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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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The case for Kingston as the Music Capital of Canada

The Tragically Hip. Sarah Harmer. The Glorious Sons. Bedouin Soundclash. The Headstones. The Arrogant Worms. These are just some of the bands and musicians that have called Kingston home on their way to national fame. Often, when you hear these names all at the same time, it’s because a Kingstonian

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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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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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Over 2,000 Kingstonians attend grand reopening of Library Central Branch

The long awaited grand reopening of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s Central Branch happened on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019. I took my daughters and got lost amongst the sea of people pouring into the building when it opened at 11 a.m. After a welcome from Monica Stewart and Natalie Nossal,

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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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#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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