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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 […]

Bill Burr. Photo courtesy of Michael O’Brien Entertainment.

Bill Burr returns with more ‘uneducated rants’

Having just completed a long stint of convalescence due to a severe injury, I have come to appreciate the power of laughing at shit when it goes horribly wrong.  Thanks to the wealth of comedy specials on Netflix (and painkillers…lots of them), I was kept from going stir-crazy while the rest of you schlepped about […]

Photo courtesy of JC Peters.

Video of the Week: Dapper by JC

A good beat shouldn’t be ignored. And neither should good choreography. In Dapper, local hip hop artist JC Peters brings both to the table and it’s hard not to appreciate this kind of artistry when it comes to music videos. In an instant, you’re hooked. One of the dancers is performing a backflip, the music […]

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Interview: Queering613’s Dillon Black (Part 2 of 2)

Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & learning about Ottawa’s LGBTQ loves & faves, its exciting happenings & the issues nearest & dearest to our […]

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Interview: Queering613’s Dillon Black (Part 1 of 2)

There’s a new queer collective in town, and they’re combining activism and advocacy with fun and glittery social get-togethers. Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & […]

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Best of: More #igersottawa to follow

From smiling puppies to sauce-smothered sandwiches, Instagram is a diverse hub for creativity, cuteness and photos of our coffee cups. With more than 300 million users and nearly 60 million photos shared daily on the app, it can be a challenge to find those stand out accounts worth adding to your feed. There are tons […]

Photo by Viktor S. Device.

Tuesdays are the sexiest nights in town

While many are at home on Tuesday night getting ready for the following midweek hump day, one of the Capital’s best kept secrets, An Evening of Sin, unfolds at the Rainbow Bistro. After 9 p.m., the ByWard Market shuts off its lights, but the Rainbow transforms into a vibrant, lively and enchanting Burlesque cabaret. An […]

Photo by Bilal Hamdan

Video of the Week: Buck n Nice

Last Friday saw the release of the long-awaited video for “Welcome to Infinity,” the first track off Buck n’ Nice’s sophomore record Emag. They threw a release party at Flapjack’s, and invited special guests Circa Beatz and F. Printz to help them show it to the world. The guest list was a veritable who’s-who of Ottawa hip hop […]

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