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Apartment613 Live for October 17, 2012

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Listen here or on iTunes. This week on Apt613 Live, Karen and Ryan are our guides for an hour of creativity, boxing, and food. First up, Katie Frappier joins us to discuss her upcoming Creative Mornings talk. Frappier is one of the co-owners of Victoire, and she will speak to a crowd of enthusiastic breakfast-goers at The Hub this Friday the 19th with Regine Paquette, the shop’s other owner. For more info, check out the Eventbrite. Speaking of Creative Mornings, Sharif Virani, the man behind the Ottawa chapter of the breakfast/lecture series, is in-studio to... | Continue reading article

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DJ Fight Night: Timekode and Ceremony face off in the ring

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Jamie and Randy of Beaver Boxing Club show off the ferocity found in the ring. All photos by Jon Schofield.Jamie and Randy of Beaver Boxing Club show off the ferocity found in the ring. All photos by Jon Schofield.

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, some of the heaviest weights in Ottawa’s DJ and boxing scenes are going to be under one roof and in the same ring – for one heck of a good cause. The Beaver Boxing Club is hosting its first DJ battle and dance party featuring TIMEKODE vs. CEREMONY, in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. You heard that right, and you know what these guys are capable of, so start stretching now, folks, ‘cuz this is going to be one great party. Everything... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa

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Photo of the HiLoTRONS by Petr Maur.Photo of the HiLoTRONS by Petr Maur.

We’ve got some high profile visitors this weekend, folks – The Boss and Babs are stopping by for a wee visit. If they’re not your ideal guests, have no fear – we’ve got a whole bunch of other folks coming to town. And if you can’t make it to those big concerts, you can always search for an EP from their early years down at the Community Record Show this weekend. Tonight, Delta Will along with More Please! will be at the Mercury Lounge, while there’s a one-off jam called Xerox:... | Continue reading article

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Live music in Westboro: House concerts an undiscovered Ottawa gem

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Nancy Beaudette plays to a group of attentive house concert guests at Westboro House Concerts. Photo by D'Arcy Grant.Nancy Beaudette plays to a group of attentive house concert guests at Westboro House Concerts. Photo by D'Arcy Grant.

When most of us think of concerts in Ottawa, we think of events like Bluesfest with their huge stages, loud sound systems, and high profile acts. Or perhaps of venues like the Bronson Centre or the NAC, where we pay for our tickets and hope for good seats. Of course these experiences have their merits, representing an invaluable part of Ottawa’s live music scene. But there are also those who are looking for something a little bit different. Maybe you don’t want to be part of a crowd of hundreds... | Continue reading article

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Snubbing Ottawa? Keeping our place with Canada’s foodie greats

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The only two restaurants from Ottawa on Maclean’s top 50 list of best Canadian restaurants are Play Food & Wine and Sidedoor, but the critics don’t agree. Are these the only two restaurants in Ottawa worthy of being named Canada’s crème de la crème? It seems the popular weekly magazine improperly selected the title of their article – again. On September 24, 2010 the magazine’s controversial cover headline was Quebec: The Most Corrupt Province. During a CBC At Issue panel, Chantal Hébert echoed a statement that adding a question mark wouldn’t have “tainted the gist of the articles” and made the... | Continue reading article

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Cedar Tavern Singers at the Carleton University Art Gallery (Vernissage is starting RIGHT NOW)

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Photo courtest of the Cedar Tavern SingersPhoto courtest of the Cedar Tavern Singers

In about 10 minutes from the posting of this story, the Cedar Tavern Singers (hailing from Lethbridge, AB) will be present at the opening of their exhibition at the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG).  The vernissage is today, October 15, 2012 from 5:00pm until 7:30pm. The Cedar Tavern Singers are an ingenious duo of witty western creativity that weave together multiple genres to create a compelling and unique  form of contemporary art.  They use music, performance, craft, video, drawing, and sculpture to create a collaborative exhibition that makes you think... | Continue reading article

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Word of the day: Ambassador Wim Geerts on gezellig

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With the opening of Stephen Beckta’s newest restaurant Gezellig just around the corner – and mis-pronunciations already abounding – it was just a matter of time before the Dutch embassy stepped up to solve the mystery of how to say the name. This little lesson from Ambassador Wim Geerts should soon have all Ottawans not only saying gezellig correctly, it should also lead to a boom in people re-decorating in order to achieve this comfort of the highest Dutch order. (Seriously – saying you had a gezellig home is pretty... | Continue reading article

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Weekly news review – Mayor takes a gamble with OLG, Elizabeth Fry questions birth in Ottawa jail, Ottawa finally to be home to an H&M and more!

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Photo courtesy of christiane wilke from the Apartment613 Flickr group.Photo courtesy of christiane wilke from the Apartment613 Flickr group.

City Hall was buzzing this week with the debate over whether Ottawa should consider a proposal for a new casino from OLG. Many thought that the debate lacked the time or nuance required and addiction experts spoke out about the harmful effects a casino might have on the population. Council passed the motion with a vote of 19 to 5. The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is working to reunite a mother and her child after she gave birth in an Ottawa jail cell. The shocking story has been raising... | Continue reading article

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Video(s) of the week: Shorts from the 2012 OIAF

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If you’ve watched our video of the week before, you may have noticed they tend to be music videos related somehow to this awesome city. So what have we got for you this week? Wait, where’d that video above come from?! There were no shots of Parliament or Raw Sugar Cafe. No mention of O-Town, and that accent doesn’t sound very Outaouais. We do often feature videos by local artists, but we also like to pay homage to the things happening in and around our neck of the woods. That... | Continue reading article

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