Arts on Campus: Union Gallery & Shortwave Summer Camp

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Arts on Campus: Union Gallery & Shortwave Summer Camp
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Today, we’re bringing you two exciting interviews from the arts scene in and around Queen’s Campus and CFRC. First up is artist Kelby James, whose mixed media exhibition The Garden of Forbidden Fruits and the Laws of Cosmic Consciousness is open at the Union Gallery Project room until July 27th. Up next, our Shortwave Radio […]

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Local Musicians: Anthea Feaver & Tiny Horse!

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Local Musicians: Anthea Feaver & Tiny Horse!
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This week, we’re excited to be bringing you a special on local musicians chatting about their recent and upcoming projects. First up is Wolfe Island singer-songwriter Anthea Feaver, whose upcoming single “Bedtime Story” drops on August 1st. We chat about networking, music education, creativity, and a bit more about the ongoing process of creating her […]

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Dance & Buskers Rendezvous in Kingston

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Dance & Buskers Rendezvous in Kingston
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This week, we’re bringing you a dance focus, and a contribution from CFRC Broadcast Journalist, Christena Lawrie, with more on Buskers Rendezvous. First off, we’re joined by dancers Shanel Williams and Shanique Peart during their ongoing project with the Local Arts Residency at the Kingston Grand, speaking more about their plans for the piece and […]

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Music & Movement: NYO Canada, Yarro & Ground UP Dance Fest

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Music & Movement: NYO Canada, Yarro & Ground UP Dance Fest
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This week, we’re bringing you a mix of disciplines local to Kingston, in some of our liveliest chats of the summer. First up is Christie Gray, CEO, and Jonathan Moellman, local violinist and orchestra member, of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, chatting with us about their ongoing Chamberfest concert series at the Isabel Bader […]

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Skeleton Park Arts Festival on CFRC!

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Skeleton Park Arts Festival on CFRC!
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This week, we’re bringing you a special on this year’s Skeleton Park Arts Festival, running this year from June 22-23.  First up, we’re featuring an interview with Adam Sturgeon of rock outfit Status/Non-Status, ahead of their SPAF performance on June 22nd. We chat about the tour, who’s with the bad these days, and how to […]

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Festivals in June: SPAF, FOLDA & Image+Nation FCQSFF

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Festivals in June: SPAF, FOLDA & Image+Nation FCQSFF
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We’ve got plenty of cool conversations coming your way this episode, from local to national arts festivals! We’re kicking off our coverage of Skeleton Park Arts Festival, the free, grassroots, multi-disciplinary art festival hits Kingston every summer solstice weekend, this year running from June 22-23rd. Hosts Tyfannie Morgan and Mariah Horner join us for more […]

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Spring Reverb: Lake Porter, Corey Gulkin & KPP

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Spring Reverb: Lake Porter, Corey Gulkin & KPP
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This week, we’re bringing you an all Spring Reverb special, the city-wide music festival and event hitting Kingston running May 30th- June 2nd.  First up, we’ve got festival representative Dyan Chenier of KPP Concerts, with a primer interview on what Spring Reverb is, what to expect, what to look forward to, and how to get […]

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Music in May: Kaïa Kater & Cantabile Choirs

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Music in May: Kaïa Kater & Cantabile Choirs
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This week on the Curator, we’re bringing you two interviews from the local and touring music scene. First up, we’ll have Geoffrey Sirett, Artistic Director of Cantabile Choirs, giving us an inside look at the organization’s upcoming May 25th performance of Considering Matthew Shepard. Lauren and Geoffrey unpack the work that’s gone into this collaborative effort […]

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May Arts Sampler: Decolonizing with Collaborative Art, Wrestling for a Cause & Third Time’s a Charm

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May Arts Sampler: Decolonizing with Collaborative Art, Wrestling for a Cause & Third Time's a Charm
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This week on the Curator, we’re bringing you all things new, community-based and out of the box with three interview segments. First up is artist and researcher Carleigh Millburn, who’s heading up a new collaborative art project Making Sense of Decolonization with Artificial Intelligence, Digital and Conventional Art Creation at the Kingston School of Art, […]

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Season 3 Premiere: Homegrown, Juvenis & Boy Golden

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Season 3 Premiere: Homegrown, Juvenis & Boy Golden
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We’re kicking off Summer 2024 and the third season of the Kingston Curator with a look at local festivals and live music – some of our favourite Curator content! First up, Homegrown Live organizer Chris Morris joined us to give a retrospective on the May 4th festival that brought over 130 acts to 16 stages […]

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A Look Back: 2023 Season Finale

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A Look Back: 2023 Season Finale
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This episode marks our season finale for the summer, and thus, we’ll be bringing you something a little bit different. We’ve been very fortunate to host tons of amazing guests this season, and so to celebrate, we’ll be bringing you a highlight reel of just some of the performances and interview highlights from right here […]

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August Arts Sampler: Belle Park Project, Jerry Leger and the Situation & Atria

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August Arts Sampler: Belle Park Project, Jerry Leger and the Situation & Atria
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This week, we’re bringing you live music updates and the inside scoop on a one-of-a-kind arts and research event from the Belle Park Project. First up, Dr. Laura Murray from the Belle Park Project gives us an inside look at the upcoming event from this collective, entitled Unearthed, running August 26th-30th. In live music news, […]

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YGK Collaborates: The Gertrudes Album Release + Cloud 9, Kingston WritersFest

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YGK Collaborates: The Gertrudes Album Release + Cloud 9, Kingston WritersFest
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This week, we’re bringing you conversations across festivals and live music releases, brought to us by collaborations like Kingston folkestra project The Gertrudes, and the teams behind upcoming autumn festivals. Local band The Gertrudes releases their fifth full length album, Just to Please You, on August 18th. Greg Tilson of the band stopped by to […]

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August Kickoff: The Kick & Push Festival + Bowie Lives

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August Kickoff: The Kick & Push Festival + Bowie Lives
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We’re kicking off August arts on the Kingston Curator with three interviews this week, from Lauren and CFRC Broadcast Journalist Christena Lawrie. Frontman of The Bowie Lives Spectacular, Michael Bell, joins us in conversation ahead of the outfit’s engagement at the Regent Theatre in Picton on August 26th – be sure to check out our […]

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Theatre & Tiny Horse on CFRC!

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Theatre & Tiny Horse on CFRC!
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Live theatre is in full swing in Kingston, and we’ve got two interviews this week bringing you the latest from the stage. Lauren sits down with Artistic Director of Theatre Kingston Rosemary Doyle ahead of this year’s Theatre Kingston Fringe Festival running August 3-13th. Later, we chat with Jeremy Smith, Artistic Director of Driftwood Theatre, […]

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Kingston Music Special: Erez Zobary, Kris + Dee, & Nice On!

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Kingston Music Special: Erez Zobary, Kris + Dee, & Nice On!
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This week, Lauren is bringing you an all-out music interview special. CFRC chats with Howe Island Rockin the Rock performers and local folk superduo Kris and Dee about their past Isabel Bader Centre residence, upcoming gigs, and recording with The Pursuit of Happiness.  Queen’s alum and pop/R&B recording artist Erez Zobary is fresh off her […]

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July Arts Sampler: Agnes Reopens, AI In Music & Kingston Concerts!

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July Arts Sampler: Agnes Reopens, AI In Music & Kingston Concerts!
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This week, we’ve got plenty of awesome interviews coming up for you in the local music and arts scenes. In campus and community arts, Lauren sits down with curator and director Emelie Chhangur of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre is bringing us the latest on their reopening and upcoming weekend events. Dr. Kip Pegley, professor […]

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July Kickoff: Union Gallery, Hotel Wolfe Island Storytelling & Live Music!

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July Kickoff: Union Gallery, Hotel Wolfe Island Storytelling & Live Music!
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This week, Lauren and Mary are bringing you a variety of interviews from local Kingston legends and awesome arriving newcomers alike. Lauren chats with Union Gallery Curator Vince Ha about the gallery’s summer exhibitions, and reflecting the broader community through art. Later, Moth Radio Hour alumni and co-host of the upcoming True Stories at Hotel […]

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Canadian Musicians and Ground UP Dance Festival on CFRC!

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Canadian Musicians and Ground UP Dance Festival on CFRC!
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This week, Lauren and Mary are bringing you coverage of fresh releases, Kingston gigs, and upcoming projects for Kingston singer-songwriter Megan Hamilton, Halifax recording artist Keeper E, and Montreal hip hop artist Wyatt James. Megan chats to us in advance of her residency at the Kingston Grand, Keeper E chats about her Kingston gig and […]

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Summer in Swing: ArtFest, Live Music and Image+Nation

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Summer in Swing: ArtFest, Live Music and Image+Nation
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This week, the arts scene heats up into the summer in Kingston and beyond. Lauren has two conversations on festivals for you to check out. First up is Charlie Boudreau, executive director of the ongoing national Image+Nation Queer Short Film Festival, who stops by to chat about queer film at this free, virtual event. Later, […]

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Looking Forward: Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Pride & Live Music

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Looking Forward: Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Pride & Live Music
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Join Lauren and Mary as they jump into coverage of the upcoming Skeleton Park Arts Festival, featuring interviews with Boris Baker of local indie-rock band Kasador in advance of their festival performance, and with SPAF Artistic Director Greg Tilson for more about the fast-approaching event. Plus, it’s Pride Weekend, and Kingston’s Queen of Wheat, drag […]

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A Look Back at Spring Reverb + The Screening Room, Calliope’s HYDRA, Tri-Art Gallery,

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A Look Back at Spring Reverb + The Screening Room, Calliope's HYDRA, Tri-Art Gallery,
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This week we’re coming to you with a multitude of wonderful conversations across a stretch of creative disciplines. With Spring Reverb having come and gone, Lauren shares a post-show interview with Greg MacPherson from Saturday afternoon at Musiikki Cafe, and Mary chats with Nick Lennox of The Wilderness about their headlining show and upcoming music. […]

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June Kickoff: Spring Reverb, FOLDA + Tett Tuesday Exhibition

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June Kickoff: Spring Reverb, FOLDA + Tett Tuesday Exhibition
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Spring Reverb kicks off this weekend in downtown Kingston, and Lauren & Mary are here to bring you the latest- featuring interviews with alt-rock group Monach, Kelsey McNulty of dream-pop project Good Fortune, and our first returning guest, Tom Savage of the Savage Family Band and Dead Root Revival. Plus, two new events will be […]

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Arts Sampler: Spring Reverb, Art After Dark, Sounding Board & Watershed Festival

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Arts Sampler: Spring Reverb, Art After Dark, Sounding Board & Watershed Festival
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This week we’ve got a wide selection of local arts content and conversations coming your way! Lauren sits down with Spring Reverb performers Greg MacPherson, and Nick and Karl of The Wilderness. Plus, check out conversations with the lead artist of “Sounding Board”, Heather Poechman, and the creator of the new musical The Lancanshire Lass, […]

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In Conversation: Gord Sinclair, Tom Savage, Miss Emily + Lisa Leskien of the Tett 

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In Conversation: Gord Sinclair, Tom Savage, Miss Emily + Lisa Leskien of the Tett 
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Gord Sinclair of the Tragically Hip joins Lauren to talk about his new album and upcoming solo gig at Spring Reverb 2023. Also on CFRC, Lisa Leskien at the Tett shares her current creative insight, and the Juno-nominated Miss Emily talks about her May 19th gig at the Isabel, featuring a live performance. Plus, Mary […]

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Aqua Nova

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Aqua Nova
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This episode is an Aqua Nova special, including interviews with each member of the Aqua Nova Collective; musician Sadaf Amini, dancer Kay Kenny, artistic director Don Maynard, and filmographer Josh Lyon. Aqua Nova will be an hour long performance of music, dance, and large-scale video projections, in the foyer of the Isabel Bader Centre on […]

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Unity Road Four

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Unity Road Four
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In this episode, Chris sits down with local artists Ben Darrah, Mark Laundry, and Mark Birksted at the Window Art Gallery to talk about their current exhibition Unity Road Four. This is their second exhibition as a group, along with their fourth member Ann Clarke. They get into sharing studio space, each of their respective […]

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Tyffanie Morgan, Hillary Yaas, and Selena Vyle

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Tyffanie Morgan, Hillary Yaas, and Selena Vyle
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This week, Chris sits down with drag artists Tyffanie Morgan, Hillary Yaas, and Selena Vyle to talk all things drag, including the local Kingston scene, some drag hot takes, advice for baby queens just getting started, and more.

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The Kingston Grand Theatre 2022 Artists-in-Residence: Sophia Fabiilli and Zoë Sweet

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The Kingston Grand Theatre 2022 Artists-in-Residence: Sophia Fabiilli and Zoë Sweet
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In this episode, host Chris Lawrie caps off the series of interviews with the 2022 local artists-in-residence at The Kingston Grand Theatre with Zoë Sweet and Sophia Fabiilli. Along with their teammate Sarah Kitz, they worked throughout their residency to produce a one woman show. They talk about their favourite experiences as artists-in-residence, the inspiration […]

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Sadie McFadden

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Sadie McFadden
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In this episode Chris sits down with Sadie McFadden, the lead singer of local indie rock band Hinterwood. She has lots to share fresh off of their East Coast tour and the CFRC Centennial Concert!

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The Kingston Grand Theatre 2022 Artists-in-Residence: Jan Le Clair

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The Kingston Grand Theatre 2022 Artists-in-Residence: Jan Le Clair
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In this episode, host Christena Lawrie chats with another local artist-in-residence at The Kingston Grand Theatre this summer. Jan Le Clair performed in the Regina Rosen auditorium from July 4-8th along with her fellow members of folk trio Aster Fire. She gets into how the accordian became her mainstay, her experience throughout the residency, and […]

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Haviah Mighty

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Haviah Mighty
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In this episode, Chris sits down with the one and only Haviah Mighty to talk about her newest singles, her Juno award winning album Stock Exchange, and more. Haviah Mighty is a rapper from Brampton, Ontario, and she is currently on tour and will be here in Kingston performing at Rockin’ in the Square on […]

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The Kingston Grand Theatre 2022 Artists-in-Residence: Zahra Badua and Melissa Noventa

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The Kingston Grand Theatre 2022 Artists-in-Residence: Zahra Badua and Melissa Noventa
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In this episode, host Christena Lawrie chats with two local artists-in-residence at The Kingston Grand Theatre this summer. Melissa Noventa and Zahra Badua are both dancers who teamed up to take the stage ealier in July. They get into their experiences as artists-in-residence, how they put this collaboration together, where they both got their starts […]

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The Kingston Grand Theatre 2022 Artists-in-Residence: Lydia Wilton

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The Kingston Grand Theatre 2022 Artists-in-Residence: Lydia Wilton
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This week host Christena Lawrie chats with Lydia Wilton, one of the local artists-in-residence at The Kingston Grand Theatre this summer. We talk about her performance and experiences throughout the residency, as well as her work as frontman of glam rock band Nameless Band and her personal journey as a musician. We also listen to […]

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Modern Fuel and Writersfest

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Modern Fuel and Writersfest
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This week’s episode is a double feature, starting off with executive director of Modern Fuel Kait Allen. They tell us all about what Modern Fuel is up to, including their current summer exhibitions, 45th anniversary celebrations, and more. Next, we talk to Writersfest 2022 artistic director Aara Macauley, who gives all the details on the […]

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June Recap, Mysterious Projections, Artfest, and More!

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June Recap, Mysterious Projections, Artfest, and More!
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In this episode of The Kingston Curator, we take a moment to look back on the summer so far and dip into the month ahead. Off the top we reflect on Spring Reverb and SPAF which both took place last month and listen to some music featured at both of these events. Next, we get […]

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Kemi King and CFRC Centennial Concert

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Kemi King and CFRC Centennial Concert
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This week we talk with a returning guest, performance artist, director, and writer Kemi King about her upcoming July programming, including two workshops. We also dive into her work with YIKES Co. and their summer activities. Next, we get into our upcoming Centennial Concert on July 29th, listening to a few of the artists that […]

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SPAF Recap and PeerLess Productions We’re All In Jeopardy

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SPAF Recap and PeerLess Productions We're All In Jeopardy
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Off the top we reflect a bit on Skeleton Park Arts Fest which just happened this past weekend and listen to some music featured throughout the 5-day event. Then, we have an interview with PeerLess Productions Director Kathryn MacKay, who talks with us about their currently running production We’re All In Jeopardy and the team […]

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Tim Sheffield AKA Clem Chesterfield

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Tim Sheffield AKA Clem Chesterfield
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This week we chat with Tim Sheffield AKA Clem Chesterfield, a Kingston country artist putting his own twist on the genre. We talk about how he developed his cosmic cowboy persona, his passion for music, his one-of-a-kind outlaw style, and more! Check out his website for show dates, music, and more here See Clem Chesterfield […]

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Skeleton Park Arts Festival

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Skeleton Park Arts Festival
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This episode of The Kingston Curator is all things SPAF! Skeleton Park Arts Festival is taking place June 15th-19th at McBurney Park, including a variety of exciting performances and events. We listen to a few of the musical artists who will be performing on the main stage and sit down with festival emcee Kemi King […]

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Spring Reverb Special

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Spring Reverb Special
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With Spring Reverb kicking off this week, this episode of The Kingston Curator will be deep diving into the event, playing music from artists in the lineup and featuring an interview with Marc Garniss from KPP Concerts. We chat all things Spring Reverb, from the inspiration and goals behind the event to performances and panels. […]

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International Drone Day

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International Drone Day
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In honour of International Drone Day on Saturday, this episode of The Kingston Curator features an in depth interview with Michael Duguay, artist and organizer of Drone Day Afternoon on Saturday May 28th at the Hotel Wolfe Island from 12-5pm. We dive into the origins and impact of Drone as a music genre in its […]

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Spring Reverb and Juvenis Festival Battle of the Beats

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Spring Reverb and Juvenis Festival Battle of the Beats
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In this episode of The Kingston Curator, host Christena Lawrie gives another taste of what you can expect to hear at Spring Reverb, hosted by KPP Concerts taking place from June 1st to June 4th downtown Kingston. She also has a conversation with director of the Juvenis Festival Kate Seip and Battle of the Beats […]

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Spring Reverb and Cantabile’s Make Me a World

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Spring Reverb and Cantabile's Make Me a World
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In this first episode of The Kingston Curator, host Christena Lawrie gives the lowdown on the upcoming Spring Reverb event hosted by KPP Concerts from June 1st to June 4th.  She also sits down in conversation with Geoffrey Sirett, Artistic Director of Cantabile Choirs to chat about the National Youth Choir Event: MAKE ME A […]

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