Oscar Wilde Still Going Strong at the NAC

October 30, 2014 10:02 am
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Alex McCooeye, Christopher Morris. Photo by Andree Lanthier He may be one hundred and sixty years old, but there is no question Oscar Wilde still has what it takes to please a crowd. Even when it’s done badly, you love it. Thankfully, The Importance of Being Earnest, the season opener for […]

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Eat, Drink and Be Sustainable

October 27, 2014 12:30 pm
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Ecology Ottawa has done it again. For the eighth consecutive year, the local environmental organization completely sold out the annual Eco Gala on Oct. 9. Just over 565 attendees gathered at the St. Elias Banquet Centre to celebrate the bountiful autumn harvest and the city’s active environmental community. It featured […]

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Calling All Comedy Lovers

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For Luigi Saracino, acting has been a life-long involvement. Having been an actor for nearly 30 years, Saracino has seen many different sides of the industry. He is now taking on a new challenge with fellow actor friends Peter M. Dillon and Gregory Wilson. CBC is running a contest called […]

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Ottawa Strong

October 23, 2014 3:42 pm
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Yesterday marked a confusing time in Canada’s history. Today we are thinking of everyone in Ottawa as the news continues to come in. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones of Corporal Cirillo and everyone else in Canada’s Capital. Thank you to the officers […]

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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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Ragtime Vintage Clothing: Vintage Couture Paradise and Halloween Haven

October 17, 2014 12:08 pm
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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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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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Support Lung Cancer Canada with an Evening of Hope

October 7, 2014 10:00 am
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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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GCTC’s 40 Seasons Strong and Just Getting Stronger…

September 26, 2014 7:15 pm
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photo credit: GCTC/Andrew Alexander As  the GCTC celebrates its 40th season, it once again proves it is on the cutting edge of thought-provoking, hard-hitting, fantastic Canadian theatre.  The GCTC chose a whopper of a play to open its 2014-2015 season, The Boy in the Moon, by Emil Sher. Based on […]

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A Novel Fundraiser: Your Morning Coffee Helps Feed Kids

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At Savvy Company, we are all about wine, artisan cheese & craft beer AND we get involved in our community.  When the team at Ottawa School Breakfast Program invited us to be one of the sponsors for their new coffee program…it was easy to say ‘sign us up!’ The Community Breakfast Blend coffee is locally roasted, […]

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Gorilla Doctors: A Brief History

September 25, 2014 12:00 pm
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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 One: A Brief History The Virunga Massif, in Africa, is the home to approximately 880 mountain […]

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