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Sneak Peek: Battlefield 3 Beta, PC Video Game

Most fans of Electric Arts’ Battlefield line of combat shooters will be waiting until October 25th to finally check out the newest entry in that series, but many are playing its beta version right now. One of these privileged few who got into the beta preview, and who also tested the earlier Battlefield 3 (BF3)… Keep Reading

Ursula the Polar Bear tour of Queen's University

Ursula the Polar Bear Tours Queen’s University

Ursula, a 40-centimetre tall wooden polar bear, toured Queen’s University on Friday as part of her cross-country tour of Canada’s universities and colleges. The polar bear is symbolized in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) coat of arms, representing both wisdom and Canada’s Aboriginal people. “Ursula on Tour” is an initiative of… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne Sheds Tears in “Wish You Were Here” Video

Today, Napanee’s Avril Lavigne released her latest video from the Goodbye Lullaby album: “Wish You Were Here” (video embedded below), a song written by Lavigne along with Martin Max and Johan Karl Schuster. This release marks the third video from her album, following productions for the songs “What the Hell” and “Smile“. The ballads video… Keep Reading


Blues Brothers Television Series in the Works

According to Variety magazine, actor and SNL Alumnus (and long-time Kingston area resident) Dan Aykroyd will take part in a TV series based of his famous Blues Brothers characters. Both Aykroyd and Judy Belushi – widow of Blues Brother John Belushi – own the TV rights to the characters, and she has reportedly been involved… Keep Reading


“Flashpoint” Leads the Pack for Gemini Award Nominations

The 26th annual Gemini Award nominations were announced this week and Toronto-based police drama ‘Flashpoint’ received the most nods of any series. The show was honored with 17 nominations, including best dramatic series going up against ‘Endgame’, ‘Skins’, ‘The Borgias’, and ‘The Tudors’. Flashpoint’s ensemble cast includes Head SRU (Strategic Response Unit) sniper Ed Lane,… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne Brazil Concert Threatened by Volcano

Spewing ash from Chile’s Puyehue volcano has grounded Avril Lavigne in Argentina, and may prevent her arrival for Wednesday’s scheduled concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The singer, along with boyfriend Brody Jenner, posted updates on their Twitter accounts during what turned out to be a nine hour airport stay.  After their flight was canceled for… Keep Reading


JP Cormier to Play Joe’s Mill Charity Concert Workshop

The Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s MILL) has announced a concert/workshop featuring JP Cormier and The Elliot Brothers on Tuesday, July 26th at the Wilson Room, Kingston Public Library (130 Johnson Street). Doors will open at 7 PM with the show starting at 7:30. This is the first of the Joe’s MILL Concert… Keep Reading


Movies in the Square Begins Tonight

The annual “Movies in the Square” event returns tonight in the Springer Market Square [map]. [UPDATE : Click here for 2015 Movies in the Square details] Seat positioning is on a first-come, first-served basis (bring a chair), and the first movie of the season – “Despicable Me” – begins at dusk (approx. 9:00pm). Audience members… Keep Reading

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