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Alice Through the Looking-Glass is pure magic

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L-R: Christopher Morris, Ron Klappholz, Natasha Greenblatt, Andrew Moodie.  Photo by Andree Lanthier.L-R: Christopher Morris, Ron Klappholz, Natasha Greenblatt, Andrew Moodie. Photo by Andree Lanthier.

Among his numerous accomplishments, the iconic science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke was famous for his three laws.  The most popular “law” is arguably number three, in which he declared that, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” After watching the fantastic performance of Alice Through the Looking Glass at the National Arts Centre, it occurred to me that there should be an artistic equivalent of Clarke’s third law.  For this show is so enjoyable, clever and appealing to all age groups, I flirted with the idea that I was observing cultural magic. Based on the classic children’s book by Lewis Carroll this play is fantastic.  In fact, there are... | Continue reading article

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The Ginger Fox Band rocked their hearts and souls at The Rainbow

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Ginger Fox Band's front man/lead vocalist, Warren Meredith, seen here with drummer,  
Derek Van Dusen, and rhythm guitarist, Alex Spearman. All photos by Terry Steeves.Ginger Fox Band's front man/lead vocalist, Warren Meredith, seen here with drummer, Derek Van Dusen, and rhythm guitarist, Alex Spearman. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Every once in awhile, you come across an opening act you’ve never seen or heard of, but catches you off-guard at just how great they are…this was one such band I had the pleasure of seeing earlier in the spring of 2014. Great musicianship, well-written originals, and the energetic antics of super front man/vocalist, Warren Meredith, make up this group called, Ginger Fox Band, who have just released their first recorded effort entitled, Won’t Change, a 6-song digital EP of all original material. The Ginger Fox Band, aptly named after... | Continue reading article

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The loveOttawa Project has a holiday special!

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Dwayne Brown and Anita Ruivo of the loveOttawa project

Picture this, a photograph with a signature white canvas, in front of it, shiny happy Ottawa people who do things for their community.  This is how one recognizes the work of Dwayne Brown and Anita Ruivo, who are both Ottawa photographers who collaborate on the loveOttawa project. The project features artists, chefs, business owners, students, visitors, even mayor Jim Watson! The latest addition to the project, which can be found by visiting love-ottawa.com, profiles individuals who work at local watering holes ,as well as signature non-alcoholic beverages. Just in time... | Continue reading article

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The Haunted Walk presents Nightmare Before/After Xmas

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Snowy Sun and the Cathedral. Photo by Fernando Farfan.ca from the Apt613 Flickr pool.Snowy Sun and the Cathedral. Photo by Fernando Farfan.ca from the Apt613 Flickr pool.

It’s that time of year again when the world is hushed in a blanket of snow; multi-coloured lights illuminate your walk home in the evening and spirits of the undead return to haunt the living. Yes I’m talking about Christmas time.  Sitting around telling scary ghost stories may seem at odds with other seasonal traditions, but really they’re as much a part of the Christmas festivities as stockings hung by the fire and eggnog in your glass (and frankly I’ll take the undead over that monstrous yellow concoction any day).... | Continue reading article

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Books and comics by local authors that make great gifts!

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Photo via Bibliotheek Kortrijk (Creative Commons)Photo via Bibliotheek Kortrijk (Creative Commons)

Last year we published the Apartment613 holiday gift list for 2013, which contained a list of more than 60 writers from the National Capital Region.  Given the popularity of that post, we are now publishing the 2014 edition of books and comics by local writers, which you can use to purchase special holiday gifts for the literary people in your life. The list below contains more than 50 writers from our region.  All the summarised works have been reviewed by Apartment613, with the exception of those named under “upcoming reviews,”... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Ottawa’s newest microbrewery goes gaga over craft . . . cocktails?

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Photo from the Lowertown Brewery Facebook page. All other photos by Tobi Cohen.Photo from the Lowertown Brewery Facebook page. All other photos by Tobi Cohen.

So Ottawa’s newest brewpub fancies itself a cocktail connoisseur eh? Well, let me be the judge of that. I was invited to the Lowertown Brewery in the Byward Market last week, not to sample its southern barbecue or craft brews, though I did try both. I was there to try something a little less obvious – its handcrafted cocktails which, on weekends, are supposedly served up with flair. On a Wednesday night, the mixology show consisted of a short-lived burst of flame while heating up an orange peel with a... | Continue reading article

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