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Anita Majumdar shines in double-bill performance at GCTC

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Photo by Andrew Alexander.Photo by Andrew Alexander.

Canada is a special place. With a vast geography, relatively small population spread over a huge land, and a multicultural mix that makes this country one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world, Canada is able to produce an array of voices with multiple viewpoints. The magic of the Great Canadian Theatre Company is that it allows a wide spectrum of Canadian playwrights — each with their own unique story and style — to showcase their talents. Until November 2, local theatre lovers can enjoy the brilliance of Anita Majumdar, as she performs the first two parts of her trilogy of life in Port Moody, B.C. (Part three,... | Continue reading article

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Almonte: How a small town became an artistic hub

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Mill Street during the Puppets Up! festival. Photo by DesaPhotography.Mill Street during the Puppets Up! festival. Photo by DesaPhotography.

Post by Kris Riendeau, editor of Almonte’s arts publication TheHumm, part of our Support Local series featuring local folk. Don’t forget to head out to Almonte for Support Local day on October 25! Bus shuttle tickets available here. Tired of being a slave to your Google calendar? Looking to escape from the hectic pace of city life? Well, you may want to steer clear of Almonte, because there’s just so darned much going on all the time. On the other hand, if you’re searching for a vibrant arts and cultural... | Continue reading article

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Ottawa this weekend

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Photo provided by Truly Happy.

Post by Ketevan Chigogidze, a volunteer and instructor for The Art of Living Foundation. She can be reached on Twitter. “If people can get access to inner peace, then outer peace is a reality. Peace is not just absence of conflict; it is a positive phenomenon inside of us. When our mind is quiet, our intellect becomes sharper, our emotions become positive and lighter, and our behaviour becomes much more palatable. These are the effects of finding peace. Inner peace is the key for world peace.” – Sri Sri Ravi... | Continue reading article

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Somerset Ward: Decisions, decisions

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Decisions, decisions.

Post by Trish Chang Your palms are sweaty — you’ve been looking through profiles for hours. Some sound too good to be true, and others sound just plain wacky. Looking through pictures and profiles, overwhelmed by both too much information, and not nearly enough, you turn off the computer and decide to look again tomorrow. You’re choosing a city councillor in Somerset Ward. There are 11 candidates running in Somerset Ward, as you may have noticed by their signs, littered throughout our parks, streets and intersections. And while you could... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Great service makes the experience. So does good food.

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Photo from rosiesonbank.ca.Photo from rosiesonbank.ca.

A belated birthday lunch for a dear friend. But where? Somewhere peaceful, with an attractive and refined decor, comfortable chairs, nice lighting, and an accommodating and helpful server. Well that turned out to be Rosie’s Southern Kitchen and Raw Bar on Bank Street. The two of us arrived on a Tuesday late morning just when Rosie’s was opening for lunch. We sat in the weather-protected patio area up front, a spot of our choosing. We were the first customers there and when we sat down, the quasi-country southern music came... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 15 octobre :: Y a de quoi sortir de son cocon en fin de semaine :: Cinéma. Théâtre. Littérature. Concerts.

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American Descent -- OIFFAmerican Descent -- OIFF

Basement 819 cette semaine insiste sur deux événements très prestigieux. Lisez bien ce qui suit. Cinéma :: Festival international de films d’Ottawa (16-19 octobre) Nous n’avons pu nous retenir de vous inciter à nouveau à scruter la programmation du Festival international de films d’Ottawa. Un court-métrage inusité sera présenté le samedi 18 octobre à 19h, A Mile in These Hooves. Le synopsis : Tom et Mark entreprennent la mission de briser le record du monde de la plus longue distance parcourue dans un costume à deux-personnes (un peu à la... | Continue reading article

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