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Cooking & Cracking Wise on the Web: Welcome to Eva Bee’s Jamboree

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Photo provided by Ivana Borojevic (aka Eva Bee)Photo provided by Ivana Borojevic (aka Eva Bee)

Once upon a time, when she was wrapping up a degree in environmental science, Ivana Borojevic (aka Eva Bee) had an idea for a show that would inspire folks to eat locally and have fun with their food. Five years later, Eva Bee’s Jamboree was born as a web series featuring Eva in various kitchens with up-and-coming musical acts. Launched in September 2012, a new webisode goes up on the first Thursday of every month (there’s a new one on deck for today!) Dishes prepared during each webisode offer a glimpse... | Continue reading article

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What to do this New Year’s

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It seems like everyone’s talking about 2012 in the past tense these days. Thus far, 2012 has been great, but let’s not put it to rest just yet. A year like this deserves an appropriate send off, and our team of research gnomes has dug up a few events that might be up to the task of closing out this magnificent year on December 31st. Sparks Street is hosting a free New Year ’s Eve bash, complete with live entertainment featuring the Arkells. In addition to the Hamilton alternative rock... | Continue reading article

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Happy Holidays from Apartment613

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Photo courtesy of Justinvl from the Apartment613 Flickr GroupPhoto courtesy of Justinvl from the Apartment613 Flickr Group

It’s been a great year Ottawa. With so many events and happenings over the last 12 months we’re going to take a bit of breather until the new year. We hope that you all have a great time celebrating with family and friends. We’ll be back in full force for 2013!

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Apartment613 Live: Sparks Street, Royal Wood part deux, and a very indie Xmas playlist

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Listen here or on iTunes. Hey Apartment613 aficionados, looking for some thought-provoking background noise while preparing the holiday turkey? (Or tofurkey, I don’t judge.) Then check out our penultimate 2012 episode of Apartment613 Live. On this week’s show, we get the lowdown from Sparks Street Mall executive director Les Gagne about the big bash taking place New Year’s Eve, while simultaneously casting a critical glance at the past and future of the pedestrian thoroughfare Ottawans love to snark about. We also air part two of our interview with singer-songwriter Royal... | Continue reading article

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#IdleNoMore in photos

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Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. There’s a movement afoot across the country led by First Nations and other indigenous peoples to fight for the rights of First Peoples in Canada. Led by First Nation youth and spreading through social media, Idle No More is a movement that’s led to teach ins and protests. Above are photos from Friday’s protest that went from Victoria Island to Parliament Hill.

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The Chamber Players of Canada prepare for holiday cheer bringing

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Photo courtesy of Joelle GuédonPhoto courtesy of Joelle Guédon

As I watched the Chamber Players of Canada rehearse for Saturday’s Christmas concert, I felt myself overcome by something like holiday spirit. Granted, some of my good cheer may have seeped into me, osmosis-like, from the frankly gigantic Christmas tree that towered to my left. But I think that the vast majority of it was due to the combination of string instruments with snowy weather. Something about the holidays just screams out for musical accompaniment. And so it’s fitting that the Chamber Players of Canada are kicking off their fourth... | Continue reading article

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Indie-rock your way into the holiday with Amos the Transparent

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This Friday Amos the Transparent will take the stage at Mavericks for the Indie Rock Holiday party with a special End Of The World twist. To find out a bit more about their plans for an indie rock holiday, we sent a few questions of to Jon Chandler from Amos the Transparent. Apartment613: What are your plans for the holidays? What does an Indie-Rock Holiday look like? I don’t have too much planned this year, really. I’m fortunate enough to say that most of my family is local so I’m... | Continue reading article

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Stop listening to lame holiday music. Download Jim Bryson’s instant holiday album.

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For anyone who has Josh Groban’s holiday album on repeat this season, we’re here for you. Local (and national) favourite Jim Bryson has released an instant holiday album that you can download from his Bandcamp. The proceeds of the album go to the Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa and Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s “You Know Who I Am” Foundation. It’s a great album for a great cause. Get it online for 8 bucks. Also of note, the artwork for the album was done by our designer for Support Local... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Celebrate the end of the world here! Photo courtesy Lazy_Artist on Flickr.Celebrate the end of the world here! Photo courtesy Lazy_Artist on Flickr.

Holidays are coming fast! This weekend, you can mark them with some festive burlesque, a bit of serious thinking, or do a bit of holiday gift rapping at hip hop karaoke. It seems that Ottawa’s music scene is all set to host you at a seasonal bash or two. Jim Bryson’s annual festivities are sold out for Saturday (some Sunday tickets are left), but there are more. Poorfolk, Terrible Liars and Male Nurse are teaming up for their 5th annual Christmas Rock Party, and Zoo Legacy will have DJ Atherton... | Continue reading article

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