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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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#ygkChallenge: Kingston and All That Jazz

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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#ygkChallenge: Celebrate The Arts

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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Guide to The 2014 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

It’s time once again for The Skeleton Park Arts Festival.  The festival, now in its ninth year, has expanded to join forces with The Kingston Jazz Festival and also features other artistic genres such as film, theatre and visual art.  The festival begins this Friday and will run for a

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City of Kingston Arts Fund 2013 Grant Recipients Announced

The Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) Grants. The Grants were awarded in two categories, Operating Grants and Project Grants. The 2013 CKAF totalled $519,000 and was proportionally divided 70 per cent for

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Guide to The 2013 Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival

Friday, June 14th marks the official start to this year’s Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival. The festival, organized by The Kingston Jazz Society, The Grand Theatre and The Skeleton Park Music Festival, is in its 13th year and is continuing to grow and develop at an impressive rate.  This year’s

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Guide to The 2012 Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival

Next weekend is The Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival from Thursday, June 21st to Saturday, June 23rd.  According to my calculations, this is the twelfth annual jazz fest – as long as I’ve lived in Kingston.  It’s been fascinating watching this festival grow over the years and I think it’s

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