Adrenaline Junkies Rejoice: Cliffhanger is Back

August 4, 2015 3:40 pm
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All photos by John Enaje Are you looking for an adventure? A challenge? A thrill? Well, look no further, you can get all three right here in downtown Ottawa on August 20. The YMCA-YWCA is bringing back their Cliffhanger event for a second year. Put your helmet on, strap in and get read […]

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‘The Creation of the World’ is Worth Your Time

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All photos by Andre R. Gagne. When The Creation of the World and Other Business opened in 1972, the New York Times reviewer said “…the whole thing has the air of a comic-strip version of Genesis.” As the years went on, Creation’s press didn’t get much better. 20 years later […]

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An Urban Getaway to Montréal’s 16th Edition of MUTEK

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Farewell to the departed polar vortex. Outside, the drone of air conditioners is interrupted by fast afternoon thundershowers. The height of summer. Adventures await. Plans are pushed into action in hopes of creating everlasting memories. As summer approaches, the great outdoors are still too cold, however there is an omnipresent […]

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Can You Guess Which Heroes Star in the Fantastic Four Reboot?

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Hollywood is at it again, giving a brand-spanking-new reboot to an all-time favourite. The Fantastic Four are coming to cinemas on August 6, with Marvel newbies Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller taking the roles of The Four under the aegis of director Josh Trank. Have […]

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Boater’s Paradise Heads to Auction

July 31, 2015 3:18 pm
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Eagle Point mansion has customized landscaping, two gourmet kitchens, a spa with a stone waterfall, and of course, a killer view of the water. Located in the Thousand Islands, this gorgeous 15-acre estate is going up for auction on August 22. Previously listed for $22.9 million, the mansion will be […]

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Could This Be Your Shot?

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Round five of Slaight Music’s annual talent search kicks off August 1, and this year’s “It’s Your Shot” is offering up a huge opportunity for Canadian musicians. The prize, which includes promotion from Maple Music Recordings, a professional photo session, an artist website and the chance to perform at a […]

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Gino Vannelli at Casino du Lac-Leamy for One Night Only!

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The year is 1978. It’s the year Grease hit the big screen—a year of big hair, disco dancing and great music. It was also the year “I Just Wanna Stop” by Gino Vannelli topped the charts, hitting no. 1 in Canada (and no. 4 in the US). The track’s album, […]

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Feel the Love with Odyssey Theatre

July 29, 2015 12:00 pm
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All photos by Maria Vartanova. Odyssey Theatre, the open-air theatre in Strathcona Park that specializes in telling stories with the use of masks, opened its 30th season on Sunday night, and this year’s theme is love. With a nod to three Spanish literary giants, (Cervantes and Tirso de Molina from […]

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A MARVELous Must-See Performance!

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All photos courtesy of Feld Entertainment Grab your cape, mask, helmet or hammer and fly on over to the Canadian Tire Centre! Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to the Capital for six thrilling performances at the CTC from July 31 to August 2. This spectacular and technologically advanced touring production brings […]

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An Old Guitar and an Ottawa Bar

July 28, 2015 12:07 pm
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Union Duke’s soaring vocal harmonies and throbbing beats have enlivened hearts and dance floors across the nation. The quintet is sure to have Ottawa concertgoers heel-stomping and hip-swaying with their performance at the Black Sheep Inn on July 31. Balancing a mixture of soulful indie rock, bluegrass and country, the […]

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A Fashionable Round of Lawn Bowling for Cystic Fibrosis

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All photos courtesy of Kara Taylor Imagine being 13, and finding out that you only have 20 more years to live. Imagine nearly facing your death every time you catch a cold. That’s only a glimpse into Maxwell McGuire’s life with Cystic Fibrosis. As guest of honour and returning champion, he […]

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9th Hour Brings Comedy and Conflict to the Stage

July 27, 2015 1:00 pm

Above: Johnny Eaton, Mary Beth Pongrac, David Plouffe, George Dutch, Benoit Trudel, Robin Guy. Photo credit: Andre R. Gagne. The Ottawa premiere of Arthur Miller’s The Creation of the World and Other Business is here! 9th Hour Theatre Company is bringing this thought-provoking production to the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre from July […]

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Politics, Perogies and Celebrating Ukrainian Heritage

July 24, 2015 2:57 pm
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Photo courtesy of Lemon Bucket Orkestra. This weekend, the first ever Capital Ukrainian Festival is bringing a handful of amazing bands and about 16,800 perogies to Ottawa. Aside from celebrating Ukrainian arts and heritage, the events will shine a light on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and the country’s long struggle […]

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Take a Look Inside Jordan Clayton

July 21, 2015 2:01 pm
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“Toxoplasmic Encephalitis,” Oil on Linen, 127 x 132, 2015. If you stepped into Jordan Clayton’s studio, it might take you a minute to find anything out of place. The room in his Toronto apartment has just about everything you’d expect. There’s a wall with giant canvases leaning against it, brushes, […]

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OAG on the Verge of Expansion

July 20, 2015 2:00 pm
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The view of the future gallery’s south side. Rendering by Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects / KPMB Architects. After spending a quarter century in the historic Arts Court on Daly Avenue, the Ottawa Art Gallery is set to expand into a brand new building with four times the gallery space […]

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Get Inspired with Lorna Jane Clarkson

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Inspired, by active living advocate Lorna Jane Clarkson, hits shelves this month. It’s a great summer read for ladies looking to learn more about Clarkson’s philosophy and how to live an inspirational, active life. It’s got everything you need to kick start a healthier lifestyle. The book includes personal style […]

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The Brothers at Bluesfest

July 17, 2015 2:00 pm
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Roots-rockers, The Bros. Landreth will be showcasing their unique “Canadiana” style at Ottawa’s Bluesfest this Sunday. With wailing electric guitars, thundering organs and naturally harmonious vocals, at first listen The Bros. Landreth may sound like they hail from the American south, and not from the isolated prairies of Manitoba. “Down […]

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