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Young Ottawa glitterati hit bowling green for charity

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Hintonburg’s sleepy Elmdale Lawn Bowling club will be transformed into the hippest spot in the city on Wednesday when Lawn Summer Nights returns to the capital for the first of four nights of mingling, munchies, booze and bowling in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The second annual fundraiser, which draws a who’s who of young Ottawa professionals from the political, media and business spheres, doubled in size this year and sold out in less than 24 hours. “We have a bunch of returning teams, and we attribute much of our... | Continue reading article

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Glengarry Glen Ross: A relentlessly vicious and vital theatrical experience

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Full cast of Glengarry Glen Ross. Photo by Maria Vartanova.Full cast of Glengarry Glen Ross. Photo by Maria Vartanova.

Heading in to David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross one wonders if The Avalon Studio production will compare favourably to the excellent movie version with Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin & Al Pacino. Be assured, this is no poor cousin but a relentlessly vicious and vital theatrical experience of Mamet’s world of shady salesmen and dark deeds. Glengarry Highlands & Glen Ross Farms are two undesirable developments in Florida. We follow 24hours in the lives of a gang of thuggish real-estate agents competing on the company leader board in a race of... | Continue reading article

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Lunch Out Loud Ottawa 79- Our live show with Jon Deck and Atherton!

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Devin Atherton, Andrew Miller, Jon Deck, Nick BachuskyDevin Atherton, Andrew Miller, Jon Deck, Nick Bachusky

Episode 79 of Lunch Out Loud Ottawa is up! This is our first live show that we did out at 8 Locks’ Flat on Thursday afternoon. We met with Jon Deck and Devin Atherton, two DJ’s that have been honing their craft in Ottawa for many years. They have been around to see the changes in Ottawa in the mixing and rapping games in this city in the recent years. They are out almost every night in the city so we talk about the hidden events that people might not... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 25 juin :: Hommage à Jimmy C. Newman, Fête du Canada à la mode électro-house, Le Grenier pièce de théâtre historique, Éric émet une alerte : concerts à profusion

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Le temps d’un hommage en l’honneur de Jimmy C. Newman Né à Highpoint en Louisiane en 1927 dans la paroisse d’Evangeline, Jimmy C. Newman a quitté notre monde à Nashville le 21 juin dernier. Jimmy est un des artistes cadiens les plus connus. Sa carrière s’est principalement déroulé à Nashville au Tennessee. Pour en savoir plus, consultez sa page Facebook. Il nous laisse une joie de vivre à saveur country. On se souvient de Lâche pas la patate, bien sûr! Basement 819 vous présente cette semaine une myriade de concerts... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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So it’s an almost-kind-of long weekend, with the sun shining and the city full of activities. The Fringe Festival continues, with theatre options to suit just about everyone. Not sure what play to catch? We reviewed all the plays to help you out – check out our Fully Fringed section to see which ones are hits and which ones might just be misses. The Fringe just isn’t about plays – they’ve got a few free concerts at their Courtyard this weekend, too. Crissi Cochrane and Three Little Birds are there... | Continue reading article

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Cadence Weapon takes the stage at Rehab Pizza Party tonight!

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From electronica to seductive rapping, Rehab Pizza Party has a little something to bring every scene together. If the eclectic mix of performers aren’t enough to get you out of the house, then the promise of free pizza will. “It’s a chance to relive what rock n’ roll pizza parties used to be, but this time with more dancing,” describe co-organizers Victoria Watson and Leona Nikolić. It’s the best of both worlds, “you get to hear all types of music and eat free pizza at the same time.” For their... | Continue reading article

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Steve Martin/Edie Brickell blend of music and comedy leaves this father/daughter critic team in stitches

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Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell. Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell. Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.

Post by Tobi and Terence Cohen I became an Edie Brickell fan in Grade 9 after my then long, red-headed hippie boyfriend gave me a tape of her and the New Bohemians’ second album, Ghost of a Dog. My dad has always been a huge country music fan and, as his body fails him, considers “his tunes” his one true lifeblood. We’re both big, big Steve Martin fans who count Planes, Trains and Automobiles as the greatest movie ever made and admittedly use humour in our daily lives as a... | Continue reading article

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Punkpocalypse takes Montebello by storm: A review of Amnesia Rockfest 2014

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An estimated 200,000 colourful revellers decended on Montebello for the 9th annual Amnesia Rockfest over the weekend. Photo by Emily Fudakowski.An estimated 200,000 colourful revellers decended on Montebello for the 9th annual Amnesia Rockfest over the weekend. Photo by Emily Fudakowski.

The little festival that could may be all grown up, but Amnesia Rockfest remains the laid back, gritty punkpocalypse it always was. The community ball diamond, cement bleachers and tiny beer shack I remember from my first Rockfest four years ago are long gone and organizers have finally figured out how to tend to the toilet needs of thousands of beer guzzling rockers with mega munchies — particularly on days like Saturday when Cypress Hill took to the stage and the entire grounds erupted in a plume of pot smoke.... | Continue reading article

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Summer festival fever

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Picturesque beach scene at l'Outaouais en Fête. All photos by Terry Steeves.Picturesque beach scene at l'Outaouais en Fête. All photos by Terry Steeves.

The first day of Summer has arrived, and with it, a vast array of art, cultural, sport, and music events for all ages in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. With the weather having fully co-operated over the weekend, there was no shortage of things to take in for the eyes and ears. The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival at Mooney‘s Bay, Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival at Vincent Massey Park, The New Art Festival at Central Park in the Glebe, the Ottawa Fringe Festival, and of course, the Ottawa Jazz Fest were just... | Continue reading article

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NDMA has your summer tunes covered

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Photo courtesy of NDMA.Photo courtesy of NDMA.

No need to continue scouring the internet for summer tunes, Ottawa-based singer, rapper and producer, NDMA has just released his latest EP, Panache, this past June 17th. As we dive deeper into the season, the EP will likely be your go-to-playlist as it celebrates both hip-hop and electronic music. Mastered by prolific mixer, Phil Shaw Bova who’s previously tackled on the likes of Feist, Bahamas and Socalled, Panache successfully integrates 5 tracks that flow seamlessly into one another. The EP effortlessly pulls you in and out of a daze by... | Continue reading article

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