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Apt613 Live for August 18, 2015

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Allison Brown and accompanist Uncle Dan Henshall. Photo courtesy of the artist.Allison Brown and accompanist Uncle Dan Henshall. Photo courtesy of the artist.

We interview and play music by Allison Brown, folk/country singer who is cruising through Ottawa this weekend. She’ll be at Avant Garde bar on Thursday, August 20 and Pressed on the 21st. We also briefly talk about #ARB2015 and some of their featured events. And, we feature Tudor Robins in Back Cover Blur. Have a listen: Catch Apt613 Live every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.

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Foodie Friday: eCelery brings the world to your doorstep (and your plate)

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Sample eCelery meals, photos from eCelery's TwitterSample eCelery meals, photos from eCelery's Twitter

Ottawa is a city rich in cultural diversity. If you need proof, look no further than the end of your fork. You want Thai? We’ve got Thai. You want Greek? Done. German? Indian? Japanese? There’s no limit. There is however the tricky question of finding authentic cuisine. One of the best ways to introduce yourself to a new culture is through its food: and you’re not really achieving that with pepperoni pizza or chicken balls. The door swings both ways, too: restaurateurs wanting to introduce you to their unique cultural... | Continue reading article

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Music for your next road trip

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Photo courtesy of the band.Photo courtesy of the band.

Union Duke’s album Cash and Carry is the perfect soundtrack for a summer road trip.  Greeted by a banjo twang in the first track’s opening bars you can’t help but be overcome by that hopeful feeling you get turning the key in the ignition on a sunny summer’s day and pulling on to the road headed who-knows-where. Consisting mostly of high-energy bluegrass inspired tunes but balanced nicely with some more sombre, bittersweet songs like “Leaving My Girl”, the album is definitely best listened to while rolling down the highway. Probably... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for July 23, 2015

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Detail of Nicky Jean's new album StairsDetail of Nicky Jean's new album Stairs

We talk with the multitalented Nicky Jean: a singer/songwriter, hip hop artist, and spoken word artist, from Montreal and living in Ottawa. You can find her on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and Twitter.  Apt613 Live is on CHUO 89.1 FM on Tuesdays at 6 pm. Tune in!    

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Apt613 Live for July 15, 2015

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Photo of Leanna TenEycke, Art Battle Golden Horseshoe Champion. Photo By Natalie Zazulyk Fine Photography, from the Art Battle websitePhoto of Leanna TenEycke, Art Battle Golden Horseshoe Champion. Photo By Natalie Zazulyk Fine Photography, from the Art Battle website

This week on Apt613 Live, Michaella Francom talks to Catherine Brunelle of Write Along Radio, a local podcast about all things writing-related. Kabriya Coghlan chats with Jamil Keyani about Art Battle, a live competitive painting event happening in Ottawa this Thursday. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in every Tuesday on CHUO 89.1 fm at 6pm.

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Apt613 Live for July 7, 2015

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Photo courtesy of Joelle Guedon.Photo courtesy of Joelle Guedon.

This week on Apt613 Live, our contributor Chrissy Steinbock, chats with The Company of Fools director Catriona Leger. Catriona tells us about how their current play, The Comedy of Errors makes Shakespeare accessible and the inspiration behind the colourful set and costumes. Click here for a rundown of outdoor theatre in Ottawa this summer. We also get ready for Bluesfest with songs by local performers. Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in every Tuesday on CHUO 89.1 fm at 6m.

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Apt613 Live for June 16, 2015

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Ottawa's Nightshades will be playing Ottawa Explosion Weekend on Thursday June 19 at Mugshots.Ottawa's Nightshades will be playing Ottawa Explosion Weekend on Thursday June 19 at Mugshots.

This week on Apt613 Live contributor Jean McLernon sits down to chat with Island Park Distribution co-owner Martin Conley-Wood to find out what makes them unique.  Plus we’re the fly-on-the-wall for a conversation between Jared Davidson and BIA chair Heather Garrod as they discuss this year’s Glowfair. Music as always throughout the program: we’re giving you a little teaser from folks who will be taking the stage at Jazzfest and as part of Ottawa Explosion which will be taking over music venues around town this weekend! Tune in to Apt613... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for June 9, 2015

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Photo by Adam Rifkin on Flickr.Photo by Adam Rifkin on Flickr.

We interview Kim Elmslie, organizer of the Just for Cats Film Festival at Lansdowne Park this weekend. Plus Catherine Brunelle brings us another edition of Back Cover Blur – a 90 second challenge featuring local author, Benoit Chartier, who wrote Red Nexus. Listen in every Tuesdays at CHUO 89.1 FM – 6:00 pm.

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