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Festival de cinéma VUES D’AFRIQUE : un peu d’Haïti, de Créole et de francophonie à Ottawa du 29 avril au 1er mai !

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Source : Festival Vues d'AfriqueSource : Festival Vues d'Afrique

Par Mariette Delevallée. Il est le détonateur de la longue série de festivals cinématographiques post-hivernale de Montréal depuis maintenant 30 ans. Pourtant, il n’est arrivé dans la région qu’il y a deux ans seulement. Encore méconnu des Ottawaiens, le Festival international de cinéma VUES D’AFRIQUE présente, en partenariat avec La Nouvelle Scène, six films de sa programmation dans le but nous faire découvrir la créativité et la diversité du cinéma de l’Afrique francophone. A Montréal, VUES D’AFRIQUE propose des documentaires, des fictions et des courts métrages afin de montrer la... | Continue reading article

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Prix Rideau Awards 2013 – Showcasing the stars of local theatre

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Alain Chauvin and Elise Gautier get ready to hand out awards. All photos by Jennifer Cavanagh.Alain Chauvin and Elise Gautier get ready to hand out awards. All photos by Jennifer Cavanagh.

On Sunday evening a cavalcade of theatre luminaries gathered in Bates Hall, Sandy Hill to honour the brightest amongst their ranks. The Prix Rideau Awards founded in 2006 celebrates locally produced professional theatre and artists in both French and English. It is inspiring to see categories, including best male and female performers, best director, emerging artists, etc single out standout achievements in both official languages at one event.  This year’s nominations included 40 English theatre productions and 14 French language plays making for a packed hall of nominees, supporters, advocates... | Continue reading article

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Hidden Gems: Art Battle!

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Photo by Maksim Apelfeld.Photo by Maksim Apelfeld.

A few weeks back, on a Saturday night late in March, I decided to stop by the Arts Court and check out the latest edition of Art Battle. For those that have never been, Art Battle is a live painting competition held each month at the Arts Court. Ten participants face off in two initial 20-minute rounds. At the end of each round, the painters are asked to drop their brushes. That’s when everyone gets one final chance to survey the works and cast their ballot for their favourite painting.... | Continue reading article

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Like ballet? We’re giving away a pair of tickets to Coppélia.

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Photo of Lillian Di Piazza by Alexander IziliaevPhoto of Lillian Di Piazza by Alexander Iziliaev

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the matinee performance of Coppélia by the Pennsylvania Ballet on Saturday, May 3, at 2 pm.  To enter, email apartment613@gmail.com with the subject line “NAC Coppélia Contest” by noon Tuesday, April 29.  The winner will be notified on Tuesday afternoon. Ever since it first premiered in 1870, Coppélia has warmed the hearts of countless dance lovers from around the world.  A beautiful comedic work, this ballet tells the tale of the mysterious toy maker Dr. Coppélius, who makes a life-size doll called Coppélia. The story recounts... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 :: Les-tulipes-tardent-à-sortir-mais-on-ne-perd-pas-espoir.

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The Franklin ElectricThe Franklin Electric

Basement 819, une 13e édition qui porte chance. Scène 1425 nous a dévoilé sa programmation d’automne 2014 en primeur! Philippe Gaudreault, responsable de Scène 1425 Gatineau nous a présenté la programmation d’automne! Yeah! Nous avons particulièrement hâte de vivre la performance The Franklin Electric. Bon, le spectacle est prévu seulement le 13 décembre prochain à la Salle Jean-Despréz, on sera patients. Ah! À noter que Elliot Maginot, un artiste de talent de la scène émergente sera en première partie. Une nouveauté folk à découvrir, c’est sûr! Pour tous les détails... | Continue reading article

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The 4th annual Bad Suit Pub Crawl is on tonight!

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Photo from Bad Suit Pub Crawl Facebook page.Photo from Bad Suit Pub Crawl Facebook page.

Prom dresses, 80’s office attire and a fair share of bad suits will be making their way down Elgin Street on April 26 to celebrate Ottawa’s fourth annual Bad Suit Pub Crawl. Groups of sober strangers put on terrible outfits and stop by pub after pub, transforming into drunken friends, still looking just as awful. All of these efforts go towards raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Participants are expected to contribute $2.40 each or an empty case of beer. “Instead, people (usually) hand me $20’s and $50’s,” says... | Continue reading article

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Celebrating the legacy of a local artistic genius, Gerald Trottier

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Detail of Gerald Trottier's Resurrection I, 1982, acrylic on canvas. All photos by Marie-Pierre Daigle.Detail of Gerald Trottier's Resurrection I, 1982, acrylic on canvas. All photos by Marie-Pierre Daigle.

On April 24, 2014, The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) hosted a reception for the Gerald Trottier Estate Donation to its Permanent Collection. Trottier (1925-2004) may very well be Ottawa’s most important artist alongside a handful of others. Perspective, the Trottier exhibition at the OAG is on until June 14 at the gallery’s Art and Sales Rental space situated just inside the front door of the Arts Court building. You can buy all but one of the works currently showcased. That particular painting is but one of the hundred works donated... | Continue reading article

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Lunch Out Loud Ottawa 70- Beyond the Pale & The Split

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Lunch Out Loud Ottawa with Beyond the Pale

Episode 70 of Lunch Out Loud Ottawa is up! We meet with Shane and Rob, two of the owners of Beyond the Pale live on location in Hintonburg. We talk about the start of the company, their coming move to City Centre, the collaborations with other local breweries, the LCBO and more! Jenn from foodiePrints spoke about Poutinefest on Sparks Street this weekend and Hooch Bourbon House on Rideau St. Music this week was from the Ottawa neo-soul band The Split! Check them out at RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest July... | Continue reading article

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The Walrus Talks Climate + ticket giveaway

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Photo provided by The Walrus Foundation.Photo provided by The Walrus Foundation.

The Walrus, a magazine that since 2003 has been raising the tone and the profile of Canadian journalism, is now taking its show on the road to provide a forum in which Canadians can discuss topics close to our hearts and crucial to our future. To expand upon the dialogue fostered in the magazine, The Walrus Foundation, the non-profit which produces the magazine and its associated online content, is presenting a series of events across Canada, in which a number of speakers give short talks on a general theme. Previous... | Continue reading article

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