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Capital Hoedown email raises questions about festival’s potential return

An unexpected email sent to members of the Ottawa community Tuesday purporting to be from an organizer of the beleaguered Capital Hoedown suggests there are efforts to revive the country music festival. 218 more words


The Capital Hoedown will rise again, promoter vows

Since cancelling the Capital Hoedown music festival, promoter Denis Benoit has done an admirable impression of the Invisible Man, refusing media interviews.

But now Benoit has broken his two-year silence in an interview with the Citizen, revealing his plans to revive the country music festival and describing his reasons for scrubbing the 2012 event in the first place. 916 more words

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Denis Benoit files libel suit against O-Town Hoedown boss

A blogger who wrote a sarcastic critique about Capital Hoedown head Denis Benoit is now being sued for libel.

Greg Harris, who is the organizer of the different-but-similarly-named O-Town Hoedown country music festival, is facing a claim for $250,000 in damages following two blog posts he published on his website. 354 more words


Head of troubled Capital Hoedown festival being sued for $1 million

Denis Benoit, the president and CEO behind the troubled Capital Hoedown festival, is being sued for more than $1 million for allegedly not paying back a loan from 2011. 224 more words


New media relations: the future of journalism

Every morning before work, I like to peruse my Twitter feed with a cup of coffee and catch up on the previous nights events and the current days activities, but what I look forward to the most is news updates. 267 more words


Capital Hoedown - Much Anticipated And Seriously Challenged

In its third year of operation, Capital Hoedown is both much anticipated and seriously challenged. The event brings together a lineup of musicians, currently under revision due to the loss of Taylor Swift as a headliner.  116 more words

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Ottawa will be "Blown Away" in December

Carrie Underwood, Ottawa’s princess of Country Music, well not really but she was for a while, will be making her grand return to Canada’s Capital on December 8th as part of her “Blown Away” Tour.   134 more words

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