Melnyk’s Sens-backed RendezVous Group Chosen by NCC for For Future of LeBreton Flats

April 29, 2016 9:47 am
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Courtesy of LeBreton RendezVous. The National Capital Commission decided yesterday who would win in the bid for the long-vacant, and much sought-after LeBreton Flats lot downtown. Senator’s owner Eugene Melnyk backed the RendezVous LeBreton Group’s plan, which seemed the easy winner of the two bids, and it turns out it was. Although […]

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Slideshow: Get Close to Hedley at the CT Centre

April 26, 2016 2:49 pm
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All photos courtesy of Michael Wing. On Saturday the 23rd, Hedley rocked the Canadian Tire Centre to its foundations with the help of Canadian artists Carly Rae Jepsen and Francesco Yates. Local Photographer Michael Wing from MIKE’S MEDIA will bring you right to the front row with his fantastic shots of the artists […]

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OAG Announces a New, Very Artistic, Gift

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Wilfrid Flood, Frenchtown, Cobalt (Chambers-Ferland Mine), 1939, watercolour on paper, 38.1 x 45.7 cm. Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery. Photo: David Barbour. The Ottawa Art Gallery has received a generous gift of 88 paintings and sketches done by late Ottawa artist, Wilfrid Flood. The paintings were donated by Flood’s […]

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Splendor in the Grass

April 25, 2016 2:55 pm

All photos by Andre Gagne. With a little luck, friends, spring has finally decided to arrive and along with the sunshine comes the festival season. Though most may associate such a time with huge crowds, big stages and bigger outdoor concerts, the Grassroots Festival has been content to plant the […]

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Ottawa Filmmaker Rick Harper’s Time in The Room

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Photos supplied by Rockhaven Pictures. Manos: the Hands of Fate, Troll 2, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, if you haven’t heard of these films you’re in the vast majority of cinema goers. Let me tell you, however, you’re missing out. Whereas some would describe the above listed films as the cinematic […]

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Starmen, Rebels and Heroes Pay Tribute to David Bowie

April 24, 2016 1:12 pm
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All photos by Andre Gagne. It was January 10, 2016 and local musician Jon Hynes was in his kitchen when he heard the news on the CBC. It couldn’t be right, could it? He stood there in shock at what he was listening to. “No one saw that coming. You […]

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Weekend What’s Up – April 22nd to April 24th

April 22, 2016 10:14 am
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Here at Ottawa Life, we are always looking for exciting things to do. Check out some of the great events going on around our city this weekend! Arts Court Theatre, Woyzeck’s Head, April 22-30 (Assorted times) Take yourself into the mind of a murderer. The guilt sets in as Woyzeck […]

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House of Targ Levels Up

April 19, 2016 10:55 am
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All photos by Andre Gagne. It’s Sunday night and I’m gazing at the lights of the pinball machine in front of me wondering if perogie grease on the flipper buttons is the secret to high score immortality. I’m also thinking that in the event of a nuclear war, or zombie […]

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Under the Influence with Philip Sayce

April 18, 2016 10:15 am

Imagine, if you will, growing up on a musical diet cooked up by you parents’ record collection. The needle drops and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix and BB King, legends of guitar, write the script of your youthful fantasies of one day, just maybe, you would play even a slice of […]

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Hervana: Unplugged in Ottawa

April 16, 2016 12:32 pm

All photos by Andre Gagne. In November of 1993, five months before taking his life, Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana walked onto the Sony Music Studios stage in New York City for a concert unlike any they had performed before. The Seattle band had helped launch grunge, became the […]

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Punk and Pancakes

April 14, 2016 1:56 pm
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Greg Rekus gets some air at Flapjack’s. All photos by Andre Gagne. Some might think it ill advised to have a punk concert in a venue that has axes on the wall, but Flapjack’s isn’t your usual venue and this wasn’t your usual punk show. Ottawa has a few unique […]

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The Ottawa Improv Festival: Making It up as They Go Along

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Quest of the Dragon King. All photos courtesy of the Ottawa Improv Festival.  Before we had the movies, Broadway, opera, Shakespeare and even the ability to write scripts, our early ancestors were thespians of perhaps our oldest form of entertainment, improvisational theatre. It may surprise you that the first documented […]

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Meet Your New BFF

April 13, 2016 1:06 pm

BoJangles is an awesome little eight year-young Chihuahua. Despite his epilepsy, he loves everyone and everything. BoJangles is available for adoption through Sit With Me and will be at the Greenbank location on Saturday. Looking to bring a new furry member into your family? Many animal rescues are gearing up […]

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Lighting Up Acoustics With ‘Midnight Machines’

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Stripped-down, raw music is what Canadian singer-songwriter Lights was aiming for with her newest album Midnight Machines. Released on April 8, it features eight acoustic tracks. Six of them are from Little Machines, her last record which won the Juno Award for Pop Album of The Year in 2015. Lights […]

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Book Review: A GOOD READ! Negotiating So Everyone Wins by David C. Dingwall

April 12, 2016 5:44 pm

David Dingwall is a lawyer and former Member of Parliament who represented the riding of Cape Breton East Richmond for 17 years between 1979 and 1997. For a time, Dingwall was the most powerful and influential minister from Atlantic Canada in the Chrétien Liberal government of the 1990s. As Minister of Health, […]

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Don’t be Afraid of Virginia Woolf

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Photo by Andrew Alexander. Get your theatre fix this week in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  It is currently playing at the Gladstone Theatre and in short, is a fantastic production. The play is classic and entertaining, but bear in mind going in that the plot is dark […]

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Theatre Thrives at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

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All photos/graphics courtesy of 1000 Islands Playhouse. The 1000 Islands Playhouse sits where local culture and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking views meet. Right now, the Gananoque theatre is gearing up for its 35th season and 10 performances that promise love, mystery, music and unforgettable performances. The playhouse operates out of […]

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