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Apartment613 Live for October 10, 2012

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This week’s episode of Apartment613 Live features Trevor and Ryan performing a live rock-paper-scissors competition on the air. We also interview Mike Dubue of the Hilotrons, to find out why the band is wrapping things up after more than a decade rocking Ottawa. They play their last show on October 20th at the Blacksheep Inn. We also chat with Rhapsody Blue, a fire eater performing in the Capitol City Cabaret later this week, and we start the show off with an interview with the folks behind this weekend’s Brewery Market,... | Continue reading article

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A Curious Shop and craft fair: building the Ottawa craft scene

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Last weekend, Michelle Potter and Fiona Sant achieved their dream of opening a shop in Ottawa that sells the creations of local and independent artists, designers and crafters.  Previously, they had been selling their wares at local festivals, and they now have a permanent venue in A Curious Shop, located at 159 York Street in the Byward Market. I had the pleasure of visiting the new store, which offers an eclectic mix of cool jewelry, clothing for men and women, home décor, soaps, and other items made by nearly 40... | Continue reading article

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A love letter to your hometown: Ottawa rapper Peter Joynt’s cd release party

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Gloria Song is an Ottawa-based writer and research lawyer, as well as the frontwoman for her own band Scary Bear Soundtrack The works of Peter Joynt, the Ottawa-based rapper known as the Joynt, often read like an unusual love letter to his hometown. His track “Capcity”, where he proclaims himself Ottawa’s biggest fan, is so full of so much hometown enthusiasm that it was picked up by the Ottawa Senators, and a special Sens version of the song has been played at every hockey game last season. The Joynt is... | Continue reading article

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Interview with Herd Magazine founder Steph Vicente

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A new entry to Ottawa’s indie media-scape is launching this weekend – combining discussion of Arts and Culture with compelling design to create something that should be pretty unique. The big reveal for Herd Magazine – billing itself as “freely distributed literature covering local arts&culture on a quarterly basis” will be this Friday night at Fall Down Gallery on Bank Street. They’ve invited Amos the Transparent and will have food from LUNCH, Auntie Loo’s Treats, and the Gouda Life on hand. All the details are on the Herd website here.... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Not only do we want you out and about this weekend, Ottawa, but we’re going to give a few of you just the incentive to get out of the house – we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the John Carroll & the Epic Proportions show out at the Black Sheep this Saturday. Read on to find out how you can win! The city is hopping with parties this weekend. Herd Magazine launches at Fall Down Friday night, with Amos the Transparent dropping by for a show. Saturday it’s... | Continue reading article

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This Saturday, Ottawa’s bum rap gets a slap (and a tickle)

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Any lingering reputations of being a sleepy town will get spanked this weekend when Ottawa hosts the Capital City Cabaret – a “menagerie of misfits” showcasing performance art from burlesque, boylesque and gorlesque (edgy horror-influenced routines), to sideshow, acrobatics, comedy, Poi, and yes, the classic strip tease. Her name is Veronica, but you can call her Miss Helvetica Bold – a name inspired by her “other” life as a freelance copywriter. She’s the visionary force behind this Saturday’s Capital City Cabaret. Despite being pulled in a million directions this week... | Continue reading article

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Butterflies descend onto Carleton campus

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The little boy in front of me is stunned as he stares at the beautiful butterfly that is mere inches from his face. Perched on an orange in the boy’s hand, the colourful insect eagerly sucks the nectar from the citrus fruit, as the shouts of other excited children ricochet off the greenhouse walls. The boy’s fear, however, quickly turns to curiosity and then amazement, as he observes the butterfly’s proboscis dig deeper into the orange. For ten days, countless scenes like this one were repeated in the Nesbitt Biology... | Continue reading article

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Elephant Landmine Survivor Documentary Opens One World Film Festival

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(c) Julia Ferdinand. Soraida Salwala, the founder of FAE's Elephant Hospital, pets Motala after her first steps on her new prosthesis.(c) Julia Ferdinand. Soraida Salwala, the founder of FAE's Elephant Hospital, pets Motala after her first steps on her new prosthesis.

The world is coming to Ottawa. On Thursday October 11, the 23rd annual One World Film Festival kicks off at Library and Archives Canada. Featuring nineteen films, including fourteen full-length documentaries and five short films, the festival is for film goers looking for a bit more during their screen time. This year’s line-up touches on experiences such as inner city youth in major Canadian cities, the Rwandan genocide, the Arab Spring in Yemen in Egypt, Japanese internment in Canada and the economic crisis in Greece. In addition to a slam... | Continue reading article

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How it Works: Theatre You’ll Want to See Twice

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As a natural pessimist, I get antsy when a director stands in front of the audience at a season launch and announces that he’s directing a play because he was asked to and likes to work, giving no details as to the plot or the nature of the play, or even what makes it special to him.  This antsiness curdles into stark dread when the play in question is written by Daniel MacIvor, and thus is quite possibly a work of genius. On opening night, the revelation comes as decidedly... | Continue reading article

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