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Review: Colin James, Up Close & Personal

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2013 - 5:55PM
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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
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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
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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...

No Jacket Required

Posted: Nov 7th, 2013 - 1:33PM
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Julie Fossitt
  Going to the theatre in Kingston is a special event. It depends on the show what duds audience members will wear - we've seen a few pairs of cowboy boots  at some of our country shows, plenty of taffeta and tulle at the ballet, and soignee gowns at classical recitals. At the Grand, you can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable at a performance and it's not unusal to see a wide variety of...

Matthew Good Concert Review

Posted: Nov 4th, 2013 - 4:03PM
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Julie Fossitt
Thanks to Matt Hartwick, for the great photo and review of the Matthew Good and The Gentlemen Husband's concert on October 24. You can read more of Matt's reviews at kingstonmusicreviews.ca On Thursday night the Kingston Grand Theatre hosted a Live Nation presentation of Matt Good along with The Gentlemen Husbands. Swiftly and quietly the Gentlemen Husbands snuck out onto the stage plugged in...

Bob Giarda as The Boss

Posted: Oct 29th, 2013 - 7:14PM
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Stephanie Earp
Canadians are often accused of worrying they have no sense of identity, when it comes to the global stage. As the polite people with all the lakes, we suspect that hockey, mounties and Justin Beiber are the first three things that come to mind when citizens of the world are asked about us. But working with Bob Giarda, my colleague on the marketing team at the Grand Theatre, has made me realize...

Ron Sexsmith review

Posted: Oct 20th, 2013 - 1:24PM
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Julie Fossitt
Thanks to local music reviewer Matt Hartwick, for taking some great pics and reviewing the Ron Sexsmith and Jenn Grant show at the Grand on Wednesday, October 16. You can check out the review at kingstonmusicreviews.ca. Do you like singer-songrwriters in the Grand Theatre? Let us know if you have any artists you would like to see in the future, and you can always post your own opinions about our...

On Jenn Grant

Posted: Oct 10th, 2013 - 1:37PM
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Rae Corcoran
One of my favourite albums of 2012 (and maybe of all time) goes to the lovely and amazing Jenn Grant with The Beautiful Wild. I can’t recall when I first started listening to her music, although I remember the first time ever seeing her live. It was a few years back at the Wolfe Island Music Festival; I believe it was the year that Stars headlined. I remember specifically eating a burrito? And...

New partnership with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Posted: Oct 8th, 2013 - 4:28PM
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Julie Fossitt
New storytime activities with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library The Canadian Tire Kidstage Series opens for its six season with boo! Just in time for Hallowe’en, Sursaut Dance Theatre presents boo! on Sunday, October 20 at 2:30pm at the Grand Theatre. boo! explores a series of dance, mime, clown and circus vignettes that brings forth wonder and smiles in a world where the poetry of the body...

Christos Hatzis at 60

Posted: Oct 4th, 2013 - 7:11PM
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Julie Fossitt
Thank you to Colin Eatock who allowed the Grand Theatre to re-print this fantastic article about Christos Hatzis. Hatzis, a renowned contemporary Canadian composer, will have his music featured with the Gryphon Trio in their debut performance of Constantinpole on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30pm. Come early for a pre-show In Conversation with Eric Friesen. Christos Hatzis at 60by Colin Eatock...

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