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Arboretum Arts


[Link: Exclaim!] Steve Adamyk Band, Arts Court, Ottawa ON, August 23; Chad VanGaalen, Arts Court, Ottawa ON, August 23; Fiftymen, Arts Court, Ottawa ON, August 23; Pony Girl, Arts Court, Ottawa ON, August 23; Lowell, Arts Court, Ottawa ON, ... read more »


Food, art and Kevin Drew: Lots to like at Arboretum Festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Taste — what we like, what we don’t like — can define not just a person, but an era. If you were an educated British person during Queen Victoria’s reign, you read Dickens. If you were a 23-year-old college dropout ... read more »


Loud and proud at Capital Pride

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Under glorious sunshine thousands of revellers lined the parade route Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 to celebrate Capital Pride. It's estimated more than 75,000 people were on hand.


Ottawa raises flag to mark pride week

[Link: OttawaCommunityNews] American embassy will also fly rainbow flag The rainbow colours made their way up the flag mast at city hall on Aug. 18 to mark Capital Pride, a week-long festival in the city. Mayor Jim Watson noted it’s the ... read more »


Concert review: Julie Doiron and Wooden Stars at the Arboretum Festival

[Link: Ottawa Citzen] Fifteen years ago, the musically restless Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron collaborated on an album with the Wooden Stars, a talented group of young Ottawa musicians. Doiron’s delicate voice and raw, intimate ... read more »


Capital Pride highlights top comedians

[Link: Orléans Star] COMEDY. Capital Pride has been holding events across the city since it kicked off last week, but the highly anticipated Laugh Out Proud, is finally here and ready to showcase of the best LGBT comedians in the ... read more »


Grilled corn and pigs on a spit star at Arboretum Music Fest

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Most people will flock to this week’s Arboretum Music Festival to hear musicians such as Kevin Drew, Constantines, Chad Vangaalen or Ottawa’s Hilotrons. But how about the fresh-picked corn on the cob served hot from the ... read more »


Artists and projects revealed for Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] There’ll be dancers, shades of Disney, a van made of vinyl and a generally dizzying array of art and performance throughout the city when the third Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau begins at sundown on Sept. 20. There’ll ... read more »


Photos: Flag tour launches Pride Week

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Capital Pride Festival celebrants decorated an OC Transpo double-decker bus for a flag-raising tour that will shuttle across Ottawa all day Monday. Any who see the bus are invited to wave, cheer and board the bus for the ... read more »

Arboretum Arts

Arboretum Festival puts local artists in spotlight

[Link: CBC News] The 3rd annual Arboretum music festival opens on Monday and will once again celebrate the best local artists have to offer the city. To kick it off, Our Ottawa speaks with festival artistic director Rolf Klausener about this ... read more »