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The Juvenis Festival

The Juvenis Festival is a project of Blue Canoe Theatrical that began in 2016. Juvenis Kingston’s Youth Arts Festival, one of only two youth arts festivals in all of Canada! Juvenis showcases the talented #ygkyouth ages 30 and under. This 11 day-long festival gives young people an opportunity to act,

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KCFF. Music in the movies: Film scoring panel

ABOUT Hey, musicians, harness your inner Ennio Morricone and join us to learn more about writing music for the movies! In KCFF’s Film Scoring Panel, we’ll be joined by Martin Macphail, member of the award-winning trio Blitz//Berlin who have worked on films like BirdBox, The Girl On The Train, Bad

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Vogue Charity Fashion Show supports Almost Home with virtual event

For the past 24 years, the Queen’s and Kingston communities have come together to produce the Vogue Charity Fashion Show (VCFS). The annual show, combining music, design and dance in support of a charity in the KFL&A region, is streaming online this year, due to pandemic restrictions. Typically held at

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Kingston musicians: Be featured on YGK Music 2021 playlists

The City of Kingston is seeking submissions from local musicians, groups and organizations that would like to have their music featured on two new YGK Music 2021 playlists. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 19. “YGK Music celebrates Kingston as a music city and features 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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‘Don’t be scared of women in country radio’ — local station looks to program more female artists

Brittany Thompson, Program Director of Pure Country 99 and 98.3 FLY FM in Kingston, is trying something a little different: giving female country artists equal time on Pure Country 99. “It’s a topic that’s been talked about in our industry for a very long time, every so often it resurfaces,”

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CFRC responds to quashed ‘Student Choice Initiative’

While the Ontario Divisional Court overturned the ‘Student Choice Initiative’ that allowed students to opt out of some student fees yesterday, the damage the Ontario government’s directive created for CFRC is far from over. The Student Choice Initiative, issued by the Ford government in early 2019, allowed students at colleges

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Morgan Rider blends folk, metal, and fantasy with Musiikki show, new album

Morgan Rider returns to Kingston tonight for a solo show at Musiikki Cafe. While the focus will be his “laid-back, haunting folk” sound, Kingston audiences may have seen him before with his more heavy metal-based project Vesperia at The Mansion or Overtime. As a solo artist, he’s played at Musiikki

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The Good Lovelies bring harmony and group singing to The Spire

The Good Lovelies are no strangers to Kingston music audiences, nor to The Spire, but they’re back this Saturday with a “super-special show,” according to Caroline Brooks, one of three lead singers in the band, along with Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore. “Carrie and Sue grew up in choirs, a

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YGK Music playlists go live

The inaugural YGK Music playlists are now live, allowing Kingstonians to listen to local artists in a variety of ways. The local pilot project was launched in March of 2019 by the City of Kingston and Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP), who accepted submissions from local musicians over a five-week period.

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Non-profit music venue launches fundraiser CD

The Embassy Live Music Cafe is a unique and cherished music venue in downtown Kingston, and this Saturday, they’re launching a compilation CD as a fundraiser for the non-profit venue. “The idea actually came from (Westport-based musician) Shawn McCullough,” said Travis Blackmore, founder and chair of Lionhearts Inc., the food

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