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Kingston music scene helped prep Huddleston for music journalism career

The second season of CBC’s The Intro has already begun with gusto, with Kingston’s music journalism powerhouse, Jess Huddleston, once again bringing viewers a cornucopia of talented up-and-comers of the Canadian music scene. On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, the show premiered its second season with Huddleston, the show’s senior producer

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PXR 2021: An Arts Conference without limits

Single Thread, a Kingston theatre company, is on the cutting edge of using augmented realities in performance, and this week they are hosting a Canada-wide conference to share and explore the world of performances and collaboration in extended reality. Now in its second year, PXR is a series of interactive

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H’art Centre launches fundraiser for Kingston’s newest inclusive arts space

As COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease, H’art Centre has launched a new fundraising campaign, Mix It Up, with the goal of expanding its space offering a community art hub for artists with disabilities and those facing barriers. The Mix It Up campaign aims to raise $30,000 by early December 2021, which

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Learn the ukelele with Uke Can Do It for Adults at KFPL

Always wanted to try playing the ukelele? Here’s your chance to join Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL)’s latest beginner ukulele workshop series! The library’s popular Uke Can Do It for Adults program is back, offering people ages 12 and up the opportunity to learn something new, according to a release

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Outdoor piano fosters creativity at Frontenac Secondary

Music teacher, Scott Davey, and a host of others, recently came together to bring a special musical experience to the students of Frontenac Secondary School (FSS) in the wake of the Pandemic. “In July, I was thinking of ways to increase the presence of music at Frontenac. Because of COVID,

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Queen’s to celebrate Homecoming 2021 with virtual events

Queen’s University’s Homecoming 2021 weekend will be celebrated virtually again this year. Alumni from around the world will be able to enjoy mix of music, nostalgia, and the latest campus news during the virtual Queen’s Homecoming celebration, running Oct. 14-17. Award-winning broadcast journalist Shelagh Rogers, Artsci’77, LLD’19 and Queen’s University

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Campfire Songs moves to Hemlock Downs Park in Glenburnie

Campfire Songs, a popular event usually held at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, will now take place at Hemlock Downs Park in rural Kingston. For two Thursdays, Aug. 12 and 26, the free community event will feature singalongs led by local musicians around a campfire at the park at 550 Aragon Rd. in Glenburnie. Since 2013, the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

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The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois on Saskadelphia, Lake Fever Lager, and playing with Feist

Even though The Tragically Hip is no longer touring or writing new material as a band, 2021 has been a busy year for Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Gord Sinclair, and Paul Langlois. In February, Strippers Union (fronted by Rob Baker and Craig Northey) released their third album, The Undertaking. The

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Music comedy duo offer mentorship to high school students pursuing the arts

High school students considering a future in the arts are being offered a unique mentorship opportunity by internationally-acclaimed music and comedy duo, Bridge & Wolak. Oftentimes when a musically gifted student is thinking about pursuing higher education, they tend to be steered away from pursuing their art in favour of

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Kingston musician’s new single a tribute to farmers

A Kingston-based musician is out with a brand new single. “Date Night” by country musician Clem Chesterfield tells the story of making the most of the time we have. A man and woman in love, working through the night on the farm. “It came from a place of real respect

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Kingston musician releases mental health-inspired album

A Kingston musician is using his time working in mental health as a means to give back to the sector locally. Rich Tyo has spent two years working on the songs that make up the new album ‘Inner Space Outer Space by Kingston group, JukeBox County.  Tyo says the songs

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