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Basement 819 du 12 mars 2014 :: Festival de Films de l’Outaouais et son Festival international du court-métrage, Urban Craft Market, Les Hay Babies, The Sheep Dogs et ++

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Ce mercredi 12 mars, Basement 819 a inauguré sa toute première émission officielle SANS metteur en ondes, parti refaire sa vie, loin des studios de CHUO (pour la légende). Grandes adeptes de culture mais pas forcément de consoles, ayant rencontré divers couacs techniques de différents genres, nous souhaitons parachever cette expérience et vous proposer un résumé podcasté… sans podcast. Nouveau concept de la semaine, que vous nous pardonnerez faute de l’apprécier. Mais pour nous rattraper, nous vous proposons un line-up gonflé à bloc : c’est parti! Cinématographiquement parlant, le Festival... | Continue reading article

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Cuff the Duke takes over the NAC for a foot-stomping Saturday

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Cuff the Duke takes to the stage this weekend as part of the National Art Centre’s “NAC Presents” Series. The series is an opportunity for the NAC to bring different acts to the venue, experimenting with rock, indie, folk and other genres that can help bring in new audiences to the NAC’s stages. So what does the band think about playing this gig? “I think it’s great when venues like that help cultivate their next generation – they are looking down the road,” said Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke... | Continue reading article

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Last day to support Jill Zmud’s “Small matters of life and death”

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If you’re a fan of local singer/songwriter Jill Zmud‘s work, you’ve got until the end of the day to jump in and support her indiegogo campaign. Her new record is a bit of an homage to an uncle she met for the first time through his recordings. It’s a fascinating story and we caught up with Jill to quickly give us the run-down of her project and the campaign. You can find all the details online here. Apt613: Can you tell us a bit more about your Uncle Eddie? Jill:... | Continue reading article

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Travel to the magical world of Narnia with the 9th Hour Theatre Company’s latest production

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Gabrielle Lazarovitz as Queen Jadis. Photo by Siamak Abrishami.Gabrielle Lazarovitz as Queen Jadis. Photo by Siamak Abrishami.

Last night a mostly pint-sized audience travelled to the whimsical, magical world of Narnia for the sold-out opening show of The Magician’s Nephew, presented by the 9th Hour Theatre Company. It’s the first show of their series “Into the Wardobe”, a set of four shows exploring the works of beloved author C.S. Lewis. Adapted from the novel of the same name, the story is a prequel to the other books in the Narnia series, it explains how Aslan the lion created the world and how evil came to exist in... | Continue reading article

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW : diablerie mensuelle et jouissive du Mayfair

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Par Mariette Delevallée Samedi prochain, c’est le 15 du mois. Vous ne le savez pas encore, vous qui ne rodez pas chaque fin de semaine du côté du Mayfair, mais les weekends de quinzaine y sont le lieu d’un grand rassemblement vombrissant. Du bruit, des cris, des couleurs flashy, des costumes, des bulles… Le mystère s’épaissit… Je dévoile! Voilà quatre années que Lee Gordon Demarbre, programmateur du Mayfair Theatre, projette tous les mois une version sauvage du film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Dans une entrevue qu’il m’a récemment accordée, il m’a raconté qu’Ottawa avait... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Souljazz before winter came. Photo by Alexandre Mattar.Souljazz before winter came. Photo by Alexandre Mattar.

Mid-March means the explosion of green – if not with melting snow, then at least in a pint glass. St. Paddy’s is still a few days away, but there are festivities all weekend long: Irish food, music and of course parties – including a burlesque brunch. For you theatre buffs: Down at Arts Court, Jerk It will get down into some hilarious and touching masturbation stories. Improv gets a sea-bound twist with Much Ado about Feckin’ Pirates, starting this weekend down at the Gladstone. There’s fun for the whole family... | Continue reading article

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Israel Galván’s dance show La Edad de Oro brings golden flamenco to the NAC stage

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Photo of Israel Galván by Felix VazquezPhoto of Israel Galván by Felix Vazquez

Spanish flamenco artist Israel Galván has been called a genius and revolutionary choreographer. Known for mixing rapid-fire steps, intricate movements and stillness in his performances, the Seville-born dancer has been hailed the world over for his work. Local audiences now have a chance to see him first-hand when he performs at the National Arts Centre on Tuesday, March 18. “I’ve had the great fortune of seeing a number of Galván’s works in various cities, and I’m thrilled that we were able to bring La Edad de Oro  (The Golden Age) for his first Ottawa appearance,” says... | Continue reading article

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Arrows & Anchors celebrate their musical and romantic partnership with flapper-themed Stag and Doe

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Nicolas Crisafi and Danielle Allard of Arrows & Anchors. Photo by John Wenzel.Nicolas Crisafi and Danielle Allard of Arrows & Anchors. Photo by John Wenzel.

When local chanteuse Danielle Allard arrived at the Avant-Garde Pub for a gig in the spring of 2011, romance wasn’t on her mind. After a stressful day of university midterms, she was aggrieved to see a large amp on the already crowded stage. It soon became apparent that the amp belonged to bassist Nicolas Crisafi. “Is my amp in your way?” he asked. It was, but as the night went on it seemed increasingly less important. Within a couple of weeks Allard and Crisafi were dating and playing music together, eventually... | Continue reading article

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Inspiring Change commemorates where we’ve been, are and where we’re going

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Works by Marjolyn van der Hart. From left: New Crusaders, Capturing Her, and She's a Star. Photos courtesy of Wall Space Gallery.Works by Marjolyn van der Hart. From left: New Crusaders, Capturing Her, and She's a Star. Photos courtesy of Wall Space Gallery.

An important aspect of International Women’s Day is that it initiates a dialogue, a dialogue that resurrects past generations of struggle, contempt and discernment in a society that has persecuted individual’s opportunity on the basis of gender. A collection of works by five female artists are featured from now until March 30th at the Wall Space Gallery in Westboro. An exhibit called Inspiring Change, commends the artists who evoke their audience in a process of motivational nostalgia. The thought-provoking works of artists Marjolyn van der Hart, Alex Chowaniec, Joy Kardish,... | Continue reading article

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Is Ottawa the City that Fun Forgot?

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Photo courtesy of Mike Geiger on Flickr.Photo courtesy of Mike Geiger on Flickr.

Four years ago, Amen Jafri was frustrated with Ottawa. She was a young professional who liked to go out and do fun things, yet she seemed incapable of finding fun in the city. After conversing with a few friends, she realized she wasn’t alone. She decided to explore the stereotype that Ottawa is the city that fun forgot through a format she’d been wanting to get into for years: documentary film. Four years later, her project is finally complete and Jafri’s ready to share it with the world. Apt613 caught... | Continue reading article

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