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Rémi Thériault’s photo exhibit depicts remnants of World War I

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Rémi Thériault. Photo by: Camille Zara AnsarRémi Thériault. Photo by: Camille Zara Ansar

If you’re in need of a bit of green and  have an interest in World War I history and French landscapes, it’s worth a visit to  Rémi Thériault’s new exhibit, ‘Front’ at the Ottawa Art Gallery. It’s a personal study by Rémi of Canadian First World War battle sites, which is particularly fitting considering that this year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. “I wanted to expand on what the general population already knew about the First World War, mostly on the traditional photographs than we normally... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Bridal Show Giveaway & Winter Jazz!

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This weekend is dusted in snow, ice and romance with both Winterlude and Valentines Day and its  jam packed with activities once again for singles and couples alike. It’s also an extended weekend for some with Family Day Monday. On Thursday, if you are in the mood to treat yourself or buy your sweetheart a Valentine’s gift head down to Wellington West between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. where Flock, Victoire, Jasmine Virani Jewelry and viens avec moi will have treats, deals, and giveaways. Later, stop by Shanghai for the Art is Up,... | Continue reading article

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5 local winter activities to keep you fit in 2014

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Ski trails in Gatineau Park. Photo by Active Steve on Flickr.Ski trails in Gatineau Park. Photo by Active Steve on Flickr.

Every winter I hear a few different versions of the same complaint:  “Cold enough for you?” “Can’t wait until Spring!” “It’s colder than a polar bear’s arse out there!” (which makes no sense, as a polar bear’s arse is 37 Celsius, so really even the hottest summer days are colder than a polar bear’s arse) OK, so Ottawa winters can suck I get where people are coming from though: Ottawa winters can suck. We should all hibernate from November to April, with perhaps a few brief moments of activity around... | Continue reading article

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Five fall finds an hour (or less) east of the city

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In Vankleek Hill, photos courtesy of Days Out Ontario, unless otherwise specified.In Vankleek Hill, photos courtesy of Days Out Ontario, unless otherwise specified.

Post by Caitlin Carpenter. The old adage of “head west, young man” may be backwards in Ottawa. Most areas in and around Ottawa have been thoroughly mined by locals for hidden gems. However, the communities to the east of Ottawa are often overlooked. Non-existent traffic and crowds, fresh ingredients, affordable stays, and bucolic scenery should lure Ottawans to the villages of Prescott and Russell for the perfect day trip. Knox Fine Dining, Moose Creek Moose Creek is probably the last place you would expect to find a fine dining restaurant,... | Continue reading article

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Arboretum Festival Foliage – Branching into Pregnancy Scares

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Pregnancy Scares, an Ottawa-bred act, is an aural torrent of strepitous calamities. Part blast, part roar, with a tinkle surf-shuffle, their tunes rumble with an infectious energy. While engaged in numerous other projects, members of the band use this project as a form to unleash the beasts. The band is releasing a 7-inch this fall/winter, and they’ve scheduled a show on November 9th at the Dominion to celebrate the occasion. I (Alessandro) caught up with one member, Emmanuel Sayer, to get a quick peek into the inner workings of Pregnancy... | Continue reading article

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Review — Stones in His Pockets

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Photo courtesy of The Gladstone's WebsitePhoto courtesy of The Gladstone's Website

A suicide, a wake, and a funeral: only the Irish can pull that off on stage and call it a comedy. Marie Jones’s Stones in His Pockets is set in a village in contemporary rural southwest Ireland, where local Jake Quinn (Richard Gélinas) and drifter Charlie Conlon (Zach Counsil) are making £80 a day as extras on the set of a Hollywood film—along with most of the rest of the town. When the film’s star, Caroline Giovanni (also Zach Counsil) decides to fraternize with the locals, Jake in particular, it sets off... | Continue reading article

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Review—La Bohème

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Photo courtesy of Opera LyraPhoto courtesy of Opera Lyra

After a nearly year-long hiatus, Opera Lyra Ottawa returns to the stage of Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre with a limited-engagement production of La Bohème, in the hopes of rekindling their fortunes. I think they stand a rather good chance of succeeding, and winning the hearts of new audience members to boot. The plot of Puccini’s La Bohème is simple enough: Rodolfo (Michael Fabiano) is a poet who lives in a Parisian garret (an attic) with the painter Marcello (Joshua Hopkins), the musician Schaunard (Peter McGillivray), and philosopher Colline (Valerian Ruminski). On Christmas... | Continue reading article

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Opera Lyra’s La Bohème

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Banner courtesy of Opera Lyra's websiteBanner courtesy of Opera Lyra's website

Let’s go to the opera. But, you say, we don’t have any opera in Ottawa. Yes, in fact, we do—it’s just been a while. After a season’s hiatus made necessary by a series of financial upsets, Opera Lyra Ottawa has their sights set on a dramatic comeback.  To this end, they’ve hired a new General Director, John Peter “Jeep” Jefferies, whose specialty is turning around opera companies with failing fortunes, and Artistic Director Tyrone Paterson has chosen an opera that will appeal to seasoned opera fans as well as provide... | Continue reading article

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Fringe Benefits: Space Mystery… from Outer Space! and Alien Predator: The Musical

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Photos Courtesy of Go Fly a Kite Productions and Dead Unicorn Ink. via the Ottawa Fringe FestivalPhotos Courtesy of Go Fly a Kite Productions and Dead Unicorn Ink. via the Ottawa Fringe Festival

For the last couple of summers, the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area and Ottawa Arts Court Foundation have co-presented a series of theatre productions as a mini-festival called Summer Fling.  The lineup has included remounts of selected local productions from the Ottawa Fringe Festival, called “Fringe Benefits.”  With the quiet demise of the OACF—leaving the future of the Arts Court performance spaces as a venue for independent theatre on uncertain ground—Summer Fling has been reduced to a bare skeleton: the current Ottawa Little Theatre production of Jasper Station, an Ottawa Dance... | Continue reading article

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Lace up your cleats! Ottawa’s soccer leagues are looking for players

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Photo courtesy of emiliep on FlickrPhoto courtesy of emiliep on Flickr

What a brilliant summer for soccer. From Christine Sinclair’s magical footwork in the Olympics, to Spain’s brilliant play in Euro 2012, footy fans had much to celebrate. So what are soccer lovers to do now that fall is on the horizon? Easy, lace up your cleats and register in one of Ottawa’s numerous soccer leagues. Ahead of the upcoming fall season, Apartment 613 spoke to different league operators about the available options. From coed teams, to women-only divisions, to games for gentlemen 35 and older, there are games for all... | Continue reading article

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