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Inspired acoustic re-works!

Posted: Jan 7th, 2016 - 4:52PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
It's not just unplugged, it's a "re-telling of the songs acoustically". On the heels of a brand new album, La Difference: A History Unplugged, Canadian rockers 54-40 make a stop at Kingston's Grand Theatre as part of their tour on January 20. Check out Neil Osborne's most memorable Canadian performance moment courtesy of fyimusicnews. Want to see the show from the front row and get your own copy...

The Wiggles - Rock & Roll Preschool

Posted: Jun 1st, 2015 - 7:30AM
/ By:
Bob Giarda
COMING TO THE GRAND THEATRE! The World’s Most Popular Children’s Entertainment Group on Tour to Support New CD & DVD  - Rock & Roll Preschool – and a New Season on Treehouse Following on the heels of their smash hit Australian tour of 145 sell-out shows with 100,000 tickets sold, the wildly popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, will return to Canada this fall with their...

Dan Mangan is back on the road

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2015 - 3:38PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
After a two year hiatus, an induction into fatherhood, and some time to regroup, two-time JUNO Award-winner Dan Mangan returns under a new moniker, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. The new name encompasses the spirit of the project’s longstanding ensemble members joining the band from Vancouver’s experimental music community, Kenton Loewen, Gordon Grdina, John Walsh (and often Jesse Zubot, JP carter and...

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...

Matthew Good Concert Review

Posted: Nov 4th, 2013 - 4:03PM
/ By:
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...

The road to becoming legendary

Posted: May 15th, 2013 - 7:03PM
/ By:
Tricia Knowles
/ In: music, Quebec
Weave together a four piece brass ensemble, a piano and an upright bass with a traditional Québécois folk band and you have the unique and powerful sound which will open this year’s Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival. In association with Festival de la Francophonie La Bottine Souriante offers one of the most original sounds to grace the Grand Theatre stage during Jazz Fest, with a fusion of...

I am a fan of jazz!

Posted: May 9th, 2013 - 6:52PM
/ By:
Terri-Lynn Brennan
I am a fan of Jazz!!! The diverse and eclectic nature of jazz draws me in and wipes away the stresses of rush hour traffic, overdue reports, and the speed of modern urban life. No tune is played the same twice, and because of that inconsistency, the music evolves and is reborn through the artist who is tooting that horn, tapping those keys, plucking those strings or fanning that snare. For these...

Happy anniversary to us!

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 - 12:29PM
/ By:
Julie Fossitt
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of its reopening, the City is asking patrons to share their favourite memory of the Grand Theatre at facebook.com/kingstongrandtheatre or twitter.com/Kingston_Grand. In the past five years the Grand Theatre has sold over 274,000 tickets worth over $8.4 million dollars. Forty-six performances presented for schools have resulted in more than 18,000 students having...

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