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Where to enjoy the 2018 Canadian Tulip Festival

Wandering around Ottawa and Gatineau, you may have already spotted one of the surest signs of spring in the region. Close to one million tulips have been planted for the 66th Canadian Tulip Festival, kicking off Friday May 11 and continuing until Monday May 21.

Cementing Its Focus: A New Chapter for SPAO

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa held a grand opening party for its new location in Little Italy on Friday, November 10. After 12 years in cramped conditions on Dalhousie in the Byward Market, the new custom-designed building opened its doors to the public with a gathering and musical performance by The Peptides.

Listen Local at Bluesfest: The PepTides

Bluesfest, now in its 22nd year, is the city’s largest and fastest growing outdoor music festival. Although continuing to brim with big-named acts, the festival’s mandate also includes recognizing, nurturing, and providing a platform for local musicians ranging from budding talent to professional recording artists. This year roughly one-quarter of the acts at Bluesfest will be local. With an increasing number […]

An overview of Folk Fest 2014

September’s Ottawa Folk Fest marks the end of a summer of wonderful outdoor music festivals. Here is an account of its sights and sounds. Wednesday On a slightly cooler than usual September night, I arrived on the grounds as they were just opening. As I entered, workers were just putting the finishing touches on the […]

Review: The Powergoats album release party rocks Zaphod’s

As a musician immersed in the Ottawa music scene for the past 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of not only connecting, networking, and sharing the stage with fellow colleagues in the field, but to now have the opportunity of bringing their passions, pursuits, and performances to the public forefront as a music writer. During […]

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