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The Apt613 Fellowship Program: Now taking applications!

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Last Spring Apt613 ran it’s first-ever indiegogo fundraiser to support our new initiative: The Apt613 Fellowship program. This program will allow us to support projects that go beyond blog posts and radio segments. The goal is to take our coverage of the best of Ottawa’s grassroots arts and culture to the next level. Today we’re launching the application process for the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The due date for applications is September 24, 2014 and the application form is available here. Please read the following Q&A for more information, and don’t hesitate to write to apartment613@gmail.com if you have any questions.   Who the heck is Apt613? Apt613 is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to... | Continue reading article

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“Drink creatively” at your neighbourhood bar

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Art in progress at Pub 101

“Drink creatively”. What comes to mind when you read this slogan? Try learning to paint while sipping a glass of wine or your favorite drink in a local bar (maybe one reminiscent of those good ol’ days). In just two hours, you’ll have your very own artist’s (ok, amateur artist’s) chef d’oeuvre. The activity is called PaintNite. I attended a PaintNite event in late August thanks to a very good friend’s creative gift shopping: A PaintNite event at Hooley’s on Elgin Street for four. (Yes, Hooley’s is reminiscent of those... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa’s first ever Burlesque Fest debuts this weekend

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Coney Bow from Auckland, performing on Saturday night. Photo courtesy of Ottawa Burlesque Festival.Coney Bow from Auckland, performing on Saturday night. Photo courtesy of Ottawa Burlesque Festival.

It isn’t all Christina Aguilera and Cher singing “Show Me How You Burlesque” in sequined costumes. It’s a form of art. Well, maybe it’s a little about the sequins and singing as Ottawa’s first ever Burlesque Festival debuts this weekend with an exceptionally diverse roster of performers. “There’s a hint of what you see in movies actually in the real thing,” said James Demjan, festival co-founder. But movies like Burlesque (2010) and even further back to Moulin Rouge (2001) are a driving force behind reducing the stigma surrounding the sultry... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 17 septembre 2014 :: Éric se fait historique. Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau. Grandiloquent Festival international de films d’animation à Ottawa. Chic pique-nique Harvest Noir.

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Basement 819 trippe fort sur le cinéma cette semaine. Éric est toujours aussi thématique, il se fraye un chemin vers le passé d’Ottawa pour explorer le mythique Capitol Theatre construit en 1920 sur la rue Bank au coin de la rue Queen. À l’époque, ce cinéma pouvait accueillir rien de moins que 2430 spectateurs. Il a été démolli en 1970, un vestige perdu nous direz-vous. L’endroit était même considéré comme l’un des plus beaux “movie palace” en Amérique du Nord. Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Cream sont passés par là… LE... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo courtesy Amos the Transparent.Photo courtesy Amos the Transparent.

So The Little Mermaid turns 25 this week. What better excuse to get out and party like it’s 1989? 1989 isn’t the only reason to party – 5th birthdays are a pretty good reason, too. Auntie Loo’s Treats marks their 5th year with all things vegan, including a taco bar, drag sensations, and local roller derby gals making an appearance at their party on Saturday. We’re chock full of art and film this weekend. The Ottawa International Animation Festival continues all weekend long (The Little Mermaid is just one of... | Continue reading article

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Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique performed live by DJ FOOD, DJ Cheeba and DJ Moneyshot

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Photo from Spectrasonic.com.Photo from Spectrasonic.com.

There’s something Beastie in the city of Ottawa. The Adam Saikaley Trio lit up The Manx with a live rendition of Ill Communication at the Arboretum Festival, and now, on September 20th at Ritual, U.K.’s DJ Food, alongside DJ Cheeba and Dj Moneyshot will be throwing down a version of Paul’s Boutique, including all, yes all! of the over 150 samples used on the ’89 classic. Hailing from London, and a pillar on Ninja Tune (the record-label home of Amon Tobin, The Herbaliser, Bonobo, and Kid Koala – to rattle... | Continue reading article

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