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SLC presents virtual performances of two family-friendly musicals

April is Musical Theatre Month at St. Lawrence College (SLC). The Music Theatre Performance program is presenting two family-friendly musicals, Drama 101 and Going Under. Both performances explore the joy, challenges, and connections between high school students, according to a release from SLC. And, in keeping with pandemic safety measures,

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Background performers needed for two productions filming at Kingston Pen

Kingston will be hosting film crews again this year at Kingston Penitentiary. Two productions, Paramount’s “The Mayor of Kingstown” and Amazon’s “Reacher” will be filming scenes locally during the spring and summer of 2021. The Mayor of Kingstown is a new series co-created by Hugh Dillon. No official details have

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City seeks applicants for Local Arts Residency at the Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre Local Arts Residency is a pilot initiative developed in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts. Local artists and collectives working in varying performing arts disciplines are invited to apply to the program, which will encourage participants to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their

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Thousand Islands Playhouse back for 2021, virtually and in-person

The Thousand Islands Playhouse will be returning to the stage for the 2021 summer season, including a new virtual option for those who can’t attend, or may prefer it. The group cites some forward-thinking back in 2004 when the Firehall Theatre was purchased. That move allowed the theatre company to

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Documentary shines spotlight on the power of music

Residents at Providence Manor have been enjoying performances from Canta Arya School for Strings students for over a decade. To highlight this partnership the two organizations have produced a documentary called Resonance: Music Across the Ages. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school would host as many as 20 concerts

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‘Artists are Essential’ – Kingston Arts Council urges support for artists

Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is asking the Kingston community to support artists during this long pandemic, and beyond. The organization says the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global community, and its impact on our arts sector has been extensive and heartbreaking.  Over the last year, Kingston’s artists – despite their

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Kingston Canadian Film Festival’s digital format has broad reach

Last year, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) was one of the first events affected by the COVID-19 pandemic here in Kingston. Marc Garniss, Festival Director for KCFF, said last year’s festival did have ominous overtones, but they didn’t realize how quickly things were going to head downhill. “Our opening

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Kingston Circus Arts needs community support during pandemic

Kingston Circus Arts, a circus arts performance and teaching organization, is struggling greatly due to the pandemic and the second lockdown imposed by the Ontario government. Erin Ball, who founded of Kingston Circus Arts (KCA) in 2015, strives to welcome and teach as many people as possible in KCA’s access-centered

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Reelout celebrates 22nd annual film festival in a digital format

The Reelout Queer Film Festival is launching their 2021 edition at the end of the month. Due to the pandemic, the festival will be entirely online this year, but organizers say this year’s festival will still represent 18 countries through short and feature length productions.  Between Friday, Jan. 29 and Monday,

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Kingston Pen ‘perfect location’ for Star Trek: Discovery scenes

Star Trek: Discovery fans will see the familiar stone architecture of Kingston Penitentiary in this week’s episode of the sci-fi series. A year ago, cast and film crews spent two weeks here in Kingston, filming scenes for Season 3’s Episode 11, which will be available to watch at 9 p.m.

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Winter Reels: Outdoor Holiday Movies at Fort Henry

This December, Fort Henry presents Winter Reels – a new outdoor family movie night. It will feature holiday-themed short movie screenings where audiences will be able to watch festive favourites. Bundle up with a blanket and some hot cocoa, and prepare for a unique experience on the grounds of historic

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