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A Film About Coffee premieres at The Mayfair

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/92370761[/vimeo] Have you ever thought about how far your single long espresso, your vanilla latte, or your large medium in an extra large cup has to travel before the barista passes it to you over the bar each morning? At Bridgehead, a sense of connection has always been encouraged, between the coffee lover and the […]

Gary Brooker, lead vocalist/pianist/songwriter and founding member of Procol Harum. Photo by Terry Steeves.

Bluesfest Review: Procol Harum

British progressive/symphonic rock band, Procol Harum, was formed in 1967 by multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter, Gary Brooker, and his friend and lyricist, Keith Reid, who has remained as Brooker’s collaborator to this day. Their first release of “Whiter Shade Of Pale” in the same year, was a number one hit on a global scale. The combination of Brooker’s […]

One of our younger generation enjoying the music of Foreigner. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Bluesfest Review: Day 5 – Styx, Don Felder, Foreigner

Day five of Bluesfest brought a night of classic powerhouse rock to both the Bell main stage and the River stage with a return to the music of my youth. On May 16th, the combined forces of Styx, Don Felder, and Foreigner, launched their massive U.S. Soundtrack of Summer Tour 2014, with an off-the-beaten-path stop […]

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Support Local is coming back: Call for submissions

Every year, we at Apartment613 team up with artists, businesses, musicians, restaurants and other creative folk from around the city to bring you Support Local, a month-long series of collaborative events showcasing all that’s great about our city. In years past, Support Local has brought you collaborative events like the Plaid Parade bike parade, Benchworks […]

Argentina vs. Germany: Where to watch the World Cup Final in Ottawa

This World Cup’s been one hell of a roller coaster ride from James Rodriguez’ magnificent goals, to the play of US goaltender Tim Howard, to the stunning, crushing defeat of Brazil in the semifinals to the hands of the Germans. It is fitting that Europe and Latin America meet in this year’s World Cup final. […]

Vintage Trouble heats up the crowd on the Black Sheep Stage. Photo by Terry Steeves.

Bluesfest Review: Vintage Trouble

Day 3 of Bluesfest brought plenty of sun, and the grounds of LeBreton Flats began to fill up early in the afternoon. I could already see traces of Gaga fever present as I ran across the odd pink and blue beehive clad females, anticipating what I knew would be one of the biggest, if not […]

Matt Andersen. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Bluesfest Review: Matt Andersen and The Mellotones

Imagine if you will, a booming soulful voice somewhere between that of Joe Cocker and the warm tone of Jeff Healey. And then try to imagine that voice being backed up by a 9-piece band of amazing proportions, complete with a full horn section, and some great vocal harmonies. Matt Andersen’s songs are soulful tales […]

Bluesfest Review: Harper and the Midwest Kind

No sooner had I entered through the gates at Bluesfest, I was snagged by the sweet sounds of some rich grooving’ blues coming from the Claridge stage. The man fronting the 3-piece band was playing the harp like nobody’s business, backed by a band busy churning out some fiery blues. And then he opened his […]

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