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Taking on the hits of Motown

Theatre Ancaster’s Mainstage tribute concert series will feature local blues icon Harrison Kennedy. Kicking off the 2024 Mainstage tribute concert series for Theatre Ancaster is the Music of Motown, featuring local legend Harrison Kennedy.  According to Colin Lapsley, the executive director of the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre and…
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At the top of his game

Veteran Hamilton singer-songwriter Philip “Pip’ Kummel releases his ‘magnum opus,’ with 30th album Every City. Releasing 30 albums is a momentous milestone for any artist. Seasoned Hamilton singer/songwriter Philip ‘Pip’ Kummel has achieved that impressive feat with his brand new record, Every City, and it is made sweeter…
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Steve Strongman and local guests rock holiday show

The Juno award-winning Hamilton musician is a founding board member of the newly formed Escarpment Blues Society that will promote and support local blues and roots music. What an evening of great music Steve Strongman delivered at his 12th annual holiday party. The Dec. 2 show, a great…
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Junkhouse reunites for Hamilton show Dec. 1

Hometown show at Bridgeworks marks 30 years for breakthrough debut album Strays, which is essentially a folk record, says frontman Tom Wilson. It went gold and launched the rock career of the band. In the pantheon of quintessential Hamilton bands, Junkhouse ranks right up there with Crowbar and…
City Life

Deal signed for $280 million revamp of downtown arena

Oak View Group and Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group will begin construction on the FirstOntario Centre in April. The transformed arena is expected to be open in fall 2025. A deal to invest $280 million into a renovation of Hamilton’s downtown sports and entertainment arena has been officially…
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Sound on Film

Hamilton-based score composers Nathan Fleet and Mike Trebilcock talk about the business and the process of setting music to movies and TV. Music is often the beating heart of a film or TV show. Take the score away or change it, and no matter how excellent the writing…