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Council moves ahead with motion of support for The Screening Room

City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night in favour of a motion from Councillor Rob Hutchiston, put forth on behalf of The Screening Room theatre. The theatre’s operations have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many constituents have reportedly reached out to their councillors in concern. But it’s

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Take in Skeleton Park Arts Fest at home

The 15th annual Skeleton Park Arts Fest (SPAF) will be moving mostly online this year in light of COVID-19. Although many of the live events will be happening in cyberspace, initiatives have been created to offer socially distant arts experiences in-person in the neighbourhood, including the Next Door art show,

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‘Great things can come out of a setback’ – Local arts community rallies around young poet following vandalism of public poetry installation

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and those in Kingston’s arts community are proving that as they push forward to “create a positive out of a negative” after a public poetry installation was destroyed by vandalism. As part of a Skeleton Park Arts Festival initiative, young poet

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Six Questions for Jay Middaugh

Jay Middaugh was born, like everyone else, just outside of Toronto, but was lucky enough to mostly grow up in Muskoka, where he learned to build snow forts, play music, and make movies. He met his wife Sienna while tree planting, and moved to Kingston in 2003. Jay runs Sleeping

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New Album, More Charm, Can’t Lose

It’s been four years since the Hard Water EP and almost two now since Til the Morning Shows Her Face to Me, but the wait is over. The Gertrudes’ third studio album, Neighbourhood, is finally here. Out this fall from local indie label Apple Crisp, Neighbourhood showcases the band’s on-going evolution

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Six Questions for The Gertrudes

With the Skeleton Park Music Festival less than one week away, more on that later, we thought that it would be appropriate to sit down with one of the many bands performing at this year’s festival. Who better than the fine folks from The Gertrudes for our latest round of

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