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Sausage Party: A Fabulously Phallic Fundraiser

Master Cameron Eric Leon and An Evening of Sin Present: “SAUSAGE PARTY” Make a mundane Tuesday night unforgettable with the zaniest and wildest acts that Ottawa has to offer from some of its most talented drag and burlesque performers! Your sides will be splitting, your voice will be hoarse, and you will never see a […]

The Rainbow celebrates 30 years!

There is something about performing on the Rainbow stage. As a fledgling singer over 20 years ago, I remember the acute sense of nervousness I felt walking onto it, standing as green as could be, high above the crowd, looking out past the packed dance floor below me, the bar area beyond, the balcony area […]

Ottawa’s open mic/open jam experience: The Rainbow

The open mic/open jam experience is a way for musicians to strut their stuff onstage solo or in a group effort with other artists.  It’s a way to network with fellow musicians, make new friends, and gain some exposure and stage experience.  It’s sometimes even how bands are formed and talent is discovered.  Or, you […]

Trevor Finlay: Live and unplugged

From the first time I met guitarist/singer/songwriter Trevor Finlay and watched him perform on the Calabogie Blues & Ribfest stage last summer, I was hooked. From his searing blues solos to some serious chicken-plucking frenziness, Trevor has developed a unique style since the start of his musical journey at just nine years of age. I caught […]