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Homegrown Live Music Festival marks the beginning of the return of live music in Kingston

To say that Kingstonians have missed their live music scene might be the understatement of the pandemic. A very large part of the local social scene, and a major employer of a good segment of Kingston’s populations, the loss of live music due to the COVID-19 pandemic had a massive

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Letter: Joe’s M.I.L.L. borrowers happy to have instruments during lockdown

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. In June 2019, I became the Library Coordinator for Joe’s M.I.L.L., Kingston’s Musical Instrument Lending Library, a pretty sweet job for a semi-retired lifelong musician!  If you aren’t

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Musical Instrument Lending Library opens in Bath thanks to Joe’s MILL

After a generous donation from the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s MILL), patrons of the County of Lennox and Addington (L&A) Libraries can now borrow music instruments using their library cards. The Bath Branch of the L&A Libraries, located at 197 Davy Street, is now home to

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2019

The Kingston music scene got a nice kickstart to 2019, as the Kingston Live podcast launched its first episode on January 1.  Since then, they have produced 13 episodes, covering a variety of musical genres, along with all the major festivals, and a healthy handful of non-performing people in the

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20 years gone: The legacy of Joe Chithalen

  I turned 19 in 1997. I spent my 19th birthday with Blue Monday at The Wellington (“Oh, today you’re 19??”) and a couple of days later, recovered from turning 19, I went to see Bloom at The Toucan. What I saw that day changed me. I’d been watching and

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#ygkChallenge: Check out the Homegrown Live Music Festival

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Guide to Homegrown 2017

Homegrown Live Music Festival is celebrating its 9th year next Saturday, May 6th, at thirteen downtown venues. The festival showcases some of Kingston’s finest musicians all in support of Joe’s Musical Instrument Lending Library. Each venue will play host to a specific genre of music. This year’s festival boasts three

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#ygkChallenge: Apply to Perform at Homegrown Live 2017

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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#ygkPlaylist: May 2016

This month’s #ygkPlaylist highlights a trio of local acts performing at the 2016 Homegrown Live Music Festival. Celebrating it’s eighth year, Homegrown Live is a one-day, multi-venue/genre festival that showcases Kingston-based musicians and bands. The festival also serves as a key fundraiser for the The Joe Chithalen Memorial Music Instrument

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Tett Centre Celebrates First Birthday

If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to believe that the Tett Centre is already celebrating its first birthday. It feels like just the other day that the arts hub and event space opened its doors and introduced an innovative, co-operative, and synergistic approach to fine arts in Kingston. And

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Most Anticipated Events in February 2016 in Kingston

While the cold winter months are ideal for hibernation, February is proving to be a great time to get out and enjoy some of the best things Kingston has to offer. This month celebrates film with the 16th annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival, which runs from February 25th-28th and boasts

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#ygkChallenge: Check out the Homegrown Live Music Festival

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

Read more