Last time, we looked at the area of Uppertown now taken up by what is now 395 Wellington, or Library and Archives Canada. This time I’m interested in taking a look at some of the houses located on Lyon, the north side of Vittoria, Kent and Cliff Streets. [Ed. note: Here's a Google Maps link to help orient you.] Here’s a snapshot of a section of a larger scale fire insurance plan that appears to have been created by the government in 1912 and is now is now in the... | Continue reading article
Who is Kate Smith? It’s hard to tell from the characters she’s played: ranging from 12-year-old Kit in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, to 80-year-old Josephine Strong in Hollmann & Kotis’ Urinetown. Smith’s range doesn’t just cover age. Sampling some of the more than 22 shows that Smith has performed, we find: a prison guard (Iron), an IRA officer (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), a soccer mom (Secrets of a Soccer Mom), a bride (The Wedding Night), a ghost (Snapshot), an Iranian writer (White Rabbit, Red Rabbit), an exotic dancer (We Never... | Continue reading article
When NAC Presents recently announced its season lineup, Petr Cancura’s Crossroads project stood out right away. A concert series within the concert series that is NAC Presents, Crossroads is a genre-crossing something special that’s been cooked up to mark Presents’ 5th anniversary. So here it is. Take three of the city’s best-loved singer-songwriters, say Ian Tamblyn, Lynn Miles, and Jeremy Fisher. Add an amazing house band of jazz heavyweights, maybe Roddy Ellias, Greg Ritchie and John Geggie. Then throw in some fresh arrangements written by Cancura himself. Mix well. With this... | Continue reading article
First off, thanks to all your kind donations and support during the CHUO 89.1FM funding drive. If you missed out and are still interested in donating, it’s not too late. Just visit their website to donate online. Lovely listeners who donate $35 or more to Apt613 Live! will get a Support Local t-shirt. We interview the Director and CEO of the Ottawa Art Gallery, Alexandra Badzak, who talks about the Arts Court redevelopment project. Tune in to CHUO 89.1FM every Tuesday at 6pm.
Who would pretend that photography is not a legitimate art form these days? Certainly not the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) and Exposure Gallery. Their partnership has led to a number of quality photographic exhibitions in Ottawa. The current show titled distURBANce makes no exception. It presents artworks by Glenn Bloodworth, Freeman Keats, Bill McCloskey, Maureen Murphy, Richard Perron, and Richard Robesco, all members of the Studio Zone V collective. Exposure Gallery’s interior layout is typical of old houses with doors, windows, a stairwell, and checks in the walls.... | Continue reading article
On the heels of Ottawa Fury FC’s historic 2-1 win against Minnesota yesterday, we bring you Football Journeys – #32ColinFalvey, a short documentary by our contributor Neil Dowling. “Irish footballer Colin Falvey talks about his journey as a professional player that has taken him to four different continents. Meanwhile his current team Ottawa Fury is on the brink of glory in the NASL.” Congrats to our amazing soccer football team.
Located at Centretown United Church, Centre 507 might not be highly visible to passersby but the work they do definitely shows in the community they serve. Run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, Centre 507 is an adult drop-in centre and support service that has been helping individuals deal with issues such as homelessness, poverty, unemployment and mental and physical health concerns since 1983. Centre 507 is a safe place to connect with outreach workers from a variety of health care services and is a partner of SITE... | Continue reading article
We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Wednesday, October 11 performance of Barbarians by the Hofesh Shechter Company at the NAC. To enter, send an email with the subject line “Contest – Barbarians” to email@example.com by 4 pm Monday, November 9. A winner will be picked and notified on Monday evening. Israeli-born dancer and choreographer Hofesh Shechter has gained an international reputation for his innovative work. In particular, his new trilogy Barbarians has earned him praise the world over. Currently touring Canada for a series of shows, he now brings... | Continue reading article
For the past 20-plus years of Canadian artist, Matthew Good’s career, he has fearlessly expressed the ups and downs of his personal life, written poetic stories of human frailty, spoke out about socio-political issues and injustices, and explored the taboo subject of mental illness. His music and lyrics convey the search for truth, but also a sense of simply trying to evolve through the complications of life. Good’s most recent solo effort, Chaotic Neutral (September 2015), released under Warner Music Canada, covers a wide spectrum of topics and musical flavours.... | Continue reading article
Ottawa Fury FC just finished its second full regular season, winning the North American Soccer League Fall Championship, and are now the second seed in the NASL playoffs. They’ll host their semi-final game against Minnesota United FC at TD Place on November 8th. It is, without a doubt, the most important soccer game in Ottawa’s history. Earlier this week I spoke with Fury FC captain Richie Ryan about the playoffs, about adjusting to life in Ottawa, and who has the best hair on the team. Apt613: Hi Richie, I want... | Continue reading article