Andre Gagne

Music Writer and Web Editor

Andre R. Gagne is an indigenous species generally found in Ottawa, ON, though he has been spotted by some in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Vegas, Vancouver, Ireland, London and various stops in between. Camouflaged within the local music scene, he is sometimes pounding pinball to punk, wedged between vinyl new releases, boppin' to the beats, contorting himself around bar speakers or crunched against the steel at a local festival. He is a Faces nominee for journalist of the year. He is always firmly attached to his camera, except that one time he dropped it in a fountain at the Louvre. Oops! More on this strange creature at: argagne.wix.com/argagnephotography.
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Expanded Ottawa Art Gallery Set to Spotlight 6,500 Years of Regional Art

Expanded Ottawa Art Gallery Set to Spotlight 6,500 Years of Regional Art

“Finally we will have a home for the arts that is worthy of the artistic talent in the city,” beams Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Director and CEO, Alexandra Badzak as brightly as the new John Ruddy Cube ready to light up the Ottawa skyline next week. With it, the Capital’s cultural landscape [...]

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Perkins+Will Open Up the Bank of Canada with Renewal

Perkins+Will Open Up the Bank of Canada with Renewal

The sun glistens off the triangular point that is part of the new Bank of Canada building. The corner space of Bank and Wellington, once mainly concrete, now is punctuated by greenery. Around it people congregate, sip coffee on their lunch breaks, read, and relax. This is what architectural firm Perkins+Will [...]

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Glow'rious Line-up for Glowfair 2018!

Glow'rious Line-up for Glowfair 2018!

From June 14 to 16, Bank Street doesn’t just shine, it glows! While Glowfair has been bringing a blaze of neon colour to the Centretown stretch since 2014, this year the party gets an extra day of shimmer! Bonus! Festival organizers officially dropped details on the “block party unlike [...]

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Schick Hydro 5 Sense, Welcome to the Future of Shaving

Schick Hydro 5 Sense, Welcome to the Future of Shaving

Once upon a time you needed a car, phone booth or possibly a hot tub (not to mention a lot of imagination) if a guy wanted to travel to the future. Now, with these new razors by Schick, we can experience the future today and we don’t even have to leave our bathrooms. Trust me, this is a close shave [...]

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Don’t Leave Your Money Up in the Air! Get AirHelp!

Don’t Leave Your Money Up in the Air! Get AirHelp!

If you travel enough you start to collect your share of horror stories along with those good memories, souvenirs and photographs. Lost luggage, delayed flights and, one of the most irreplaceable assets, lost time waiting in the airport for updates are all part of the unpredictable nature of travel. [...]

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Illuminate Your Evening Run with RunLites Mittens

Illuminate Your Evening Run with RunLites Mittens

I’ve got a girlfriend who loves to run…at night…even in the winter. As somebody who considers lifting the remote control to be exercise, I say good on all you runners who can brave the elements to keep at your far more healthier routine than mine. Now, on those chilly nights wouldn’t [...]

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leMeow, A Purrfect Pair

leMeow, A Purrfect Pair

Photos by Andre Gagne You can find anything on Craigslist! An apartment, car, that human sized hamster wheel you always wanted. Ottawa musicians Gin Bourgeois and James Rooke found each other, found love, found their sound, and eventually found LeMeow. But first, you have to step into your wayback [...]

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Bond at the Opera

Bond at the Opera

Photo credits: Alexandra Augustine Bond…James Bond. The name has been pulled from the pages of Ian Fleming’s popular spy novels into a cinematic world of action, romance and intrigue since Sean Connery first stepped into the well-tailored suit of what would become a movie icon. But [...]

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Swing into Spring with These Classic Spins

Swing into Spring with These Classic Spins

Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth - The 24-Carat Black You’d need an extra set of hands to count the past members of the 70s soul/funk group 24-Carat Black but it all started when Motown / Stax musician and producer Dale Warren caught a glimpse of a young Cincinnati, Ohio band called The Ditalians. [...]

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Stylish Safety with invisaWear

Stylish Safety with invisaWear

We have smart phones, smart cars and smart watches, next in line is invisaWear, a newly developed form of smart jewellery that doesn’t only add a little style to your wardrobe, it may also save your life. Redefining personal protection, invisaWear is a discreet way to call for help that is disguised [...]

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