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“Winning isn’t enough”: Fury coach Paul Dalglish on upcoming season

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All images courtesy of Ottawa Fury FC.All images courtesy of Ottawa Fury FC.

In a conversation with new Fury FC coach Paul Dalglish, we find out what kind of team Ottawa can look forward to seeing in 2016. Paul Dalglish has been in Ottawa just a few weeks, but he’s been hard at work ever since he arrived.  Since being named the new coach of Ottawa Fury FC, he’s found a place to live in the Glebe but he hasn’t had time to explore any of his new city beyond his new workplace at TD Place stadium.  Even skating on the canal will... | Continue reading article

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Girl Force to increase gender equality in video game production

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Lindsay Blenkhorn is pictured at Fuel Industries, where she is Senior Producer. Photo by Livia Marina Belcea.Lindsay Blenkhorn is pictured at Fuel Industries, where she is Senior Producer. Photo by Livia Marina Belcea.

Post by Livia Marina Belcea Move over guys, Girl Force is taking over Ottawa, one game at a time! Lindsay Blenkhorn is a Senior Producer at Fuel Industries. She has been in her role for four and a half years, and oversees the production of projects such as games, mobile apps and websites. She has worked on producing games and content for brands like Warner Bros. and Mattel, to name a few. Lindsay holds a degree in computer science, and got involved in making games when she combined her love of... | Continue reading article

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Zero Day Reapers on first show, cybersecurity and free music

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Photo by Christian Villemaire, courtesy of Zero Day Reapers.Photo by Christian Villemaire, courtesy of Zero Day Reapers.

New local electro-punk band Zero Day Reapers will be playing their first show this Friday, February 12, at House of Targ, with a line-up of songs that explore sex, computers, and technology. The band consists of lead singer Tanya Janca, lead guitarist Daniel Ryan, bassist Jean-Francois Brown, and rhythm guitarist Godwin Daniel. Apartment613 sat down with Janca to find out more about the singer and what people can expect from Zero Day Reapers. Janca was born in Kitchener-Waterloo, but she grew up in Ottawa after her family moved here when... | Continue reading article

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Win tickets to Winter Brewfest at Lansdowne

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Photo from Brewfest's Facebook page.Photo from Brewfest's Facebook page.

This weekend marks the culmination of Winterlude and, to celebrate, the 2nd annual Winter Brewfest, this Friday and Saturday in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. 35 breweries from across Ontario and Quebec will have their best kegs tapped for this event. The breweries include old favourites, like Beau’s, Muskoka, and Beyond the Pale, new kids on the block Tooth & Nail, Waller St. Brewing, and Cartwright Springs, as well as our friends from across the river, Unibroue and Brasseurs du Monde. In addition to the best beers from the best... | Continue reading article

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Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS

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Ottawa's Lounge Lizard: Johnny Vegas is created by Kristopher Waddell, Art by Tom Szyc and Colours by Kelly Tindall.Ottawa's Lounge Lizard: Johnny Vegas is created by Kristopher Waddell, Art by Tom Szyc and Colours by Kelly Tindall.

We’re delighted to have Kristopher Waddell as 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 Vegas is a perfect wrap up for all us who ended up in Maxwell’s over the years and heard the catchy strains of Vegas and his band.... | Continue reading article

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Local collective takes action to offer free arts education to youth

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In 2012, the City of Ottawa released the Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture (2013-2018). One of the plan’s four key missions was to “invest in local culture and build cultural leadership.” Unfortunately, in the years since the strategy was published, the arts community has not seen the kind of advancements promised in the 2012 proposition. Though the base funding per year was increased in 2013 and 2014, and additional boosts are expected in the coming four years, the level of support from the City nowhere near matches... | Continue reading article

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Glory Days: Ottawa’s music scenes of the 60s, 70s, and 80s at Megaphono

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Left to right: Councillor Jeff Leiper, panel members Eugene Haslam, Sandy Sharkey, Dick Cooper, Harvey Glatt, Gary Comeau, and emcee Ken Rockburn.  All photos by Terry Steeves.Left to right: Councillor Jeff Leiper, panel members Eugene Haslam, Sandy Sharkey, Dick Cooper, Harvey Glatt, Gary Comeau, and emcee Ken Rockburn. All photos by Terry Steeves.

The second annual Megaphono music showcase festival, which ran from Feb. 2-5, featured some of our own local and regional talent on stages throughout the city.  Industry professionals from abroad were invited to the capital to see, hear and offer constructive advice to some of Ottawa’s musical talent, and to offer constructive advice on how local artists can get the ball rolling on catapulting their careers. This year, Megaphono worked closely with the newly formed Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, which also works with artists and professionals to build, develop, network,... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: These hippies mean business

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Review by Barb Collishaw Seymour Hamilton’s The Hippies Who Meant It opens at a dramatic confrontation during an anti-war rally, where we meet the three main characters, Dick, Joe and Beth. They come from widely different backgrounds and only chance has thrown them together. A brightly painted VW microbus (definitely another main character) takes them to a new life in Nova Scotia. They settle on a hillside called the North Mountain and manage to keep themselves alive and mostly happy through some tough winters and much coming and going. From a variety... | Continue reading article

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The Bytown Museum mixes fire and ice this Winterlude

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Photos courtesy of the Bytowne Museum.Photos courtesy of the Bytowne Museum.

The Bytown Museum is one of the oldest structures in its vicinity, no small claim for a building flanked on either side by Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier. Though those stately buildings house plenty of history, they are all predated by the structure that became the Bytown Museum (commissioned in 1827) by nearly one-hundred years. All, that is, except the Library of Parliament, which survived the fire of 1916, a fire that pretty much levelled the rest of the Hill. It’s that fire that serves as the focal point... | Continue reading article

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What’s On Stage: Brad Long, a trial in passion

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Brad Long in Dream On. Photo by Andrew Alexander.Brad Long in Dream On. Photo by Andrew Alexander.

Brian Carroll of Apartment613 interviewed actor Brad Long. You’re nominated as Outstanding Actor for the Prix Rideau Awards for Re:Union. How did you get involved in this production? Brad Long: Sean Devine, who is the writer/director of Re:Union, and Artistic Director of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Theatre, came and saw a performance of We Glow that we did here in Ottawa before we went on tour. He loved the show. He’s someone who wants to shake things up here in Ottawa, in some really interesting ways. He reached out to me and said, “Re:Union is going up... | Continue reading article

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