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The audience at Swizzles (photo by Daniel Araya) and Daniel Araya hosting (photo by Aaron Hill)

Swizzles comedy night delivers (pizza)

Aaron Hill is a producer and comic who runs Sunday Night Standup,  8pm Sundays at Pub 101. I totally bombed at the first Swizzles Comedy Night held back in early January, 2016. As I recall, there were four to six people in the audience, and no one seemed to know quite what to make of […]

Oh Susanna. All photos by Thom Fountain.

Oh Susanna charms sold-out NAC crowd

When Oh Susanna (aka Suzie Ungerleider) played the NAC’s fourth stage last Friday she reminded the sold-out crowd of all the reasons they fell for her sound in the first place. It’s easy to be hooked by that voice of hers, the yearning in it and how it gets inside a melody. Whether belting out […]

Photo by Marco Tedaldi on Flickr.

Harlequin Editor shares tips for authors

Jennifer Carole Lewis is a member of the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association. Everyone who has aspired to writing a novel knows the basics of editing: don’t use the passive voice, check for spelling and grammar errors, avoid clichés, and show, don’t tell.  However, there are other pitfalls waiting to ensnare an author.  Last weekend, on […]

Pride

New directions for Capital Pride

As winter slowly draws to a close some of us are looking ahead to warm weather and summer festivals such as Pride in August. Fierté dans la Capital(e) Pride has ambitious plans for the festival’s second year under new management, planning a wide variety of events with the aim of bringing out a range of […]

Picture by Dan Callister on flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Q&A with Mark Bulgutch: Steak and potatoes, waterskiing squirrels and the future of journalism

Mark Bulgutch, award-winning reporter and author of That’s Why I’m a Journalist, is coming to the capital on April 19th to discuss the future of Canadian journalism with Carleton professor Chris Waddell. In anticipation of the event at the Octopus Books’ Centretown location, Apt613 chatted with Bulgutch in a phone interview about steak and potatoes, […]

The Dandy Warhols play the Bronson Centre on Saturday. Photo by Scott Green.

Weekend Roundup + win tickets to @613VintageShow

Is it spring? Or is it still winter? I’m not sure and neither is Mother Nature. No worries though, get out your sunglasses, umbrella, mittens and shorts and hit the town. Raise a Glass to California and try some Californian wines Friday night at the Westin. If beer is more your thing, stop by Brothers […]

Cameron Carpenter, NYC. Photo by Michael Hart

Cameron Carpenter: Not your grandmother’s organist

Cameron Carpenter is not your grandmother’s organist.  A far cry from the pious image frequently associated with the “church’s instrument”, the mohawked and diamanté styled Carpenter smashes any attempt to typecast while his virtuoso composer-performer talents dazzle the uninitiated and authorities alike. Inspired at the tender age of 4 by images of silent-movie organ-playing accompanists, […]

All photos by Terry Steeves.

Lapointe Seafood Grill re-opens

Thursday night at Lapointe Seafood Grill at 55 York St. was the site of their Grand Re-opening event, which offered generous amounts of complimentary canapés, that gave us some sample-sized examples of their new menu. After extensive renovations from head to toe which took a month and a half to complete, the restaurant now has […]

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Write On Ottawa: Gwynneth Ever After, a Capital modern fairy tale

Linda Poitevin’s Gwynneth Ever After is a contemporary romance of renewed faith and hope. Gwyn Jacobs, a frazzled single mother of three, discovers herself sitting next to a famous movie star, Gareth Connor, as she attends a play at Cantebury Theatre in Ottawa’s West End. To her surprise, they strike up a conversation which lead […]

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