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Kingston Welcomes 2010 Skate Canada International

Kingston will host the 2010 Skate Canada International this fall, according to an announcement by the largest figure skating governing body in the world. This is to be the the second competition of six stages of the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series that also includes Skate America, Cup of China, France’s Trophee… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne’s New Fragrance Up for Award

Napanee raised Avril Lavigne will have her second new fragrance available this summer. This comes a year after her first perfume’s release – Black Star – and according to the singer required two years to develop. Forbidden Rose, which comes with the tag line “Dare to Discover”  – meant as a message to encourage girls… Keep Reading

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LCBO Bans Dan Aykroyd’s Vodka

Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka has been ruled to be in “bad taste” and banned from stores by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. This effectively prevents its sale in the province completely, since the LCBO is the only legal source of alcohol sales in Ontario. Aykroyd – a native Ontarian who often resides near… Keep Reading

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The Tragically Hip Donates to Kingston Schools

Rob Baker, guitarist for Canadian band “The Tragically Hip”, was named as one of the donors for new music libraries used by two local schools. Through community donations totaling $53,000, students from Frontenac and Winston Churchill public schools have been able to partner together to cultivate an appreciation for music. The Winston Churchill PS music… Keep Reading

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Bryan Adams Jams with Prime Minister Harper

Kingston born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, along with his songwriting  partner Jim Vallance, paid a visit to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s home for a jam session earlier this month. In a photo posted on his Twitter account by the Prime Minister (shown), Adams can be seen playing one of Stephen Harper’s own guitars, while the P.M.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Wins Juno Music Award

Marjan Mozetich, a Queen’s University School of Music Professor for almost 20 years, has won the 2010 Juno award for best classical composition of the year for “Lament in the trampled garden.” “I was very pleasantly surprised with the win,” he said. He has been nominated for many other classical music awards, including the CBC… Keep Reading

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When Avril Lavigne Meets a Local Fan

Avril Lavigne has met hundreds of fans over the span of her career, ranging from special needs and hospitalized young fans to visiting children in the Sichuan province of China – victims of the earthquake that struck the area a few months before (where members of the China Association of Social Workers presented her with… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne Reveals Her Tattoos

Avril Lavigne continues her media blitz, as the date of her fourth album approaches, by showing off her many tattoos in Inked magazine. Avril is featured on the cover of the magazine’s June/July issue and in an interview she discusses not just her tattoos, but also her relationship with former husband and Sum-41 frontman, Deryck… Keep Reading

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Grand Theatre Receives $45K in Funding from Federal Government

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds–Grenville),  announced federal funding for the Grand Theatre in Kingston. The fund will go towards the Theatre’s professional arts programming that begins April 1 and continues to March 31, 2011.  The multidisciplinary arts presenter provides dance, acting, and… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne and Her New Boyfriend

In one of their more public outings, Avril Lavigne was seen with her new boyfriend Brody Jenner in Malibu, California this week. The entertainment website celebrity-gossip.net reported the two were seen together heading to lunch at the Taverna Tony’s restaurant. Although the couple have been spotted at nightclubs in the past couple of months, they… Keep Reading

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