Cory Carlick and the Undersigned

October 9, 2015 1:02 pm

A shoot from The Undersigned. Photo courtesy of  SKYCRON. Cory Carlick has been working in broadcasting since the age of 15. He started his career at CJOH-TV, now CTV Ottawa. Carlick was experimenting with shorts and visual effects when broadcast legend Max Keeping and producer Scott Hannant discovered him. Soon, Carlick […]

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Bringing the Inside Out

October 7, 2015 2:02 pm

All photos by Skylan Hill Since 2007, The Ottawa LGBT Film Festival has been the talk of the town. Now in its eighth year in Ottawa, the festival is among the top five LGBT film fests in Canada. Its aim is to showcase the best and most diverse films by, […]

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Opera Lyra’s Barber of Seville : Clear-Cut Case of Greatness

October 2, 2015 2:39 pm

Photo courtesy of Opera Lyra. When it comes to opera, The Barber of Seville is a fun, light, entertaining singing sensation.  Gioachino Rossini’s compositions are recognizable to many, in part, thanks to Bugs Bunny, and Opera Lyra’s current production of The Barber pays homage to that reality in a very […]

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Statement by the NDP on the passing of Max Keeping / Déclaration du NDP sur the Déces de Max Keeping

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Photo courtesy of CTV Ottawa

NDP candidate for Ottawa Centre Paul Dewar made the following statement on the passing of Max Keeping:   “It is with great sadness that I learned today of Max Keeping’s passing. Max Keeping was a trusted voice for our community and a strong advocate for the people of Ottawa, particularly youth. As […]

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Get Starstruck with Kodaline

October 1, 2015 12:20 pm
Kodaline Band

Vincent May (drums), Jason Boland (bass guitar), Steve Garrigan (lead vocalist), Mark Prendergrast (lead guitar). Photo courtesy of Ben Johnson. Kodaline has made a splash in the indie rock scene. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, the group has performed together since 2005 (as 21 Demands). In 2011, Jason Boland joined and Kodaline was […]

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Taking Filmmaking to the Limit

September 30, 2015 10:23 am

Think you can make a 7-minute short film in 60 days? The Digi60 Filmmakers Fest puts Ottawa film buffs to the test, providing a rewarding and challenging opportunity for the aspiring filmmaker.   Jennifer Mulligan is a screenwriter and producer, originally from the Pontiac region of Quebec. She is currently […]

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One World Film Festival Hits Ottawa’s Silver Screen

September 25, 2015 1:10 pm

Film junkies won’t want to miss Ottawa’s 26th annual documentary festival, the One World Film Festival, (OWFF) taking place this weekend. OWFF is Ottawa’s longest-running documentary film festival, focused on raising awareness to global issues with a line-up that promises to deliver some fantastic thought-provoking movies. Friday’s focus will be […]

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Get Your Politics On With Generous at the GCTC

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Kristina Watt (Maria) and Drew Moore (Alex). photo by Pascal Huot

All photos courtesy of Pascal Huot The Great Canadian Theatre Company is opening its season with a solid hit of political theatre. Generous, by award-winning Canadian playwright Michael Healey, is a great play to see at any time, but it’s a special treat during an election campaign. Generous at first […]

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Pedal Past Dark with Tour La Nuit

September 24, 2015 11:58 am
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All photos courtesy of Ottawa Vélo Fest. Every cyclist knows the dream of having an entire main road to themselves. There really isn’t anything like flying down Colonel By Drive on Sunday Bike Days or turning the art gallery corner to find the Alexandra Bridge completely empty. This Friday, Capital […]

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Navigating Mirror Mountain with Christopher Rohde

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Photo provided by Christopher Rohde. Christopher Rohde is the Festival Director of the Mirror Mountain Film Festival. The fest is bringing independent, underground and alternative cinema to Ottawa from December 4th to the 6th. Rohde is an award-winning filmmaker and Carleton University alumni. OLM chatted with Rohde to talk about the […]

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Kat Jetté’s Local Abstraction

September 23, 2015 11:52 am

Northern Whisper, 2015, acrylic on wood, 36″ x 36″ Image courtesy of Kat Jetté. Ottawa Life had the chance to catch up with Kat Jetté, an abstract painter who has been a working artist for over 15 years in Ottawa. We talked about abstract painting, local artists and Jetté’s thoughts […]

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CityFolk Impressions

September 22, 2015 3:52 pm
The Sheepdogs - Photo by Michael Wing.

Ewan Currie from The Sheepdogs plays at CityFolk. Photo by Michael Wing.  This year’s CityFolk festival swept into the new venue at Lansdowne Park on the perfect weekend. It was warm and sunny most days, with as little rain as anyone could have hoped for. The festival line up was […]

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Honouring Our Veterans

September 21, 2015 11:40 am

While members of the Métis Nation fought alongside other Canadians in wars and peacekeeping initiatives, their contribution has rarely been recognized. That is starting to change. In  the  past,  Métis  veterans,  like Métis fought in both World Wars, the Korean War and other conflicts such as Afghanistan, and have also served […]

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The Ottawa Art Gallery Blossoms

September 18, 2015 1:53 pm
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Photo courtesy of Dwayne Brown. Accomplished writer and visual journalist Sara Angel presented a beautiful speech about the importance of art, kicking off the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Capital Campaign Art Now – L’art ici. The campaign looks to expand the Ottawa Art Gallery, with hopes to build a place that […]

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Algonquin College Is Making Waves and Winning Awards

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Cheryl Jensen is making an impact. Jensen became Algonquin College’s eighth President just over one year ago in August, 2014. She brought 31 years of experience as a professor, dean and vice president and a reputation for  creating strategies that responded to both industry trends and to the needs of students, employees, […]

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Folk in the City: The Big Bands

September 17, 2015 2:48 pm
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Walk off the Earth plays CityFolk’s Telus Stage tonight. On Tuesday OLM looked at some of the amazing Canadian bands playing the CityFolk stages this week. Now we’re turning our attention to the big bands, the must-see acts from at home and abroad. Chances are you know them, maybe you even […]

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An Interview With the Adventurous Adam Lolacher

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Photo courtesy of Elysse Gilbertson on the set of Medic Ottawa born and a University of Ottawa alumni, Adam Lolacher is an actor with some stories to tell. After giving up his basketball aspirations at a young age due to injury, Lolacher got into acting. Now living in Vancouver, the […]

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