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What’s open and closed for Civic Holiday 2021

Ah, the Civic Holiday long weekend It doesn’t really mean anything except an extra day off, and who doesn’t enjoy a three-day weekend in the depths of summer in the Limestone City? With the KFL&A region faring exceptionally well on the COVID-19 front, and things opening back up, there’s no

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More city facilities to reopen as part of Step Three of reopening framework

The City of Kingston has released details on city services, facilities and amenities as part of the move to Step 3, the last step in the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. “The focus of Step 3 is on adding indoor services and allowing more people to use them (with

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Step ‘Through The Fairy Circle’ with Kingston’s Storefront Fringe Festival

Locally-grown artists Shannon Kingston and James Hyett will debut their new family-centric play Through the Fairy Circle as part of next month’s Storefront Fringe Festival produced by Theatre Kingston. Through the Fairy Circle is an audio play about Denny, a young girl who lives on an island in an old

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Watershed Festival to celebrate music theatre in Kingston this May

A crucial turning point in history is often referred to as a “watershed” moment. With this in mind, the Dan School of Music and Drama at Queen’s University, in partnership with the City of Kingston, presents the first ever Watershed Festival, May 25 to 28, 2021. The Watershed Festival is

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Grand Theatre suspends all shows in Regina Rosen Auditorium

The City of Kingston is suspending all shows at The Grand Theatre’s Regina Rosen Auditorium effective immediately as of Friday, Mar. 13, 2020. “This is based on the recommendation today by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to immediately suspend all large events and public gatherings of more than 250

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Theatre Review – Peggy’s Song

Jim Garrard’s Peggy’s Song premieres at the Baby Grand on Thursday, Jan. 23 and runs until Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. I had the privilege to sit in on a dress rehearsal of the play, and I was astounded by the level of emotion brought to the stage by actors Lisa

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Pewter ornament collection to go on sale beginning next week

It wouldn’t be the holidays in Kingston without the release of the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA)’s pewter ornament collection… At least, not for the past 26 years. Each year since 1993, the Downtown Kingston BIA has released a collection of collectible pewter ornaments, each ornament depicting a well-known

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America’s Got Talent semi-finalist brings impressions and comedy to The Grand

Greg Morton has been in the comedy business for about 35 years, but after making it to the semi-finals on the most recent season of America’s Got Talent, his career has taken a huge step forward. “Since America’s Got Talent, I’ve been doing a lot of auditions,” said Morton. “Two

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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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Spotlight YGK: July 19 edition

There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Kingston, especially if you’re a music lover! Here’s a look at some of the big events happening in August (so you can plan ahead), and some of what you can take in as early as this weekend.Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

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Live theatre takes over downtown Kingston

Get ready for theatrical performances to bring a new energy into the downtown core with shows happening in storefronts, parks, theatres… and some not-so-common performance locations. Two different downtown theatre festivals will be starting this week: the Kick and Push Festival and the Storefront Fringe Festival will both be launching

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Great Russian Ballet brings Giselle to the Grand Theatre

One of the most beloved ballet classics of all time is coming to a Kingston stage this week, and is not to be missed by ballet or dance fans alike. A dynamic love story and one of the most popular ballet productions of all time, Giselle takes audiences on a

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