Bluesfest Beats

July 6, 2015 2:24 pm
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Photo courtesy of Steve G The countdown to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is on. As the weeks leading up to the festival go by, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered – so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting […]

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Bluesfest Beats

July 3, 2015 10:14 am
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Photo courtesy of Steve G The countdown to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is on. As the weeks leading up to the festival go by, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered–so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting variety […]

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A Company of Fools Coming to a Park Near You

July 2, 2015 2:00 pm
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Photo credit: Justin Van Leeuwen at JVL Photography Come one, come all! A Company of Fools, Ottawa’s original professional Shakespeare company, is bringing The Comedy of Errors to parks all over the city and you’re invited! The production is a celebration of the Fools’ 25th anniversary. This particular play has […]

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Splash into Summer!

June 29, 2015 2:43 pm
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Jump in the pool this summer for some fun, family-friendly exercise! Swimming is a great sport everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or ability. It is a cost-effective activity that almost always provides a good time—plus, it’s good for you! The health benefits of swimming include building immunity against disease, […]

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Celebrate Canada Day Early at Nature Nocturne!

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Photo credit: Martin Lipman © Canadian Museum of Nature Canada Day in the Capital is one of the most iconic events of the year! People come from all over to celebrate our nation’s birthday. But what about the night before? The Canadian Museum of Nature is throwing a Canada Day […]

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Cirque du Soleil Lands in the Capital

June 25, 2015 2:12 pm
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Cirque du Soleil descends from the sky for seven shows in the capital, and we guarantee it will not disappoint. Landing at the Canadian Tire Centre from July 2– 5, Cirque du Soleil presents its breathtaking performance of Varekai. Varekai is set in an enchanted forest where a plethora of […]

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Southway Hotel Plans Luxurious Transformation

June 22, 2015 2:15 pm
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In 1958, Peter and Theresia Zlepnig immigrated to Canada and built a simple seven unit motel next to their home. Two generations later, the guest-focused institution has stayed in the family and has big plans in the works. Just a few years after the opening, the Zlepnig’s son, Bill, and his […]

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Try Orange Grove’s 14-Day Skin Care Challenge

June 17, 2015 2:24 pm
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Are you in need of a spa day but don’t have time to make the trip? Orange Grove is bringing the spa to you with two weeks of easy tips and tricks! You’ll learn about everything from beauty to building flexibility with this online event. Starting on June 22, Orange […]

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Glowfair 2015: Transforming Bank Street into a Radiant Wonderland

June 15, 2015 2:04 pm
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The Bank Street BIA is transforming downtown Ottawa into a technicolour dreamscape for two whimsical days of music, performances, art and activities. From June 19 to 20, Glowfair Festival 2015 will immerse Bank Street in a sea of neon light. Electropop singer and three-time Juno winner, Kiesza, will be headlining […]

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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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