Friday, December 28, 2012

Lord of the Dance In Kingston This January

Coming to the K-Rock Centre January 29, 2013

Be dazzled, once more, by the Irish dance spectacle Lord of the Dance, returning to the in Kingston for one performance only.

Sixteen years ago, Michael Flatley created and launched Lord of the Dance; today, it is selling out arenas and theatres as the world’s highest grossing Irish dance show. Generations of audiences - more than 60 million people from 68 countries - have seen Lord of the Dance. 


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Speaking about the show’s updates, Flatley says, “We have fresh wardrobes and an exciting new set featuring elements from the successful international tour I performed in last year – we sold out more than 20 dates in the UK. Fans will see technological highlights like video incorporated into an LED wall, as well as a number of changes to the overall lighting and set designs.” 


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Flatley, who retired from dancing in 2011, is Artistic Director of Lord of the Dance and oversees all aspects of the production. “We are really excited to introduce our fans to the new visual experience that compliments our show.” Flatley added that new interest in dancing sparked by primetime shows like “Dancing with the Stars” has fans anxious to see more Lord of the Dance style shows. '

Flatley was a special guest on “Dancing with the Stars” in the seventh season and performed on the show in 2007 and 2008. A 2012 Valentine’s Day tour launch is merely coincidence, but is fitting since an integral part of the show is a love story between the two main characters. “Lord of the Dance is a classic tale of good versus evil, based on Irish folklore that brings a romantic and passionate love story to life,” says Flatley. 


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The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. “Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers’ bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm,” says Flatley. “Fans can expect 21 scenes of precision dancing, dramatic music, new colorful wardrobes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.” 

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kingston Students Get To Attend Sir John A. Macdonald Play!

Courtesy of Former Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams 

Hundreds of Kingston and area students will be receiving an entertaining and educational Christmas present thanks to a former Premier of Newfoundland Danny Williams, who led his province as Premier from 2003 until 2010, has made a substantial personal donation to SALON Theatre’s Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission play project.
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Students extend their appreciation to Danny Williams.  
“He only made one condition,” said Ryan Zade, Associate Director of the Commission,” and it is one we are enthusiastically able to meet. Mr. Williams asked that his donation be used so that as many young people as possible can attend our play, Sir John, Eh? The Musical, on Saturday January 12 at the historic Grand Theatre on Princess Street. As a result, we are declaring that day “Danny Williams Day” in Kingston.”
At KCHC Pathways to Education on Weller Avenue Program Manager Wendy Vuyk, whose group was the first one contacted by the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission upon receipt of the good news from Newfoundland, says youth in her program were thrilled to learn that a distinguished national leader is one of their new supporters.
“Our student participants and their families are more than excited,” she said. “All of us are looking forward to attending Sir John, Eh? The Musical, on January 12, Danny Williams Day in Kingston. What a generous and moving gesture this is on the part of Mr. Williams.”
Local philanthropist James Brown has generously agreed to provide the busses to bring the Pathways to Education youth to the Grand Theatre. Area Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, participants of Immigrant Services of Kingston and Area Youth Group and members of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area will also attend this special matinee of the play, again courtesy of Danny Williams.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Tragically Hip Performs in Kingston in New Year

Monday February 4th, 2013 at Krock Centre 

Award winning and heralded band, The Tragically Hip will embark on a cross-Canada tour beginning in Cranbrook, BC on January 19th with special guests Arkells. The band will also return to their roots with a live performance in Kingston at the K-Rock Centre. Tickets went on sale Friday, October 19th; do you have yours? 

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The tour announcement follows the October 2nd release of the band’s 13th studio album, Now For Plan A. The first two singles from the album, ‘At Transformation’ and ‘Streets Ahead’ dominated Canadian summer airwaves and continue to gain recognition. 

Critically acclaimed for over two decades, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian musical zeitgeist for evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivalled in this country. 

A five-piece group of friends including Robby Baker (guitar), Gord Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass), who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, The Hip has achieved the enviable status of a band that enjoys both mass popularity with over 8 million albums sold worldwide, as well as peer recognition through 11 Juno Awards from more than a dozen recordings. 

The group released their first album, The Tragically Hip, in 1987 and have since released thirteen studio albums, earning two diamond certifications and over twenty #1 hits. Known for their powerful, energetic live performances, The Hip have established a demanding concert itinerary, touring extensively in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Save The Date: Sir John Eh? The Musical This January!

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A brand new, first class, main stage production of SALON Acting Company’s classic hit musical comedy about a band of young musicians who encounter the ghosts of Sir John A. MacDonald and his first wife, Isabella, on a summer night in Cataraqui Cemetery. 

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A ghost story, a love story, a rollicking comedy, a tale of scandal and great achievement – not without tears. The story of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s founding prime minister, warts and all. 

Presented by the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission as part of Sir John A.’s 198th birthday celebrations. 

From now until December 15th, buy a pair of tickets and get 15% off when you use the promo code HOHOHOFWS. Makes a great holiday gift for those-hard-to-buy for people on your list.  

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Win Tickets to The Winter Wonderettes in Kingston!

Live at The Grand Theatre 

Visit Kingston wants to say thank you to its Ottawa Facebook friends with a chance to see The Winter Wonderettes live in Kingston on December 15 at the Grand Theatre! 

Simply sign up for the Visit Kingston monthly eNewsletter and you could WIN one a trip for two to Kingston to see the December 15 performance of The Winter Wonderettes at the Grand Theatre.



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What you win 

Includes 2 nights accommodation, return tickets on VIA Rail (from Ottawa) and a $100 in restaurant gift certificates.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Winter Wonderettes at The Grand Theatre

Get into the Holiday Spirit!

"Santa's gone missing!  

But don't worry, The Wonderettes will use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes like “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”, Jingle Bell Rock”, “Run, Rudolph, Run”, “Winter Wonderland” and 20 other seasonal favourites, to save the holiday party.  

A great combination of Christmas spirit, ‘60s nostalgia and lots of audience participation, this show is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family."

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Meet the cast 

Alison MacDonald Plays Suzy

Alison is a Jessie Award Winning performer currently based out of Toronto, Ontario.  She has lived and worked all over Canada as an actor, singer, teacher, and producer. 

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Tracy Michailidis Plays Missy

Tracy is a talented actress with a wide range of experience from her role as Belle in the Beauty And The Beast to more recent performances in Guys and Dolls. 

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Laura Caswell Plays Betty Jean

She studied dance (RAD, ISTD) throughout her youth and loved to sing around the house.
After landing a role in a Community Theatre production (with the amazing Company of Musical Theatre) she was hooked and the rest was history.

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Cyndi Carleton Plays Cindy Lou

Cyndi Carleton is a Toronto-based singer, actor, and teacher. She has been working in professional theatre since the age of 17, but she got her very first start in the business much earlier than that. 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Broadway Comes to Kingston in 2013

Live at THE K-ROCK CENTRE

Three of Broadway’s Most Popular Shows 

Experience Lord of the Dance on January 29th; The Beatles w. RAIN on March 19th and Disney’s Beauty & the Beast on May 28th, 2013. 

MagicSpace Entertainment announced today that three of the most popular Broadway shows are coming to the OLG Casino Thousand Islands Theatre at the K-Rock Centre for the inaugural season of Broadway at the K-Rock Centre. 


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Lord of the Dance

The upcoming season begins with Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley on Tuesday, January 29. Described by the New York Post as “fascinating, rewarding and, above all, entertaining” and by the Los Angeles Times as “a show piece extravaganza,”. 

Lord of the Dance is a classic tale of good versus evil, based on Irish folklore that brings a passionate love story to life in a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance.


The Beatles

Experience The Beatles with RAIN rocks Kingston for one show only on Tuesday, March 19. Direct from nearly a year on Broadway, RAIN is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles” (Associated Press). From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!


Beauty and the Beast

The spring season concludes with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide and has been selling out in cities across Canada. 

This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.


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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Theory of a Deadman & Big Wreck in Kingston

THERE’S A ROCK N’ ROLL STORM LOOMING THIS FALL 

Don't miss the live performance at the K-Rock Centre on November 22, 2012. Theory of a Deadman's new single “Easy To Love You” going to radio Oct 12 from album "The Truth Is…" 

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Big Wreck's single “Wolves” Top 5 at Rock Radio from album ALBATROSS After a slew of sold-out Canadian shows earlier this year, Vancouver’s Theory of a Deadman and Toronto’s Big Wreck have come together to announce an extensive cross-Canada co-headlining tour to cap off 2012. 

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All dates are in support of their respective albums; The Truth Is.., the fourth album from Theory of a Deadman (604/Universal) and Albatross, the 3rd studio album from Big Wreck (Anthem/Warner) Each band has had more than 10 songs in the TOP 10 and both enjoyed #1 radio hits in their careers. 

Be prepared to hear a night of hit rock songs with SANTA MONICA, HURRICANE, LOWLIFE, SO HAP-PY, ALL OR NOTHING and more from Theory of a Deadman. 


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Opening the Yellow Door to Kingston Ontario

A glimpse at our #yellowdoor summer

We sent two Kingston street teams to Toronto and Ottawa to talk about all the things we have to offer here in the city. Our brand ambassadors encouraged people to "open the yellow door" to Kingston for a chance to win a two night stay in our beautiful city. Those that had the correct code unlocked the big yellow door on site and claimed their prize. 

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Congratulations to all the weekend winners (more than 25!), both online and on location.  Hope to see you in Kingston!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Taking the Haunted Walk of Kingston!

Time for some scary fun in the limestone city

With Halloween just around the corner, spend some time getting to know the haunted side of Kingston's streets. This popular walking tour brings you the Halloween ghost stories you've been craving, either by taking to the downtown core or exploring the Ghosts of the Fort at Fort Henry. 


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These storytelling pros are in their 18th season and just keep getting better. Skip the cheesy horror flicks this Halloween and come to Kingston to experience the lantern-lit haunted tour!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kingston Takeovers Town Restaurant in Ottawa

Foodies Meet Kingston


On Monday, September 22, 2012 we brought a taste of Kingston, Ontario to Ottawa, spreading the word on the hidden gem that is local dining in the limestone city. It was a night of fabulous wine, tremendous people, conversation and food that could not been fresher. 

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Town restaurant on Elgin St. in Ottawa
We traveled to Town restaurant downtown Ottawa to take it over for the evening by one of our famous Kingston chefs. Clark Day, of Aqua Terra by Clark headlined the takeover, performing like a true artist. Clark's passion for local and fresh food bursts through ever bite of the five course meal he and his expert team prepared. 

Clark Day and food crew!

Here's what the crowd got to enjoy;

The first taste was Amuse Bouche which kicked off the five course meal!

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First Course:


Kaffir lime and holy basil fresh cheese served with Prince Edward County heirloom tomato salad. The homemade cheese was superbly prepared by a local vendor and the taste reflected the hard work. 

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Second Course:


Duck and rabbit terrine with confited plums aromatized with rosemary and garlic served with spelt focaccia crostinis.

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Third Course:


Pan Seared county perch with oven roasted purple sweet potato, candied golden beats with vibrant watercress veloute. The perch had just been caught that past weekend, meaning it couldn't have been fresher. 

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Fourth Course:


Cheese lovers rejoice! Bush garden organic raw milk pilgrimage cheese with Bayview Farm spicy crabapple jelly. 

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Fifth Course:


Sous vide county pears and apples, with bittersweet chocolate pate, infused crème anglais and juniper tuile. This final course capped off the entire menu perfectly, the richness of the chocolate combined with the refreshing fruit made for an incredible treat for your taste buds. 

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The guests were filled to the brim and raving over the evenings feast. A huge thanks goes out to Chef Clark Day and his stellar team. Also, this night couldn't of been possible with out the amazing local food and wine from Kingston and the county. 

The Perfectly Paired Wine From the County:  

  • Harwood Estate Vineyard
  • Rosehall Run Vineyard
  • Stanners Vineyard
  • Sandbanks Winery
  • Huff Estates Winery
  • Karlo Estates 

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The menu was prepared with exclusively local area food from such producers as;
  • Limestone Organic Creamery
  • Cherryvale Organic Farm
  • Bayview Farm in Collins Bay
  • Gilead 66
  • Sunset Farm
  • Maple Lim Farm
  • Hall's Apple Orchard
  • Kendall Dewey
  • Bush Garden Farm
  • Sonset Farm
  • Hughes Orchards 
     
They're the reason Kingston is such a hotspot for foodies! Want to taste Kingston for yourself? We'll be at the Ottawa Wine and Food Show from November 9 - 11, 2012, come try some of the menu from our restaurant takeover! 

Foodie Details here



Monday, October 15, 2012

We're Bringing Kingston to the Ottawa Wine & Food Show

 A Taste of Kingston (in Ottawa)

Join award-winning Chef Clark Day of AquaTerra by Clark from November 9 -11, 2012  for an intimate three-course meal with wine pairings featuring locally-produced fare from the Kingston region, including the Chef’s own farm. 
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Chef Clark Day of AquaTerra by Clark
Chef Day will take you on a guided tour of the region’s unique culinary offerings, perfectly paired with premium wines from neighbouring Prince Edward County.

kingston, ontario, ottawa food and wine show 2012, dining, foodie, local food It’s a taste of Kingston and the County – right here in Ottawa – and an opportunity to meet a much-celebrated chef. All of Clark’s restaurants have been recommended in Where to Eat in Canada and Clark’s By The Bay was awarded the CAA 4 Diamond Award.

Chef Day will take you on a guided tour of the region’s unique culinary offerings, perfectly paired with premium wines from Prince Edward County. 

See you all at the Ottawa Wine & Food Show 2012!

Tickets are limited so please reserve early, click here 

 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Royal Drummers & Dancers of Burundi in Kingston

Live at the Grand Theatre

In Kingston October 16, 2012

One of the greatest percussion ensembles in the world, the Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi have performed in the same way for centuries, passing down traditions and techniques from father to son. Their performances are as much a spectacle of dance as music. 

A dozen great log drums, made from hollowed-out tree trunks covered with dried animal skins, are pounded by the drummers in traditional Burundi costume.
 
"… a celebration of ability, the sheer pleasure of competitive creativity, and - strikingly similar to what happens in a jazz jam session - more virtuosic than sentimental." — The New York Times
 

This show qualifies for the Impact Youth Pricing program and the eyeGo to the Arts program.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Metric Performs Live in Kingston This November

Live @KROCKCentre FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Metric announce a full Canadian tour for November. Beginning in Victoria, BC at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on November 9 and finishing in Toronto, ON at the Air Canada Centre. Don't worry, Kingston is among the tour stops.

10 live dates will reach across the country, bringing Metric’s incredible live show and their stunning new record Synthetica to their legions of Canadian fans.



“Youth Without Youth,” Synthetica’s first single has now spent eight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Mediabase Alternative Radio chart. 

With the track, METRIC were the first artist ever in the chart’s history to debut at #1 - and have remained there. The official video for “Youth Without Youth,” shot by photographer and director Justin Broadbent.

Don't miss Metric as they stop in Kingston November 23rd to bring down the house at the K-Rock Centre. Have your gotten your tickets yet?

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Diana Krall In Kingston With The Glad Rag Doll Tour

Mark Your calendars for February 28th, 2013

After nearly a 4 year absence from Canadian concert stages, multi Grammy award winning jazz vocalist / pianist Diana Krall returns with her “Glad Rag Doll” tour, in celebration and in support of her new Verve CD “Glad Rag Doll” which is being released this week.

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With this new recording Diana Krall continues her incredible and distinctive takes on some of the past century's most memorable songs. 


This time she has borrowed from her father's old 78 RPM Records collection for inspiration and turned to renowned producer T-Bone Burnett as a collaborator to bring these great gems back to life. These songs, first penned between the two world wars, were influenced largely by the bluesy sound of the Prohibition era, and Diana's treatment here remains true to that sound.
 

This tour will feature many of those great jazz and vaudeville songs along with many of the great Standards that we have come to expect from this impeccable interpreter.

Visit Kingston February 28th at the OLG Casino Thousand Islands Theatre at the K-Rock Centre for what will surely be another great evening with the music of Diana Krall.

Ticket Details

Tickets On Sale Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 10 AM
  • Order online: www.k-rockcentre.com
  • Charge by Phone at 877-KLIVE99
  • Tickets available at K-Rock Centre Box Office
  • Tickets cost (Incl. HST) $65, $85, $105

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

ZZ Top Tickets On Sale Friday For Kingston Show

Live at the KROCK Centre November 3rd

ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and in 2004 the Texas trio was be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 


Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they are still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.

With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they have recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing. Evidence of that consistency and adaptability is found in La Futura, their first studio album in nine years. 

ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation. The band’s support for the blues is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy.

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 28, 2012 at10AM!  

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Must Be Fall in Kingston: Fort Fright is Here!

Dare visit Eastern Ontario's largest haunted fortress!

This award-winning event will have you looking over your shoulder as screams emanate from dark casemates, dead things come to life, and ghouls stalk your every move. 

Join us for what has been described as Ontario's Best Haunted Experience as historic and haunted Fort Henry is once again transformed into the terrifying Fort Fright.


The Fort comes to life with ghostly apparitions and spooky creatures who will scare you right out of our Citadel! 

Fort Fright’s newest addition is our horrifying haunted hayride along the Great Waterway's Panic Pathway! Take the ride from the new Discovery Centre and around Fort Henry’s eerie grounds at no extra cost! 

If you make it out alive be sure to get some revenge with our new Zombie Hunter Shooting Game and find out if you can really stop the zombie apocalypse! For the truly brave experience what it would be like to be buried alive – hop into our Coffin Ride and take the last ride of your life! 

Also don’t miss our most frightful experience yet – a haunted overnight stay with only our ghosts to keep you company. 

Buzz Collins performs his Haunted Hypnosis Show every Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM in the Discovery Centre. Look for a variety of other magicians, buskers, and entertainers that will be featured on various Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

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