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Musical Entrepreneurship: Patricia Rolston, Founder of Mohawk College Applied Music

Interview With Patricia Rolston: Founder of Mohawk College’s Applied Music Program by Glen Brown In 1977, ten years after Canada’s centennial, the city of Hamilton was...

The Bishops: Hamilton’s First Rhythm and Blues Band

In the early sixties Russ Carter was riding the crest of the wave of soul, rhythm and blues music that was flooding Hamilton. His...

Bill Powell – Founder of Hamilton-Wentworth Creative Arts and Festival of Friends

It was announced by Lynne Powell on Sunday, September 13, 2015 that Bill Powell died. As a tribute to Bill and his life work,...

One Year Ago At The Harrison Kennedy Fundraiser, This Ain’t Hollywood

If you remember this photo: Photo by Bill Watson Taken at LIUNA Station, across the street from This Ain't Hollywood Then you'll definitely want to hear the...

Double Take: Canadian Composer Awarded Olympic Medal

Russell Sabio reported yesterday on CBC's arts page The Buzz about an unlikely story that connects music to the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee...

Bars We Used To Work In “Back In The Day”

Old Place, Big Musical History? Hamilton's Carlton Tavern Do you remember the Club Continental at Gage and Gertrude? How about these: Eldorado—Barton & Hughson International—Barton & James Copper Johns—James &...

The Dundas Valley Orchestra: A Jewel In The Valley

One of the smartest uses of municipal tax money, next to the basics of education, sanitation, and safety, is in supporting cultural activities for...

Looking Back: North Country on CHCH from the Seventies

Thank-you Bud Wilkinson for sharing this video and some background to it:   Here is a video with many local guys. Ronny Horton may have others...

The Story of Shorty-Bud, aka. Little Buddy Wilks

Little Buddy Wilks Like many of Hamilton’s seasoned musicians, Bud Wilkinson is the product of decades of musical and cultural changes that have been felt...

The Bishops: Hamilton’s First Rhythm & Blues Band

In the early sixties Russ Carter was riding the crest of the wave of soul, rhythm and blues music that was flooding Hamilton. His...
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