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Foodie Friday: Whitehorse dig into the veggies at The Green Door

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Throughout the year, Apartment613 will be partnering with the National Arts Centre to bring you restaurant reviews by musicians who are part of the new all-Canadian NAC Presents concert series. In this edition, we sent wife-and-husband duo Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet of Whitehorse to a classic Ottawa haunt: The Green Door Restaurant. And each wrote their own review! How nice.  The next NAC Presents review will be by noted Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel, who will be playing the NAC Studio on March 27-28. By Luke DoucetThe first rule of... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa + ticket giveaway!

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It’s St. Paddy’s day this weekend, folks, and we’ve got just the burlesque show to celebrate. Need something a little more traditional? Head out to your local pub, Irish or not! Guaranteed they’ll be in a festive mood. Tonight at the NAC, you can catch the hip-hop/rock/soul music of Sound of Lions, while Algoma releases her new album down at the Mercury Lounge. Three local bands will take to the stage at the Lunenburg Pub for their weekly battle of the bands – this week, Go Long (!), Leadfoot Pretty,... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for March 7, 2013: Ladycast edition

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Listen here or in iTunes. This week, Karen and Katie took to the studio to celebrate International Women’s Day. And Jared was there too. They had great chats with the wonderful women behind Urban Craft Market and Carleton’s Science Café. Katie also sleuthed out some interesting facts about artistic, athletic and political women in and around Ottawa. All of the songs we played featured musically inclined Canadian women. Here’s the track list: Hannah Georgas – Let’s Talk Jill Barber – Mischievous Moon Julie Doiron – Borrowed Minivans Meaghan Smith –... | Continue reading article

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Apartment Crush: More is more at Beth and Nelson’s thrifty apartment

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Take a peek into the apartments and homes of Ottawa with Apartment Crush. If you would like us to feature your place in Apartment Crush, let us know by emailing apartment613@gmail.com The secret to Beth and Nelson’s style can be found in their love of old things. When the couple moved into their new digs on Somerset Street, they filled the airy rooms of their old-fashioned apartment with thrift store finds and antiques. The result is a homey mix of nicknacks, art and even the occasional piece of taxidermy that... | Continue reading article

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Karine Giboulo: New exhibit shows the vast distance between rich and poor

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Quebec artist Karine Giboulo is a master of producing miniature figures that portray evocative scenes.  From powerful commentary on the production of electronic products from China, to work that has been described as a three-dimensional comic book, Giboulo uses miniature figures to produce thought-provoking work. Her latest exhibit Democracy Village, which is taking place at the Ottawa School of Art at 35 George Street, is no different, as she explores the vast class differences between rich and poor countries. Modelled on a real shantytown named Village Démocratie on the outskirts... | Continue reading article

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Video of the week: Night Danger from Roberta Bondar

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Local noise rockers Roberta Bondar released the official video for Night Danger yesterday. Featuring Lidija Rozitis, Alex Maltby, Tyler Ivan Goodman and Gary Franks, the video is a collaborative project between Travis Boisvenue (from Modulo) and Arturo Brisindi, who performed the visual manipulation using a modular video synthesizer. The video made its début on Sunday at Pressed, which went well, according to Boisvenue. “I’ve watched the video about 100 times now, so it’s hard for me to really ‘see’ it anymore,” he wrote in an email yesterday. “It was nice to finally... | Continue reading article

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Saw Gallery: Exploring the Boundaries of “Imageland” with Colin Muir Dorward

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Everyone knows that paintings are inanimate objects.  What if this commonly-held view, however, was incorrect, and the images on a canvas were actual living entities. This intriguing idea lies behind the latest exhibit by painter Colin Muir Dorward, which is currently taking place at the Saw Gallery at 67 Nicholas Street. Dorward’s thought experiment is as follows: Envisage a world in which images are parasitic entities that attach themselves to a medium, with the aim of using that medium for the purpose of replicating.  If the medium is the human... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Quiz: How well do you know your city?

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Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: News stud! I hear The Citizen is hiring… 4 out of 5: Cheater! You work at City Hall. 3 out of 5: Not bad, but you may want to check your #ottcity Twitter feed a little more often. 2 out of 5: Newspapers are dying, but you should still try to pick one up once in... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogosphere: Hockey Blogs

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The National Capital Region loves hockey, so it’s no surprise that the local blogosphere is filled with blog posts about Canada’s national game.  While the majority of online chatter focuses on the Ottawa Senators, there are blogs covering the Ottawa 67s, hockey-related humour and hockey stats.  There is also an online forum for the Olympiques de Gatineau.  So sit back and relax, as this week’s blogging round-up reveals where to get your hockey fix. Ottawa Senators Battle of Ontario is a blog where Leafs and Senators fans can yell at... | Continue reading article

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