Don’t Miss Craig Cardiff this Summer

June 12, 2015 1:55 pm
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Craig Cardiff is coming back to Ottawa this summer! The Canadian, Juno nominated, singer-songwriter from Arnprior, Ont., known for his steady and smooth folk rhythms, is hitting the Ottawa festival circuit with performances on June 13 at Westfest and June 28 at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Don’t […]

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Debra Komar Turns Back Clock to Uncover One of Canada’s Notorious Murder Mysteries

June 10, 2015 11:10 am
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How far would you go to crack one of Canada’s greatest mysteries? Centering in on a mystery that dating back over 170 years ago, internationally renowned forensic anthropologist, Debra Komar, breaks down the murder of John McLoughlin Jr., chief trader for The Hudson’s Bay Company, in her latest novel The […]

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Margaret Chwialkowska Illustrates Reflection in Annex Gallery Exhibit

June 6, 2015 10:00 am
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All photos by David Barbour  Ottawa-based artist Margaret Chwialkowska’s solo exhibition, “The Illusion of Reality,” brings a marvelous must-see energy to the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Annex Gallery at Ottawa City Hall. In this collection, Chwialkowska delves into the theme of reflection. Her work explores the evolving natural landscapes and the mind […]

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Arlene Dickinson Presents Krumpers with Scotiabank EcoLiving Award

June 5, 2015 11:37 am
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Photo Credit: Thomas Lee The winners of the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards have been announced! On Wednesday, June 3, famous Canadian entrepreneur, Arlene Dickinson, announced the winners of this eco-innovation competition at a gala reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario, after a panel of expert judges reviewed the finalists. And the […]

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Doors Open Ontario Hits Ottawa

June 4, 2015 2:44 pm
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The word ‘heritage’ has been a regular part of my vocabulary since the age of five. I grew up in Markham Heritage Estates, a neighbourhood in Markham, Ontario, dedicated to preserving heritage houses. I call an 1871 Gothic Revival farmhouse ‘home,’ even though my friends say it resembles more of […]

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The NAC’s Needles and Opium Mesmerizes

June 3, 2015 2:42 pm
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Photo credit: National Arts Centre Spectacular is the only way to describe Robert Lepage’s reproduction of his 20-year-old play Needles and Opium, currently playing at the NAC. The play centres around three characters. Jean Cocteau shares his thoughts and impressions on his first visit to the U.S. in 1949, while […]

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Bluesfest Beats: From Electro-Synth Pop to Back Porch Folk

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Photo Credit: Steve G The announcement that Kanye West will be gracing the stage at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest this year was a source of great excitement for Ottawa music lovers—but Yeezy is far from the only reason to check out the festival this year. As exciting as the headliners are, Bluesfest […]

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Westboro Artists “Paint-Out” in Winston Square

May 28, 2015 2:45 pm
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Artist Barbara Zuchowicz paints in Winston Square.  If you go for a stroll by Winston Square this summer you might get to witness the artistic process firsthand. Artists from the West End Studio Tour will gather in the square to paint, sketch and display their work for the public once a week from […]

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Steven Wilson Brings Psychedelic Soundscapes to Gatineau

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A night of eclectic and engaging rock guitar awaits you this summer at the Theatre du Casino Lac-Leamy. Prolific guitarist, keyboardist and composer Steven Wilson will be performing in Gatineau on June 30. It will be Wilson’s first time performing in Gatineau and will no doubt be a night to […]

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Everything He Plays, Turns to Gold

May 26, 2015 10:15 am
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Photo Credit: Scarlet O’Neill For more than eight years, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ben Kunder has been writing and producing music every Canadian can relate to. His long awaited debut solo album, Golden, will be released May 26, followed by a number of shows throughout Ontario and Quebec. One of the tour’s […]

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The Kids are Alright

May 23, 2015 9:03 am
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Photo credit: David Hawe There is only one place you should be on Sunday night at 8 p.m. and that is at the National Arts Centre to catch the only Ottawa performance by Kids in The Hall (KITH). Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson have […]

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Counting Crows rocked the NAC

May 22, 2015 2:35 pm
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Counting Crows rocked the National Arts Centre this week on a stop along their 2015 world tour. Promoting their seventh album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, the band has planned 16 dates across Canada. It’s their first tour across Canada in more than 15 years! Learn more about the album here. Images provided by: Michael Wing | […]

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Let the End of Civilization Wind You Up

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Not exactly a plot spoiler here, but you know heading into one of George F. Walker plays from the Suburban Motel series, you are in for some great, witty dialogue and some thought-provoking commentary on the struggles of life and the existential angst that can follow. Currently at the Gladstone, […]

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Ottawa 10K is Living up to Gold Label Expectations

May 21, 2015 10:21 am
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Lately, it seems like everyone’s been getting into running. Whether it’s for the purpose of trying the new sport-leisure fashion trend or for health benefits, we will never know. But one thing is for sure: while many people enjoy going for a leisurely jog during the warm weather seasons, it […]

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Fast Forward to the Weekend with Boogat’s Newest Album

May 20, 2015 2:13 pm
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Photo credit: Guillaume Simoneau It’s everything you need on a Friday night after a long week: catchy, danceable and totally infectious music! Montreal MC Boogat’s newest album release, Neo-Reconquista, is enough reason to celebrate on its own. He’s been recognized for constantly evolving his music. Boogat’s unique mixed Latin-urban-electro-pop sound will instantly […]

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Ottawa Art Gallery Launches ArtWise

May 19, 2015 12:22 pm
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Bridging the gap between older adults and younger generations is exactly what the Ottawa Art Gallery hopes to do with ArtWise, its new volunteer programming council. Collaborating with gallery staff, local artists and invited guests, the OAG ArtWise council will aim to provide opportunities for a broad range of ages […]

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Latin Expo 2015: Visit Latin America Without Leaving Ottawa

May 15, 2015 1:00 pm
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Culture, community and commerce are coming together for one high-powered event that’s sure to spice up your Sunday. The third annual Latin Expo will take place at Ottawa City Hall on Sunday, May 17, 2015. “It’s like going to Latin America without getting out of Ottawa,” says Red MELOG public […]

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