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The One Man Star Wars Trilogy, reviewed by someone who has never watched the original Star Wars

Charlie Ross brought his One Man Star Wars Trilogy to Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre Wednesday night. It was a special performance to fundraise for the 20th Ottawa Fringe Festival. The play debuted on the Fringe circuit in 2001 and has since grown into a Lucasfilm-licensed production. It’s impossible to review the show without the disclaimer that […]

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Best of: More #igersottawa to follow

From smiling puppies to sauce-smothered sandwiches, Instagram is a diverse hub for creativity, cuteness and photos of our coffee cups. With more than 300 million users and nearly 60 million photos shared daily on the app, it can be a challenge to find those stand out accounts worth adding to your feed. There are tons […]

Bunny Lanterns by Mike Geiger in the Apt613 Flickr Pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Nothing says Easter weekend quite like adorable baby animals and massive amounts of chocolate, so let’s get this weekend started off right! The Agriculture and Food Museum has special events this weekend for the whole family. The Billings Estate and the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum are also both hosting Easter egg hunts. If creepy-crawlies are […]

Photos by Temitopé Owolabi (@temitopeowolabi).

Best Of: Ottawa Street Photographers

Street photography is a genre in transition. It can be traced back to Eugene Atget, recognized as the father of the genre, in mid-19th century Paris. Used as a way to capture design, his subjects were mainly buildings, streetscapes and gardens. Street photography would later undergo another change as the main subject became people. Traditionally […]

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Ming Wu Wednesday!

This featured column presents one of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. The picture above is of a thumb war contest that took place at Beau’s St Patrick’s Day party. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.

Welcome to Babely Shades’ Space Jam!

For a great opportunity to hear some up-and-coming local artists, stop by Pressed this Friday for the launch of a new monthly music series that aims to promote young up-and-coming artists, particularly those who are queer and/or people of colour. This Friday’s show features November from Montreal, Perkolator from Peterborough, and Ottawa’s own Pith, one half of […]

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Fet. Nat. release new EP today, debut fresh sound

It’s been almost two years since we’ve heard new recordings from Fet. Nat., a band that has cut itself a niche in Gatineau’s music scene with its raw, experimental, jammy sound. Poule Mange Poule, the band’s last album, was characterized by a mix of rock drums, echo-pedaled guitar, brass, and strange, off-kilter sounds. It showed […]

Baseballs. Photo by Kris Robinson on Flickr.

Let’s play ball!

Post by Jim Shortz. The Blackburn Men’s Fastball League is looking for a few good men. About 25 of them, to be specific. And, as it turns out, you don’t have to be any kind of superstar to get involved. The long-running local league for enthusiasts of a “friendly competitive” level of softball will hold […]

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A taste of Eastern European folk music

Except for the Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms they played as an encore, the music that Carissa Klopoushak, Alexandru Sura and Thibault Bertin-Maghit presented at MacKay United Church on March 18 had a familiar-sounding ring to it. That’s because the folk music of the Ukraine and Romania the trio draw on influenced many […]

From left to right: Jayme Stone, Moira Smiley, Joe Phillips, and Sumaia Jackson, perform at NAC's Fourth Stage. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Jayme Stone brings music of the world to the NAC

Wednesday night at NAC’s Fourth Stage was a treat for the ears to those that attended Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project show. Canadian Juno-award winning, Jayme Stone, known for his innovative and creative interpretations on the banjo, along with three accompanying musicians, took the crowd on a trip through traditional musical cultures of the world. Stone […]

Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Q&A with Charlie Ross, One Man Star Wars + win tickets

Without props or costumes, Charlie Ross has performed his one-man Star Wars show more than 4,000 times in about 400 cities. Prior to his March 23rd performance in Ottawa (one night only), Ross sets the record straight about meeting George Lucas and shares a few highlights about his 15-year adventure playing all of the main […]

Photo by Viktor S. Device.

Tuesdays are the sexiest nights in town

While many are at home on Tuesday night getting ready for the following midweek hump day, one of the Capital’s best kept secrets, An Evening of Sin, unfolds at the Rainbow Bistro. After 9 p.m., the ByWard Market shuts off its lights, but the Rainbow transforms into a vibrant, lively and enchanting Burlesque cabaret. An […]

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