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Ottawa Creatives: Emil Mateja

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Through the Woods, by Emil Mateja. Photo from his website.Through the Woods, by Emil Mateja. Photo from his website.

This June, Ottawa Creatives is looking at emerging artists in the city. This place is full of incredible talent and we hope this space is an opportunity for our readers to discover new artists. Additionally, if you think there is an amazing poet, musician, dj, or artist that we need to hear about, please email us at apartment613@gmail.com. Growing up, Emil Mateja’s favourite thing to do was draw. While other kids had video games and Ninja Turtles, he had pencils, markers, and paper. When not busy with school work, he’d... | Continue reading article

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Highlights from the GG Performing Arts Awards

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Pianist Alain Lefèvre gives a compelling performance of laureate Walter Boudreau's,
"Asylum Waltz", conducted by Boudreau himself. All photos by Terry Steeves.Pianist Alain Lefèvre gives a compelling performance of laureate Walter Boudreau's, "Asylum Waltz", conducted by Boudreau himself. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Artes nos tenent et inspirant is the latin phrase emblazoned on the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award emblem which means, “the arts engage and inspire us”. It is the same wording inscribed on the medals given to each of the publically elected awardees each year since the GGPAA’s inception in 1992, an event set in motion by the support of our late Governor General HR Ramon John Hnatyshyn. Engaging and inspiring exactly describes the kind of night that was witnessed and felt by many at this star-studded gala held at... | Continue reading article

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Saint Clare reflects on life and legacy in new EP Moving On, out today!

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It’s an exciting time right now for Ottawa band Saint Clare. Their brand new EP Moving On will be released on Tuesday, June 2, and they’re going to be playing at Ottawa Bluesfest this summer – an opportunity which lead singer Matthew Saint Clare calls “a dream come true.” The band let Apartment613 listen to an advance streaming of the new EP, and now we get to share it with you. Check it out here! The first thing that’s obvious in their songs is the unique composition of musicians in... | Continue reading article

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Streetscape Memory Bank: Levine’s long lost Lowertown remembered

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King Edward Street near Rideau, circa 1920. Unless otherwise indicated, all photos are from Library and Archives Canada.King Edward Street near Rideau, circa 1920. Unless otherwise indicated, all photos are from Library and Archives Canada.

While casting about for an idea for a story about Ottawa’s Lowertown, I was struck by how much the the changes to the area have been documented over the past fifty years.  Various blogs (Urbsite and Ottawa Past and Present) and organizations (Lowertown Community Association and King Edward Avenue Task Force) have all done a good job of showing us that the past fifty years have not been kind to Lowertown, particularly from King Edward to Cobourg Street. What else was there to say? The main story is quite clear and... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Supporting Local at Equator Coffee

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True to their emphasis on supporting local, this sign at Equator Coffee was made by Gas Light Electric, 30 minutes from Ottawa. All photos by John Aung.True to their emphasis on supporting local, this sign at Equator Coffee was made by Gas Light Electric, 30 minutes from Ottawa. All photos by John Aung.

Let’s be honest, it was the bright and shiny “coffee” sign that could be seen while standing at the corner of Richmond Road and Churchill Avenue that initially drew me in. Equator Coffee is located right in the heart of Westboro, just slightly off the beaten path on Churchill. Once you step inside, be prepared to have your senses enlightened. Everything about the café and the products it sells have all been strategically and diligently planned out. Recently, I got the pleasure to sit down over, you guessed it, a cup... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + Handmade Harvest giveaway

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Print by The Sweetest Digs, who will be at the Handmade Harvest this weekend.Print by The Sweetest Digs, who will be at the Handmade Harvest this weekend.

The weekend long festivals and events really begin this Thursday, starting with the 2nd European Union Short Film Festival (OIMC) at Club Saw. The event is  free of charge, and encourages everyone to catch at least one of these films that begin every night at 6:30pm until Sunday. From Friday to Sunday, the Ottawa International Music Conference has a stacked weekend of panels and shows that are crucial for local musicians and industry hopefuls to catch. “We build the conference in two directions: panels that are more oriented to professionals... | Continue reading article

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Creative Morning Ottawa, le rendez-vous matinal des créatifs

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Still from Aaron Cayer's Creative Mornings presentation: Play & Skateboarding.Still from Aaron Cayer's Creative Mornings presentation: Play & Skateboarding.

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

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Write On Ottawa: Two days that changed the world

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Post by Peter Boyle There were 1,036 days in the presidency of John F. Kennedy.  This is the story of two of them that changed history forever. Two Days In June:  John F. Kennedy And The 48 Hours That Made History by Ottawa-based writer Andrew Cohen is a dense, sometimes joyful, sometimes bored, but constantly energetic book.  Cohen chronicles two pivotal speeches that President Kennedy made in 1963.  His June 10 speech which led to the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963, and his June 11 speech that opened the way to the... | Continue reading article

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The Feminist Twins present: Paint Nite

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Jenna and Kayla, the Feminist Twins, photo from  feministtwins.tumblr.comJenna and Kayla, the Feminist Twins, photo from feministtwins.tumblr.com

There are few things more satisfying than the feeling of letting your creativity flow out through a paintbrush and onto a canvas. Add to that the energy of a big ol’ party and you’ve got, in my books, an ideal night out. Painting parties have been happening around the city for a while now and they all work in more or less the same way.  Purchasing a ticket for the event gets you into the venue, puts a drink in your hand, and covers the cost of your painting supplies. ... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogosphere: Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike

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Jonathan Rotondo flying Smith Miniplane C-GDSA near Luskville, QC in April.  (Author's collection).Jonathan Rotondo flying Smith Miniplane C-GDSA near Luskville, QC in April. (Author's collection).

Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike is a story about aviation archaeology and family.  Fittingly, its writer, Jonathan Rotondo, is my older brother and life-long inspiration.  From childhood co-conspiracies to more ripened grown-up pursuits, he remains my sidekick, constantly supporting the counterpart to his sibling tribe. For that same reason, I wanted to support him in his life-long pursuit of flying and highlight his incredible journey and talent for storytelling. This story begins as a way for a son to honour the memory of his father by tracking down a single-seat biplane... | Continue reading article

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