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Kingston ranks third on GoFundMe’s list of Most Generous Cities in Canada

The global fundraising platform GoFundMe released its annual Year in Giving Report on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Kingston has ranked third ‘most generous city’ in Canada for the year, based on donations per capita. “Kingston continues to prove its generosity, from helping a local music scene legend fight terminal bone

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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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Local musicians join ‘Music Across the Border’ to benefit United Way

If you’re from Kingston (or anywhere in Ontario, really) and you’re a music fan (or even if you aren’t), chances are you have heard of the two local musicians who will be featured in tomorrow night’s international telethon in support of the United Way. That’s because you’d have to be

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Stolen Miss Emily merch returned

The Kingston music community is now able to report its third positive ending to a bad situation this year. Earlier this month, Jonas Lewis-Anthony, lead singer of The Wilderness, was reunited with prized acoustic guitar nearly two years after it was stolen. In February, Spencer Evans’ recently stolen clarinet was

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2018

With 2018 planted firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time for Kingstonist to take a look back at the year in local music. Our thriving local music scene continued to provide great new music for us to hear. There were new releases in 2018 from The Wilderness, The Huaraches, Greg

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Top Five Things to See and Do in March 2017

We survived winter, March is finally here, and if you believe the trusty groundhogs, that means we’re in store for a smooth transition from gross snow to budding flowers and song birds.  With March Break and St. Patrick’s Day also on the horizon, March is a busy month where we’re

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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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Holiday Rock Show returns another year

On December 22nd, Kingston’s annual Holiday Rock Show will once again return, now in its 21st year. This year, expect to see lots of familiar acts: Sarah Harmer and Luther Wright, Deck the Halls with Balls and Kelly featuring Brucey “the Git,” Emily Fennell, Rocket Surgery, and others. “It’s very

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