Upcoming exhibition features wood as a form of art

March 4, 2013 12:54 pm
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Local artist Norman Pirollo’s Go Figure! exhibition explores wood as a vibrant, colourful form of art. The series is composed of unusual, atypical woods with intense figure and chatoyance (or shimmer). The artist portrays a unique image or vision in each art piece. “It’s quite unusual and at the same […]

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A Love Letter to the World

February 25, 2013 11:29 am
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“The world, the beautiful universe, the elemental Earth, is a divine and magical place. We are connected to that beauty and that magic all the time. In fact, we are the keepers and expressers of the world’s fundamental, eternal magic: LOVE.” –      Brandon Wint  Brandon Wint came to the world […]

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See the World On Display at the Travel and Vacation Show

February 22, 2013 11:00 am
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Spring is just around the corner and has everyone flooding to The Travel and Vacation Show at the Ottawa Convention Centre. This year, the 19th annual show, displays 190+ travel and vacation exhibits: 50+ countries are represented by their tourist boards or embassies, which, along with tour operators, agencies and […]

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Catch Third Wall’s Fab Production of God of Carnage and Enjoy the Slaughter

February 21, 2013 11:39 am
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It’s always a treat when a Yasmina Reza play graces the stage. Third Wall Theatre Company’s current production is its rendition of Reza’s Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage and it does this complex play justice. It is most certainly worth seeing. God of Carnage runs until March 2 at the Great […]

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The Frozen Sound of Ice Music: World-renowned ice musician Terje Isungset will perform in Ottawa on instruments made of ice.

February 8, 2013 11:25 am
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By Marie Harbo Dahle Norwegian percussionist and ice musician Terje Isungset creates music from instruments made entirely out of ice. On February 16, ice music will be played in Canada for the first time when Isungset performs for a Winterlude audience. In 1999, Norwegian jazz musician Terje Isungset was invited to […]

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Hockey and Ribs: An Unbeatable Combination!

February 7, 2013 12:12 pm
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As part of this year’s Winterlude festivities, Ottawa Life Magazine and St. Louis Wings and Ribs (2-399 Elgin Street, just north of Gladstone) are hosting the first Annual St. Louis Wings Winterlude Skating Party on February 9 for families. The outdoor rink at Jack Purcell Park will offer family- friendly […]

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JP Hoe – Getting Under the Skin on Mannequin

February 5, 2013 11:23 am
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Twice-nominated Western Canadian Music Awards artist JP Hoe is the ultimate singer-songwriter. The Winnipeg native is earnest, wry, ironic, funny and insightful. His material has a genuine homespun feel, filled with catchy hooks and melodies – genuine, uncontrived and confessional. Hoe’s songs have vision and substance, and are a welcome […]

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Swedish Film Masterpiece to Be Screened on Friday Night at Library and Archives Canada

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It’s a rare coming-of-age movie that appeals to the heart and mind, but that is exactly what the latest Swedish contribution to the Baltic-Nordic Film Festival sets out to do – and achieves magnificently. Simon and the Oaks (2011), to be presented by Swedish Ambassador Teppo Tauriainen, is a satisfying film […]

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Canadian Museum of Nature brings the Arctic to Winterlude in special photo exhibit

February 4, 2013 11:24 am
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This is Canada’s Arctic!, a new photo exhibit organized by the Canadian Museum of Nature for Winterlude, will be on view at Confederation Park from February 1 to 18, 2013. “The exhibit is a tribute to the Arctic, which has been a frontier of Canadian scientific discovery for 100 years,” says Meg […]

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CBC Names Ottawa’s Chamber Players of Canada’s 9th CD Disc of the Week

January 28, 2013 11:27 am
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Mozart Concertos Volume 2 is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Disc of the Week for January 27, 2013. Each week, CBC Radio 2’s In Concert looks at new classical music releases and selects one recording that you’ll want to know about. Artists: Janina Fialkowska, piano, with the Chamber Players of Canada Repertoire:  Mozart’s Piano Concertos […]

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Book Launch: A Colourful Life – the art and drawing of Josh Silburt

January 23, 2013 1:26 pm
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On February 6 in Ottawa, a book launch for A Colourful Life – the art and drawing of Josh Silburt will take place at the Cube Gallery at 1285 Wellington St. W. from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The Cube is mounting a show of acclaimed Canadian painter and cartoonist Josh […]

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Nature Nocturne Transforms the Canadian Museum of Nature at Night

January 17, 2013 1:27 pm
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The Canadian Museum of Nature is gearing up to rock the castle with Nature Nocturne, débuting January 25. This new program promises an exciting way for adults to discover the museum after hours in a fun, lively, artsy atmosphere. “Nature Nocturne will be held on the last Friday of each month, offering […]

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Quebec Indie Rockers The Strain Are Coming Home

January 15, 2013 12:35 am
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A fantastic Canadian group, The Strain, will be playing in their hometown of Wakefield, Quebec, on Friday February 22nd at the Blacksheep Inn. The band, which took home the grand prize for the Live 88.5 FM Big Money Shot this past October (www.live885.com), are getting ready to kick off their […]

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Eva Bee’s Jamboree: Local Cooking Show with Musical Twist Launches Website

December 18, 2012 10:31 am
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Eva Bee’s Jamboree (www.evabee.com), an inventive new local cooking show that combines music and food, launched its new website on December 5. Episodes of Eva Bee’s Jamboree air on the first Thursday of every month, and feature musicians cooking up a storm with the show’s host, Ivana Borojevic, an eccentric and colorful […]

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Saga Back in Ottawa this February

December 17, 2012 9:47 am
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Michael Sadler Returns to Front the Legendary Rockers The progressive rock band Saga will be at Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre on February 7 for a single 8pm performance to showcase their latest album 20/20. This album is Saga’s first since the return of singer Michael Sadler to the band. The founding member left […]

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ROYAL WOOD – Saturday, January 12, 2013 – NAC

December 14, 2012 11:11 am
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Royal Wood has kept himself busy since the release of his new album, We Were Born To Glory, in July 2012, with many amazing summer festivals and his recent European tour. Prior to kicking off his tour, Royal relocated to Montreal to spend some time there this fall. He has just finished an […]

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Ernie Cox’s Christmas Gospel Celebration

December 4, 2012 4:51 pm
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After two sold-out Christmas concerts in the past two years at the National Arts Centre Studio, Ernie Cox has brought his band and choir to Parkdale United Church for two more unforgettable evenings of Black Gospel music. Ask anyone who’s been to a carol sing with a Black Gospel choir. When you […]

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