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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...

Comfortably Numb

Posted: Feb 14th, 2014 - 8:10PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
Comfortably Numb's 'The Complete Retrospective Show' is a must see performance that will give fans a unique experience to hear Pink Floyd songs performed live in concert as song concepts that even the most die-hard fan will enjoy! The intimate space of the Grand Theatre is the perfect place to experience a 70s live concert feel. Comfortably Numb will present 'the hits' and some rare tracks as...

5 Facts: Measha Brueggergosman

Posted: Feb 4th, 2014 - 4:25PM
/ By:
Wendy Huynh
Measha Brueggergosman peforms on our Regina Rosen stage on Friday February 28. Get your tickets today. 1. Her surname is a combination of her maiden name, Gosman, and her husband Markus' surname, Bruegger. Measha says she had trouble deciding the order of the combined last names, either Brueggergosman or Gosmanbruegger. Eventually, Measha stated “I couldn’t see any other way. Gosmanbruegger is...

Theatre is Open

Posted: Jan 25th, 2014 - 9:35PM
Tonight's scheduled performance by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings is going ahead - please be cautious out there and get to the theatre safely!

Happy Holidays!

Posted: Dec 20th, 2013 - 4:35PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
/ In: box office
Have a safe and happy holiday! Our box office will be closed until Monday, January 6th at 12:00pm. Tickets are always available online at kingstongrand.ca. See you in 2014.

Review: Colin James, Up Close & Personal

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2013 - 5:55PM
/ By:
Stephanie Earp
Tim Pearsall reviewed Colin James' show with Chris Caddell - and included some moody black & white shots of James on the iconic Grand Theatre stage. "I have seen Colin James in concert more than a dozen times, but this was the first time seeing him showcase his multiple hits in an intimate setting. I had my reservations about his "Up Close and Personal" tour but after only a few moments I...

Happy World Student Day!

Posted: Nov 18th, 2013 - 3:29PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
Kingstonians love their students! We welcome tens of thousands of them from St. Lawrence College, Queen's University and Royal Military College every year. That is why we created our Impact under 30 program. Supported by The Great Waterway, we offer anyone under the age of 30 the chance to see a long list of shows for half price. You can find out more about the program here. Thanks to Naila,...

Three Bills as the Bee Gees

Posted: Nov 15th, 2013 - 2:05PM
/ By:
Stephanie Earp
36 years ago today, the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever was released, and went on to become the best-selling soundtrack of all time - until Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard surpassed it in the 90s. The single Stayin' Alive became one of the Bee Gees most iconic songs - and the band had mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, the song made them incredibly famous, but on the other, it...

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