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The Merchant Tap House raises $10,000 for NICU

University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) announced today that the Nibbles for NICU Event, hosted by The Merchant Tap House, hit their fundraising target. On July 15, 2020, The Merchant Tap House donated 25 per cent of all sales to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through

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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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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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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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Hall Monitor: A Noisy Environment

Meeting number 17-2019 of Kingston City Council (agenda online) was held on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 where council extended past their normal adjournment time to primarily discuss noise exemptions and create a climate working group.   The evening opened with a few delegations regarding a noise exemption for sporting events

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2018

With 2018 planted firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time for Kingstonist to take a look back at the year in local music. Our thriving local music scene continued to provide great new music for us to hear. There were new releases in 2018 from The Wilderness, The Huaraches, Greg

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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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Best of 2015: #ygkPlaylist for 2015

In March 2015, we set out to create a monthly mixtape featuring Kingston’s best and brightest musical talents.  The #ygkPlaylist was subsequently born, and over the past nine months we’ve worked tirelessly to highlight new and familiar releases from an unbelievable number of established artists and aspiring new acts throughout

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