Jennifer CavanaghArts Writer
After 15 years in London, England as Editor to a lifestyle mag and Communications Consultant, Jennifer returned to Canada, making Ottawa her new Capital City and Apt613 her outlet for arty opinions. An avid people watcher and conversation eavesdropper, Jennifer remains delighted to have her writing derided, mocked and shouted-down in equal measure.
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What draws one to a play about Alzheimer’s with a massively long title? Well it’s topical, relevant to the daily lives of many, and offers precisely what theatre does best: challenging subject matter served up with a healthy dose of entertainment.
Town and Oz were followed by El Camino, Datsun then Pure and Whalesbone opened branches; Elgin Street is experiencing a full-on foodie renaissance, and its latest contender comes in the arrival of new-to-Ottawa gem Common Eatery. The restaurant, which opened several weeks ago, is part of wider collective aptly named Common that includes the Common Concept […]
60 mins | Comedy | PG In Waking Life is a lively two-handed improvised performance piece that successfully mixes banter, musical numbers and audience participation. It’s an overblown fortune-telling romp celebrating off-the-wall humour and oddities. The Norwegian-born psychic Synsk sisters, raised by a mother goat and surrounded by “family members” made up of a crystal […]
60 minutes |Comedy | Play |PG A rather sophisticated story with sweet perspective shifts. Well Isn’t This Super… exhibits an impressive maturity by Dead Unicorn Ink while their irreverent edge remains firmly intact. In the amusing opening sequence, a Tinder hook-up reveals itself to be the set of a superhero movie. The production shifts between the […]
Apt613 checked out the menu at the latest British invasion in the Byward Market. Opened in early 2016, The Red Lion takes over the prime corner at Clarence and Parent previously occupied by Empire. With a soon to be heaving patio we chose an early weeknight evening to explore the atmosphere and pub fare on […]
Apt613 caught up with musician and visual artist Claudia Salguero in the run up to Cantares, her 6th annual Latin Jazz concert at the National Arts Centre. A collaborative multi-cultural effort, Salguero will present a range of hand-picked Latin Jazz songs and be joined on stage by 10 musicians from nine different countries including: Peru, […]
Les Belles Soeurs is Michel Tremblay’s most frequently produced and translated play. Alive with caustic joual-speaking women its strong matriarchal themes fairly rocked Quebec society in the late 60’s. Tremblay ignited controversy with his use of low-brow dialect, mockery of the restrictive grip of the church and his straightforward presentation of disillusioned, pining working class […]
Apartment 613 spoke with conductor and Night at the Cotton Club co-creator Jeff Tyzik at his home in New York. With Night at the Cotton Club, Jeff Tyzik promises to take Ottawa back in time to a Harlem sparkling with the top entertainers of the 1920s and 30s. The gifted guest conductor will take the […]