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Trevor Finlay: Live and unplugged

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All photos by Terry Steeves.All photos by Terry Steeves.

From the first time I met guitarist/singer/songwriter Trevor Finlay and watched him perform on the Calabogie Blues & Ribfest stage last summer, I was hooked. From his searing blues solos to some serious chicken-plucking frenziness, Trevor has developed a unique style since the start of his musical journey at just nine years of age. I caught our Ottawa native this past Friday night at the Byward Market’s landmark venue, The Rainbow Bistro, who recently celebrated their 29th year in business. Trevor answered the call of Nashville a few years ago, where... | Continue reading article

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Crosss my heart and read my tarot

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Ottawa band Bonnie Doon reads Crosss tarot cards unveiling mystic musical truths: On travelling about the Canadian music community this summer I crossed paths with Andy March, Ryan Allen and Nathan Doucet of Crosss (pronounced Crosses) on many legs of their various tours. The first time was here in my hometown of Ottawa at Pressed for a Bruised Tongue showcase. The second was during the freak flooding of Calgary, the third in the farm fields of Sackville and the fourth at Pop Montreal. Crossss released their debut full length LP... | Continue reading article

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Let’s Get Fresh Initiative continues Ottawa’s fight against HIV/AIDS

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Post by Katherine Palbom At first glance the war on HIV AIDS is a good story, with headlines like ‘End in sight’ popping up in newspapers and all over the internet. New drug treatments have transformed what was once a death sentence into a chronic illness, and there are even babies getting ‘cured’ from the virus (or at least going into long term remission).  However look deeper and it is evident that, while there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a long way to go before HIV/AIDS is truly... | Continue reading article

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Hey Maker: A chat with Steve St Pierre

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By now you’ve likely seen the Support Local logo and poster – goodness knows we at Apartment613 have been using it wherever possible for the last few weeks. As we wind down on this month long initiative, we wanted to chat with the guy behind the ingenious design. Steve St Pierre of Maker, cleverly realizing that our city is in the shape of a heart, has created a logo that (we like to think, at least) warms the actual hearts of Ottawans, and lets them show a little extra lovin’... | Continue reading article

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Best outdoor art in Ottawa – The Market and Hull edition

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Photo by MDV on Flickr. Where not stated, image is by Sanita Fejzic.Photo by MDV on Flickr. Where not stated, image is by Sanita Fejzic.

As the weather outside becomes less inviting, walking around the city will inevitably change. You may be less tempted to linger. The meaning of this word, to stay in a place longer than necessary because you simply don’t want to leave, is often done effortlessly when a good sculpture or a powerful installation engages us. Outdoor art is can easily be dismissed as static. And yet, there is a discourse between the work, the artist and the viewer that is dynamic. Unique, not just for between viewers—everyone sees differently—but unique... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Indulge your senses at the third annual Ottawa Tea Festival

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Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Tea Festival.Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Tea Festival.

Given today’s popularity of hipster cafes and artisanal coffees, it is easy to overlook that tea has also been seeing a renaissance that goes far and wide beyond the traditional afternoon cup of our forbearers. To a novice, the dazzling array of tea types, origins, techniques, and appurtenances at local specialty shops may be daunting indeed. The third annual Ottawa Tea Festival, taking place at the Ottawa Convention Centre this Saturday (November 23) is a great venue to introduce first-timers to the world of tea, or to expand the knowledge and... | Continue reading article

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Picturama! A photography show for all humankind

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The Civil Servants present Picturama! Ottawa’s original anything-goes photography show. In an age where Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter rule our lives and facilitate much of our interactions with others, the Civil Servants have created a uniquely social event to share your photography with strangers. It’s called Picturama! and it’s a new type of photo show. The premise is simple. Any camera-wielding-human may submit up to 10 of their favourite 4×6 or 4×4 snap shots, the hosts of Picturama! will display them at Fall Down Gallery, and any and all attendees... | Continue reading article

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Say ‘yes to the dress’ at The Handmade Bride

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Photo by Jonathan Kuhn Photography.Photo by Jonathan Kuhn Photography.

Every woman knows that they are supposed to have “the feeling” when they find their dress. That Say Yes to the Dress heart dropping moment. The Handmade Bride seems to have that feeling flowing from their walls because the moment you step inside you just can’t stop smiling. This indie New Edinburgh wedding shop is on a mission to inspire you to customize your wedding. From corner to corner, the boutique is like no other wedding spot; boasting eclectic bright bow ties, highlighter crinoline skirts and bold graphic stationary squeezed... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do + ticket giveaway

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This weekend, we’ve got a musical shattering blonde stereotypes, a festival dedicated to all things steeped, and a night celebrating all things Africa. We’re also giving away tickets to a show at Raw Sugar – read on for more details! Support Local month continues, with the latest installment of Apt613 Talks tonight down at Shopify. Ever wondered when you’ll be able to start printing off replacement car parts or create a perfect replica of your pet? It might be sooner than you think – our panelists will discuss the future... | Continue reading article

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Restaurant International serves up a unique coffee-inspired culinary experience

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Post by Devan Marr. What if we told you that you could enjoy specially selected canapés, a Costa Rican-inspired dinner entrée, a guided matching and tasting of 8 exquisite desserts and 4 exceptional coffees, and help South American children obtain access to education?  Well, tonight, you can! Algonquin College’s Restaurant International will play host to “Discovering the World of Coffee” a dinner event prepared by the Algonquin Culinary Management students. Expect delicious snacks like ceviche, beef carnitas, and chicharrón, a latin style crackling dish.  From personal experience, the food prepared by... | Continue reading article

 
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