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Apt613 Live for Dec. 3, 2014

Hey kids-and welcome to December! I don’t know about you but I’m very excited to flip that page on my calendar (yeah, I’m kickin’ it old-school with an actual paper calendar hanging on my wall).  We’ve arrived at that magical time of year when smiles seem easier, folks seem friendlier, and when gee whiz it’s […]

WuFest brings together all that is good in Ottawa

WuFest brings together all that is good in Ottawa. No, unfortunately it doesn’t celebrate the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, but it does bring together some of Canada’s (untapped) talent in a celebration of creativity — specifically the musical and photographic kind. Ming Wu is the prolific and omnipresent concert photographer who has been snapping away at […]

Merchandise and Lower take the CITY SLANG questionnaire for Ottawa Implosion

Post submitted by Travis Boisvenue of CHUO 89.1 fm’s City Slang. Tampa Bay, Florida’s Merchandise and Copenhagen, Denmark’s Lower will be at the House of Targ with Ottawa’s Boyhood this Thursday for the opening night of the Ottawa Implosion weekend. The three-day fesival is bringing in acts from around the globe, including Italy’s Father Murphy […]

Festival de cinéma VUES D’AFRIQUE : un peu d’Haïti, de Créole et de francophonie à Ottawa du 29 avril au 1er mai !

Par Mariette Delevallée. Il est le détonateur de la longue série de festivals cinématographiques post-hivernale de Montréal depuis maintenant 30 ans. Pourtant, il n’est arrivé dans la région qu’il y a deux ans seulement. Encore méconnu des Ottawaiens, le Festival international de cinéma VUES D’AFRIQUE présente, en partenariat avec La Nouvelle Scène, six films de […]

Au pays de Groenland au Zaphod

Par Cindy Savard, une moitié de Basement 819, émission de radio bientôt en onde sur CHUO 89,1 FM et en balladodiffusion sur  Et voilà une naissance qui était essentielle! Groenland a officiellement pris vie en avril 2013 avec un premier album The Chase. Montréalais et talentueux, ils ont pris par surprise pas mal de monde. […]

Guerilla Magazine celebrates return to print

Hundreds attended the launch of Guerilla 36 at Patrick Gordon Framing Studio on July 26th. “The event had incredible energy,” said Tony Martins, Guerilla’s editor and creative director. The evening that featured powerful artworks from Guillermo Trejo, Angelina McCormick, Drew Mosley, Anthony Tremmaglia, and Tina Picard, also celebrated Guerilla magazine’s return to print. “The event […]

Apartment613 Live for April 4, 2013

Listen here or in iTunes. Ryan and Karen opened the show this week with a phone interview with Jesse Alberto, proprietor of the recently opened House of Barons barber shop. The shop on Sussex brings some previously scarce men’s grooming services to Ottawa, like straight blade shaves and shoe-shining while you wait. Our hosts then […]

Apartment613 Live for March 28, 2013

Listen here or in iTunes. This week’s show hosts were joined by Jeremy Dias, who filled us in about this year’s Jer’s Vision/International Day of Pink Gala on April 10. This is the eighth year of the locally grown anti-homophobia campaign, and what better way to celebrate than by heading to the gala at the […]

photo of Parliament Hill at Dusk

Apartment613 Live for February 7th

Listen here or on iTunes! On this week’s Apartment613 Live I caught up  with Patrick Gauthier to chat about what’s going on at this year’s Undercurrents Festival at the GCTC. There is a pretty great line-up at this year’s festival. You can also read a few reviews from our own theatre blogger, Andrew Snowdon, on Apartment613. I […]

Taste of CHUO: A new (and delicious) yearly treat

Ottawa City Hall erupted with appetizing flavours this past Sunday, as local restaurants dished up samples of their culinary specialities as part of Support Local month. Doubling as a fundraiser for University of Ottawa campus radio station CHUO, the first annual Taste of CHUO brought together almost a dozen restaurants that offered everything from Ethiopian […]

Apartment 613 Live for October 24, 2012: Nuit Blanche, Unshaven Mavens, and Union 613

Listen here or on iTunes. On this week’s Apartment 613 Live, Ryan is our lonely host for an hour full of local happenings. Last month’s Nuit Blanche was reportedly attended by something close to 30,000 people, and next year’s nuit can only get bigger. The art-filled night’s organizers are already in the planning stages, securing […]

Apartment613 Live for October 17, 2012

Listen here or on iTunes. This week on Apt613 Live, Karen and Ryan are our guides for an hour of creativity, boxing, and food. First up, Katie Frappier joins us to discuss her upcoming Creative Mornings talk. Frappier is one of the co-owners of Victoire, and she will speak to a crowd of enthusiastic breakfast-goers at The […]