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Top Five Things to See and Do in January 2017

Happy New Year!  With your holiday hangover in mind, this month we’ve set out to curate a well-balanced collection of easy going and entertaining activities to help you recover from the silly season. Let’s face it, we survived family, friends, festivities, the roads, shopping and are overdue for some well-deserved

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#ygkChallenge: Give Your Summer A Kick & Push

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Ticket Giveaway: The Juvenis Festival

Next week marks the first ever youth-led, not-for-profit, youth arts festival in Kingston. The Juvenis Festival, which runs May 1st-7th, is facilitated by Blue Canoe Productions and is focused on engaging artists between the ages of 13 and 30 in the Kingston community. The festival will generate opportunities for these

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#ygkChallenge: Check out The Kick & Push Festival

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Correspondence Between E. J. Pense and Ambrose Small

The document above is correspondence between E. J. Pense and Ambrose Small discussing the contract between the City of Kingston and Small to supply and program the entertainment for the Grand Opera House here in Kingston. The story of Ambrose Small is a fascinating one indeed, having inspired a number

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Six Questions for Mike Sheppard

Mike Sheppard has been working with various theatre companies in Kingston for nearly 10 years now.  He founded Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions in 2006, while simultaneously studying at Queen’s University, and acted as Artistic Director from 2006-2013 and Artistic Producer from 2013-2014.  Mike is also the Associate Producer of Theatre

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Blue Canoe season opener plays with space

The Woman in Black, which will open the eighth season for Blue Canoe productions on October 23rd, will be a unique viewing experience for even the most frequent theatre-goer in Kingston. According to director Devon Dafoe and artistic producer Mike Sheppard, this piece in particular is an exercise in “found

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Hall Monitor: Sharing the Road Ahead

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 18-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. For a summer meeting, the agenda felt decidedly not summer. While we did get out on time, they got a lot done.

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City of Kingston Arts Fund 2013 Grant Recipients Announced

The Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) Grants. The Grants were awarded in two categories, Operating Grants and Project Grants. The 2013 CKAF totalled $519,000 and was proportionally divided 70 per cent for

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A Grand Celebration

The Grand Theatre opened its doors in 1902 on the site of what was once Martin’s Opera House, which burnt down in 1898. The original structure, built in 1879 by local businessman William C. Martin, saw huge success as it presented over 1200 live performances of opera, band concerts and

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