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Kingston music scene helped prep Huddleston for music journalism career

The second season of CBC’s The Intro has already begun with gusto, with Kingston’s music journalism powerhouse, Jess Huddleston, once again bringing viewers a cornucopia of talented up-and-comers of the Canadian music scene. On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, the show premiered its second season with Huddleston, the show’s senior producer

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Celebrated Kingston-based culture writer prepares to launch first book

Kingstonian Elamin Abdelmahmoud has led a double life, but probably not the kind that you’re thinking of. Like many Canadians, Abdelmahmoud had a bicultural upbringing in Canada, having emigrated with his family from his native Sudan to Kingston when he was 12 years old. This cultural superposition is the overarching

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Opinion: The truth about CBC’s ‘Prison Farm’

The following is a submitted Op/Ed article written by Calvin Neufeld and Kevin Belanger. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Recently, CBC aired a so-called “documentary” about the prison farms in Kingston. The Kingston Whig-Standard followed with an article praising the film. Both the

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Murdoch Mysteries to shoot scenes in historic downtown Kingston

This spring has seen an influx of production companies filming scenes and series’ in and around Kingston. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the heightened safety measures around film crews and sets, Kingston is a veritable hubbub of activity, according to the Kingston Film Office. Two productions are in various stages

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Filmmaker Mike Downie explores outbreak on the Diamond Princess

A luxury cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, was swept up in the tragedy of the unfolding coronavirus pandemic. The experiences of this ship, and its passengers and crew, provided an early look at the symptoms and transmission of this novel virus, and now these experiences are being told through a

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Murdoch Mysteries episode shot in Kingston premieres tonight

Whether you’re a fan of the CBC hit drama Murdoch Mysteries or just a fan of all things Kingston, you’ll want to tune in tonight to see the episode of the show filmed entirely in the Limestone City. The 13-season television series set in the early 20th century filmed here

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In conversation with Baroness von Sketch about In Conversation with Baroness von Sketch

This interview didn’t start out so well.  We were supposed to have a conference call, but technology wasn’t on our side. So, I spoke with Baroness von Sketch Show’s Aurora Browne and Jenn Whalen separately, asking them the same questions. I won’t compare their answers like we’re on The Newlywed

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