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Documentary shines spotlight on the power of music

Residents at Providence Manor have been enjoying performances from Canta Arya School for Strings students for over a decade. To highlight this partnership the two organizations have produced a documentary called Resonance: Music Across the Ages. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school would host as many as 20 concerts

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Mike Myers FBLive Concert Thursday January 28, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Mike Myers FBLive Concert Thursday January 28, 7:00 to 8:30pm Join Mike Myers for an evening of toe-tapping old standards and tunes from the 60’s and beyond, all live-streamed on @KingstonSeniors Facebook page. Free event; please consider donating to the Seniors Association! Sponsored by James Reid Funeral Home, PostMedia, and

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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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Letter: Noise bylaws and live music

The following is a letter to the editor, and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Kingstonist. On Aug. 11, 2020, Kingston City Council attached new administrative monetary penalties to two existing bylaws, the ‘nuisance party’ bylaw and the ‘noise’ bylaw.  These fines were intended as a

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New LP ‘Until Tomorrow’ by The Wilderness reveals the Kingston band’s deeper, darker side

The following is an album review written by Pete Sanfilippo, founding member of ‘Kingston Live.’ When The Wilderness took the stage at Skeleton Park Arts Festival in the summer of 2019, they were met with uproarious applause. People got up from their lawn chairs and their picnic blankets to dance

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Free Live Music in Dunham Park

Come join us every Friday evening from 6:30-8pm for live music at Mr. Mutsy’s Fence of Kindness in Dunham Park. Acoustic guitar music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s to present, is performed by Melady Melodies in our back yard which backs onto Dunham Park off of Dunham Street. (This Park

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Grad Club set to reopen after delayed approval from Queen’s

The Grad Club restaurant and bar on Queen’s University campus has received the green light to reopen after nearly two months of waiting. “I want to thank everyone that took time to speak up, it made a big difference,” posted their General Manager Virginia Clark on Facebook on Friday Sep.

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Pop Up Art Show and Sale at Glocca Morra’s Big Red Barn

On Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, local artists will be safely gathering at Glocca Morra Farms & Studio’s Big Red Barn on Highway 15 for a Pop Up art show and sale. Nine artists and makers will be participating, and every one of them is excited by the opportunity to reconnect

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City of Kingston clarifies regulations on live music during pandemic

It’s no secret that live music plays a huge role in the Kingston community, so it isn’t surprising that the confusion surrounding the regulations on live music has become an issue for many. Last month, Kingstonist reported that live music is not allowed on patios in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Live music not allowed on patios in KFL&A

After confusion – and upset from local musicians and local music fans – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has reiterated that live music is not allowed during Stage 2 of the Provincial Framework for Reopening. When it was initially announced that the KFL&A region, along with the

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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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Miss Emily preps her first paid online concert

Maple Blues Award-winning Kingston musician Emily Fennell, aka Miss Emily, has been struggling through the COVID-19 shutdown like all musicians.   “I lost all of my summer season,” said Fennell. “It was going to be another great festival season for me and the band. We didn’t even get to announce a

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