Harea Band released their newest song “It’s Your Birthday” just last month. It was produced and recorded all from the band members’ own homes. We heard from Alex Harea, the singer, songwriter, and bandleader, about the process and how it all felt.
June’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to the Young Arts Leaders Collective to support the inclusion of free art with takeout orders at local restaurants.
How have local businesses been impacted by the lockdown, and by the movement to a phase that allows reopening? We spoke with the owners of three 613 businesses, each with their own unique situations. Today: The Art House Cafe.
Convening in virtual space from June 25 to 27, “a graph, a lovely tree” will engage with some ways in which artists continue to work within the digital medium, its problematic challenges and its potential for building communities.
Up to 15 dancers will perform in the live stream event put on by Compagnie ODD (Ottawa Dance Directive).
How have local businesses been impacted by the lockdown, and by the movement to a phase that allows reopening? We spoke with the owners of three 613 businesses, each with their own unique situations. Today: The Odds & Sods Shoppe.
How have local businesses been impacted by the lockdown, and by the movement to a phase that allows reopening? We spoke with the owners of three small businesses, each with their own unique situations. Today: Virtue Tattoo.
Community Builder Awards: Meet five outstanding locals who are volunteering to help others through COVID-19
COVID-19 has changed the ways we gather, celebrate, and honour one another, however it has not changed the way our community steps up to support and help each other in times of crisis.
Arlo is the soon-to-be-opened new restaurant replacing the former Beerocracy at 340 Somerset West. Before that, it was the legendary Centretown Pub, a pillar of Ottawa’s gay community. Walking the space, even amid the renovations, it takes only a bit of imagination to picture Arlo completed. The room has an electricity all its own. Alex McMahon is especially animated when talking about his plans.
Jessica Pearson and The East Wind have taken the heartwarming harmonies of their lively “maritime kitchen party” live show to the stages of JunoFest, RBC’s Bluesfest, the NAC, and venues throughout Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Jessica joined us to talk about how she’s spending her stay-at-home days.
Singer, songwriter, and dancer Marie-Clo began her artistic career with musical theatre. It was music, though, that was her true passion, so Marie-Clo made the decision to concentrate on that. As it turns out, that was a good decision.
Tesia Bryski is a Registered Psychotherapist, teacher, and forever student of mindfulness and meditation in Ottawa.
For the last 35 years Odyssey Theatre has been performing open-air Commedia dell’arte plays in Strathcona Park. In order to keep going, the company has announced an ambitious Virtual Odyssey that rolls out over the rest of the year.
Like many long term care homes in our province, Carlingview Manor in Ottawa has been hit devastatingly hard with the COVID-19 virus. Being part of the same community, photographer Kelly McDonald was able to capture a few signs of hope and courage.
Small businesses face eviction as Vanier’s Eastview Plaza will be demolished to make way for residential towers
Sarp Kizir: “We knew gentrification was coming, but not now, not during a global pandemic and not at this speed. Something about this just doesn’t feel right and I’m not alone in thinking so.”