Lloyd Frost releases films and album this month

Multimedia artist Lloyd Frost is bringing his own brand of “social commentary with a groove” to the eyes and ears of an Ottawa audience this October. Frost, a musician, filmmaker, and photographer, is screening two new films and releasing his first album, The Sun Is Rising & Other True Stories, this month. Tracks vary in style from jazz, to folk-inspired, to experimental. Frost enlists several musical guests including opera tenor James O’Farrell who sings on the track “Truth.” Frost said that while he never meant for the songs to be related, there’s a theme of social and political commentary running through the album. Frost wrote the title song “In Everyone’s Eyes” during a trip to Cuba. He used the song […]

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Letter: I still love my home

On the morning of Oct. 22 I was too early for work. I got off my bus and on to the Mackenzie King Bridge at 8:30 a.m., half an hour before my 9 a.m. start time. I decided this extra half hour would be a perfect opportunity to take the scenic route to work. As an Ottawa native and seasoned tour guide, I know the downtown core like I know the back of my hand. I walked through the Rideau Centre, exited through the Westin, crossed the street to the canal and past the famous Balance sculpture, and headed up the stairs next to the Government Conference Centre. My office is located in the Chateau Laurier, and I remember glancing […]

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