting readers back to the Victorian era of 1842. Loosely based on the real-life adventures of Lola Montez, a notorious bad-girl of the era, Brennan fills in the […]

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Get Great Vision from Fish Eyes at the GCTC

October 20, 2014 2:41 pm
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Beyoncé, eat your heart out. When it comes to shaking your booty and making the moves on the dance floor, there is nobody like Anita Majumdar. Majumdar, the star, playwright and choreographer of the current double bill at the GCTC, Fish Eyes and Boys with Cars, has Beyoncé beat by […]

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Fall Favourites From Etsy

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With the memories of summer slowly fading away, now is a perfect time embrace the fall spirit before the snowflakes make their debut! Look no further than Etsy for all your fall essentials. Etsy, the vibrant online marketplace for handmade and vintage items, is the perfect digital destination for everything […]

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The Art of Russell Noganosh

October 17, 2014 2:08 pm
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“Finding himself through art and using it to heal” Russell Noganosh set off for Plains Indian Cultural Survival School in his early twenties—but the skills he learned didn’t come from his studies. Noganosh’s life lessons came from friendship and art. Noganosh enrolled in school after fleeing from a foster home […]

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Ragtime Vintage Clothing: Vintage Couture Paradise and Halloween Haven

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On Flora Street resides the bright, violet-painted Ragtime Vintage Clothing. The happy hue of the storefront is mere foreshadowing of the quirky, charming treasures to be found within. In operation for over thirty years, Ragtime summons the image of the quintessential vintage shop. Upon first arrival, you are bombarded with […]

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Food Frenzy in the Capital

October 16, 2014 11:59 am
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When the average Canadian thinks of Ottawa, they think of the national hub of power and politics. However, our great city is more than just that. Don Chow and Jennifer Lim’s new book Ottawa Food: A Hungry Capital is a feast for your eyes. In it, they explore all things […]

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Fall Reading List

October 15, 2014 2:04 pm
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It is hard to beat a cool fall afternoon spent cozying up on the couch with a hot tea and a must-read. That is why OLM is bringing you its fall reading list. Choose from a variety of sci-fi to romance, or challenge yourself to read them all (more time […]

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Music Meets Medicine: Allison’s Brain

October 14, 2014 2:47 pm
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Robert McMechan and his wife Allison Woyiwada recently released Allison’s Brain, a book they wrote together. It is the story of Allison’s medical journey, from diagnosis to recovery. Woyiwada was diagnosed with a large brain aneurysm in 2011. In a surgery that followed, the aneurysm was clipped. After the procedure, […]

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Gorilla Doctors: Problems and Solutions

October 9, 2014 11:50 am
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In conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Nature’s screening of Gorilla Doctors, OLM will be publishing a three-part series written by the documentary cinematographer Michael Boland. The screening takes place Thursday, October 9. Part Three: Problems & Solutions Gorilla Health Care Approximately 70 per cent of the habituated mountain gorilla […]

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Making the Most of Fall and Winter: 2014/15 Ottawa Event Guide

October 8, 2014 2:00 pm
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“I’m bored! What should we do?” This familiar question far too often doesn’t have an answer. Stop right there! Look no further! OLM’s Fall and Winter Event Guide is here to relieve your boredom. With the turning of the seasons comes many new activities to kick the fall and winter blues […]

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Phoenix Players: The Dixie Swim Club

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Jo-Ann McCabe, artistic director of Phoenix Players Ottawa, was born into theatre—literally. “It began way back when I was born,” she says. “My father was a manager of a theatre in Winnipeg and we lived above it.” McCabe has been a part of many productions, acting when she was younger […]

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Customize Your Clothing: Fiore Apparel

October 7, 2014 12:00 pm
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Screen printing, custom clothing and embroidery—the options are endless at Fiore Apparel. The quality custom-made clothing Fiore is known for tells clients, “You design it, we will create it!” Edy Alan, manager at Fiore Apparel, started customizing clothes many years ago from home. “He had about ten sewing machines in […]

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Support Lung Cancer Canada with an Evening of Hope

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My friend and colleague, Philip Clarke, a seemingly healthy and vibrant individual, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer on November 12, 2012. Fourteen months later, on February 7, 2014, at the age of 48, Philip lost his battle.  The diagnosis was a shock to Philip, and to his family, friends and colleagues. But the shock soon turned […]

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Enriched Bread Artists Preparing to Host its Annual Open Studio

October 2, 2014 2:02 pm
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Photo: Jeannie Polisuk “The Player” 2012 Offering more artistic nourishment than an average loaf, Enriched Bread Artists are busy preparing for their 22nd Annual Open Studio later this month. The Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) collective is a group of diverse visual artists based out of a former bread factory built […]

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Gorilla Doctors: The Impact

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In conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Nature’s screening of Gorilla Doctors, OLM will be publishing a three-part series written by the documentary cinematographer Michael Boland. The screening takes place Thursday, October 9. Part Two: The Impact of  The Gorilla Doctors Gorilla Doctors have a motto, ‘Saving a species, one gorilla […]

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Audition Tour Dates Released by Canada’s National Ballet School

October 1, 2014 11:57 am
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Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will be stopping in Ottawa on November 22, as part of its 2014/2015 National Audition Tour in search for Canada’s most talented young dancers. Presented by Sun Life Financial, the Professional Ballet Program (PBP) will visit 20 cities across the country beginning in Halifax, NS […]

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Goodbye Laundry, Hello Dry Cleaning Delivery

September 29, 2014 12:32 pm
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The last day of summer has flown by and cold sleepy days are ahead of us. You don’t need to be convinced that soon it will be too cold to leave the house and that piles of clothes won’t be disappearing. But there is a new dry cleaning delivery service […]

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