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Jazz Festival kicks off tonight

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Photo by Celia Perrin Sidarous from Adam and the Amethysts' website.Photo by Celia Perrin Sidarous from Adam and the Amethysts' website.

We like to fill our schedules up at Apartment613, so when it’s festival season here in Ottawa (read: summer time), we get out and about as much as we can. This weekend, we’re juggling a few things, but are pretty dang excited about the Jazz Festival. We’ll be camping out there for the coming week, bringing you live-blogging and tweets galore. Rather than give you our amateur analysis of the best shows, we spoke to the festival’s programming manager, Petr Cancura, who gave us the inside scoop on this year’s lineup.... | Continue reading article

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PSY is a Wild Ride

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Julien Siliau performs on the German Wheel - photo courtesy of Joelle GuédonJulien Siliau performs on the German Wheel - photo courtesy of Joelle Guédon

Last night PSY, the new circus project from Les 7 Doigts de la Main, opened to an enraptured audience at the NAC theatre. The show features a dynamic and engaging mix of theatre, circus, and dance (not that kind of dance; the cool kind), and while the founding members of Les 7 Doigts are alumni of the fabled Cirque du Soleil, this show is most certainly not a Cirque du Soleil show. While Cirque has always been about the grand spectacle, Les 7 Doigts focuses more on the talents and personality... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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For those of you sweltering out there today, we’ve got good news – while we can’t control the weather, we can suggest oh-so-cool things for you to do this weekend. And if all of these activities sound like too much work in this heat, just park yourself at Feverfest or the Jazz Festival all weekend long! We’re giving away tickets to some shows at the Jazz Festival – find out how you can win below. Tonight, head down to the Fringe Festival to catch Mabel’s Last Performance (stellar review over... | Continue reading article

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Wanted: Home for Bridge to Gatineau

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Post by Olivia Crossman Seldom do issues ignite passion in suburban residents like the plan to build a sixth inter-provincial bridge linking Ottawa and Gatineau in the city’s east end. On the evening of June 12th, large crowds gathered at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans. A public consultation was hosted by the National Capital Commission (NCC) and Roche-GENIVAR Joint Venture as part of Phase 2B of the Interprovincial Crossing Environmental Assessment (EA) Study. The planners are considering public input for the social, cultural, human health, environmental, transportation and economic... | Continue reading article

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… raptor riding a whale? Winged Beast Outfitters isn’t your typical t-shirt company

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The clothing we wear isn’t just clothing. It represents our identity, who we are, or who we want to be. Clothes can also embody some of our values in what we find important in life, especially in the battle of comfort vs. cool. You have to admit, finding the perfect t-shirt is a bit of an art form. Not too tight, not too loose. Soft, but resilient material. Eye catching, but still hip design. All of these demands often lead us to sacrifice something in the quest for that timeless... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 readers can take 25% off tickets to Janelle Monáe at the Jazz Festival

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We’re getting pretty excited for the Jazz Festival this week, and we’ve got a promotion that we hope will get you in the mood to enjoy some jazz under the stars, too. Saturday night promises to be a good time with Janelle Monáe, Adam and the Amethysts, and wrapping up with Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays. We’re so convinced it’s going to be a great show that we’ve worked with the Festival to get you a discount on tickets for that entire day’s lineup. The coupon code APT613 will get you 25%... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Dreaming of a new Rideau St., good news for beer lovers, and lots more!

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Rideau Street is about to get dug up and the construction will last until the end of next Summer. While this is being done to replace old water pipes and even older sewers, it’s also an opportunity to fix the street and make it hipper as Councillor Mathieu Fleury says. The Citizen’s David Reevely took a stroll down Rideau St. with Fleury to see the good, the bad and the what could be of Rideau. We’re getting another festival this Summer and I think many of you will be excited... | Continue reading article

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We’re reviewing EVERY SINGLE FRINGE PLAY!

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Hey guys – we’re sort of checked out for the weekend. We’re going to be spending most of our time over at www.fullyfringed.ca reviewing every single play at this year’s Fringe Festival. This is our third year taking the project on and it’s a great time. We hope that Fully Fringed can help make the festival accessible and give you some resources to choose a play you’re going to love. We’ll be tweeting some updates through the weekend, but mostly just writing about theatre and hanging out at the beer... | Continue reading article

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