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Q&A with Eshe, owner of Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Q&A with Eshe, owner of Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

What started as an interest to attend a free belly dancing class later turned into a passion and then a business for Eshe, award-winning belly dancer and owner of a dance studio in Hamilton called Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium. Born and raised in Hamilton, […]

3 Days of Music: Hamilton World Music Festival

3 Days of Music: Hamilton World Music Festival

Now in its fifth year, the Hamilton World Music Festival is a three day event featuring artists from the local, national, and international stage. Taking place July 21-23, visitors to this Hamilton music festival can enjoy free admission, DJs, 3 stages, food and craft vendors, and […]

Dre Pao releases newest single, WithoutChya

Dre Pao releases newest single, WithoutChya

Stoney Creek native Dre Pao has accomplished so much since launching his music career in 2012. Dre was discovered while singing on a beach in Spain by recording artist Xuso Jones (Universal Music). He has since opened for B.o.B (2015), was named People’s Choice award winner for the […]

3 Questions with Mark Furukawa of Dr. Disc

3 Questions with Mark Furukawa of Dr. Disc

It’s been a downtown Hamilton institution for decades, driven by an entrepreneur whose civic pride and commitment to the core has made him a shining star in the business community. He’s the good Dr., Mark Furukawa, owner of Dr. Disc on Wilson Street in downtown […]

Steve Strongman: No Time Like Now

Steve Strongman: No Time Like Now

Photo Credit Matt Barnes Canadian blues musician, Hamilton Music Award winner, and JUNO Award winner Steve Strongman chatted with us about his latest album,  “No Time Like Now” (Sonic Unyon/Sony Music Canada). We heard his new singles March 3 at Mills Hardware to celebrate the official album release March […]

Supercrawl 2016

Supercrawl 2016

Celebrating community and arts in Hamilton. Fire, paint and water. After a record hot summer, Supercrawl is back. It’s that time of the year when all the fresh students, local hipsters and out-of-towners come to Hamilton and take in the sights and sounds of the […]

Another successful Supercrawl: Day 2 of Supercrawl 2016

Another successful Supercrawl: Day 2 of Supercrawl 2016

Despite the rain warnings, James Street North was flooding with people on Saturday for day 2 of Supercrawl. Supercrawl is one of the biggest events of the year in Hamilton. There’s food, music, local artists showcasing their work, and so much more that it’s hard […]

6 Fierce Women Workin’ It at Beyography

6 Fierce Women Workin’ It at Beyography

You may remember Beyography – the Beyonce dance class brought to Hamilton by Erika McMeekin from The Academy of All Things Awesome. Now, Erika is bringing Biebography to the city so we can groove to JT’s Sorry! (Unfortunately, the Biebs won’t be there in person to watch us […]

Ian Thomas Performs with the HPO

Ian Thomas Performs with the HPO

Since his 1973 hit “Painted Ladies”, Hamilton native Ian Thomas has added impressive achievements to his repertoire. The JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter has earned four SOCAN classic awards, a UNICEF Danny Kaye Humanitarian award and Gemini nominations. With 15 albums under his belt, Ian is the […]

Supercrawl 2015: Hamilton is served its end-of-summer waterslide

Supercrawl 2015: Hamilton is served its end-of-summer waterslide

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. Hamilton spent this summer fighting with the city for a waterslide, but was handed a water crawl. Hamilton’s Supercrawl has had positive growth since its humble beginnings in 2009, reaching beyond James St. North to […]

Greenbelt Harvest Picnic 2015

Greenbelt Harvest Picnic 2015

The Arkells, Gordon Lightfoot and Bahamas The Harvest Greenbelt Picnic marks the end of summer, attracting musicians and local food trucks to celebrate music, nature and local produce. Despite the loss of popular headliners, Iron and Wine, the show managed to go on, featuring hometown […]

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra: What’s happening next?

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra: What’s happening next?

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2014/2015 season ended with James Sommerville in Concert on May 23. The performance was a farewell to seven-season HPO music director, Sommerville, and had devoted concert-goers eager for the start of next season in September under the leadership of new director, Gemma […]

Graham Caldwell of Billy Moon hits Hamilton on tour

Graham Caldwell of Billy Moon hits Hamilton on tour

Lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the band Billy Moon, Graham Caldwell, went from his first EP, ShittyRocknRoll to his current 5 song EP, Young Adult. The garage rock band is comprised of Caldwell and Patrick Ryan on drums, and their album titles just might […]

Kathleen Munroe

Kathleen Munroe

Best known for her acting roles in Resurrection and other hit TV series, Kathleen Munroe has expanded to recording artist, debuting her 7-song EP on May 12. I saw Munroe play her first show in her home-town of Hamilton on May 1 at This Ain’t […]