Kyrie Kristmanson is a fresh voice on Canada's music scene. Her unique style evokes the various Canadian maritime, prairie and urban landscapes she has grown up in. At twenty-one, she has already captivated audiences in various parts of the country and abroad with her elemental and vocal-driven fusion of folk, jazz and alternative rock influences. She writes powerful, exciting and thoughtful songs in English and French.
Kyrie makes her long-awaited return to Ottawa as a part of the 2011/2012 Acoustic Waves series for an intimate night of music in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre's studio theatre.
With such a diverse and exciting array of art and artists to feature, it has been a wonderfully busy and informative year!
So many events and so little time…YOUR interest in what Ottawa artists are doing and helping to extend their reach, is what Ottawa Tonite is ALL about!
Have a wonderful holiday season, as we look forward to sharing more with you in 2012!
Cheryl and the Ottawa Tonite Team
Babes4Breasts organizers today announced they will be releasing the first-ever Babes4Breasts Compilation CD at the 5th annual Babes4Breasts benefit concert in Ottawa.
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa
Tickets: $15 in adv; $20 at door
The compilation CD features 17 original songs by Canadian singer/songwriters ranging from a Juno award winner to the best of up-and-coming Canadian talent. Largely made up of female artists, the compilation also features a track from Craig Cardiff to represent the men who have contracted breast cancer but also the men who stand behind their mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends and friends during their journey.
“We are thrilled to be releasing our first B4B compilation album, to continue to support the women and men who are on their breast cancer journey through funds, awareness and the positive power of music,” says Ana Miura, Babes4Breasts founder and local singer/songwriter.
The concert will be held at the Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts in downtown Ottawa featuring five women in song-circle format who also appear on the compilation: Leela Gilday, Annabelle Chvostek, Amanda Rheaume, Tara Holloway and Ana Miura. Compilation CDs will be sold at the concert for $5 but will also be available starting today online digitally through iTunes and CD BABY as a special pre-release opportunity. Physical sales available at numerous Ottawa retailers including all Bridgehead Coffeehouses, Ottawa Folklore Centre, CD Warehouse, CD Baby, Compact Music, Chez Lucien Restaurant, Mint Hair Studio, Physical Therapy Institute, Morning Owl Coffee Shop and mymusic.ca.
Proceeds from the concert will be used to build upon the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Survivorship Centre’s music therapy program, while proceeds from the sale of the album will go to a variety of breast cancer related charities including the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Founded in 2003, Babes4Breasts has raised tens of thousands of dollars for breast cancer related charities on their many successful tours across Canada.
For a list of featured artists on the CD, please visit http://www.babes4breasts.com
Online sales of CD or Tickets for Concert:
For Tickets, head to www.ticketbreak.com and search for Babes4Breasts ($15 in advance)
For Compilation CD, head to cdbaby.com or iTunes ($9.99 each)
Advance Physical copy of CDs and physical tickets:Advance Tickets as well as CDs on sale as of Friday, September 23, 2011 at: Ottawa Folklore Centre, all CD Warehouse and Compact Music Locations, Chez Lucien Restaurant, Mint Hair Studio and The Physical Therapy Institute.
Advance copies of CDs will also be sold at all Bridgehead Coffeehouses, Ottawa Folklore Centre, CD Warehouse, CD Baby, Compact Music, Chez Lucien Restaurant, Mint Hair Studio, The Physical Therapy Institute, Morning Owl Coffee Shop and mymusic.ca.
Come check out the largest gathering of Ottawa area middle eastern, bellydance, tribal and now including items for bollywood dancers with the best selection of new and used costumes, fabrics, music, accessories and more.
Open to all -free admission! Meet teachers, check out class schedules, get costume information, and much more! Something for everyone – young and old – men and women! Come on out and enjoy the afternoon!
The Ottawa Dancer’s Bazaar hosts about 40 tables of goods and services to appeal to the shopper in us all! All booked with a variety of local and out of town vendors for your shopping pleasure! Looking for zills? Sticks? Veils? Skirts? Music? Anything you can think of, and many things you might not have thought would come in handy – tote bags and cover-ups, baladi dresses, and accessories to complete any outfit! Whew! There will be new stock from Egypt, Turkey and of course from our local artisans and designers.
And be sure to check out the many deals for used costumes as well.
Check online for more details about the vendors and their websites: http://halyma.com/bazaar/
Sunday, October 16, 2011
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: 260 McArthur (Knights of Columbus Hall)
Created by the producers of Wed By Hand (Ottawa’s indie wedding show), Urban Craft will feature hip and modern goods designed and crafted by local artisans. Inspired by similar shows which have become wildly popular in cities across the United States and Canada, Urban Craft will offer Ottawans the opportunity to shop in a show setting on a monthly basis—an opportunity the city’s residents haven’t had until this point.
Get more information and preview of all our fantastic vendors on our website.
DATES: 1st Saturday of Each Month: September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4
TIME: 10am – 2pm
PLACE: The Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington Street West (corner of Holland and Wellington in Hintonburg)
COST: Free to attend
For more information, contact Krista Leben at email@example.com or (613) 422-8932, or visit Urban Craft.
A documentary about social media for social change that is showing at the Mayfair in Ottawa on the 25th of September:
‘With Glowing Hearts – The #van2010 Social Media Story’
More information can be found on Facebook right here.
Here is some insight, and a review of the film by Ottawa blogger, Susan Murphy:
Here’s your chance to see With Glowing Hearts on the big screen!
The Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St)
Sunday, September 25th, 6:30pm, $10
Come early to see the photography of Kris Krug (staticphotography.com) featured in the lobby, stay late for a Q+A with (Ottawa born) director Andrew Lavigne!
One night, two shows, and a cast and a half.
Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps is now playing at the Gladstone Theatre, and as a special treat, Friday night is a double bill!
At 11pm at the Gladstone, following the play, Crush Improv featuring The 39 Steps‘ Richard Hannay (played by AL Connors) will be performing an encore performance of their hit 2011 Ottawa Fringe Festival show Spotlight On…
Spotlight On… is an improv show where the performers improvise scenes inspired by the true-life anecdotes of a guest monologist, and Friday night’s stories will be coming from none-other than the Director of The 39 Steps: Mr. John P. Kelly!
If that wasn’t reason enough to visit the theatre at 11pm Friday, the cast of Crush (2001 ‘Best Ensemble‘ winners: AL Connors, Brad MacNeil and Cari Leslie) will be joined by Uncalled For improv’s Dan Jeannotte and Sex T-Rex‘s Robin Toller and MORE!
If you’re planning on watching The 39 Steps this Friday or have already done so, bring your show program or ticket along and receive HALF OFF the already low price of TEN DOLLARS!
Friday September 9th, 11pm (ending around midnight)
$10 at the door (cash please) or $8 in advance
http://crushimprov.com for tickets
Here’s a clip from Monday’s Crush show at the Elmdale Tavern to whet your whistle.
Who will take on the unstoppable force that is
(Tim Anderson, Ken Godmere, Cari Leslie)
(AL Connors, Brad MacNeil, Cari Leslie)
That’s right, to celebrate Cari’s time in Ottawa, she’ll play both sides of the fence, both defending her team’s title and playing with the award winner challengers.
It will be amazing. Come early. It’ll be packed.
Monday, September 5 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
The Elmdale House Tavern
1084 Wellington Street West
$5 (suggested donation)
Ross Neilsen and The Sufferin’ Bastards are returning to Ontario for a full week of shows.
Friday, August 26th marks the return to Ontario for a band that is tearing up pavement all over Canada. No stranger to the northern part of the province, the group doesn’t want to neglect the southern towns. To prevent that, you can find the hard rocking blues group traveling from Ottawa to Lavigne, Peterborough and the GTA over the last week of August in a tour designed just for Ontario.
“We tour Canada a lot but it seems when we go cross country we always miss southern Ontario so we like to whip up a little special tour just for them. That’s what this little tour is all about. It’s all about YOU Ontario.” - Ross Neilsen
With nearly half a million kilometers travelled and over 1000 concerts in the last six years, Ross Neilsen is a true testament to the old adage – Hard Work Pays Off. Self managed and booking all the dates himself, Neilsen’s work drive is only surpassed by his love of the stage. Ross Neilsen and The Sufferin’ Bastards work so hard so they can share a night with you in a dark club, ripping through their original songs of real-life pain, love, loss and twisting up classic blues catalogue favourites to steal your eyes, ears, heart and hips. You will leave with a smile on your lips, song in your heart and the need for more. This is real music made from the real lives of real people, hand delivered just for you.
Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin’ Bastards play at Irene’s Pub on Aug 26, 2011, 10 PM
Come out, and catch their energy at the show!!!
Hippie Campfire CD Release Party
Chasing Shiny Objects
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Ottawa Little Theatre, 8:30pm
Tickets $15 at the door
While most people get introduced to a band by listening to their album or seeing them live, I first met Hippie Campfire in a basement rehearsal studio. Instruments scattered the room, cables were strewn everywhere. There was chaos around us, but then silence. 1, 2, 3, 4….the drum sticks counted. Then, the sound that filled the room completely blew me away. These guys were good. Really, really good.
Hippie Campfire are six local boys who know how to groove. Their music is not easily pigeon-holed, as they move seamlessly from hard rock to funk to blues to rock ballads. Their super tight guitars, drums and keyboards are fronted by not one, but three incredibly powerful vocalists.
I was tickled pink when Rich Rankin, vocalist and keyboard player for the group, offered to send me an advance copy of their new CD, Chasing Shiny Objects. I immediately popped it into my car’s CD player and turned the volume to 5000 (because that’s really the only way to listen to Hippie Campfire).
This is the 2nd album from Hippie in recent years – their self titled debut came out in 2006 and although it’s a romping good time, Hippie Campfire has gone to another level completely with this new album. It’s exceptionally produced, and really accentuates the supreme musicianship of the band. It’s a listening experience – I found myself tapping my toes one minute and listening reflectively the next.
Ragtime dares you to not get up and start dancing on the spot, while Waiting for Digby leaves you contemplating as the harmonies send shivers down your spine. If there’s one thing that Hippie excels at, it’s bringing da funk. Trippin’ is way too much fun, and Spanking the Monkey will leave you with a brand new and potentially embarrassing earworm (I was caught singing it out loud the other day).
Hippie Campfire is a band not to be missed live, either, and lucky for us, Saturday, June 25 is the CD release of Chasing Shiny Objects. The show is at 8:30pm at the Ottawa Little Theatre, and tickets are $15 at the door. It’s sure to be a rip roaring good time. Bring your dancing shoes!
The album is available for download at their web site. Buy it!
Here’s a little more Hippie for you, in Hi-Fi Technicolor Web video – but be warned – once you’ve seen this, you’ll be hooked too.