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The other day I happened to catch a news piece online about a new exhibition called Beyond the Streets, which is the largest exhibition of graffiti and street art ever presented.  The exhibition explores on a large scale how these illegal forms of cultural expression have moved from the fringes to the mainstream and how public attitudes have shifted from negative to positive. Street...

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Something I look forward to every summer is The Kick & Push Festival that always offers interesting alternatives in terms of summer theatre fare.  Work on this Festival first started in 2014 when City staff reached out to local theatre artists to see if they could come up with something that would help animate the Grand Theatre during the summer months while also attracting artists...

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The story of the iconic log house of the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum spans more a century, but it was 36 years ago that the Reeve of Pittsburgh Township, Hans Westenberg, opened the building as a civically-owned Museum on the grounds of Grass Creek Park. Before it was purchased by the Township, the log house had an interesting history with more than 7 owners until it ended up at 1316...

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Come out to an Evening with Kingston's Poets Laureate on April 30 at the KFPL Central Branch. Kingston has always been a literary city and it has been claimed the first Canadian novel was published here in the 1820s.  Today, Kingston is home to a great number of published writers and it also plays host every year to one of Canada’s favorite literary events, Kingston Writersfest. ...

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One of the main purposes of the Grand OnStage program presented by the City of Kingston is to provide Kingston audiences with opportunities to see artists from across Canada and around the world.  We love having the chance to share these artists with our audiences and we also try to create opportunities for people to meet and learn from these artists as well.  Often those...

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Colin Wiginton
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