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Gloria Song

Arts Writer

Gloria is a writer, lawyer, and musician. By day, she loves to geek out on legal research, especially on human rights and development issues. By evening, she's the frontwoman for Ottawa indie band Scary Bear Soundtrack. By late night, she's all about blanket burritos.


Registration open for DIY Audio Tech Workshop for Women

Soundboards can seem intimidating to many people who are less familiar with the world of audio tech. We’re used to watching sound technicians, often male, sitting alone in their booths at the back of a music venue, their fast hands sliding over the many complicated-looking dials and buttons of the soundboard like a wizard waving […]

Write on Ottawa: Adventure & memory in Letters from Labrador

When Ottawa-based writer Stacey D. Atkinson first met Dr. Patricia Davis, a retired psychologist who once worked in Northern Labrador as a midwife, Atkinson had the option of writing Letters from Labrador as a conventional memoir recounting Patsy’s adventures in the north in a straightforward manner. However, Atkinson has taken an interesting approach, using Patsy’s […]

Gang Signs bring dark and dreamy horror-inspired tunes to Zaphods

Although they’ve been been around since 2011, Gang Signs will be playing their first show in Ottawa at Zaphod’s on November 28. Touring in support of their brand new album Geist, a follow-up to their 2012 self-titled EP, it will also be the Vancouver-based band’s first time playing in eastern Canada. Comprised of Peter Ricq (also […]

Lawyers raise money for Food Bank with Rockable Hours

We’re used to seeing lawyers showing off their legal skills in court on TV shows like Suits, but did you know that Ottawa lawyers have a musical side to them as well? By day, Ottawa resident Albert Chang is corporate counsel for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.  By night, he plays music and organizes gigs […]

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre brings Inuit legend to life

On October 4, the children of Ottawa will have a opportunity to experience a traditional Inuit legend brought to life through puppets in Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre’s adaptation of A Promise is a Promise, a collaboration between children’s writer Robert Munsch and Nunavut storyteller Michael Kusugak. The story of A Promise is a Promise […]

Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa offer free panel on Copyright for Artists

Did you know that there is a free legal service for artists in Ottawa? As a lawyer and a musician, I often have artist friends ask me legal questions about their rights. I usually refer them to Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO), which according to their website  is dedicated to connecting Ottawa-area artists with legal […]

Stella Bell-Murray’s Nine of Nines & the West End Well music series

Stella Bell-Murray’s music has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. While starting out as a folk pop singer-songwriter on the acoustic guitar in the early 2000s, she’s now the experimental artist behind the music project Nine of Nines, incorporating vintage synth pads, loop pedals, electronic beats, a Yamaha Silent guitar plugged through multi-effects pedals, […]