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Going out best bets, May 18 to 24

Going out best bets, May 18 to 24

Jean-Marc Leger May 17, 2017 0

World Beat Lynn Saxberg Former Ottawan Drew Gonsalves explores 500 years of history on the new Kobo Town album, Where the Galleons Sank. Inspired by the sight of a rusted barge beneath the waters of

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Ottawa gallery to dedicate studio to late Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook

Ottawa gallery to dedicate studio to late Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook

Jean-Marc Leger May 17, 2017 0

SAW Gallery plans to launch its Nordic lab when the gallery reopens in July 2018 The SAW Gallery in Ottawa is starting an artist exchange program with Nunavut in a space that will include an

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Ottawa’s CityFolk lineup revealed: Jack Johnson, Father John Misty on tap

Ottawa’s CityFolk lineup revealed: Jack Johnson, Father John Misty on tap

Jean-Marc Leger May 17, 2017 0

After the weather-related challenges of last year, CityFolk organizers are counting on first-time Ottawa appearances by Jack Johnson, Father John Misty and Rodriguez to entice fans to buy tickets to the 2017 edition, no

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Lumineers, soul music and female Muslim artists shine in Arts Best Bets for March 16-22

Lumineers, soul music and female Muslim artists shine in Arts Best Bets for March 16-22

Jean-Marc Leger March 16, 2017 0

The Lumineers, a band that entranced Ottawans during a downpour at Bluesfest last summer, return to the capital on Tuesday as part of their ongoing Cleopatra world tour If anything, the Denver-based folk-rock band

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Ottawa potters heat up a different kind of 2017 celebration

Ottawa potters heat up a different kind of 2017 celebration

Jean-Marc Leger March 8, 2017 0

9,000 ceramic roses, fleur-de-lis, feathers to form art garden at Canadian Museum of Nature. This winter a pottery movement began in Ottawa. In pottery classes across the region, seasoned potters and first-timers alike began

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Movie makers flock to Almonte, ‘mini-Hollywood of the Valley’

Movie makers flock to Almonte, ‘mini-Hollywood of the Valley’

Jean-Marc Leger February 27, 2017 0

The town of Almonte is seeing lots of action from the film industry lately as movie crews roll in for the fifth time in less than two years. “It’s a small town that’s got a

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Ottawa Bluesfest’s 2017 lineup includes Tom Petty, Pink, 50 Cent

Ottawa Bluesfest’s 2017 lineup includes Tom Petty, Pink, 50 Cent

Jean-Marc Leger February 26, 2017 0

The 2017 edition of the Ottawa Bluesfest music festival is bringing some big names to the capital who have been away for a long time or will be playing for the first time ever. Tom

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Amy Schumer delivers raunchy girls’ night out in Ottawa

Amy Schumer delivers raunchy girls’ night out in Ottawa

Jean-Marc Leger February 20, 2017 0

Reviewed : No bodily function was off limits during Amy Schumer’s raunchy stand-up performance at the Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, one of three Canadian dates that were originally scheduled to happen just after

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OC Sessions: Toronto’s Jane Bunnett and Ottawa’s Miguel De Armas are a perfect musical match

OC Sessions: Toronto’s Jane Bunnett and Ottawa’s Miguel De Armas are a perfect musical match

Jean-Marc Leger February 13, 2017 0

Perhaps it was inevitable, given how much they have in common, that Ottawa pianist Miguel De Armas and Toronto saxophonist/flutist Jane Bunnett would one day play a concert together. The Cuban immigrant in his

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As timely as Trump, a documentary about political deceit and feisty, independent journalism

As timely as Trump, a documentary about political deceit and feisty, independent journalism

Jean-Marc Leger February 7, 2017 0

In today’s “post-truth” world of “fake news” and “alternate facts,” should we be surprised governments lie?  But as far back as the 1950s and 1960s, U.S. investigative reporter I.F. Stone wrote from his basic premise that

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