Sights & Sounds
Apartment 613 spoke with conductor and Night at the Cotton Club co-creator Jeff Tyzik at his home in New York. With Night at the Cotton Club, Jeff Tyzik promises to take Ottawa back in time to a Harlem sparkling with the top entertainers of the 1920s and 30s. The gifted guest conductor will take the […]
The story of Mulligan’s Golf Bar starts about a year ago when three best friends, Andrew, Cameron and Chris were hanging out and looking for a place to grab some drinks, eat well and have a fun night downtown. Not having many options, they simultaneously came up with the same great idea: to open their […]
Post by Greg Guevara: follow Greg on Facebook. “Gaming” probably isn’t the word that comes into mind when someone thinks of Ottawa. While the city may seem to only conjure up images of snow and government workers, anyone who’s played pinball at House of TARG or boad games at The Loft has experienced the lesser-known gamer population. […]
Christine Sinclair is a legend. Her play at the 2012 Olympics and last years Women’s World Cup proved she is one of the best that has ever played. But she can’t play forever, which got me thinking…. Could the next Christine Sinclair come from Ottawa? If she does, she’ll probably be a product of the […]
Sunday was a day for being outside. Ming took to his bike and rode along the Ottawa River Parkway, stopping at the Prince of Wales train bridge to take these shots. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.
I used to think I had to travel far to find exciting things to see and do, but I’ve realized there is a lot right here in my own backyard. Road trips are fun, but so are day trips, and there are so many great day trips to do around Ottawa. For the first edition […]
Last week on Apt613 Live, an interview with storyteller Jeff Wright, who will be bringing his How to Make Love in a Canoe to the NAC on April 21st. Tune in to Apt613 Live on Tuesdays from 6pm on CHUO 89.1FM.
Third Wall Theatre opens Woyzeck’s Head on April 22nd. Drew Moore will be playing the lead role. James Richardson directs. Brian Carroll interviewed Richardson and Moore about the show and their backgrounds. The interview has been edited for length. Apt613: In 30 seconds or less, what is Woyzeck’s Head about? Richardson: Woyzeck’s Head is a […]
Ottawa singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume, is set to release her third studio album, Holding Patterns, with a CD release concert at NAC’s Fourth Stage on May 5, 2016, which will also kick off her Canadian tour. Joining her onstage will be the same 4 musicians featured on the album. They are Anders Drerup (guitar/vocals), Jim Bryson […]
Ready for some heat, Ottawa? Things are going to start scorching in Canada’s capital: the second annual Romancing the Capital (RTC) conference is coming to town at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Kanata (101 Kanata Avenue) from Thursday May 5th through Saturday, May 7th. With workshops during the day, two fantastic themed dinners (Cowboys […]
Post by Justin Francoeur. From April 8 – 10, 2016, the Ottawa Geek Market held it’s bi-annual festival at the Nepean Sportsplex in conjunction with the Capital Gaming Expo. The weekend saw two popular events filled with local gamers and fans of sci-fi, fantasy, anime, steampunk and horror congregate under one roof. As far as modern “geek […]
The story needs little introduction, so familiar is the iconic 1965 film version of Rodger & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. So the question at last night’s packed opening was could this version begin to approach the crowd-pleasing experience associated to its famous legacy? Set in Salzberg, Austria (oddly […]
The 14th Ottawa Community Record Show happened on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Hall. It was a “chance to dig for rare gems and scour for deals on great music from every genre.” Ming was there. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.
Truly a millennial phenomenon, this all girl band was inspired by a tweet that said there should be an all-female Nirvana cover band called Hervana. The band is composed of Carly Beath (Skirt Cobain), Erin Cousins (Miss Novoselic), Sonia Sennik (Dave Grrrl) and Michelle Turingan (Pap Smear). Growing up listening to 90’s alternative rock and […]
Aaron Hill is a producer and comic who runs Sunday Night Standup, 8pm Sundays at Pub 101. I totally bombed at the first Swizzles Comedy Night held back in early January, 2016. As I recall, there were four to six people in the audience, and no one seemed to know quite what to make of […]