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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 […]

Photo by Amanda Armstrong.

Ottawa Creatives: Brant Thompson

Brant Thompon’s love of photography began when his father returned from a summer on Baffin Island with a 35mm Zeiss Ikon. Borrowing his father’s camera, Brant began to capture life through its lens. He took several photos for his high school newspaper and yearbook and then, upon graduation, enrolled in a photography program at Algonquin […]

Photo from the MATT dorgan PROJECT's Facebook page

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 […]

Photo from Stella Bell-Murrray's Facebook page

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, […]

Photo by Jon Parise on Flickr.

Networking for Nerds: Ottawa’s newest business social

Calling all Nerds! You know who you are. Armada Lounge (23 York Street ) is hosting the first of a monthly series of networking events starting on Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 that invites business professionals, passionate innovators and vanguards in Ottawa’s vocation world to co-mingle and talk-shop under one roof. Forget the typical networking template; […]

Production shots from Monstrous Nights Theatre's Burning: A Bridge. All photos by Bulldog Photography.

Monstrous Nights Theatre presents Burning: A Bridge

Burning: A Bridge is the story of two twenty-somethings being pulled apart by life. Jay is intent on moving across the country to pursue fame and fortune while feeling like a fraud and Clara feels trapped at home by commitments to school, work and family. Both feel cast adrift and abandoned by the other and […]

Scene from Table Manners. Photo by Julie Le Gal.

Table Manners is a complete success

Table Manners is the first of a theatrical triple-header at The Gladstone and, I believe, a first for Ottawa. As a result of a flippant remark to a reporter in 1973, Alan Ayckbourn found himself committed to writing a trilogy of plays.  The result was his brilliant classic, The Norman Conquests. Ayckbourn’s three plays share […]

Photo by Jordan Duff.

Foodie Friday: Making the Link – Sausages and Beer

Aren’t sausage puns the wurst? Beer and sausages: a perfect pairing. Below I’d like to call attention to two venues in Ottawa’s east end where you can indulge your palate with these two German delicacies. Beechwood’s newly opened Clarkstown Kitchen and Bar (formerly El Mason) has modernized the historical beer and sausage marriage and taken it […]

The Aberdeen Pavilion, along with various sites throughout the Glebe, will be the site of some Marvest shows.  Photo from the Apt613 pool by flickr user Lazy_Artist

Cityfolk presents #Marvest2015: A local music harvest

Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival team are stepping it up a notch this year not only with the move to the massive and centally located Lansdowne Park, but also with the addition of an exciting off-shoot series of performances called Marvest. Marvest, as the name implies, is a musical harvest of world-class talent plucked from our very […]

Romuald Peiser takes the field at TD Place. (Picture courtesy of Ottawa Fury FC)

Match Preview: Fury look to outshine Cosmos’ stars

 Romuald Peiser No one can get a shot passed you You can make any stop Even if you’re standing still And if a striker Thinks he knows just what to do He might make it through And then get stopped by you     -Lost lyrics to Finger Eleven’s “Paralyzer” (They’re big Fury fans) Get ready, […]

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