Celebrate Jane Austen in Perth tonight

August 29, 2014 1:42 pm

There is no question Jane Austen fans were celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice in 2013. However, it’s not too late to tip your hat to the occasion. The play Elizabeth – Darcy: An Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, which had two successful Toronto runs, […]

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Emmy Awards Recap

August 27, 2014 12:30 pm

Did you watch the 66th annual Emmy Awards on Monday night? We were tuned in from the red carpet to the finale. The fabulous fashion and the hilarious hosting job by SNL-alum Seth Meyers made for a fantastic evening of entertainment. We were ecstatic to see that some of our […]

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If I only had $100…I would buy these wines at LCBO Vintages

August 18, 2014 2:49 pm
Grapes of Chile

Relax.  It’s still summer. Thoughts of snowbanks & black ice are far from our minds right now.  Advertisements might be using the F-word: Fall.  While commercials are reminding you that you need to get into back-to-school routine, we’re here to tell you sit back & sip. Relax, its mid-August and there […]

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Festival of India

August 14, 2014 2:19 pm
Festival Stage

Over 4,000 attendees took in the sounds, smells and tastes of India at the third annual festival this weekend. The festival took place in front of City Hall and the grounds were complete with a stage, vendors, food tents, a cooling tent, picnic tables and an area where various workshops […]

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Ottawa’s Summer Festivals 2014 in Pictures

August 13, 2014 2:15 pm
PROCOL HARUM with The NAC Orchestra and choir, photo © Jean-Marc Carisse 2014 0710 CMJ_7709a
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Dance Roots

August 6, 2014 11:31 am
Dance Roots

Image: danceroots.ca When Sarah Nolan-Downs moved to Ottawa with her husband, Brandon, to find there was no dance studio in their growing community of Riverside South, they seized the chance to share their passion. The two met when they were both apprenticing with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Originally from Saskatchewan, Sarah […]

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Drop a Few Coins to See The Financier (Turcaret)

August 5, 2014 11:37 am

One of the great mid-summer treats in Ottawa is the return of Odyssey Theatre to Strathcona Park and its masked Commedia dell’ Arte productions. This year’s show is the adaptation of Alain-René Lesage’s play, Turcaret, translated by Joanne Miller and Odyssey’s Artistic Director Laurie Steven. The Financier (Turcaret) follows the […]

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Keep Life Simple With a One-Stop Site for Gaming and Gambling

July 28, 2014 2:04 pm

We all like simplicity in life, and that goes for our entertainment as much as for the day to day organisation of life. That’s why so many of us have now started gaming on our mobiles. Why bother firing up the desktop or laptop when you can sit on the […]

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The Hidden World of the First World War

11:30 am
Former Underground City Beneath The Trenches

Imagine exploring the French countryside only to discover underground cities belonging to the soldiers of the First World War. Well that is exactly the situation Jeffrey Gusky, American doctor, artist and explorer, found himself in—and now he is sharing it with you! In conjunction with National Geographic, Gusky shows his […]

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Pilar’s Picks: Glenn Morrison

July 25, 2014 5:03 pm

Multitalented, and that is putting it lightly! I am talking about the superstar Glenn Morrison. He is a Toronto native DJ, producer and performer. Morrison has worked with world-class acts, such as Tiesto and Deadmau5. I’m almost positive you all are familiar with his smash single played overtime on all […]

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Come Blow Your Horn: Perth’s Classic Theatre Festival

9:18 am
adrienne kress

Calling all theatre lovers! The fifth annual Classic Theatre Festival is happening right now in Heritage Perth, Ontario. With plays going on until the end of August, you will not want to miss a show. One play gaining much praise is Neil Simon’s comedy Come Blow Your Horn– based on […]

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The Local Casino: Boon or Bust?

July 24, 2014 11:07 am

Having a casino set up shop in one’s hometown isn’t something many of us have to confront these days, and the majority of people, if asked, would likely have a kneejerk reaction against the notion. It is a time when many are playing online casino games and to start you […]

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Ottawa Lebanese Festival–A Scene of Cuisine

July 23, 2014 10:00 am
Lebanese 2 (800x533)

The grounds of St. Elias Cathedral are busy this time of year—full of Lebanese festivalgoers eager to eat, enjoy music and have fun celebrating Middle Eastern culture. I went to the festival on an empty stomach so my first stop was the Tannis food tent. The tent had multiple line-ups […]

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Enjoy Slotomania Games for Your Android

July 17, 2014 4:58 pm

The gambling industry has changed drastically since the development of the Internet and the advancement of technology. Online gambling is accepted and embraced by the general public, and people from all around the world play online slots. Each year more and more people are placing bets, as the online gambling […]

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Stepping Into Medieval Times

2:52 pm

It’s only 30 minutes from downtown–but the Osgoode Medieval Festival makes you feel as though you are far from home. Inside the Kingdom of Osgoode, there are sword fights, knights clad in shining armour, horses, dancing and even hotdogs. “If something fires toward you, duck!” Yelled the referee, wearing a […]

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Bump, Set, Spike: HOPE Volleyball SummerFest

July 11, 2014 9:38 am

Let me preface this piece by saying when I was in grade seven, I tried out for my elementary school volleyball team. The coach (and my then-teacher) made me team manager instead of a player. I think he didn’t want me to feel excluded–a nice gesture, I must say, but […]

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Pilar’s Picks: Julie Crochetière

July 10, 2014 9:58 am
julia olm

Canada definitely has talent. I’d love to introduce you to singer-songwriter Julie Crochetière, born and raised in Montreal. Her music tugs deep into your heart and each track has you feeling passionate emotions. Crochetière recently released her fourth solo album Counting Dreams, and you need to give it a listen to! I’m […]

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