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Dear Interweb: How to choose the best ribs at ribfest?

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The interweb is a series of magical strings invented by Al Gore in the 1990s. Through our ‘Dear Interweb’ column, Apt613 will use its awesome powers to poll its readers on questions of import. If you have a query to make to the interwebs, screw Google – ask Apt613 readers by emailing apartment613 [at] gmail [dot] com or tweeting @apartment613. A question came in from @amelie_danger on twitter: I need #ribfest advice, twits! How does one choose!? Assuming she meant ‘twits’ in the social media positive sense, we’re happy to... | Continue reading article

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THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN-RIB COOK-OFF

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June 22-26 teams from Canada and the United States will compete for the top rank of best rib choice, best rib sauce, best chicken choice and best chicken sauce. . If you miss this, you will be missing some of the best BBQ chicken and ribs you’ll ever taste. This is truly an international Chicken and Rib Cook-off.

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Music to mollify: Molly Sweeney hits the Elmdale

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Molly Sweeney‘s new album - Gold Rings and Fur Pelts - has been out for less than two weeks and she’s already being called the new voice of Canadian folk. No small feat for Sweeney, who’s honed her skills playing the Montreal coffeehouse circuit. Sweeney is in Ottawa tonight to play her new album at the Elmdale House Tavern. We caught up earlier this week and she shared her thoughts and feelings on her collaborators, the new music she’s crafted, growing up in the Upper Peninsula and her summer plans.

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Apt613′s guide to this year’s Fringe Festival

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As you probably know, for the last two years, Apartment613 has partnered up with various organizations (this year with Ottawa Sneezers) and gathered together a rugged crew of volunteer reviewers. Some have years of theatre experience under their belts, while others boast only a pen and a willingness to sit through anything (and we do mean anything). We then let them loose on the festival with a mission: to get reviews of every single show within 24 hours of its opening, and then post those reviews at FullyFringed.ca. We’d love... | Continue reading article

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Hey, local musicmakers: the OIFF wants your music videos

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Post by Samantha Everts, who helps organize Ottawa Rock Lottery, one of the OIFF video challenge’s sponsors The Ottawa International Film Festival must have drank some Ottawa River kool-aid, because they’ve gone crazy for local music. The second annual OIFF takes place Aug. 17-21, and this year’s event is providing an amazing chance for local musicians to get exposed to a wider audience. Along with showing feature-length films by big names like Donnie Darko writer/producer Aaron Ryder, the festival is also inviting Ottawa musicians to take part in their Music... | Continue reading article

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This week on Apartment613 Live: All things Fringe, plus a musical tour of the Polaris long list

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Buenos dias, audiophiles, and welcome to another edition of the Apartment613 Live podcast. This week, we’re talking all things Fringe. We freed regular co-host Ryan Saxby Hill from his studio shackles and let him run loose through the Ottawa Fringe Festival beer tent, armed only with his wits and a microphone – check out his chats with regular Apt613 theatre critic Andrew Snowdon and festival organizer Patrick Gauthier. We’ve also got some behind-the-scenes sounds from the editors and writers who put together our festival review site FullyFringed.ca, and we chat... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Urban Village in Little Italy, Beaches open for the summer and more!

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Open File recently reported on the demise of the Oak Street complex and how, the Preston Street BIA is proposing to revitalize the spot just west of Preston Street between Gladstone Avenue and Somerset Street West. What’s being called the Marco Polo Urban village has amazing potential. The city has announced that Ottawa area beaches are now open for the summer. Soccer’s back in Ottawa! The “secret deal” we’ve known about for some time will officially no longer be a secret on Monday morning. Ottawa is to be home to... | Continue reading article

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Ontario Craft Beer Week

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A week long celebration of beer from the members of Ontario Craft Brewers. . See all the great events happending in Ottawa here. . Mission: To promote Ontario Craft Brewers with a week long celebration of great beer. Kicks off fathers day every year. . Products: Ontario Craft Beer .

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Apartment Crush: Mélanie & Steven

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Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Post by Dominic and Nancy Having just returned after a month of travel (many apologies for the lull in posts), I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of home.  What is that unidentifiable quality that makes a house or apartment feel like a home, even to a stranger?  Whatever it is, Mélanie & Steven have managed to harness that quality in their fresh, cheerful, and above all, homey-feeling New Edinburgh abode.  Favoring a clean and simple design vibe, Mélanie and Steven resist falling into minimalist... | Continue reading article

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