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Malajube à L’Outaouais en fête

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Photo de Malajube.Photo de Malajube.

Cette merveilleuse fin de mois de juin signifie également l’arrivée de la plus belle occasion pour faire la fête au Québec : La Saint-Jean-Baptiste ! L’ensemble de la Belle Province célèbre à l’occasion de sa fête nationale et Gatineau n’est pas en reste! Ohhh, mais je vous entends d’ici, vous qui ne savez pas où aller lundi soir pour faire la fête… Ne vous en faites pas, j’ai une suggestion pour vous : Malajube! Ce groupe originaire de Montréal sera à Aylmer demain soir (25 juin) à l’occasion du festival... | Continue reading article

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A wonderful late night at the Ottawa Jazz Festival with Destroyer

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Destroyer at the Ottawa Jazz FestPhoto Courtesy of tcp909 from the Apartment613 Flickr pool

Late last night, as the final saxophone vibrato drifted off towards Parliament, many of the sleepy, satiated jazz aficionados packed up their blankets from the front of Ottawa Jazz Festival’s Canal stage and started their journey towards home. Those who managed to avoid a jazz coma made the quick jaunt across the road to catch Dry River Caravan and Destoyer, the two artists from last night’s OLG Late Night Series. I was a little caught up star-gazing, so by the time I’d made it across the road the Ottawa based... | Continue reading article

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No pants dance party hits Babylon tomorrow!

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Photo courtesy of M.V. Jantzen on flickrPhoto courtesy of M.V. Jantzen on flickr

It’s way too hot out to party with your pants on, so why not party with them off? That’s the whole idea behind the fifth annual No Pants Dance Party, which is taking place at Babylon (317 Bank Street) tomorrow, Saturday June 23. The brainchild of Rockalily Burlesque, one of Ottawa’s best burlesque troups, the No Pants Dance Party (or NPDP to its friends) started nine years ago as a costume party. If you couldn’t pull off a costume, you were expected to go around in your skivvies. According to Miss Helvetica Bold,... | Continue reading article

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UPDATED: New Orleans Night at the Jazz Festival

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[<a href="http://storify.com/apartment613/live-at-the-ottawa-jazz-fest-new-orleans-night" target="_blank">View the story "Live at the Ottawa Jazz Fest New Orleans Night" on Storify</a>] This post was updated with Gloria’s Live Tweeting. Here is Gloria’s preview from earlier. Gloria Song is a music writer for Apartment613 as well as the frontwoman for her band Scary Bear Soundtrack. The year I turned twenty-one, my father was working in Dallas. While there, I planned an epic twenty-first birthday trip for myself: I would take the Greyhound bus alone, from Dallas to New Orleans, and experience for the first time with... | Continue reading article

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A business fair for Lovely Ladies who make

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Photos courtesy of Magida El-Kassis and Sweetstitch's Sue Redekop.Photos courtesy of Magida El-Kassis and Sweetstitch's Sue Redekop.

I first heard of Magida El-Kassis a couple of years ago, when she was still at SPAO – the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. She had been recognized by her peers and the staff at SPAO for her great photography. Little did I know she was a country girl from Richmond, Ontario, just outside of Stittsville. Even now that she’s been back in Richmond for about 3 years, El-Kassis still has a foot in Ottawa and is making things happen. Her latest endeavour is the Ottawa Women Small Business... | Continue reading article

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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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Photo courtesy Rmaddock on Flickr.Photo courtesy Rmaddock on Flickr.

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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