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Honeyman & the Bros Farr: Black Sheep Xmas Show

Can’t keep a good band down. After the year that was, your old pals Honeyman and the Brothers Farr have emerged from their hiding places armed with good tunes, good times, and slightly bigger paunches (#winterweight) for their holiday bonanza-tacular! Expect a few surprises along with the classic buffoonery that has been a staple of […]

Video of the Week: Algebra

Algebra is the directorial debut of Jith Paul, founder of Ottawa-based production company Treepot Media. The 11-minute film is a poetic short about a painter who is losing his sight and features local Ottawa talent in front of and behind the screen. Shot in Wakefield and downtown Ottawa in 2014, the film has just completed a festival tour with […]

Weekend Adventure: Wakefield Village

Whenever I find myself planning a weekend trip to get out of town, the two usual suspects come in mind: Montreal with its great restaurants and music scene, and Toronto, with its sports teams, art galleries, and incredible city landscapes. Now, don’t get me wrong, Toronto and Montreal are both great options for a weekend […]

Weekend roundup: Wakefield winter warm up giveaway!

Need a winter getaway this weekend? Read on to find out how you can escape to Wakefield for a show and overnight stay! First, though, a bit of music closer to home. If you missed Josef Mieto a few weeks back, you can catch his folky sounds tonight at Maxwells, where he’ll be joined by […]

Townies invited to Wakefield’s 1st winter market – celebration of community & old world charm

Inspired by the quaint winter markets still popular across Europe, Wakefielder Jackie Hansen proposed that her village launch one of their own. This Saturday, that community will welcome revelers from across the Outaouais and NCR to celebrate the season at the Wakefield Christmas Market. I got a chance to ask Jackie what’s in store and […]

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 […]

Jill Barber at the Black Sheep

I’m a bit surprised by this Obama fellow. I mean, who would choose to discuss policy with our stodgy political leaders over spending a night with Jill Barber at the Black Sheep Inn? (Not me – but then again, I don’t run the world’s largest economy. Yet.) The sultry Port Credit, Ont. singer-songwriter actually takes the […]