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Grand Theatre to host first-ever Artists-in-Residence program

Four local artists have been selected to participate in the inaugural Local Arts Residency program at the Grand Theatre. These week-long residencies will run from July to September and will offer space, time and resources to support local artists to explore new ideas, collaborate with other artists, create new work

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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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Get ready for the 20th Kingston Canadian Film Festival

As Festival Director Marc Garniss points out, it’s not all that common to see a festival of any sort mark its 20th anniversary these days, but the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) right here in the Limestone City is doing just that. “Lots of festivals these days don’t seem to

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Kingston Film Office announces 15 local music video productions

In a packed the Tir Nan Og Irish pub in downtown Kingston, Alex Jansen, business development manager for the Kingston Film Office, was absolutely buzzing with excitement along with the over 120 people on hand. The pub was filled on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 with those from local production companies,

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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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Reward for stolen clarinet doubled thanks to anonymous donors

As word spreads of the clarinet stolen from local musician Spencer Evans’ front porch, so do the words of well-wishes hoping for a safe return of the irreplaceable instrument. “I’m so thankful and grateful for all the incredible people in this community, musician friends and folks who I’ve played for

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Local musician ‘absolutely gutted’ over stolen clarinet

Local music icon and celebrated entertainer Spencer Evans is pleading for the return of his clarinet after it was stolen from his front porch over the weekend. On Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, someone walked onto Evans’ front porch in downtown Kingston and stole a beat up, old, green canvas backpack,

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#ygkChallenge: Kingston and All That Jazz

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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ygkChallenge: Porch Jazz Parade

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Guide to The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited about its return to a more grass roots model! The 5-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and

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Guide to The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we couldn’t be more excited! The 10-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and do in Kingston this month. In addition to

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#ygkPlaylist: June 2015

This month’s #ygkPlaylist highlights a trio of local acts performing during this year’s Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SPAF). Throughout the 10-day festival, you will find the likes of local indie rock heroes P.S. I Love You, Danielle Lennon’s cinematic soundscapes, and Kingston’s bluegrass folk sensations The Abrams Brothers performing everywhere

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