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Hedwig and the Angry Inch – A rocking good show

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Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.

90 minutes (no intermission) | Rock Musical | Mature content including explicit sexual and coarse language. I approached this Vanity Project production with some trepidation. The last time I saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch was in another city where a professional rock singer and a punk band sold out every night of a 12 day run in a one of the roughest and seediest bars in town. I am pleased to say that Vanity definitely exceeded my expectations. If you like rock and roll and aren’t afraid of adult... | Continue reading article

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Video of the Week: Zoo Legacy’s CRWD

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Zoo Legacy, one of the starts of the NCR’s hip hop scene, launched this video for their single CRWD this week. Their third video features their characteristic blend of rap and indie rock as well as some cameos by some well-known Ottawa locations. The band is currently running a kickstarter campaign to help them fund a trip to New York to record their next album with JUNO award-winning Canadian producer Gus Van Go (The Stills, Said the Whale, The Trews, Hollerado, etc.) and Steve Foley (Big Boi, Tyga). Check it... | Continue reading article

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Buck N’ Nice just sound like they are

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Post by Jared Davidson and Scott. “Rather than doing what people want, you take it outside, do what you want, and then make that what people want… if that makes any sense,” says SawBuck, gesturing with a french fry. We’re in a pool hall. It’s a Wednesday night. What he says does make sense, but I’ve got to supply some context: SawBuck, Ottawa rapper, has teamed up with another local music making enthusiast, DJ So Nice. They’re calling the project Buck N’ Nice. They’re kind of a hip hop super-group... | Continue reading article

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Mac DeMarco Our contributor talks music videos, rock and Salad Days

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Photo by Brad Elterman.Photo by Brad Elterman.

A couple of weeks ago I got the pleasure of interviewing Mac DeMarco. Even though some people may question his being vaulted to international stardumb, Mac’s music has seemed to strike an artistic vein within the populous and at the right time too. For me, he hit an artery connected to my heart and whatever is connected to me wanting to streak through the streets naked. Is Mac an auteur? Or does he place somewhere else on a spectrum of misrepresentation? Find out what he likes in music videos, rock,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: LAFF ticket giveaway

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On the set of Solo, playing Thursday night at the Latin American Film Festival.On the set of Solo, playing Thursday night at the Latin American Film Festival.

Looking to get your fill of Latin American film with free passes? Read on! Let’s break the weekend down by day. Thursday, kick things of with a fundraiser or two: the Ottawa BFA students are raising money for their year end show, the Lunenburg Pub is hosting one for autism research, and there’s a fundraiser featuring a few local bands and burlesque babes down at the Rainbow. Celebrate National Poetry Month with the A B Series down at the library, or catch the Uncooperatives at the Dominion. On Friday, The Wooden... | Continue reading article

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Find your cake and eat it too! at the Gluten Free Utopia

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Cupcakes from Bez Gluten Free Baking.Cupcakes from Bez Gluten Free Baking.

In recent years we’ve heard gluten free go from a foreign concept, to a term and lifestyle adopted by so many. You’d be hard pressed these days to meet someone who isn’t eating gluten free or know someone who is. Enter Samantha Maloney. Owner of local business Bez Gluten Free Baking, she saw the opportunity to create an event centered around gluten free eating and living – a first of its kind here in the nation’s capital. Gluten Free Utopia will bring together local businesses that specialize in gluten free... | Continue reading article

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Ian Kelly pleased the crowd at the Shenkman last Friday

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Photo provided by The Shenkman Arts Centre.Photo provided by The Shenkman Arts Centre.

On Friday March 28th The Shenkman Arts Centre showcased the wonderful musical talent of Ian Kelly. I confess that going into the show I had no idea who Kelly was. This is rather a sad state of affairs on my part, given that Kelly not only has quite the following in French Canada, his sophomore album Speak Your Mind has been certified gold. With music and lyrics that remind me of a mix of the Counting Crows and Blue Rodeo, Ian Kelly was a very pleasant surprise from the moment... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: Children’s book still delights more than 20 years later

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They say you never forget your first love.  For some authors this is particularly true, as their first book holds such a special place in their hearts they decide, years later, to publish it once again. For Rachna Gilmore, the acclaimed Ottawa-based children’s author, this is what happened with My Mother is Weird, a picture book first published in 1988, but which has been re-released by Acorn Press. “My Mother is Weird was originally published by Ragweed Press in P.E.I. and to my delight was a huge success,” says Gilmore. ... | Continue reading article

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Seeds is a fascinating docudrama with an excellent cast (+ ticket giveaway)

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Photo of Eric Peterson (who plays Percy Schmeiser) by Guntar KravisPhoto of Eric Peterson (who plays Percy Schmeiser) by Guntar Kravis

We are giving away one pair of tickets to the Saturday, April 5, performance of Seeds at 7:30 pm.  To enter, email apartment613@gmail.com by noon Thursday, April 3, with the subject line “Seeds NAC Contest”.  We will randomly pick a winner after the Thursday noon deadline. Seeds is a significant departure from the National Arts Centre’s usual dramatic offerings, as it is documentary theatre.  Most of the dialogue is taken from court transcripts or interviews with the people involved in this story. The 2005 award-winning play from Montreal’s Porte Parole company has recently been... | Continue reading article

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