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On Roch Voisine

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013 - 7:25PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
One of Kingston's most virtually connected and community minded residents, Naila J, shares her excitement about the upcoming Roch Voisine performance at the Grand Theatre! I am sure all of the "Helens" out there are looking forward to this show. You can read Naila's blog post here.

FLY FM & THE DRIVE as Blondie

Posted: Sep 24th, 2013 - 1:34PM
/ By:
Stephanie Earp
While we were working on the idea to recreate classic album covers, we thought we'd covered everything. Costumes - check. Between our own closets, What'll I Wear, Phase 2, and the Sally Ann, we had it covered. A great photographer - Tim Forbes - who knows his way around Photoshop? Check. Willing participants - like today's cast of Mike Reid, Riley Jabour, Shawn Whalen, Jacquie Beckett and Brian...

The half-priced Impact program

Posted: Sep 20th, 2013 - 12:20PM
/ By:
Carolina Gomez
/ In: youth, theatre, arts
Summer is almost over. Going to the beach is not an option.   It’s time to find indoor activities... We invite you to experience great shows at the Grand Theatre.  Comedy, circus, music, dance, theatre and holiday shows are now on sale at the box office. Here’s the deal - if you’re under 30 years old, you can enjoy shows for as little as $7.50, plus HST and box office fees!  Join Impact now...

FREE Culture Days events during WritersFest

Posted: Sep 19th, 2013 - 9:51PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
Tricia Knowles The Kingston WritersFest, which is celebrating its fifth year, hosts more than 50 events, which bring readers and authors together. It happens to fall on the same weekend as Culture Days and they’ve jumped on board to support literary arts in the community even further. While they will offer their usual free events for youth and children (see below), they have also chosen to give...

To throw a pot

Posted: Sep 19th, 2013 - 9:38PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
What it means to “throw a pot”?Tricia Knowles To throw a pot, you have to go through four distinct steps. Centering, opening, pulling and trimming. Sound simple? It’s not. At least not to the untrained potter. Pottery is an art form – an ancient one at that. The potter's wheel was invented in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BCE but the art form itself dates even further back with...

The Limestone City Cellphone Video Challenge

Posted: Sep 19th, 2013 - 9:09PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
Tricia Knowles Many of us call this limestone city our home. What is it about Kingston that you love? Is it the people; the old limestone buildings? Perhaps it’s significance in Canadian History that makes you tick, or the rich cultural scene. Maybe Kingston is your home town, maybe you’re a student, or maybe you moved here years ago in the military or for a job and just couldn’t bear to leave....

Mayor Gerretsen as Justin Timberlake

Posted: Sep 12th, 2013 - 2:01PM
/ By:
Stephanie Earp
There are at least five different confirmed memes concerning creating album art listed on Know Your Meme. Among them: recreating iconic album art with nothing but clip art and comic sans, random Wikipedia entries and Flickr images, old socks, and of course, kittens (the main currency of the internet.) So with the new Grand Theatre Presents season approaching and looking for fresh ideas - and...

Museum of Health Care and Culture Days

Posted: Sep 11th, 2013 - 4:51PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
Preserving your personal cultureTricia KnowlesCulture Days has brought together three Kingston cultural institutions to answer your questions about preserving heirlooms and to demonstrate methods used in museums in order to store them for future generations. “Everyone has a mini museum of their own things that they love and care for,” says Kathy Karkut, Collections Manager for Museum of Health...

Art After Dark -- 4 stops not to miss

Posted: Sep 11th, 2013 - 4:49PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
Art After Dark -- 4 stops not to missTricia Knowles Serving as a kick off to three days of free activities throughout the city, Art After Dark will serve as a showpiece event to start Kingston’s cultural celebrations. “We do think of Art After Dark as one of Kingston’s premiere art and cultural events,” said Alex Amodeo, projects manager/marketing for Downtown Kingston! B.I.A. “Culture Days is...

Art After Dark joins Culture Days with $500 prize

Posted: Sep 11th, 2013 - 4:43PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
Art After Dark joins Culture Days with $500 prizeTricia Knowles It’s an event held twice a year which showcases the excellent galleries and art that can be found Downtown. Traditionally, Art After Dark has been held on Thursday nights to great success. This year, however; Downtown Kingston! chose to move the signature cultural event to Friday night in order to coincide with Culture Days.  “The...

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