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Barr Brothers are set to ignite North America’s folk scene

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On March third, the NAC will host the soulful melodies of The Barr Brothers. The Montreal band is in the midst of a massive tour in support of their eponymous first album, stopping off in Ottawa before flying down to Texas to tour the southern states. There is something of a southern folkiness to this band’s sound. At times soft and sonorous, at others vengeful and bluesy, The Barr Brothers’ music has a very traditional feel. Their stripped-down style is characterized by acoustic guitar, organ, and harp with lyrics that... | Continue reading article

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Diverciné : Les écrans de la Francophonie à découvrir

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Avis à tous les cinéphiles, le festival Diverciné : les écrans de la Francophonie du monde, est enfin de retour à Ottawa. À partir du 2 mars, et ce, jusqu’au 11 mars, plusieurs films francophones seront à l’honneur dans la capitale nationale. Vous aurez la chance de découvrir des films de divers pays francophones, dont la France, la République Démocratique du Congo et le Liban.              Il s’agit de la 10e édition du festival et selon Erika Denis, attachée audiovisuelle pour l’ambassade de France au Canada, le festival a évolué... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

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Today’s the day to remember that age-old saying about March, lions and lambs, Ottawa – keep that bright hope for snow-free days going. But don’t worry: there’s a lot going on to lift your spirits this weekend, from some suburban comedy to silkscreening to learning how to write love poems. Mavericks is hosting a night of local and American punk tonight, with Pianos Become the Teeth, Constraints, Sparrows and more. On the other end of the spectrum, the Owl Eyes Project and Dynamite Motel will be at the Elmdale, and it’s... | Continue reading article

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Linking infrastructure key to making Ottawa North America’s #1 Bike-Friendly City

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The family of Ottawa cyclist Nathan Anderson, who died on Feb. 19 after being struck by an allegedly drunk driver, released a statement this week thanking all those who provided help following the accident. The family’s statement asked for privacy and also calls on citizens to keep Ottawa’s streets safe for travelers. “In spite of losing him, we will remember Ottawa as the city Nathan preferred to live in and to get around by biking, walking and using public transit. Please keep on doing whatever you can to keep the... | Continue reading article

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Prints & Inks Silkscreening Show

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Calling all silkscreen ♥-ers! Ottawa’s favourite DIY craft and DJ duo, Spins & Needles, is putting together an art exhibition at Fall Down Gallery, opening this Friday, March 2. Prints & Inks will house all types of graphic works – from clothing, to posters, to prints – and Jason Skilz will be on hand to provide beats. Bring a blank t-shirt or tote bag and you can try the process out for yourself at a mini silkscreening station (pre-made screens are being provided). Two years in the making, Prints & Inks is a... | Continue reading article

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The Ottawa regional improv finals

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What do T-rexes, Pimp my Ride, and the National Arts Centre (NAC) have in common? All were re-imagined onstage at the final of the Ottawa Regional Improv Championship, which took place last Saturday, February 25. High school students from across the city met up at the National Arts Centre to show who had the chops to represent the city at the national finals. The five teams that made the finals were All Saints, Lisgar, Glebe, Cairine Wilson, and wild-card winners, Canterbury High School. Since the audience was mainly made up... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Mercier out, Manconi in at OC Transpo, city heritage, Craig Anderson & more!

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There’s a change of guard at OC Transpo as Alain Mercier’s reign as GM came to an abrupt end this week. It may not have come as a total surprise as negative  perceptions about the transit service have been accumulating ever since the 2010 winter strike. Taking over from Mercier is Public Works’ General Manager John Manconi, a man well respected in the city bureaucracy. Hear what Manconi had to say his first day on the job. On a related note, no one ever said OC Transpo drivers had an... | Continue reading article

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Ceremony, Ottawa’s newest dance party, puts a whole new spin to ‘Jail House Rock’

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On Saturday February 25th Ceremony, dubbed by organizers as a “brand-new-spanking dance party,” is starting in Ottawa. And this party promises to be off the hooks. Heard of Timekode? Chances are that, even if you haven’t graced it with your presence, you’ve heard all about the shenanigans that occur at this Ottawa institution. Ceremony promises to be just as raging a dance party, but with a different twist. At Timekode, you get a rad mix of soul, funk and electro, but at Ceremony you’ll get more electronic, techno and bass... | Continue reading article

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La p’tite épicerie du quartier – no fool’s paradise

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As you turn the corner onto Notre-Dame-de-l’île from Boulevard des Allumetières, observing the funky houses in the area, you will notice a fluorescent light written Ouvert  in the dim street. In this case, head towards the light to find salvation which will come in the form of a sandwich. The family run p’tite épicerie du quartier, a few metres away from Douglas Cardinal’s stunning Canadian Museum of Civilization, is a revelation from above for sandwich lovers. This cozy convenience store, fine grocery and sandwicherie, is a little gem, in a... | Continue reading article

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