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International visits to capital region up this summer

4:11 pm in Industry News, Ottawa News, Tourism Industry

CTV News

New statistics say more international tourists are coming to canada\’s capital, also staying longer and spending more.

Tourism officials said international visits at the Ottawa International Airport were up five per cent in June 2012 compared to the same time last year.

The capital’s top tourist attractions (The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian War Museum and National Gallery of Canada) also saw a 30 per cent increase in visitors during that timeframe.

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RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Line-Up Party!

10:05 am in Industry News

Come on out for a great night in support of three great local and national children’s charities (The Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa Music Room, The Otesha Project & Blues in the Schools) at the Canadian War Museum on April 24th for a night filled with friends, food and entertainment … AND be the first to hear the 2012 RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest lineup announced.

Please visit www.ottawabluesfest.ca/party to purchase your tickets to this great fundraising event.

Ottawa Bluesfest Line-Up party scheduled for April 24

12:04 pm in Festival News, News Release

The Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — The RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Line-Up Party will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at the Canadian War Museum.

Organizers promise a \”fun party,\” with cocktails and stand-up dinner in the foyer followed by seated dessert and lineup announcement and entertainment in the LeBreton Gallery.

Individual tickets for the events cost $225. A table of 10 goes for $2,000, while a VIP table of 10 will run you $3,500. All proceeds will benefit The Otesha Project, Blues in the Schools and the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Music Room.

Bluesfest Ottawa will be held July 4-15.

For more information, visit www.ottawabluesfest.ca/party.

Free Thinking Film Festival Brings Pro-Democracy Films to Ottawa!

10:57 am in Festival News, News Release

[Source: Free Thinking Film Society]

Free Thinking Film Festival Brings Pro-Democracy Films to Ottawa!

On November 11th, 2011, The Free Thinking Film Society kicks off its 2nd annual film festival to celebrate liberty, freedom and democracy. The Free Thinking Film Festival will feature three major events, two panel discussion and over 20 films, between November 11-13, 2011 at Library and Archives Canada and the Bronson Centre. There will also be a Free Thinking Alley where attendees can buy books and DVDs, and enjoy food and drink.

\”I love celebrating liberty, freedom and democracy,\” says Free Thinking Film President Fred Litwin. \”Get ready for three days of challenging films and discussions with no political-correctness.\”

The Festival opens at 6:30 PM November 11th with History Wars, a debate between Jack Granatstein (Historian and former director of the Canadian War Museum) and Michael Byers (Professor of Political Science at UBC) on the future of the Canadian military, moderated by Michael Bliss. This event is co-sponsored by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and will take place at the Bronson Centre.

The Festival will end with \”Unmasked: Judeophobia and the Threat to Civilization\”, the Canadian premiere of a documentary about the current political assault against Israel. Producer Gloria Greenfield will be in attendance.

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Bluesfest beats first day congestion

10:57 am in Festival News, News Release

Chris Cobb, The Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — Bluesfest executive director Mark Monahan accepted that “some poor decisions” might have been made ahead of Tuesday’s opening night and he pledged Wednesday morning to fix the problems that saw thousands of fans waiting in lineups for an hour or more.

And he delivered. The congestion of opening night was not in evidence Wednesday evening. Eight of the 12 ticket booths assigned to dole out tickets and youth bracelets were open Tuesday. Wednesday evening, all 12 were manned.

“We are making changes,” said the Bluesfest boss Wednesday.

“We aren’t going to have these long lines again.

“Maybe there were some poor decisions made on our part but we’re going to fix them. That’s all we can do.”

The original plan was to have just one entrance — first point of entry — into the park for this year’s festival but that plan quickly fell apart Tuesday.

Read more on the Ottawa Citizen website: Bluesfest beats first day congestion

We’ll do better tonight: Bluesfest boss

3:51 pm in Festival News, News Release

Chris Cobb, The Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — Bluesfest executive director Mark Monahan is promising concertgoers that there will be no repetition of Tuesday’s long lineups.

Thousands of frustrated ticket buyers waited for more than an hour to pick up tickets or youth bracelets on the festival’s opening night.

Eight of the 12 ticket booths were open. All 12 will be open tonight.

“We are making changes,” he said Wednesday morning. “We aren’t going to have these long lines again. Maybe there were some poor decisions made on our part but we’re going to fix them. That’s all we can do.”

The original plan was to have just one entrance — first point of entry — into the park for this year’s festival but that plan quickly fell apart Tuesday.

As an emergency measure, Monahan and his logistics crew opened another entrance opposite the main entrance to the Canadian War Museum.

Read more on the Ottawa Citizen website: We\’ll do better tonight: Bluesfest boss

Just for Laughs at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest

3:43 pm in Festival News, News Release

[Source: press release]

What:

Just for Laughs at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest

For the first time ever, comedy titan Just For Laughs will present some of its funniest Festival alumni at the renowned Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest for three themed shows over nine nights. Each show will feature two popular headliners performing extended sets!

Where:

On-site at the festival, inside the Canadian War Museum’s Barney Danson Theatre

Who and When:

Robert Kelly and Alonzo Bodden (Relationship Show, 7:30 p.m., July 5, 6, 7)

Ari Shaffir and Big Jay Oakerson (The Nasty Show – ages 18+ – 7:30 p.m., July 8, 9, 10)

Angelo Tsarouchas and Joey Elias (Canadian Show, 7:30 p.m., July 15, 16, and 17)

How:

Please note, due to limited seating, admission to Just for Laughs in the Barney Danson Theatre is available on a first come first serve basis to all patrons who have purchased Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest ticket[s] for the day(s) in question .  Proof of purchase for that day must be presented at the door to access comedy shows.

For a guaranteed seat for any of these comedy shows, reserved seating passes ($20) can be purchased in advance from all Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest ticket outlets and on-site at the ticket trailer and at the Barney Danson Theatre comedy kiosk. Ottawa Bluesfest ticket[s] for the day(s) in question are necessary to purchase a reserved seat. Space is not guaranteed in advance, so comedy fans should buy a reserved seat in advance to avoid disappointment!

Patrons should arrive at least 15 minutes before the posted time for each show. Reserved-seating ticket holders will be allowed entrance first. The theatre will close to latecomers after the posted start time, without exception.

Reserved seating passes, now on sale. Details available on ‘TICKETS’ page at: www.ottawabluesfest.ca

Ottawa Bluesfest brings The Roots, Frampton

8:28 am in Festival News, Festivals in the News

Source: CBC News

An eclectic mix of more than 200 headlining acts, ranging from indie-rock darlings The Flaming Lips to music legends like Peter Frampton and Bootsy Collins, will take the stage at this summer\’s Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest.

The 18th edition of Canada\’s biggest blues festival released its lineup Tuesday, spanning 13 days between July 5-17, with an off-day in the middle of the festival to allow fans, volunteers and staff to rest before the music kicks off again.

Among other acts confirmed so far were: Soundgarden, Huey Lewis & the News, Ben Harper, Steve Miller Band, The Black Keys, Death Cab for Cutie, Erykah Badu, Jennifer Hudson, The Roots and Girl Talk.

As far as Canadian content goes, fans will have their pick of seeing performances from: the Tragically Hip, Death From Above 1979, Bedouin Soundclash, Blue Rodeo, Billy Talent and Buck 65, also known as Richard Terfry, the host of CBC Radio 2\’s Radio 2 Drive show. More artists are still being confirmed.

The annual music festival site at LeBreton Flats Park, on the grounds of the Canadian War Museum, is expected to draw fans from around the world for what Billboard Magazine has ranked as one of the top 10 music festivals in North America.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on April 30.

For updates on schedules, tickets, and programming information, visit www.ottawabluesfest.ca.

To view the article visit CBC.ca