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Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Steve

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Steve About: Steve works and lives in Little Italy. He also plays in a bunch of bands. […]

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Marvest: Local talent The Brook release new EP

After two years of performing together, indie folk-rock band The Brook will be playing at the CityFolk/Marvest (formerly the Folk Festival) for the first time. Started by singer-songwriter Sarah Murphy, whose musical influences range from her grandfather, Newfoundland musician  Peter Barron, to Led Zeppelin, she is joined by drummer Zac Delamont and bassist Robin Russell. CityFolk […]

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Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Dante

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Dante About: He used to work in a kitchen in Little Italy and still enjoys coming here. […]

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Marvest: Terry McLeish sings about “the everyday dilemmas of everyday people”

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local artists, and we’ll be profiling some of those artists. Folk singer-songwriter Terry McLeish will be bringing his funny, lively performance to the upcoming CityFolk Marvest festival. McLeish got his […]

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Tour de blogosphere: A Special Guide to Ottawa’s Literary Blogs (Part 5)

This is your tour guide to Ottawa’s online literary world blogosphere style. In coming posts, expect champions of poetry, stories of small press, writers seeking writers, book clubs to notice, online journals, recaps, reviews and more. Today we take you into the online world of literary blogging with creative twists. From those scouring the second […]

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Marvest: Apt613 Presents Kelly Sloan

Kelly Sloan had never fully intended to become a musician… she never had it in her plans. But often, these things happen when you least expect them. As a child growing up in her hometown of Almonte, she was always singing, and was put into voice lessons by the age of 10. Her musical studies […]

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Marvest: The Lionyls bring funk to CityFolk’s Marvest series

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands. Avid CityFolk show-goers themselves, The Lionyls are pumped to perform in the “Marvest at CityFolk” show series. Drawn to each […]

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Marvest: Apt613 presents the MATT dorgan PROJECT

Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands.  CityFolk asked several local cultural producers, including Apt613, to curate shows at Marvest.   Matt Dorgan’s love for the saxophone […]

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Stella Bell-Murray’s Nine of Nines & the West End Well music series

Stella Bell-Murray’s music has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. While starting out as a folk pop singer-songwriter on the acoustic guitar in the early 2000s, she’s now the experimental artist behind the music project Nine of Nines, incorporating vintage synth pads, loop pedals, electronic beats, a Yamaha Silent guitar plugged through multi-effects pedals, […]

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