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Tuesday February 10th, 2015 with Kristine St-Pierre
Arts & Culture

This week on ‪#‎ArtBreak‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬: My conversation with City of Ottawa spokesperson Caleb Abbott on the City's #ottmusik initiative to help local musicians reach a broader audience (7:20). Plus I talk to Trish Murray, Ottawa Grassroots Festival volunteer about what fans can expect and how to volunteer (27:52). And we hear from University of Ottawa professor and Director of the Official Language and Bilingualism Institute Richard Clément about the bilingual advantage (49:10). All that and much more on this week’s artbreak.
It Was Love
Blue Blue Satellite - Single Canadian
You have until Saturday, February 14 to download Blue Blue Satellite's Valentine's Day single It Was Love for free! Share it with someone you love or keep it for yourself!
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INTERVIEW w/ City of Ottawa spokesperson Caleb Abbott talking about the City's #ottmusik initiative. To view the entire list of artists visit the following website:
Murder Murder - Murder Murder Murder Canadian
Let Me Be
Harea Band - Hip Hip Harea Canadian
Murder Murder, Harea Band and Justice RF are playing Wednesday, February 11 at The Rainbow Bistro. Show starts at 9pm.
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INTERVIEW w/ Trish Murray about the Ottawa Grassroots Festival and their volunteer party taking place Wednesday, February 11 at the Montgomery Legion at 6:30pm. For more info, see
Outta Time Train
Wicked Grin - Shame On Me Canadian
I Believe
Al Wood - - Canadian
The Wicked Grin and Al Wood are both playing at The Atomic Rooster Sunday, February 15. The Wicked Grin will be on from 6 to 9 and Al Wood from 10pm on. A great night of blues music!
Love Ten Times
JW Jones - Belmont Boulevard Canadian
Playing at Le Petit Chicago, Wednesday, February 11 at 8pm for the launch of the 21st Virée Blues Boréale.
ENTREVUE avec Richard Clément, professeur à l'Université d'Ottawa et directeur de l'Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme sur la question de l'avantage du bilinguisme.
Caffeine & Mayo
Ray Harris - - Canadian
Playing a solo acoustic show, Thursday, February 12 from 7 to 9pm at A Thing For Chocolate as part of the Sounds Simple music series.
Simple Love
Cooper Maclaren - Roaming Still Canadian
Playing Saturday afternoon, February 14 at Quinn's Pub as part of The Allaire Show with John Allaire. 3-5pm
Interactive CKCU
Bob Nesbitt
That was a great interview with Trish this morning. Many thanks!

11:46 AM, February 10th, 2015
Kristine St-Pierre (host)
My pleasure Bob!

4:26 PM, February 10th, 2015
Cooper MacLaren
A few things regarding the Caleb Abbot interview: "The process is meant to be inclusive" Selections based on "Including but not necessarily determined by the public engagement portion." "Benefit both the artists and the audience" These are statements that should have been included in the initial messaging about the program. I'm happy to see that they've decided to increase the amount of artists from 20 to 25 but I wish it was higher. I don't see why it has to be that small if they want to provide as much opportunity as he's saying. Maybe it's a funding thing, who knows. Thanks Kristine for directly addressing the concern of artists reluctance to "tweet for votes". It was good to hear him say "This is not a popularity contest" and acknowledging that the messaging could have been better.

9:07 PM, February 10th, 2015
Ron Renaud
Thanks for doing the interview...a good initiative by the city, but a bit disorganized, I think. Where are the actual 20 second submissions? Links to artist websites are good, but it would have been nice to hear the actual (proposed) telephone music.

4:42 PM, February 16th, 2015
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