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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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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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