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One million new trees for Ottawa

Ottawa could be looking a lot greener in the years to come, or at least it will if Tree Ottawa gets its way. This local, community-based initiative is the brain-child of Ecology Ottawa, and has set itself the lofty goal of having 1 million new trees planted within Ottawa’s city limits before Canada’s 150th anniversary […]

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Nonprofit Band brings reinvented rock ‘n roll to Ottawa

Allow me to introduce you to Nonprofit Band, the musical group who have reinvented rock ‘n roll music. How could they have possibly done this? Easy. There’s no electric guitar to be found in their work. Instead, they employ a violin, plugged into an amplifier, and utilize pedal effects to add different textures to the […]

Photo by Christopher Duggan courtesy of the NAC

Come see the hypnotic steps of Israel’s L-E-V

Jerusalem-born Sharon Eyal can be considered among the top dancers to have come out of Israel. Born in 1971, the talented performer danced with the internationally acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 to 2008.  She also served as the company’s associate artistic director from 2005-2012 and house choreographer from 2005 to 2012. After more than two […]

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Concours :: Dans le tapis avec Lisa Leblanc! — Une paire de billets à gagner!

Le 4 novembre dernier Lisa Leblanc a lancé un mini-disque qui casse la baraque Highway, Heartaches And Time Well Wasted (Bonsound). 80 000 albums vendus plus tard pour son premier disque (2012), Lisa Leblanc revient en très grande forme.  Cette suite s’inscrit dans l’exploration d’un nouveau monde musical; elle nous offre ses premières chansons an […]

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Win tickets to see Jennifer Castle and the Acorn on November 14

This is going to be a great show. We’ve long understood that we can trust Arboretum. They take things seriously, and when they ask you to show up, it’s probably going to be worth it. We played some Jennifer Castle on Apartment613 Live (our weekly show on CHUO) last week and it was awesome. She’s […]

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Tanya Tagaq plays the best punk show ever

The folks at the NAC might be kicking themselves for having booked Tanya Tagaq into the small Fourth Stage instead of one of their larger rooms: the show was booked before she won the Polaris Prize, reignited the debate in Canada over the seal hunt, and changed the way many Canadians think about Inuit musical […]

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Pay your respects to the late Pina Bausch this weekend at the NAC

The late Pina Bausch, who died in 2009, was a legend in modern dance.  Through her works as a performer, dance teacher, choreographer and ballet director the renowned German artist is credited with creating dance theatre. Audiences from the National Capital Region can now see this cutting-edge work first hand, when Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – the […]

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Foodie Friday: House made syrups give Teatro Café cocktails their charm

The cocktail craze is inching westward. They’ve cropped up in the Byward Market, Centretown and Little Italy and now Teatro Café is introducing carefully crafted cocktails with house-made syrups and largely local ingredients to Wellington Village. Never heard of it? Not surprising. Teatro Café just opened in June and it’s easily missed tucked away on […]

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Basement 819 du 5 novembre 2014 :: 25 ans après la chute du mur de Berlin > Les prémisses de la guerre froide à Ottawa? Suggestion théâtre “Deux” de Mani Soleymanlou au CNA! + Concerts et nouveautés musicales!

Basement 819 proposera dorénavant une série de chroniques historiques afin de vous faire revivre d’importants moments de l’histoire de la grande région d’Ottawa et Gatineau. Cette semaine, nous commémorons les 25 ans de la chute du mur de Berlin. Éric s’est penché sur l’histoire d’Igor Gouzenko, ancien fonctionnaire à l’ambassade soviétique d’Ottawa entre 1943 et […]