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Columnists: April 2013 Archives

Amanda Putz's Music Column

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for amandaputz3.jpgAmanda Putz shares her music picks from the opening weekend of the Northern Scene festival.


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THUR APR 25
Jim Bryson , Jenn Grant, Kellylee Evans, Measha Brueggergosman, The Acorn as part of Writers Fest @ Knox Presbyterian Church  120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
NORTHERN SCENE http://nac-cna.ca/northernscene

FRI APR 26
Northern Scenehttp://nac-cna.ca/northernscene
John Carrol @ Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield)
SHOTGUN JIMMIE (Record Release for "Everything Everything") + special guest Chris Page (Arboretum Arts Festival presents) @ Raw Sugar Cafe 8pm doors - 9pm start - $8

SAT APR 27
Tom Wilson & Lee Harvey Osmond @ The Black Sheep
NORTHERN SCENE http://nac-cna.ca/northernscene

Grassroots Fest:
Sat:  7:30 Ana Miura & Amanda Rheaume opener,
         8:00 Suzie Vinnick & Wendell Ferguson
Sun: 7:30 Kids from the Childrens' Songwriting Activity perform their song with Missy Burgess
         7:45 Weekend Choir with Andy Rush
         8:15 Big Soul Project Community Gospel Choir and Band
The Wild Vines for April 27 @ Luneta Bistro
Kobo Town (CD release tour) @ Ritual Nightclub
Victor Nesrallah special guest at The ALLAIRE SHOW @ Quinn's Ale House - weekly singer/songwriter matinee series 3pm-5pm (1070 Bank St. near Sunnyside in Ottawa) and features John with a different songwriter each week!
Musical performance by exciting young Brazilian singer/songwriter Rommel Ribeiro, nominated by Radio-Canada for its "Revelation 2012-13" award.  Ribeiro was the opening act for Brazil legend Gilberto Gil in his recent appearance in Canada.  http://rommelribeiro.com/
Professional salsa dancers will perform and then invite the audience to participate in a class to learn a few basic steps.
Not your usual rubber chicken fare. The buffet dinner features Caribbean and Latin American cuisine. The embassies of Peru, Guatemala and Haiti will also donate typical appetizers from their respective countries. Only $60 a ticket! (**ONLY ADV TICKETS, NO DOOR)

SUN APR 28
**CANCELLED due to illness! Corin Raymond @ Black Sheep (great story about Cdn Tire money to make double-CD of old Cdn folk songs) 8 pm
Ball & Chain and The Wreckers @ Westboro Masonic Hall,  3 pm, dance lessons 3:15
NORTHERN SCENE http://nac-cna.ca/northernscene

Far-flung School Trips

 

Ottawa Morning's Education columnist, Joel Westheimer, debates the pros and cons of expensive school trips to far-away places.

 

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Jessa's Picks

 Jessa Runciman steps in for Amanda Putz and tells Robyn about some of the best music playing in Ottawa this weekend:

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