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Trivia 2018 # 34

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Trivia 2018 # 34

August 24 ~ 1979 - "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince was released. It was his first U.S. hit. August 25 ~ 1949 - Gene Simmons of Kiss was born ~ 1954 - Elvis Costello was born August 26 ~ 1978 - The first Canada Jam Festival in Ontario took place. Canada Jam was a rock music festival concert held at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario Canada, about 100 kilometres east of Toronto, on August 26, 1978. The festival was produced by Sandy Feldman and Leonard Stogel, who produced California Jam and California Jam II, and was sponsored by Carling O'Keefe. It attracted over 110,000 fans, making it the largest paying rock event in Canadian history at that time. The Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto a.k.a. "SARSfest" featuring the Rolling Stones and AC/DC eclipsed that mark with an audience of 450,000 people on July 30, 2003. Canada Jam was the second of three major ...

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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – THANK YOU FOR TODAY

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Death Cab for Cutie gear up for the release of their upcoming ninth studio album, Thank You for Today. The album was produced and mixed by Rich Costey (Fiona Apple, Franz Ferdinand, Muse), who also produced the band’s last album, GRAMMY® nominated Kintsugi. Thank You for Today marks the first Death Cab for Cutie release to see long time bandmates Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr joined in the studio by new members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley). Depper and Rae have both been part of Death Cab’s touring band since 2015. “Gold Rush” – the album’s first single – was released with a splash as the 8x GRAMMY® nominated band made their debut performance of the new song on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.   

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COLE SWINDELL – ALL OF IT

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COLE SWINDELL – ALL OF...

Rising superstar Cole Swindell is gearing up to release his highly anticipated third album, All Of It, on August 17th. That same morning, the 10-time No. 1 hit singer/songwriter will step on to the Plaza at Rockefeller Center in New York City to officially launch the album with a performance as part of NBC’s Citi Concert Series on TODAY. “I have seen so many of my all-time favorite artists and bands perform on the TODAY Summer Concert series. It fires me up to see my name in that lineup,” said Cole Swindell. “To literally perform outside in the Plaza right in the heart of NYC will be an unbelievable feeling. I cannot wait.” The Georgia native’s fans have been eager to get their ears on new music – in anticipation of the full album release, the Warner Bros. recording artist has been trickling out new music to them every few weeks. ...

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MAC MILLER – SWIMMING

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MAC MILLER – SWIMMING

Mac Miller is back with the announcement of his highly-anticipated new album, Swimming to be released August 17rd via Warner Bros. Records. Mac accompanied the announcement of his fifth studio album with a unique animated visual and a preview of the new music to come. For the Pittsburgh lyricist, Swimming will be his first album since his 2016 release The Divine Feminine. Swimming includes the previously-released track "Small Worlds" (featuring John Mayer on guitar and Jon Brion on piano), in addition to his newest release off the album, “Self Care” – a six-minute song that arrived with a Kill Bill-inspired music video, directed by Christian Weber. The new song was co-written by Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, who also contributed additional vocals. As an artist, Mac Miller has accomplished every goal he set for himself. With his first album he became a grassroots rap megastar. With his second he bared his weird ...

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS – THE WAVES, THE WAKE

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JUNO nominated, Polaris Prize shortlisted Toronto group Great Lake Swimmers, fronted by lead singer-songwriter Tony Dekker will release their new album The Waves, The Wake, on August 17, 2018 via Nettwerk. Recorded in the 145 year old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound), Tony decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar, which has always been his instrumental mainstay. He further digressed from previous songwriting patterns by looking at each track individually and then tailoring the instrumentation to bring each song to life in its own distinctive way.

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POLARIS PRIZE EP GIVEAWAY @ Cheeky Monkey

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The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. On September 17 the winner will be announced at a Gala taking place at the Carlu in Toronto at 8 p.m. You can catch the live streaming on CBC Music. Leading up to this event, right now, at Cheeky Monkey when you purchase a CD or LP by any of the 10 finalists, you will get FREE a 10 inches EP of POLARIS COVER SESSIONS NO. 4. This is while supplies last and with purchase of in-store product only. The 10 Finalist albums are... Alvvays - Antisocialites Daniel Caesar - Freudian Hubert Lenoir - Darlène Jean-Michel Blais - Dans ma main Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa Partner - In Search Of Lost Time Pierre Kwenders - MAKANDA at ...

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

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To register for the events below, please call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 Current Exhibitions... Influencing Identity: Tourism and the Group of Seven May 4 - August 19, 2018 Family Sunday: Digital Painting Sunday, August 19 | 1:00-3:00PM FREE | Suggested donation $5/family Drop-in | Adult accompaniment required Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00-3:00PM. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery's exhibitions or seasonal themes. This week's activity: We will create digital paintings by layering shapes and filling them with patterns in the likeness of John Kissick's paintings. Participants will use the Tayasui Sketches app on the iPad to experiment and create layered paintings. Art Pod Session 4: ages 9-16 Awesome Op Art Thursday, August 23 | 5:00-5:45PM Early arrival welcome at 4:30PM FREE | Give what you can Materials included Registration required | Spaces are limited The Art Pod program invites youth with special needs, and an interest in fine arts, to explore art mediums through self-expression. ...

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NIGHTINGALE CHORUS AUDITIONS 2018

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NIGHTINGALE CHORUS AUDITIONS...

Do you, or someone you know, love to sing? Is Christmas your favourite time of year? Would you love to magically travel back to the Victorian Era? If so, we would love to have you join us. Come audition for The Nightingale's 23rd year.  

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Trivia 2018 # 33

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Trivia 2018 # 33

August 17 ~ 1970 - TV show Soul Train debuts ~ 1958 - Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go's fame, is born August 18 ~ 1962 - Ringo Starr made his first appearance as a Beatle. ~ 1974 - Patrick Moraz replaced Rick Wakeman in Yes. August 19 ~ 1939 - Ginger Baker (of Cream & Blind Faith fame) was born ~ 1972 - NBC-TV presented "The Midnight Special" for the first time with John Denver as the first host. The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series originally broadcast on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on this date, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The 90-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The Midnight Special was noted for featuring musical ...

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THE WHO – On The ‘Great Deals’ Wall

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THE WHO formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and holding a reputation for their live shows and studio work. Selected CD's & videos now on the Cheeky Monkey 'Great Deals' wall starting at $4.87. Get them while supplies last. Who's Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band the Who. It developed from the aborted Lifehouse project, a multi-media rock opera written by the group's Pete Townshend as a follow-up to the band's 1969 album Tommy. The project was cancelled owing to its complexity and to conflicts with Kit Lambert, the band's manager, but Townshend was persuaded the group should record the songs as a straightforward studio album. Greatest Hits was released ...

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