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Skeleton Park Arts Festival calls for submissions for Next Door 2021

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SKAF) is inviting proposals from Katarokwi/Kingston-based artists for installations to be included in their second annual rendition of Next Door. Next Door is a temporary public art exhibition displayed throughout the Skeleton Park neighbourhood. Installations by local artists are exhibited in and around the neighbourhood

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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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Seven local poets collaborate on “Renga of a Distanced Spring”

On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, “Renga of a Distanced Spring” will be posted on the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) platforms. This co-written piece of poetry has been paired with an animated video, and is presented in retrospect by the Skeleton Park Arts Festival. According to a media release from

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Kingstonians invited to get creative for #MyDoorYGK

The Union Gallery and Skeleton Park Arts Festival are inviting Kingston residents to create works of art in front of their homes in a city-wide community art initiative. Inspired by ‘Next Door: A Skeleton Park Neighbourhood Art Project,’ organizers are asking participants to share their work using the hashtag #MyDoorYGK

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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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Kingston-made music videos premiere today

One of the many events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic was the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, which was to celebrate its 20th anniversary in March. Of its many film screenings, concerts, and other events, one of the most anticipated events was the Local Music Video Showcase, which was to

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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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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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‘Great things can come out of a setback’ – Local arts community rallies around young poet following vandalism of public poetry installation

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and those in Kingston’s arts community are proving that as they push forward to “create a positive out of a negative” after a public poetry installation was destroyed by vandalism. As part of a Skeleton Park Arts Festival initiative, young poet

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Top Five Things to See and Do in January 2018

Don’t let the polar vortex and sub-zero temperatures keep you from enjoying the best events in Kingston this month. We’ve scoured the local scene to curate our original top five things to see and do in January 2018. Bundle up, get out there and enjoy all that YGK has to

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Best Big Concert in Summer 2017 (So Far)

Summer 2017 has been a busy one for live music lovers in Kingston. Thus far, we’ve been treated to free concerts and festivals in quaint venues such as Market Square and Skeleton Park, as well as ticketed shows at the K-Rock Centre, The Grand and inside the walls of historic

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Scenes from the 2017 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The 2017 Skeleton Park Arts Festival is behind us and, two days later, we’re still basking in the glow that this free annual summer fest brings with it. Five days of arts programming began last Wednesday evening with an opening reception at Elm Cafe for Métis artist Onagottay, followed by

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