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Finger Eleven. Photo by Dustin Rabin.

Finger Eleven back in town with new album & something to prove

After over twenty-five years practicing the art that is rock and roll, Finger Eleven still seem unwilling to let past successes weaken their resolve. The band has had something of a storied career, with numerous hits and Juno nominations under their collective belts (including one Juno win for Rock Album of the Year in 2008), […]

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It’s official: Ottawa loves/hates the new Lansdowne

Earlier this week we asked Apartment613 readers to offer their thoughts on the new Lansdowne development in the Glebe.  After receiving a lot of feedback via Twitter, on our Facebook page, and in the comments section on our blog site, we can conclude that Ottawa residents are engaged in a vigorous debate about the merits of this […]

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Quoi faire ce weekend? BBQs, outdoor events + Festival of India giveaway

Now that the heat wave is done, we can properly enjoy the rest of the beautiful summer that August has to offer. Plenty of charity BBQ’s and outdoor events this weekend, including the Festival of India. Read on to learn about our contest. Chamberfest ends tonight with two world-renowned guitar trios promising an unforgettable night. […]

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Music for your next road trip

Union Duke’s album Cash and Carry is the perfect soundtrack for a summer road trip.  Greeted by a banjo twang in the first track’s opening bars you can’t help but be overcome by that hopeful feeling you get turning the key in the ignition on a sunny summer’s day and pulling on to the road […]

Amy Longard, Manal Nemr and Kate Durie of Happinesshabits613. All photos by Caroline Yung.

HappinessHabits613 – An Ottawa movement for you

There’s a movement underway in Ottawa. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s worth getting on board with. Something fundamental to your every day life, your health, your relationship with yourself and with others and with the planet! It’s about your happiness! Three Ottawa-based women want to help cultivate it through a new project […]

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Flying Hórses release album at #ARB2015

On a sunny summer’s day last month, in a tiny cafe? in the Glebe, I met up with Jade Bergeron of Flying Hórses. When I sat down with Jade last year, she was just planning her trip to Iceland to record her part of the group’s debut album, To?lt. Now she and Raphael Weinroth-Browne are preparing […]

Photo of farmer's market at Lansdowne by lezumbalaberenjena (courtesy of Flickr - Creative Commons)

Is the new Lansdowne complex a boon or a bust?

The new Lansdowne complex in the Glebe is pretty much complete.  While there are still some restaurants that have not opened yet, for the most part the urban village that was long promised to Ottawa residents is now up and running. But has it been a success?  If you are a glass half-full type of […]

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The sexy circus of Spiegelworld’s Empire

The circus has come a long way since carnies and elephants. Now performances like Spiegelworld’s Empire incorporate traditional clowning slapstick and acrobatics with dirty language and mind-blowing acts from around the world. I don’t say this lightly: You have never seen anything like this before. As a huge fan of anything to do with the […]