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2018 Black Friday at Cheeky Monkey & other record...

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2018 Black Friday at Cheeky...

What is BLACK FRIDAY mean at record stores like Cheeky Monkey? And what does it mean for our customers? Black Friday is traditionally the kick off of the gift giving season. Black Friday at record stores are the PERFECT place to find the PERFECT gift for everyone on your list - or for yourself. In honour of Black Friday, Record Store Day organizers have been working tirelessly with artists, labels, managers and distribution to create special releases to come out on November 23rd exclusively at independent record stores like Cheeky Monkey. As we do for Record Store Day, Roland orders virtually every one of the exclusive, but because they are limited editions, we do not know what we will have to sell until all the deliveries are in. We do not take orders in advance (that's not fair or allowed) but we will be sending out a SPECIAL EDITION email to all our ...

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Trivia 2018 # 42

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Trivia 2018 # 42

October 19 ~ 1985 - a-ha 'Take On Me' goes to # 1 on Billboard charts ~ 1944 - Reggae star Peter Tosh was born October 20 ~ 1950 - Tom Petty was born ~ 1962 - The Four Seasons released "Big Girls Don't Cry." Big Girls Don't Cry" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1962, and, like its predecessor "Sherry," spent five weeks in the top position but never ranked in the Billboard year-end charts of 1962 or 1963. According to Gaudio, he was dozing off while watching the John Payne/Rhonda Fleming/Ronald Reagan movie Tennessee's Partner (1955) when he heard Payne's character slap Fleming in the face. After the slap, Fleming's character replied, "Big girls don't cry." Gaudio wrote the line on a scrap of paper, fell asleep, and ...

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What’s Going On at Judith & Norman Alix Art...

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What’s Going On at...

 TNT: Try New Things Beats + Abstract Expressionism October 10-11 | 4:00-6:00PM FREE | Suggested donation of $10/week Registration required | Spaces are limited Develop your creative skills, make new friends, and explore your community. This program, which is led by local artists, is filled with a variety of exciting new experiences that will allow youth to discover new passions. This weeks's activity: Join us in an experiment of music, self-expression and abstract art. Gain an awareness, appreciation and understanding of non-representational modes of expression. Explore the close link between art and music, and how music can convey a mood through tempo and rhythm. To register, please call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 NEW! Second Saturdays: Idea Sculpt Saturday, October 13 | 1:00-3:15PM FREE for 2018 | Suggested material donation of $10/family Children must be accompanied by an adult Registration Required This new series of art making workshops is designed specially with families in mind. Second Saturdays are a full ...

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Magical Music for October First Friday Evening

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Magical Music for October...

Sarnia’s First Friday, October 2018: Missy Burgess, Dwayne Cloes and Wulf Von Waldow at the Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay The great thing about live music is the opportunity for spontaneous combustion is always there. When it happens, it’s felt as much as heard and it produces a moment in time that can never be duplicated. It’s a one-time thing and it’s glorious. When Missy Burgess and Dwayne Cloes came together with Wulf Von Waldow there hadn’t been a lot of time for them to “prep” themselves. Missy and Dwayne had played together a few times but the rest fell to each being able to follow what they heard and invent things on the fly without drifting away from each other or the songs. It’s risky. Playing “wrong bits” or showboating creates a train wreck. Paying attention and supporting each other to serve the music produces something that’s magical and often, magnificent. That ...

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Trivia 2018 # 41

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Trivia 2018 # 41

October 12 ~ 1957 - Little Richard tossed four diamond rings into the Hunter River in Sydney, Australia, to prove that he was giving up rock-n-roll for his faith in God. He returned to music five years later. October 13 ~ 1941 - Paul Simon was born ~ 1971 - Bing Crosby, part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, threw out the first ball in Game 4 of the World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles. October 14 ~ 1957 - The Everly Brothers have a hit with 'Wake Up Little Susie". The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. The music of the Everly Brothers influenced the Beatles, who referred to themselves as "the English Everly Brothers" when Paul McCartney and John Lennon went hitchhiking south to win a talent competition. They based the vocal arrangement of "Please Please Me" ...

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QUEEN on the ‘Great Deals’ Wall

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QUEEN on the ‘Great...

Selected QUEEN CD's now on the Cheeky Monkey 'GREAT DEALS' wall for as low as $4.87. Get them while supplies last. Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music. As of 2005, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,322 weeks (twenty-six years) on the UK Album Charts, more time than any other musical act. The band have released a total of eighteen number one albums, eighteen number one singles, and ten number one DVDs worldwide, making them one of ...

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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Open Stage returns from summer vacation Monday September 10th in the Turret Room 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. and also on Monday, September 17th. Missy Burgess will be hosting and John Pilat returns as cohost.  They continue on the second and third Monday of every month starting at 7:00 Writer's Block A new program at Lawrence House. Beginning Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and every last Sunday of the month songwriters (of all ages, new and old) are encouraged to come to the Turret Room (second floor) to share new songs. Each month the group will pick 3 new topics at random and are asked to prepare a song for the following month. This is an opportunity to force us all to keep writing and never give up. The host will be Missy Burgess. You do not need to own an instrument (there is a house guitar) or even play ...

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Trivia 2018 # 40

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Trivia 2018 # 40

October 5 ~ 1970 - Led Zeppelin III album was released October 6 ~ 1969 - For the first time in Beatles history a George Harrison song got the A side of a 45, "Something"/"Come Together." October 7 ~ 1978 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "Saturday Night Live." ~ 1995 - Alanis Morrissette scores a #1 with JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Jagged Little Pill is the third studio album, and international debut, by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, released on June 13, 1995. It was her first album to be released worldwide as her first two albums were released only in her native Canada. Morissette began work on the album after moving from her hometown, Ottawa, to Toronto; she made little progress until she traveled to Los Angeles, where she met producer Glen Ballard. The lyrics touch upon themes of aggression and unsuccessful relationships, while Ballard introduced a pop sensibility to Morissette's angst. Jagged Little Pill topped the charts ...

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HIDDEN TALENTS – HT GLEE 2018 AUDITIONS for ages 5 &...

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HIDDEN TALENTS – HT GLEE...

Have you ever wanted to learn show-stopping numbers from Broadway musicals or mash-ups of pop songs like on the hit show "Glee"? May 27th - June 1st, Hidden Talents will be presenting it's fourth HT Glee Show. If you are between the ages of 5 and 20 and are a strong performer, this group is for you. The show will consist of a variety of musical and dance numbers both for large ensembles and smaller groups. High caliber singing, dancing and performance skills will be the focus of every rehearsal so your skills on stage are sure to improve. Unleash your inner star on the stage this spring and join us for HT Glee. Auditions will be Oct. 12th & 13th at Central United Church 6:00pm. Rehearsals will start Jan. 30th and will be Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. Show will be the last week of May. For more information about cost ...

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Trivia 2018 # 39

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Trivia 2018 # 39

September 28 ~ 1958 - "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears was released. The song was written and composed by 18-year old Phil Spector. ~ 1993 - Soundtrack for movie Dazed & Confused came out 25 years ago. September 29 ~ 1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis was born ~ Prince and The Revolution start a 2 week run at # 1 with "Let's Go Crazy" September 30 ~ 1966 - "I Love My Dog" was released by Cat Stevens. It was his first single. ~ 1967 - Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead. October 1 ~ 1962 -The Beach Boys album "Surfin' Safari" was released. It was their first album release. ~ 1982 - The first CD player, the Sony CD-P101, hits stores in Japan October 2 ~ 1951 - Sting was born ~ 1976 - John Belushi came out on stage with Joe Cocker while he was performing on "Saturday Night Live." Joe Cocker's recording career was in a ...

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