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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Despite the recent ugly temperatures, the tulips are putting on their annual spring show for us, so the only mood in Ottawa right now can be hopeful! I’m channeling hopefulness this weekend, friends, as we face another one in lockdown, but inching closer to warmer weather, herd immunity, and that sweet, sweet freedom of the red zone!

HOROJO Trio: That Ottawa blues sound

Ottawa is home to international award-winning blues act HOROJO Trio, who got together in the aftermath of an unusually long jam session during a charity fundraiser. The trio won the International Blues Challenge in 2020.

Talking Albums: Dick Cooper

Dick Cooper has had quite a career. In the 1970s, he co-founded The Cooper Brothers with his brother Brian and their friend Terry King. Three of their singles charted in the Billboard Hot 100 and they toured extensively with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker, and Charlie Daniels. A very busy and creative person, how is Dick Cooper spending his stay-at-home days?

Summer festival fever

The first day of Summer has arrived, and with it, a vast array of art, cultural, sport, and music events for all ages in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. With the weather having fully co-operated over the weekend, there was no shortage of things to take in for the eyes and ears. The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival […]

Blogging Bluesfest 2013: JW-Jones

JW-Jones is a crowd pleaser – with his groovy, rock ‘n’ roll stylings, you’ll be hard-pressed not to get up and dance. After touring all around the world and back again, JW-Jones has clearly figured out what the people want. His music gets at the more traditional music associated with Bluesfest – the blues themselves. […]