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The Wall: Once is Never Enough

Posted: Jul 18th, 2014 - 4:07PM
/ By:
Kat Evans
Pink Floyd’s The Wall every six months, like the rock gods intended. Not only will Classic Albums Live be performing the album in its entirety on our stage on February 6, but you can catch the film on the big screen as a part of the Screening Room’s Pop Life: A Summer Tour Through 80’s Rock Cinema series on August 2. What better way to bookend the autumn than with a summer and winter visit with...

Family Night at The Grand Theatre

Posted: Jul 3rd, 2014 - 4:43PM
/ By:
Kat Evans
At the Grand Theatre, there is nothing we enjoy more than seeing families together  – teenagers and parents finding common ground, grandparents and grandchildren both with saucer-sized eyes, family traditions and special occasion trips to the Grand Theatre with kids in their best theatre-going clothes! Each year, we program family-friendly shows sure to delight audiences of all ages and make...

High Valley

Posted: Jun 30th, 2014 - 5:58PM
/ By:
Kat Evans
Raised in the small, remote town of Blumenort, Alberta, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel, have been playing Country music for as long as they can remember. In recent years, High Valley has become a hit in the Nashville music industry opening for Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, and Canada’s own Shania Twain. The music runs deep in the Rempel brothers. Brad co-wrote 10 of the...

Ethan Russell: The Best Seat In The House

Posted: Jun 27th, 2014 - 3:37PM
/ By:
Kat Evans
You may not know the name, but you know the images. The only photographer to have shot album covers for The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones, Ethan Russell is one of the most important photographers in the history of rock ’n’ roll. In 1968, Russell became the main photographer for The Rolling Stones, photographing Brian Jones’s final days with the band and the 1969 American Tour – called...

Culture Vulture

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2014 - 5:01PM
/ By:
Kat Evans
Sometimes when we engage with the arts that moment happens, that moment Emily Dickenson described as feeling “physically as if the top of my head were taken off.” We all know it. Some of us chase after it – always on the hunt for our next fix. From the audience, you can feel yourself leaving the rest of your life behind and embracing the best of humanity, the moments in our existence where the...

Dinner and Dance Party Soundtracks - David Myles

Posted: Jun 16th, 2014 - 5:35PM
/ By:
Kat Evans
/ In: Kingston, music
Since his 2005 debut record, David Myles’ career has had a few impressive growth spurts. A regular on the winner’s podium at both the Nova Scotia Music Awards and the East Coast Music Awards, the Juno Award podium has begun to call on him as well. In 2013, his collaboration with Classified scored them both a Juno for the Rap Recording of the Year for “Inner Ninja” (the biggest-selling rap single...

Bruce McCulloch: Young Drunk Punk

Posted: Jun 10th, 2014 - 4:41PM
/ By:
Kat Evans
Bruce McCullogh: Young Drunk PunkOctober 24, 2014      “Never date a woman who thinks a dream catcher is birth control device.” That’s one of the hard-earned life lessons that Bruce McCullough shares in his new autobiographical show, Young Drunk Punk. Comedian, writer, director, and legendary Kid in the Hall, McCullough mines his past as a ‘young drunk punk’ and brings us a performance that is...

The Faces of Traces

Posted: Apr 17th, 2014 - 5:15PM
/ By:
Jayson Duggan
/ In: circus
As the Performing Arts Manager for Cultural Services, I get the fortunate opportunity to attend many exceptional live performances, and in a few cases, I am able to bring those artists to Kingston to perform for our community.  “TRACES” by 7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts de la main) is one such performance and it will be appearing at the Grand Theatre on April 30th at 7:30pm. Founded in Montreal in 2002...

My Life with the Belushis - From Fraternity to Fatherhood

Posted: Mar 31st, 2014 - 7:37PM
/ By:
Bob Giarda
My fraternity house at Florida State University wasn’t radically different than any other fraternity, sorority, or campus dorm room in the late 1970’s.  Just like other residences and pubs at 11:30pm on Saturday nights, our keggers and disco would wind down and revelers would wind up in front of television sets to catch the irreverent antics by the cast of Saturday Night Live.  And the raunchiest...

Win 2 tickets to Just for Laughs Live or Jim Belushi & The Chicago Board of Comedy

Posted: Mar 18th, 2014 - 3:02PM
/ By:
Wendy Huynh
 A Comedy Show Throwdown: Are You Stand-up or Improv? Vote and you are entered to win 2 tickets to your choice of shows: Jim Belushi & The Chicago Board of Comedy or Just for Laughs Live Hosted by Mike Macdonald. If you are looking for a hilarious night out, then these two incredibly funny shows coming to the Grand Theatre are for you. The only question to ask is: which comedy style suits you...

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