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What will you discover at The Shenkman?

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The Arrogant Worms. Photo provided by The Shenkman Arts Centre.The Arrogant Worms. Photo provided by The Shenkman Arts Centre.

Spring is here, and with it comes a series of arts and culture venues announcing their next season, and the Shenkman Arts Centre is certainly no different. Having attended several events at Shenkman over the last few months I was definitely curious about what was on the plate for next season. The official release of next season’s lineup came out on May 1st, and it proved to be very interesting. Chosen to celebrate the Centre’s 5th anniversary, the shows listed seem to continue the Shenkman tradition of having an eclectic... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 7 mai :: Secret Broadcast, Musique émergente à La Quatrième Salle du CNA, Ottawa Folk Festival, Chinatown en délire, Cinéma portugais

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Basement 819 continue d’enchanter vos vies avec ses recommandations culturelles Gatineau/Ottawa. Secret Broadcast Avec la sortie de leur album Filthy Souls, Secret Broadcast (Toronto) serait arrivé en trombe pour sauver le rock n’ roll! (selon les dires aperçus sur le site de CBC Music). On y croit. Ils seront au Zaphod ce vendredi 9 mai. Ils ont assuré les premières parties de Metric, Tokyo Police Club, The stills. Ils ont réussi à se frayer un chemin à travers le Top 40 sur les radios au Canada. Chanteur, guitariste et compositeur,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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What are you up to this weekend, Ottawa? Music-wise, you’ve got a bunch of options. Tonight, it’s all indie, all the time with Palm Trees, Android 16 and Randy Shenanigans at Avant Garde, while bands compete for big bucks down at Ritual. Adam Baldwin takes his guitar skills down to Zaphod’s, while the Radioactive party is back at the Mercury Lounge. Friday, Secret Broadcast brings some alt-rock to Zaphod’s, and things get great with The Great One edition of Kitchen Party dance party at Rochester Pub. Ten Second Epic brings... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 30 avril :: Eventful Capital en visite, le MIFO présente une nouvelle scène émergente, la musique-est-en-stock et Éric ose en théâtre!

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Basement 819, 14e édition cette semaine. De la belle et grande visite en studio! Eventful Capital, une tribune à applaudir très chaudement! Derrière la plateforme d’information culturelle Eventful Capital, se cache depuis plus de trois ans une passionnée de musique et de culture : Elly Laberge. Chaque semaine, elle s’active sur son blogue pour présenter aux amoureux de la culture une liste très complète d’événements culturels de la région. Son blogue :: http://eventfulcapital.wordpress.com Le fil Twitter @EventfulCapital est également alimenté quotidiennement par Elly Laberge elle-même. C’est qu’elle ne s’arrête jamais! Consultez... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do + a giveaway

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This weekend has a mash up of music, food, and outdoor adventures – and you can top it all off by winning a pair of tickets to the Friends with Benefits event! Read on to find out more. Let’s start with the music: if you’re in a country mood, Gil’s Hootenanny down in the Glebe is where you should be. Eagleson gets celebratory at Ritual, launching their debut EP with Tall Trees and Tasty Susan. On Friday, Grre en Famille and The Cardboard Crowns are at Zaphod’s for a bit... | Continue reading article

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IFCO premiered 7 new films at Film/Scape gala

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Still from Deniz Berkin's Room Service.Still from Deniz Berkin's Room Service.

The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa (IFCO) premiered seven new films at Club SAW for IFCO’s Film/Scape gala on April 26. The films were all made by Ottawa-based filmmakers and members of IFCO. Films ranged from being as short as three minutes to as long as 20 minutes. Filmmakers used a range of analog film types, mostly 16mm film. One filmmaker used 35mm and another decided on super eight film. “We have both established and up-and-coming artists from the Ottawa area, so it’s a nice range,” says Patrice James, IFCO... | Continue reading article

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Festival de cinéma VUES D’AFRIQUE : un peu d’Haïti, de Créole et de francophonie à Ottawa du 29 avril au 1er mai !

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Par Mariette Delevallée. Il est le détonateur de la longue série de festivals cinématographiques post-hivernale de Montréal depuis maintenant 30 ans. Pourtant, il n’est arrivé dans la région qu’il y a deux ans seulement. Encore méconnu des Ottawaiens, le Festival international de cinéma VUES D’AFRIQUE présente, en partenariat avec La Nouvelle Scène, six films de sa programmation dans le but nous faire découvrir la créativité et la diversité du cinéma de l’Afrique francophone. A Montréal, VUES D’AFRIQUE propose des documentaires, des fictions et des courts métrages afin de montrer la... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 :: Les-tulipes-tardent-à-sortir-mais-on-ne-perd-pas-espoir.

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Basement 819, une 13e édition qui porte chance. Scène 1425 nous a dévoilé sa programmation d’automne 2014 en primeur! Philippe Gaudreault, responsable de Scène 1425 Gatineau nous a présenté la programmation d’automne! Yeah! Nous avons particulièrement hâte de vivre la performance The Franklin Electric. Bon, le spectacle est prévu seulement le 13 décembre prochain à la Salle Jean-Despréz, on sera patients. Ah! À noter que Elliot Maginot, un artiste de talent de la scène émergente sera en première partie. Une nouveauté folk à découvrir, c’est sûr! Pour tous les détails... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: LAFF ticket giveaway

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On the set of Solo, playing Thursday night at the Latin American Film Festival.On the set of Solo, playing Thursday night at the Latin American Film Festival.

Looking to get your fill of Latin American film with free passes? Read on! Let’s break the weekend down by day. Thursday, kick things of with a fundraiser or two: the Ottawa BFA students are raising money for their year end show, the Lunenburg Pub is hosting one for autism research, and there’s a fundraiser featuring a few local bands and burlesque babes down at the Rainbow. Celebrate National Poetry Month with the A B Series down at the library, or catch the Uncooperatives at the Dominion. On Friday, The Wooden... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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So this weekend is a weekend of choices – you’re going to have to make some tough ones, since the city is hopping. In the music world tonight, you’ve got your pick of indie darlings Basia Bulat and The Head and The Heart, or a bit of a pop punk party with Andrew W.K., We were Sharks, and Robots! Everywhere!!, or some wild trombone down at Zaphods. Just in case that wasn’t enough, Claude Munson and the Storm Outside will be down at the Mercury Lounge. Friday brings indie rockers... | Continue reading article

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