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The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois on Saskadelphia, Lake Fever Lager, and playing with Feist

Even though The Tragically Hip is no longer touring or writing new material as a band, 2021 has been a busy year for Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Gord Sinclair, and Paul Langlois. In February, Strippers Union (fronted by Rob Baker and Craig Northey) released their third album, The Undertaking. The

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Iain Reid’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ is now a Charlie Kaufman movie

Kingston-based author Iain Reid has done what authors both fear and love: handed over his story to the big screen. But in Reid’s case, he was delighted when Hollywood came calling in the form of Charlie Kaufman, the Academy Award-winning writer and director behind Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of

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Miss Emily preps her first paid online concert

Maple Blues Award-winning Kingston musician Emily Fennell, aka Miss Emily, has been struggling through the COVID-19 shutdown like all musicians.   “I lost all of my summer season,” said Fennell. “It was going to be another great festival season for me and the band. We didn’t even get to announce a

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Jiffy Grill to close one of its three locations

For over 28 years, Farida Hussain has owned The Jiffy Grill, a popular diner at the Kingston Centre. This coming Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020, will mark the end of a long era as the Jiffy Grill closes its Kingston Centre location. In the last 10 years, though, Farida

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Kingston-made music videos premiere today

One of the many events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic was the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, which was to celebrate its 20th anniversary in March. Of its many film screenings, concerts, and other events, one of the most anticipated events was the Local Music Video Showcase, which was to

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Gan Chev launches subprime lending service

It’s not uncommon to see a sign outside of a car dealer claiming something along the lines of “No Credit? No problem!” or “Bank says no? We say yes!” The owners of Gananoque Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac are looking to appeal to those same car buyers — the ones that

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‘Don’t be scared of women in country radio’ — local station looks to program more female artists

Brittany Thompson, Program Director of Pure Country 99 and 98.3 FLY FM in Kingston, is trying something a little different: giving female country artists equal time on Pure Country 99. “It’s a topic that’s been talked about in our industry for a very long time, every so often it resurfaces,”

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Alex Cuba brings Sublime Latin-Canadian music to The Grad Club

“It’s a brand new year, it’s a brand new album.” Alex Cuba is clearly excited about his latest record and his new tour. The newest recording, Sublime, was released in the fall, and he’s starting the second leg of his tour in Kingston on Wednesday at The Grad Club.  “This

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2019

The Kingston music scene got a nice kickstart to 2019, as the Kingston Live podcast launched its first episode on January 1.  Since then, they have produced 13 episodes, covering a variety of musical genres, along with all the major festivals, and a healthy handful of non-performing people in the

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Kingston craft beer scene year-in-review

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Kingston’s breweries.  Although the craft beer industry across Canada is still growing, Kingston seems to be going through a bit of a re-adjustment period. At the beginning of 2019, there were 11 craft breweries within a twenty-minute drive of here: Kingston Brewing

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Holiday Rock Show to benefit Dawn House, Martha’s Table

Tomorrow night, one of Kingston’s best-loved holiday traditions kicks off its 24th annual fundraiser at Stages Nightclub. Since 1995, The Holiday Rock show, organized by former Weeping Tile bandmates Luther Wright, Sarah Harmer, and Sean Kelly, has raised well over $100,000 for local charities. Weeping Tile has reunited many times

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It’s not too late to get winter tires

Here’s the thing about winter tires: they’re made for winter. That sounds obvious, but many people still call them snow tires. Winter tires are designed to provide better and safer driving in all winter weather conditions, not just for better traction in the snow. Where winter tires can really put

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