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Paint Party with Moses Lunham

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Saturday, June 29, 1-3:30 pm, Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.  “Paint Party with Moses Lunham.”  $50 per person.  Each participant creates an original painting.  Contact Moses to register:  daredoxgrfx@yahoo.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 21 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 21 –...

Q. Which member of the Hollies went on to join the hugely successful American band commonly known by their initials? A. Graham Nash is known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of the English pop/rock group the Hollies and the folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young). Nash became an American citizen on 14 August 1978 and holds dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. Nash is a photography collector and a published photographer. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997 and as a member of the Hollies in 2010. Nash initially met both David Crosby and Stephen Stills in 1966 during a Hollies US tour. On a subsequent visit to the US in 1968, he was more formally introduced to Crosby by mutual friend Cass ...

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Trivia Q & A # 20 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 20 –...

Q. Which Italian classical tenor became blind at the age of 12 following a football accident? A. Andrea Bocelli born 22 September 1958) is an Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer. David Foster, a record producer, often describes Bocelli's voice as the most beautiful in the world. Following a soccer accident, Bocelli was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma, becoming completely blind at age 12. Since 1982, Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 90 million records worldwide. He has had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts. In 1992, Italian rock star Zucchero held auditions for tenors to make a demo tape of his song "Miserere", to send to Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. After hearing Bocelli on tape, Pavarotti urged Zucchero to use Bocelli instead of him. Zucchero eventually ...

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Trivia Q & A # 19 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 19 –...

Q. Who was nicknamed ‘The Big O’? A. Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison's songs instead conveyed vulnerability. During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary and for wearing black clothes to match his dyed jet-black hair and dark sunglasses; all of this lent an air of mystery to his persona. Born in Texas, Orbison began singing in a rockabilly and country-and-western band in high school. He was signed by Sam Phillips, of Sun Records, in 1956, but his greatest success came with Monument Records. From ...

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STEELY DAN on ‘Great Deals’ Wall

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STEELY DAN on ‘Great...

Cheeky Monkey 'GREAT DEAL'S Wall highlights great bands/musicians on CD & DVD at great low prices... while supplies last.  Starting as low $4.87 each Newest addition is... Steely Dan is an American rock band founded in 1972 by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals). Blending rock, jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Throughout their career, the duo recorded with a revolving cast of session musicians, and in 1974 retired from live performances to become a studio-only band. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies". Since reuniting in 1993, Steely Dan has toured steadily and released two albums of new material, the first of which, Two Against Nature, earned a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. ...

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Trivia Q & A # 18 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 18 –...

Q. Who reunited in 1981 for ‘The Concert in Central Park’, which attracted more than 500,000 music fans? A. Simon and Garfunkel The Concert in Central Park, released on album & video in February 1982 on Warner Bros. Records, is the first live album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. It was recorded in September 1981 at a free benefit concert in Central Park, New York City, where the pair performed in front of more than 500,000 people. Proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the park, which had deteriorated due to lack of municipal funding. The concert and album marked the start of a short-lived reunion for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Besides hit songs from their years as a duo, their set-list included material from their solo careers, and covers. The show consisted of 21 songs, though two were not used in the live album. Among ...

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Trivia # 17 – 2019

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Trivia # 17 – 2019

Q. What Eddie Cochran song, covered by the Who, told of frustrations with his boss and his congressman? A. "Summertime Blues" is a song co-written and recorded by American rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran. It was written by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart. Originally a single B-side, it was released in August 1958 and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 29, 1958 and number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. It has been covered by many artists, including being a number-one hit for country music artist Alan Jackson, and scoring notable hits in versions by The Who, Blue Cheer and Brian Setzer, the last of whom recorded his version for the 1987 film La Bamba, where he portrayed Cochran. Jimi Hendrix performed it in concert. The 1958 Liberty Records single by Eddie Cochran was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and the ...

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THE CASUALS MAY FIRST FRIDAY A HIT

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THE CASUALS MAY FIRST FRIDAY A...

First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey, May 2019: The Casuals Become Everyones’ Riders On The Storm by Brian Hay Many of their roles weren’t set in stone. Bob Martin handled the majority of the vocals but the lead singing was also taken up by David Wright and Bill Hines. Hines also delivered some excellent playing on the harmonica and took the lead guitar part a few times. The variety in their three voice types created interesting harmonies and made them a solid fit for classic rock that included material from the Beatles’ early period, chart toppers from the late 1950’s and even Country influenced songs like ‘Harvest Moon’ by Neil Young. The intuitive partnership between bass player Will McCuaig and drummer Al Wallace insured their rhythm section provided a strong foundation for whatever genre they touched upon. That’s just the technical aspect of what they offered though. First and foremost, they were fun ...

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW available @ Cheeky Monkey

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW...

MAY 1, 2019 - Has been a while since I updated info about the quilted bags we sell on behalf of the Mukwano Women's Group of Bujagali Falls Uganda. Happy to say, they are doing well and thriving thanks to all the customers who have bought the bags from us and other locations - and the hard working efforts of  local philanthropist Pat McGill to distribute the bags. Pat is, as I type, in Uganda visiting the group and brought them a very special gift. Regular customers know we have a dish of mini chocolate bars on our counter where a minimum donation of . 25¢ is dropped into our Buzz Lightyear coin bank. Your generous donations have gone towards buying sewing equipment for the women's group.  Until now, they cut each piece of material by hand with scissors. Now they have rotary cutters (works like a pizza cutter), a board ...

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Trivia # 16 – 2019

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Trivia # 16 – 2019

Q. Who wrote Patsy Cline’s hit Crazy? A. "Crazy" is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson. It has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline, whose version was a No. 2 country hit in 1962. According to the Ellis Nassour biography Patsy Cline, Nelson, then a struggling songwriter known as Hugh Nelson, was a regular at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on Nashville's Lower Broadway, which he frequented with friends Kris Kristofferson and Roger Miller, both also unknown songwriters at that time. Nelson met Cline's husband, Charlie Dick, at the bar one evening and pitched the song to him. Dick took the track home and played it for Cline, who absolutely hated it at first because Nelson's demo "spoke" the lyrics ahead of and behind the beat, about which an annoyed Cline remarked that she "couldn't sing like that". However, Cline's producer, Owen Bradley, loved the song and arranged ...

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