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
Michaella chats with Matt from Union Duke as they passed through Wakefield late last month.
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
CreativeMornings est une série de déjeuners mensuels pour les créatifs ayant généralement lieu tous les derniers vendredis de chaque mois. C’est la New-Yorkaise Tina Roth Eisenberg qui a initié le mouvement en 2008 avec la volonté de créer un évènement régulier et accessible à toute la communauté créative de la ville. Le concept de chaque événement était, et est resté très simple : un déjeuner puis une petite conférence autour d’un thème précis et tout le monde regagne son travail ensuite. Depuis, l’idée a germé dans de très nombreuses villes du... | Continue reading article
Hey kids! Well the mercury’s rising-but there’s no need to go to Bruce Willis sized extremes to beat the heat. Just sit back and take a load off with Apt613 Live! This week on Apt613 Live contributor Mariette Delevallée chats with Michael Grigoriev and Sharif Virani about Creative Mornings to find out more about the program that gives your snooze button a rest and ensures that whatever side of the bed you’ve hopped out of-it’s the right one! Plus I chat with Kayla Spagnoli of the Feminist Twins to find... | Continue reading article