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Jazz Festival hosts Pugs and Crows tonight at the NAC

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The Pugs and Crows have been garnering acclaim for their instrumental performances that bridge jazz, rock and classical sounds into something really quite interesting. If you’ve been enjoying the experimental music nights at Pressed, this might be the show for you. They won the Galaxie Rising Start award at the Vancouver Jazz Festival and are playing tonight at the National Arts Centre, presented by the Ottawa Jazz Festival. I shot a few questions over to Cat Toren, pianist for pugs and crows in advance of their show. Apartment613: You’ve had some success at... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Naming our new CFL team, Restaurant owner sentenced and Woodroffe Ave reopens ahead of schedule

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Now that it’s 99% certain that CFL football is coming back to Ottawa, the search for a team name begins. While no one got too attached to the Renegades, the Rough Riders still resonates with many Ottawa football fans, but we know there won’t be 2 teams with the same name – albeit different spelling – in a 9 team league. The Citizen looks at Ottawa’s history for inspiration for a new moniker. What do you like? The 20th Ottawa Business Achievement Awards took place. Some of the winners included Halogen... | Continue reading article

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Reflecting on last week’s Wine and Food Show

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This past weekend, the Ottawa Convention Centre hosted the 27th Ottawa Wine and Food Festival, lauded as a sensory extravaganza for gastronomes and oenophiles. Being relative newbies to Ottawa, and guilty of foodie proclivities, my friend and I naively paid our dues (Sunday ticket just under $30 with “fees”), and looked forward to exploring the local gustatory palette and learning a few tricks from the professionals. As we belatedly read the fine print in the Events Guide, it also became clear that samples or cooking demos weren’t included in the... | Continue reading article

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Jenn Grant: Ottawa, the new album, and a contest for our readers

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In advance of her making the trip to the capital for a few shows at the National Arts Centre, we gave Jenn Grant a call to chat about her connection to our city and her new record The Beautiful Wild. She’s released a beautiful new album. It’s interesting and diverse in lots of fun ways — almost as if she took the best sounds off the last record and used them to inspire the next. “With each record anyone would mature as an artist and you are more confident in... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa (plus, win tickets!)

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3-inch buttons made from test prints from work by Diane Bond for cut/paste/copy (now showing at Pressed Cafe).3-inch buttons made from test prints from work by Diane Bond for cut/paste/copy (now showing at Pressed Cafe).

Well, we’ve reached the halfway point of Support Local month, as November trucks along and the days get shorter. But no need to despair – there’s still plenty of events to come! We’ve got two art openings – one at Shanghai (use your passport!) and one at Mugshots, as well as a crazy birthday bash for Timekode, celebrating seven years of sweat and dance. Also in celebrations? Wunderkammer turns one! Be all classy-like at 327 Wine Bar Friday evening, with music by bassist Tobias Meis. You can also head out... | Continue reading article

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Video of the week (take two): Interview with photographer Magida El-Kassis

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This year’s Support Local month has brought together several artists with a few curious venues – we’ve got photography in an office space! – and some traditional venues, too (like Shanghai and Pressed). Tonight we’ve got openings for both Julie Cruikshank’s work, which we featured yesterday, and for Magida El-Kassis. Magida’s show will be up in perhaps the most curious location of all – in a bar located in a jail. This is what Support Local is all about, though – bringing together Ottawa’s creative scene in quirky ways. Here... | Continue reading article

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Mitt Romney with Mascara: Political Femme looks at power and drag

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Political Femme - Mitt Romney. By Julie Cruikshank.Political Femme - Mitt Romney. By Julie Cruikshank.

If you thought Margaret Sutherland’s “Emperor Haute Couture” portrait of a nude Stephen Harper stirred the waters, wait till you see the new art display at Shanghai Restaurant by Ottawa artist Julie Cruikshank. Ms. Cruikshank’s art series “Political Femme” features 20 paintings of white male politicians in drag.  She’s carefully chosen politicians, both Canadian and American, who in her eyes have a bad record on gay rights, women’s rights, or the environment, such as Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Rob Ford and yes, the Prime Minister as well, and portrays them... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live: going back in time with Jian Ghomeshi

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Listen here or on iTunes. Or tune in to CHUO 89.1 FM every Wednesday at 9 p.m. Hola, Apartment613 Live listeners! This week, we air a fantastic two-part interview we originally recorded during the Ottawa International Writers Festival with the multi-talented Jian Ghomeshi,  host of CBC Radio One arts and culture talk show Q and—more recently—author of the coming-of-age autobiography 1982. (And also a purveyor of fine granola, in case you didn’t know.) But if turning the microphone on one of Canada’s most notable radio personalities isn’t enough reason to... | Continue reading article

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Video of the week: Creative Mornings with Victoire Boutique

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We’re celebrating local business all month with our second annual Support Local Month. Last month’s Creative Mornings lecture with Katie and Regine from Victoire Boutique captured so much of our motivation for this project that we asked the team at Creative Morning if we could share the video here. Katie and Regine are amazing local business leaders and we have so much respect for what they do. If you’re interested in what it takes to succeed as a shop owner here in Ottawa, take a few minutes to let them... | Continue reading article

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