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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…
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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…
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The marvellous Hamilton Place is 50

Yes, we know it’s officially called the FirstOntario Concert Hall, but its original name endures, as does its acoustical excellence, its musical legacy and its importance to Hamiltonians. You might call it FirstOntario Concert Hall, because that’s what its sign says it is. You might have called it…
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Minuscule raises mighty voices

Laurel Minnes founded a choral ensemble that just keeps growing because so many people want to get in on the folky, feminist fun. Laurel Minnes is making choral music cool.  But she’s not doing it alone. She’s got a backing band. And a 30-piece all-female choir.  “After every…