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June 13, 2019
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The Fifth Annual Hamilton Arts Week

The Fifth Annual Hamilton Arts Week

Established to foster the arts in the city, the Hamilton Arts Council offers a special week long schedule of events for Arts Week. 

June 13, 2019
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Sarah Good and the Bads’ “The Glorious, Disgorged”

Sarah Good and the Bads’ “The Glorious, Disgorged”

Sarah Good: “These are songs that I’ve written whereas the other projects are much more collaborative,”

June 13, 2019
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Ninth Annual Tribute to Imants Krumins

Ninth Annual Tribute to Imants Krumins

A special gathering of more eclectic music, art and culture has been happening in tribute to a fan and booster

June 13, 2019
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Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix

The X–Men series has 12 movies in 19 years and Dark Phoenix may have not been planned to be the ending of the X–Men series

June 13, 2019
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Works in Progress

Works in Progress

Hamilton Arts Week was launched in 2015 to celebrate local arts and culture, and increase visibility for the area’s creative industries. 

June 13, 2019
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FALL MAN FORD

FALL MAN FORD

Scheer and both his supporters and colleagues are trying to do the work of blunting Premier Ford’s impact

June 13, 2019
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The Trews Play Tiger Cats Half Time at Home Opener

The Trews Play Tiger Cats Half Time at Home Opener

“We left Nova Scotia in 2001, I was freshly out of high school, and we decided we were going to see Canada,” 

June 8, 2019
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Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks?

Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks?

Ron Paul Liberty Report - Will Trump remember the organization he praised so much on the campaign trail?

June 8, 2019
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Outside Mullingar

Outside Mullingar

Shanley, is a popular and prolific playwright, and this Irish-American romantic–comedy, is his most recent play.

June 8, 2019
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‘Out of the Abyss’ Fundraiser for Into the Abyss

‘Out of the Abyss’ Fundraiser for Into the Abyss

Making it in brick and mortar retail these days is a tough go for the most part but for Brad Germain, opening up his record store was what he had to do. 

June 8, 2019
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Phil Rose's "Radiohead: Music for a Global Future"

Phil Rose's "Radiohead: Music for a Global Future"

Hamilton, Ontario: It was something that probably blossomed from his own dreams of being a musician himself. 

June 8, 2019
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Matty Simpson's "Strange Weather"

Matty Simpson's "Strange Weather"

“I wish it was sooner but I went to school for a little bit and the scheduling meant it ended up taking a few years,”

June 8, 2019
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The Gentleman Clothier

The Gentleman Clothier

Their final production of the season, The Hamilton Players’ Guild presents, The Gentleman Clothier, directed by Greg Flis and produced by Lynne Jamieson 

June 8, 2019
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My Father's House

My Father's House

Four performances remain of The Pearl Company’s run of My Father’s House, a troubling, emotional play based on Canadian writer Sylvia Fraser’s book

June 8, 2019
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MA

MA

Hamilton, Ontario Review: A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. 

June 7, 2019
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The Hamilton 7 A Night Of Storytelling

The Hamilton 7 A Night Of Storytelling

“After two years of telling stories every month, we took a season off,” says one of its founding members, multidisciplinary artist Lisa Pijuan–Nomura. 

June 7, 2019
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Maxime Bernier - Open to discuss anything

Maxime Bernier - Open to discuss anything

Former federal cabinet minister, MP for Beauce (Quebec) and leader of the federal People’s Party of Canada about the nation’s state of affairs

June 6, 2019
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Pompeo Accidentally Tells Truth About Failed Venezuela Coup

Pompeo Accidentally Tells Truth About Failed Venezuela Coup

While speaking off the record to a group of supporters, Secretary of State Pompeo revealed that US policy toward Venezuela has been a disaster 

June 3, 2019
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Will Ross's Return and Live Recording

Will Ross's Return and Live Recording

“I had the Will Ross Band for the Freeloader album I released back in 2014 and that was a really fun run"

June 3, 2019
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Persons' "Airborne/Time To"

Persons' "Airborne/Time To"

“Persons has been busy touring a lot and work–shopping new songs on the road and recording with different people in the studio,”

June 1, 2019
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Mark Howard Cancer Free Benefit Concert

Mark Howard Cancer Free Benefit Concert

The story of Hamilton’s Mark Howard was ripe for a biography but it wasn’t until a life altering epiphany that he actually decided to put pen to paper 

June 1, 2019
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Gillian Nicola's "Dried Flowers"

Gillian Nicola's "Dried Flowers"

She was trained in classical voice and forged her performance skills on classic rock, Gillian Nicola Alexander has been on a search for her own sound

June 1, 2019
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Don't Misunderstand Me

Don't Misunderstand Me

Patrick Cargill’s Don’t Misunderstand Me, currently presented as a co–production by Act 4 Productions and Theatre Burlington

June 1, 2019
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Mind Play

Mind Play

Enter Mind Play, a theatre festival devoted to exploring mental health through the medium of performance art. 

June 1, 2019
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The Gentleman Clothier

The Gentleman Clothier

“Daniel strikes me as an anachronism. He admits that he resembles a man who appears out of time, and that is how The Gentleman Clothier, is described,”

June 1, 2019
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FORGE FC GIVING CANADIAN PLAYERS A PLACE TO EXCEL

FORGE FC GIVING CANADIAN PLAYERS A PLACE TO EXCEL

As the city prepares for the 2019 Ticats season, perhaps it’s time to shed some light on the other Canadian football team in the Hammer.

June 1, 2019
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My Father's House

My Father's House

The beauty pageant tradition was thriving. Like the Oscars, the Grey Cup or a quality Friday night made–for–tv movie, the pageant found the family huddled

June 1, 2019
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The News, But Fake

The News, But Fake

What is Fake News? Surely, the term deserves a few dozen dissertations at this point and no doubt, we will get them. 

June 1, 2019
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The Sky Ain't Falling

The Sky Ain't Falling

On March 22 the Hamilton Spectator featured an op–ed by former Mohawk College Centre For Climate Change expert Sandi Stride

June 1, 2019
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Brightburn

Brightburn

The origin story of Superman is engrained in pop culture mythos, it is surprising it has taken this long to get an evil twist on that story.

May 30, 2019
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The Jimmy Dore Show

Syrian Gas Attack Was Staged

Syrian Gas Attack Was Staged

The Jimmy Dore Show is a hilarious take on news, politics and culture featuring Jimmy Dore, a professional stand up comedian, author and podcaster. 

May 29, 2019
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Brandon Tatum

Mueller Just Got Trump Re-Elected

Mueller Just Got Trump Re-Elected

As the political smoke begins to clear on the phoney Russia investigation. Robert Mueller attempts and fails the cover his own tracks.

May 25, 2019
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RonPaulLibertyReport

Trump Wants 10K More Troops In The Middle East. For What?

Trump Wants 10K More Troops In The Middle East. For What?

Just over a week since it was floated that 120,000 US troops could go to the Middle East to confront Iran

May 25, 2019
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Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Brian Griffith was a staple on the local music stage for decades. Most musicians are dealing with the minutiae of every day life and their art

May 25, 2019
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Delta Secondary Closing

Delta Secondary Closing

“I went to Delta!”, was the punchline, in what is the funniest joke in Douglas Rodger’s How Could You, Mrs Dick?, the 1989 stage play about Evelyn Dick

May 25, 2019
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Don't Misunderstand Me

Don't Misunderstand Me

“We were looking for a script that would enable the four of us to work together closely, with the opportunity for us all to interact on stage."

May 25, 2019
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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

(Hamilton, Ontario) “The list of benefits of being involved in drama and theatre performance is extensive,”

May 25, 2019
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Lindy Vopnfjord’s “You Will Know When It’s Right”

Lindy Vopnfjord’s “You Will Know When It’s Right”

He may have seem like a local Hamilton musician through residencies at local venues, Lindy Vopnfjord will only become an official Hamiltonian this summer. 

May 25, 2019
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Waaaay Off Broadway

Waaaay Off Broadway

For the improv comedy troupe The Understudies: their hit show Swipe Right For Love will be featured as part of this year’s Hamilton Fringe Festival

May 25, 2019
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The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star

With her family scheduled to be deported back to Jamaica tomorrow, young Natasha (Yara Shahidi) takes to the streets of New York. 

May 25, 2019
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Pipeline Sale Approved

Pipeline Sale Approved

After nearly a year, Enbridge has obtained approval from the National Energy Board to sell its Line 10 pipeline to Westover Express.

May 24, 2019
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Alabama and Abortion

Alabama and Abortion

Last week, Alabama became the latest American state to introduce a stringent anti–abortion law. On the heels of places such as Ohio, Georgia and Missouri 

May 24, 2019
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The Hustle

The Hustle

A remake of the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (which was a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story)

May 24, 2019
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Where Heads Meet’s Tenth Anniversary

Where Heads Meet’s Tenth Anniversary

The young don’t notice the seismic changes that occur over time but the city and the world were quite different just ten years ago.

May 24, 2019
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The Beelays RiseUp TV Tour Filming

The Beelays RiseUp TV Tour Filming

With a change up in membership, the Beelays didn’t feel at a disadvantage with two front people instead of one and have since fashioned a new EP

May 24, 2019
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The Deranged Vision of Jeff Bezos

The Deranged Vision of Jeff Bezos

Last week, Amazon CEO and world’s wealthiest man Jeff Bezos gave his best version of a TED Talk, titled “Going To Space To Benefit Earth.”

May 24, 2019
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Tommy

Tommy

Growing up in post–WWII Britain, young Tommy is left catatonic after witnessing a murder involving his parents, who browbeat him into remaining silent. 

May 10, 2019
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Joel Cumby's “Empty Highway”

Joel Cumby's “Empty Highway”

Joel Cumby’s musical introduction on the local music stage is rather novel even though the singer and songwriter has lived in Hamilton for nearly a decade

May 10, 2019
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The Vapids Return

The Vapids Return

Veteran music fans will be well familiar with the Vapids as their musical career spans past two decades with this year actually marking 25 years 

May 10, 2019
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Darby Mills

Darby Mills

Darby Mills was crowned the ‘Queen of Scream’ over 3 decades ago and while the Headpins made her famous, the band is only a part of what she wanted

May 10, 2019
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More climate emergency declarations

More climate emergency declarations

More Ontario cities have made similar moves and Toronto is going after the oil companies who profit most from the rising levels of greenhouse gases 

May 10, 2019
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Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are

While writers like Margaret Atwood can write dystopian fiction like The Handmaid’s Tale, most of them resist their writing, being categorized as “sci–fi”

May 10, 2019
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Visiting Mr. Green

Visiting Mr. Green

It’s hard to quantify Visiting Mr Green, the Jeff Baron play currently being co-produced by Snapping Turtle Productions and the Pearl Company. 

May 10, 2019
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Spamalot

Spamalot

Many of us who were teenagers in the mid ‘70’s will forever have a special place reserved in our hearts for “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”

May 10, 2019
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Bonnie Hamilton Helps Dr. Disc Raise the Roof

Bonnie Hamilton Helps Dr. Disc Raise the Roof

This weekend marks another James Street Art Crawl but with the warmer weather, Mark Furukawa and Dr Disc open up their roof to celebrate 28 years

May 10, 2019
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Biden, Trump and the Politics of Nostalgia

Biden, Trump and the Politics of Nostalgia

To be sure, many of the candidates for the Democratic nomination for President are people I’d wish to stay comfortably distanced from the Oval Office.

May 10, 2019
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Always A Bridesmaid

Always A Bridesmaid

The four friends at the centre of The Aldershot Player’s latest offering prove that Always a Bridesmaid doesn’t have to mean never a bride.

May 10, 2019
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Uglydolls

Uglydolls

Based on the toy line this doesn’t turn out to be another surprise like The LEGO Movie, instead UglyDolls is bland. 

March 28, 2019
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The Handsome Devils’ "Nose to the Rhinestone"

The Handsome Devils’ "Nose to the Rhinestone"

Embracing a traditional country sound but not without some humorous perspectives, the Handsome Devils ingratiated themselves into the Hamilton scene

March 7, 2019
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President Trump Revokes Drone Rule

President Trump Revokes Drone Rule

In his executive order issued Wednesday, President Trump weakened part of an order first issued by Obama in July 2016. 

March 7, 2019
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thechronicleherald.ca

Hamilton fan ‘over the moon’ at meeting Sidney Crosby

Hamilton fan ‘over the moon’ at meeting Sidney Crosby

If somebody famous is heading to Bufallo, you can bet Dylan Atack will have the lowdown on their visit.

March 7, 2019
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hamiltonnews.com

Jackson asking who will probe animal cruelty calls in Hamilton

Jackson asking who will probe animal cruelty calls in Hamilton

Tom Jackson is asking city staff and the Hamilton Police Service if either organization will consider taking over investigating animal cruelty complaints

March 7, 2019
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ca.travelpulse.com

Norwegian Launches Hamilton to Dublin

Norwegian Launches Hamilton to Dublin

Things are happening in Hamilton lately – going through a gentrification, becoming a hot spot for new breweries, restaurants and trans-Atlantic flights

March 7, 2019
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whl.ca

Hamilton Bulldogs to host 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Hamilton Bulldogs to host 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

The CHL in association with the OHL and the Hamilton Bulldogs today announced that the 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will be hosted by the Bulldogs 

March 7, 2019
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cfl.ca

In The Trenches: O-Line Key For Ticats' High-Powered Offense

In The Trenches: O-Line Key For Ticats' High-Powered Offense

Mike Filer didn’t think twice before putting pen to paper to sign a new contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after he hit the free agent market 

March 7, 2019
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cbc.ca

Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady

Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady

Canada's central bank has decided to keep its benchmark interest rate at 1.75, and says the timing of future hikes has become increasingly uncertain.

March 7, 2019
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huffingtonpost.ca

Canadian Debt Delinquency On The Rise: 'The Worm Is Turning' For Borrowers

Canadian Debt Delinquency On The Rise: 'The Worm Is Turning' For Borrowers

Equifax Canada says consumer delinquencies climbed higher in the fourth quarter of 2018 warned the credit monitoring company

March 7, 2019
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globalnews.ca

Maxime Bernier rallies against Trudeau, Scheer over pipeline stance at convoy rally

Maxime Bernier rallies against Trudeau, Scheer over pipeline stance at convoy rally

Maxime Bernier rallied against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer over their stances on pipelines on Tuesday

March 7, 2019
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globalnews.ca

Trudeau admits ‘erosion of trust’ during SNC-Lavalin affair but does not apologize

Trudeau admits ‘erosion of trust’ during SNC-Lavalin affair but does not apologize

Trudeau is not apologizing over the allegations of attempted interference by himself and his staff detailed by Jody Wilson-Raybould

March 7, 2019
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globalnews.ca

Hamilton-Burlington real estate sales jump in February

Hamilton-Burlington real estate sales jump in February

Last month, 735 homes were sold across the Hamilton area, a four per cent drop from February of last year, but a 24 per cent increase over January.

March 7, 2019
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bbc.co.uk

Jacob Rees-Mogg on Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg on Brexit

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg delivers a lecture on the future of Brexit, from Monday June 18th 2018

March 7, 2019
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bbc.com

Brexit: May urges EU to agree backstop changes

Brexit: May urges EU to agree backstop changes

Theresa May will urge the EU to help get her Brexit deal through the Commons by agreeing legally binding changes to the controversial backstop.

March 7, 2019
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washingtonpost.com

Why India and Pakistan are fighting again -- and the risks that remain

Why India and Pakistan are fighting again -- and the risks that remain

Last week, two nuclear-armed nations escalated tense relations into a risky military exchange. On Feb. 25, the Indian Air Force attacked