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July 22, 2019
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Ontario's chamber of commerce recommends online alcohol sales

Ontario's chamber of commerce recommends online alcohol sales

Ontario’s chamber of commerce says the province should expand online alcohol sales, cut taxes for some wine producers and bolster efforts to curb harms

July 22, 2019
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Canada's arctic port set for first grain shipments since 2015

Canada's arctic port set for first grain shipments since 2015

Canada’s arctic port of Churchill is set to resume its first grain shipments since 2015 after a group backed by investor Prem Watsa stepped in last year

July 22, 2019
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Hamilton man in hospital after trying to put out a fire in his basement

Hamilton man in hospital after trying to put out a fire in his basement

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after trying to extinguish a fire in the basement of his east Mountain home.

July 22, 2019
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Socialism & Corporatism Bankrupted The U.S.: Free Markets Are The Answer

Socialism & Corporatism Bankrupted The U.S.: Free Markets Are The Answer

America will never become Socialist? That's probably true, but Socialist policies are not on the outside, looking in. 

July 18, 2019
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Ios Estiatorio & Wine Bar

Ios Estiatorio & Wine Bar

What a find. Don’t let the inauspicious location fool you. Ios is lovely. Perhaps it was just what we really needed

July 18, 2019
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Chopped Liver's Save the Wesley Day Centre Bluegrass Benefit Concert

Chopped Liver's Save the Wesley Day Centre Bluegrass Benefit Concert

One of the newer names on the local stage is not only prick up ears for their style of music but also for their altruistic goals.

July 18, 2019
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Let's Try Getting Some Blood From This Stone

Let's Try Getting Some Blood From This Stone

It was Sunday morning in America. It was a Sunday morning, like most other Sunday mornings in America. 

July 18, 2019
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Strangewaves 5: Mother Nature

Strangewaves 5: Mother Nature

The more eclectic and underground sounds of the city are heading to the country this weekend thanks to a collective of promoters and performers

July 18, 2019
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Will Gillespie's "Diamond in the Rough"

Will Gillespie's "Diamond in the Rough"

“Swingin’ in St. John’s was such a success we're going to be mounting it for a third time this year with the same cast we have for Diamond in the Rough,”

July 18, 2019
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Crawl

Crawl

Crawl is a zippy closed quarters horror experience that is mostly dumb but features good chaos and keeps things lively almost it’s entire running time. 

July 18, 2019
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It's Funny, But Stinks Too

It's Funny, But Stinks Too

You don't spit into the wind, you don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger

July 18, 2019
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Kelly Jay - A Musical Celebration Of Life

Kelly Jay - A Musical Celebration Of Life

He was a rock icon, a promoter of Canada and a larger than life character that helped shape a national identity 

July 18, 2019
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Next To Normal

Next To Normal

Evan Hansen camp of modern musicals that forego sequins and kick lines and focus instead on the challenges of real life.

July 11, 2019
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But Are They Concentration Camps?

But Are They Concentration Camps?

 If leaders and citizens engage in a debate about whether the places you are holding asylum–seekers and refugees are ‘technically’ concentration camps 

July 11, 2019
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Family of Things play Because Beer

Family of Things play Because Beer

“We grew up playing music and decided to study music after high school but Brad did his undergrad at Western and then moved to the University of Toronto"

July 11, 2019
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Next To Normal

Next To Normal

Curtain Call Performing Arts Company takes the stage July 12 at Hamilton Theatre Inc. with Next to Normal. Curtain Call

July 11, 2019
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Pip’s “Palisades”

Pip’s “Palisades”

Pip had released some twenty–four albums in his discography with the last dozen or so created his time in the last decade or so

July 11, 2019
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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider–Man: Far From Home is technically the 8th Spider–Man film (or 9th, give or take a Venom) and Far From Home proves he is still a viable character.

July 11, 2019
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Steve Ketchen and the Parkdale Rebels'

Steve Ketchen and the Parkdale Rebels'

“I joined the later incarnation of Cry Baby in Toronto in the ’ 90s,” recalls drummer Lucky Pete Lambert who recently helped Billing revive that band

July 11, 2019
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Fringe Fest Previews

Fringe Fest Previews

2019 is set to be an incredible year for the Hamilton Fringe, and the Players’ Guild of Hamilton is one of the best venues

July 4, 2019
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Laughter and Resiliance: David Brennan

Laughter and Resiliance: David Brennan

David Brennan was born and raised in the Hammer, a place he describes as the perfect incubator for his comic soul. 

July 4, 2019
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Lessons Not Learned

Lessons Not Learned

For starters, these things just looked and sounded like an absolute mess. We’ll get into the asinine ‘debating’ that unfolded

July 4, 2019
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Ninth Annual Hamilton Guitar Festival and Competition

Ninth Annual Hamilton Guitar Festival and Competition

The world of classical guitar comes to Hamilton with a festival that features concerts, workshops vendors and culminates with a guitar competition.

July 4, 2019
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The Ninth Annual Songs from the Bishop Music Series

The Ninth Annual Songs from the Bishop Music Series

Songs from the Bishop offers a novel stage for some Hamilton indie rockers to get in front of a different kind of audience 

July 4, 2019
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Camille Intson: We All Got Lost

Camille Intson: We All Got Lost

Camille Intson, is a young woman, from Hamilton, with a real gift for narrative storytelling, writing songs, and plays. 

July 4, 2019
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Annabelle Comes Home

Annabelle Comes Home

Ghost hunting power duo the Warrens, Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga), have recently acquired a mysterious and very creepy looking doll 

June 30, 2019
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Trump becomes first US president to step into North Korea

Trump becomes first US president to step into North Korea

Moment In History: US President Donald Trump has become the first US president to go into North Korea while leader.

June 27, 2019
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It’s Your Festival Celebrates 50 years

It’s Your Festival Celebrates 50 years

Balogh was there when Jackson Square opened in 1972 and wanted to book bands on the rooftop and that got his foot in the door.

June 27, 2019
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Barton Street: The Past And The Present

Barton Street: The Past And The Present

“No one dreams of being a doctor or a lawyer or anything, They dream of dealing on the dirty boulevard.” 

June 27, 2019
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The Hamilton Choir Project, John & Jen

The Hamilton Choir Project, John & Jen

The Hamilton Choir Project, has for the past three seasons, presented several choral focused concerts, on the local arts scene. 

June 27, 2019
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Steve Strongman's "Tired of Talking"

Steve Strongman's "Tired of Talking"

Juno Award winner and 2019 International Blues Challenge Best Guitarist (solo/duo) Steve Strongman returns to his hometown to offer his newest album. 

June 27, 2019
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Rarity's "The Longest Lonesome"

Rarity's "The Longest Lonesome"

“After our last record, we lost a couple of members in the band and around the same time, our deal with our old record label fell apart”

June 27, 2019
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Pity Face and Seven Songs

Pity Face and Seven Songs

This week sees the debut of Tor’s newest experimental performance piece, Seven Songs, which is playing at the Staircase.

June 27, 2019
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Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

She keeps relegating Woody to the back of the closet, something that minor control freak Woody isn’t used to after being the top toy in town.

June 27, 2019
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Riot Nrrd’s “LaughCry, SmartStupid!!”

Riot Nrrd’s “LaughCry, SmartStupid!!”

“We were in a band together called Toothpick Hercules, we were pals, went to the same high school and played music together”

June 25, 2019
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Boxed in by Neocons and the Media, Will Trump Launch Iran War?

Boxed in by Neocons and the Media, Will Trump Launch Iran War?

Can President Trump counter the pressure from Neocons and the Media to start a new war in the middle east.

June 20, 2019
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We The North

We The North

Last week, the Toronto Raptors become NBA Champions. You can forgive any long time Raptors fans for re-reading that piece of news.

June 20, 2019
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The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don't Die

Zombies have been used as social commentary for a very long time ever since the original Night of the Living Dead movies 

June 20, 2019
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The Hammersmiths' "Synesthesia"

The Hammersmiths' "Synesthesia"

Reminiscing about the music from nearly three decades ago is like looking through an old year book for Maurice 

June 20, 2019
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Edible Cannabis Rules Fall Far Short Of Expectations

Edible Cannabis Rules Fall Far Short Of Expectations

Health Canada’s regulatory framework on cannabis edibles will likely receive parliamentary approval and royal assent within weeks.

June 20, 2019
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The Fourth Annual ArtsFest 2019

The Fourth Annual ArtsFest 2019

“ArtsFest is such a popular festival that attracts tens of thousands of people from across the province and the northern US”

June 20, 2019
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Sixth Annual Something Else! Festival

Sixth Annual Something Else! Festival

Whether it’s something more adventurous, experimental or just downright different, Zula Presents’ Something Else! 

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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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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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.