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Weekly News Review: Rent a bike, Westfest, your ideas to replace Zellers and more!

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Bixi bikes are back, and this Summer there’s a few more locations to choose from. OpenFile’s created a nifty map to show you where you can find one of those Bixi stations. A competing bike share company is launching for residents of Ottawa’s western neighbourhoods. Right Bike will make 40 bicycles available for its inaugural summer be dispersed at three locations: Mountain Equipment Co-op at 366 Richmond Road; Right Bike headquarters at 1-A McCormick Street; and CycleLogik at 111A Wellington Street. Westfest released its line-up last week and it’s got... | Continue reading article

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Apartment 613 Live: April 11 Edition

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Photo courtesy of blurasis on the Apartment613 Flickr poolPhoto courtesy of blurasis on the Apartment613 Flickr pool

This week on Apartment613 Live, Ryan Saxby-Hill and Karen Diepeveen come together to talk about what’s happening in Ottawa this week. Firstly, for anyone who missed last week’s show (for which we had a bit of an issue with the audio file for) you can listen online here. It’s also in your iTunes stream if you subscribe to the show that way. For this week’s show, fellow Apartment613 editor and newly self-appointed Senior Vice Editor Katie Marsh stops by to talk about Neighbourhood Wars and fuel the competition. Can Hintonburg... | Continue reading article

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Bahamas: between subdued earnestness and smirking irreverence

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Bahamas is a hard act to Google. What’s a reviewer to do? If left to my own devices, I might start making assumptions based on the page one search results. I might think of adjectives like warm, inviting, pristine. Smooth. And, well, probably not coincidentally, I wouldn’t be wrong. But there is a deeper layer of similarity between Bahamas (The Place) and Bahamas (The Musician): it’s how the way they represent themselves changes the way we think about their subject matter, how they invite us to create an idea out... | Continue reading article

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So Much Theatre: The GCTC’s 2012/2013 line up

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Great Canadian Theatre Company announced the six productions that will make up its 2012–13 season—a season without a name, but that will be characterized by “heart and humour,” according to outgoing Artistic Director Lise Ann Johnson. The season will kick off this September with The Secret Mask, a semiautobiographical tragicomedy by Winnipeg playwright Rick Chafe about a son reunited with his estranged father who has suffered a stroke. The next production, at the end of October, will be the Canadian premiere of Irish dark comedy (is... | Continue reading article

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B-Sides: Geeking out on cutting records with Kid Koala

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Photo by Noom Srisunakorn.Photo by Noom Srisunakorn.

As you may know already, I had the chance to interview Eric San aka Kid Koala for his Space Cadet Headphone Experience happening this weekend at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. We talked about the creation of his newest and the accompanying music…but we also geeked on turntabalism and I thought the story was too good not to share. FL: I heard somewhere that you have your own record cutter – is that common in the DJing world? How does it work? KK: No, it’s not common at all.... | Continue reading article

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A menu of Titanic proportions at Lapointe’s Seafood Grill

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Screenshot from the movie TitanicScreenshot from the movie Titanic

While much of the Titanic craze in Canada focuses on Halifax, Lapointe’s Seafood Grill on York Street decided to do something different to commemorate the Titanic centenary. “It will be business as usual, but with a twist,” said Head Chef Simon Brière-Audet. “Usually we have one special for the evening, but for this time we will have four,” said Brière-Audet. Inspired by the menu available on the night of April 14, 1912 in the Titanic’s first-class à la carte restaurant, Brière-Audet and Sous Chef and Culinary Adviser, Etienne Cuerrier, concocted... | Continue reading article

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Space out with Kid Koala

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Photo by Paolo Kapunan.Photo by Paolo Kapunan.

Beginning tomorrow, April 14th, Kid Koala’s settling into the Aviation and Space Museum for a few days. Not to spin some tunes to make us dance, as he did when I first saw him live in Montreal opening for Radiohead, but to take us to a space of play, of reflection and contemplation. Koala – aka Eric San – gave me a hour of his time this week to discuss his newest book/soundtrack project Space Cadet and the live show that he created for it. San has always considered himself a... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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We’re starting this roundup off with a bit of randomness this week, because why not? While dominoes and card games might be more up your grandma’s alley for stimulating weekend fun, anything with ‘tournament’ in the title gets our bid for a good time. So dust off those dominoes or those euchre skills and head out for your chance to be crowned champion. And this week’s winner of the most intriguing event title goes to the ‘Help the Horses Help Their Animal Friends Day‘, which you’ll have to head to Navan... | Continue reading article

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The TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival announces its 2012 lineup

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Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae, photo courtesy of Paradigm

Gloria Song is a music writer for Apartment613. She also has her own band, Scary Bear Soundtrack. The TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival announced its lineup for the 2012 season yesterday at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth stage. Claiming to have “the most ambitious programming schedule ever”, the schedule features 900 musicians playing 120 concerts over eleven days at more than half a dozen venues scattered across the city (including Kanata). A number of music giants such as Allen Toussaint, Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates), Robert Cray, and Branford... | Continue reading article

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