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Kiesza, one of the Glowfair headliners.  Photo by Tibarazzi, from Kiesza's Facebook page

Bank Street gets its glow on at Glowfair

Glowfair, now in its second year, proves to step it up a notch with even more emphasis on music, arts, light, and plenty of activities, including 16 musical acts, and 9 themed street blocks. On June 19th and 20th, nine-themed blocks from Slater to James streets will be closed off for 2 magical days and […]


Write On Ottawa: #Setlife is a bittersweet glimpse into the fashion industry

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a fashion stylist?  A model?  A magazine photographer?  If this burning curiosity sounds familiar track down a copy of #Setlife, and let local stylist and magazine editor Christopher Massardo bring you to the frontlines. Fully titled The Funny, Horrible and (Possibly) True Stories […]

Theatre Review: Young Drunk Punk

When a comedian kicks things off by semi-bragging about bad reviews for the show you’re about to see you take it to mean “screw that guy, you folks are gonna love this!”  Which of course is exactly what Bruce McCulloch meant when he quoted a recently earned negative review of Young Drunk Punk his one(ish) […]

Mill Street Brew Pub, host of ManMade on Sunday, June 14. Photo from the Handmade Harvest website.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Westfest is all back for a weekend long celebration of art and culture in Westboro Village, highlighting some of the most interesting and eclectic shops and businesses in the area. Make sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss any of the free live shows. Some other neighbourhood events include Free Yoga outside […]

Image from the Magnetic North website

Theatre review: What Happened to the Seeker

In What Happened to the Seeker, there is an illuminating moment when an aging hippie living in India muses on the local custom of going about the everyday business of living when young, working and raising families, then seeking enlightenment later when they are older. He speculates that maybe much of his current disappointment and […]

Tanya Tagaq.

Take 5 for the 2015 Ottawa Jazz Festival

Despite the abundance of genres, the various styles and wide-ranging traditions, jazz essentially is about improvisation, collaboration, and the ongoing quest for exploration. It’s about creating musical moments bound in the precarious nature of time. Or, to say it another way, it’s about sonically interpreting the precariousness of time by collaborating in the construction of […]

Photo by Adam Rifkin on Flickr.

Apt613 Live for June 9, 2015

We interview Kim Elmslie, organizer of the Just for Cats Film Festival at Lansdowne Park this weekend. Plus Catherine Brunelle brings us another edition of Back Cover Blur – a 90 second challenge featuring local author, Benoit Chartier, who wrote Red Nexus. Listen in every Tuesdays at CHUO 89.1 FM – 6:00 pm.