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B.A. Johnston: ‘Failed showman on the skids’

Hamilton's dive-bar hero has made a career out of not taking himself too seriously. Dive-bar hero. Comic-genius with no formal training. From a high-school slacker to a persona perfected over 20 years, B.A. Johnston epitomizes the DIY spirit and the art of not taking yourself too seriously. Case…
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For the Love of Live

After more than two years of silence, the area’s live music venues are back to doing what they do best: hosting concerts. With that in mind, we profiled 12 popular music spaces in Hamilton and Burlington, from intimate clubs to iconic halls. Live music venues are…
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Larger Than Life: Massey Hall’s Hamilton Connection

The City of Hamilton and Toronto's Massey Hall share deep connections, going back more than 50 years. In 1971, seminal Steeltown rockers Crowbar played a show, which was later released as the first live in concert album by a Canadian band. Many Hamiltonians, like Tom Wilson, grew up seeing shows…