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Danielle Lennon: Strathspey

The visual component of Danielle Lennon’s Strathspey, an original composition from the composer’s debut album String Theory, was recently released to punctuate the upcoming performance of the piece by the Kingston Symphony Orchestra.  The landmark KSO performance marks the first occasion Lennon’s work will be performed by a full string

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#ygkPlaylist: July 2016

From one month to the next, the #ygkPlaylist shines the spotlight on local bands and musicians.  Unfortunately, we often don’t have enough room on the playlist to include all the great music that comes our way, and so, many deserving musicians wait in the wings.  Therefore it’s fitting that this

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Best of 2015: #ygkPlaylist for 2015

In March 2015, we set out to create a monthly mixtape featuring Kingston’s best and brightest musical talents.  The #ygkPlaylist was subsequently born, and over the past nine months we’ve worked tirelessly to highlight new and familiar releases from an unbelievable number of established artists and aspiring new acts throughout

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Guide to The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we couldn’t be more excited! The 10-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and do in Kingston this month. In addition to

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#ygkPlaylist: June 2015

This month’s #ygkPlaylist highlights a trio of local acts performing during this year’s Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SPAF). Throughout the 10-day festival, you will find the likes of local indie rock heroes P.S. I Love You, Danielle Lennon’s cinematic soundscapes, and Kingston’s bluegrass folk sensations The Abrams Brothers performing everywhere

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Top Five Things to See and Do in June 2015

The patios are hopping, the gardens are blooming and the temperatures are steadily rising in our favour.  June is two days away, which means that the end of another school semester and glorious summer vacation are now in sight.   As we look forward to the summer solstice (aka the longest

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Highlights From Building Community Through The Arts

Late last month the Kingston Arts Council hosted back-to-back evenings of public forums at the newly renovated Tett Centre, which centred on the topic of Building Community Through The Arts.  The video highlight reel embedded above showcases some of the stirring discussions and lively performances that comprised these well-attended events.

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Danielle Lennon: Erratic Nomad

Over the past month, local composer slash violinist, Danielle Lennon, has been slowly unveiling the creations from her debut album, String Theory, by releasing snippets of tracks as well as a pair of short films that were crafted to accompany the instrumental compositions.  We’ve been hesitant to share these amazing

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The Skeleton Park Community Songbook: Kyra and Tully with the Grand Theatre

Today I’m thrilled to share the most recent addition to the Skeleton Park Community Songbook featuring Kyra and Tully, as well as huge cast of musician friends and volunteers from the Grand Theatre. Kyra and Tully describe the inspiration of  their song  titled ‘Love in all These Things’ as follows:

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Guide to The 2009 Limestone City Blues Festival

Next week is the 13th annual Limestone City Blues Festival. The music will be spread throughout downtown, both indoors and out, while the opening night will feature a show at the K-Rock Centre. As a Kingston musician who likes to think she can play the blues, I will give you

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Anything but Shameless

There is some really great music going on in this town. I’ve been reluctant to say that too often because I am a musician in Kingston and wouldn’t want to seem biased. But it just has to be said. The Kingston music scene is absolutely hopping and I want to

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