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Tyler Kealey performs his set inside Bluesfest's Barney Danson
Theatre on opening night. Photo by Terry Steeves.

Bluesfest Local Highlights: Tyler Kealey

Ottawa’s singer/songwriter and piano man, Tyler Kealey, showcased his natural-born prowess on the ivories once again, inside the pristine acoustics of Bluesfest’s Barney Danson Theatre on opening night, the same stage he played in 2012. A good deal of Kealey’s musical path was paved on the Bluesfest grounds, which began during his high school years, […]

Photo by Ming Wu from the Apt613 flickr pool.

OPL Staycation: A day in Carp

Stephen Johnson works at the Ottawa Public Library.  When not at work,  he is probably out exploring the region (libraries included) with his family. In recent years, the summer staycation has become a popular trend. It allows a person to save money while being a tourist in their own backyard. In Ottawa, we are fortunate […]

Photo by Dustin O'Donnell, from Bluesfest 2009, used under flickr Creative Commons license.

Weekend Roundup, Bluesfest edition

Canada is 149 now but doesn’t look a day over 100. You might, on the other hand, depending on how much your Canada Day turned into a Canada Night or a Canada Long Weekend. Hope you got plenty of water and rest in between, cause July is the maddest month for events in Ottawa. Bluesfest […]

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Fellowship: Johnny Vegas – Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard, the final page!

Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]

Detail from the cover of The King in Darkness.

Write On Ottawa: Are you afraid of the dark?

Evan May’s The King In Darkness is outside my usual genre but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It reminded me of the gritty detective sagas of Raymond Chandler, though Adam Godwinson is a decidedly less-gritty and more endearing hero. A former priest, Adam now works at a used bookstore until the children he used to guide […]