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Kingston-made music videos premiere today

One of the many events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic was the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, which was to celebrate its 20th anniversary in March. Of its many film screenings, concerts, and other events, one of the most anticipated events was the Local Music Video Showcase, which was to

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Kingston Film Office announces 15 local music video productions

In a packed the Tir Nan Og Irish pub in downtown Kingston, Alex Jansen, business development manager for the Kingston Film Office, was absolutely buzzing with excitement along with the over 120 people on hand. The pub was filled on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 with those from local production companies,

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Kingston Live podcast establishing Kingston as Canadian music capital

Johnny San, co-host of the Kingston Live podcast, has no shortage of praise for the Kingston music scene. “We’ve talked in almost every episode so far that Kingston has a disproportionate amount of talent for its size,” said San. “It needs to be exploited somehow, so this is kind of

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Film screening and live performance kick off Plant the Seeds Initiative this Thursday

Jay Middaugh, who wrote, directed, and co-produced the 2017 feature film Live in Kingston, describes the movie as “music documentary disguised as a romantic comedy.” “There aren’t a lot of people who want to watch 12 music videos back-to-back,” he explains. “We wanted to have enough plot to keep people

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Guide to the 2017 Kingston Canadian Film Festival

When I first graduated from Queen’s School of Music in 2003, one of my recurring gigs was performing solo violin as a prelude to films in The Kingston Canadian Film Festival. At the time there were about 3 theatres showing 6-10 films over the course of three days. Boy, has

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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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#ygkPlaylist: November 2016

This month #ygkPlaylist is dedicated to Tone Deaf, Kingston’s annual festival of adventurous sound performance, which takes place from November 20th until December 2nd. Celebrating it’s 15th year, Tone Deaf prominently features experimental music and sound performance, presenting artists residing both within and outside the Kingston who range from noisicians

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