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Grade 6 class revisits ‘The Secret Path’ during significant memorial week

When grade six teacher Sarah Howard decided to show the animated film ‘The Secret Path’ to her students on Orange Shirt Day, she didn’t expect to embark with them on a month-long project. The 60-minute video combines the music of late Canadian music legend Gord Downie with the illustrations of

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2019

The Kingston music scene got a nice kickstart to 2019, as the Kingston Live podcast launched its first episode on January 1.  Since then, they have produced 13 episodes, covering a variety of musical genres, along with all the major festivals, and a healthy handful of non-performing people in the

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Holiday Rock Show to benefit Dawn House, Martha’s Table

Tomorrow night, one of Kingston’s best-loved holiday traditions kicks off its 24th annual fundraiser at Stages Nightclub. Since 1995, The Holiday Rock show, organized by former Weeping Tile bandmates Luther Wright, Sarah Harmer, and Sean Kelly, has raised well over $100,000 for local charities. Weeping Tile has reunited many times

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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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Six Questions for Jay Middaugh

Jay Middaugh was born, like everyone else, just outside of Toronto, but was lucky enough to mostly grow up in Muskoka, where he learned to build snow forts, play music, and make movies. He met his wife Sienna while tree planting, and moved to Kingston in 2003. Jay runs Sleeping

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Six Questions for Kody A. Paul

Meet Kody Paul. Or rather, you’ve probably already met Kody Paul. This frontman for The Kodeines is an unapologetic man about town (“I suppose when I needed it, the downtown scene was there for me,” he explains). Catch him sipping a Java at Casa Domenico or a bourbon at the

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Holiday Rock Show returns another year

On December 22nd, Kingston’s annual Holiday Rock Show will once again return, now in its 21st year. This year, expect to see lots of familiar acts: Sarah Harmer and Luther Wright, Deck the Halls with Balls and Kelly featuring Brucey “the Git,” Emily Fennell, Rocket Surgery, and others. “It’s very

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Top 10 of 2010: Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Without question, one of my favourite and most informative outings from last year was to Joe’s Musical Instrument Lending Library. Danielle did a fantastic job outlining the history of Joe’s M.I.L.L., and since then we’ve continued to help spread the good word.  Similar to our other best of post from

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Joe’s M.I.L.L.

I recently decided that I wanted to learn to play the mandolin.  I’m a violinist so it seemed like a fairly possible endeavour since the tuning and fingering are identical.  I had heard about, and even fundraised for, Joe’s Musical Instrument Lending Library but had never actually been there myself. 

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Trespassing with Cherry Chapstick

Of the groups scheduled to perform at this weekend’s Wolfe Island Music Festival (WIMF), Cherry Chapstick is a band I knew absolutely nothing about.  And that’s surprising, because after I did a bit of research, I discovered that they hail from, and perform around the Limestone City.  Ultimately, the reason

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