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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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20 years gone: The legacy of Joe Chithalen

  I turned 19 in 1997. I spent my 19th birthday with Blue Monday at The Wellington (“Oh, today you’re 19??”) and a couple of days later, recovered from turning 19, I went to see Bloom at The Toucan. What I saw that day changed me. I’d been watching and

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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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