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The Show with David Burrows # 316

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Nov 22, 2017 Opening Segment: It's shop local week. Be sure to tune in and listen to Blackburn Radio on K106.3FM - Great Classics & The Best New Rock, 99.9FM The Fox - Sarnia and CHOK for great local deals. The Entertainment Scene: It's The 4th Annual Rock and Roll Christmas Concert returning to Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON. David Chaulk and Andy Hardman give us some hints as to what we can expect fir this years show. In The Community: Videos games can be super fun. It's even better when they are used to raise money for local charity. Max Major from the www.playforcharity.com group is locking themselves in the Lambton Mall to raise money for St. Clair Child & Youth Services. Major also talks about how you can donate and have chance to win a cool game console from Nintendo. Closing Segment: Winter Wonderland - Holiday Market is coming up this Friday and Saturday at DeGroot's Nurseries More ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 315

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November 15, 2017 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting Recap The Entertainment Scene: Old Country Classics and Dancing. Local musician Lise Michaud talks about an upcoming with LISE & KEN at Sarnia Moose Lodge 1046 - Loyal Order of Moose In The Community: Understanding The Teenage Brain - Lisa Clark, Health Promoter at Lambton Public Health invites the public to learn more about how the brain works for youth and people into their early 20's. A special guest speaker will talk at 2 sessions at the Lambton College Event Centre Closing Segment: Lambton College Men's Basketball Team will now be broadcast on The Video Show Network More local events and videos at www.tvsn.ca Visit out new TWITCH CHANNEL at www.twitch.tv/tvsnworld Shout out to Blackwater Coffee Company & Bluewater Power

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Gearing Up For RSD Black Friday 2017

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Wednesday, November 22 update - Was interviewed by Paul Morden of The Sarnia Observer today.  We very much appreciate him taking the time to talk with us and hope his camera survives taking our photos. Wednesday, November 15 update - Thanks to the Sarnia Journal for listing RSD Black Friday on their events paper.  We appreciate our local media for all the support they have given us over the decades of business we've had here in Sarnia.  CLICK HERE to view. Tuesday, November 7 update - Henderson Brewing Company of Toronto has confirmed they will be at Cheeky Monkey from 2:00 - 3:00 pm with FREE samples of their beer.  All that is needed is the special event license and it's a go!  So same time as you shop, you can listen to Dylan Menzie AND taste some beer. Tuesday, October 31 update - It's been confirmed... east coast musician Dylan Menzie will ...

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Trivia Q & A # 46 – 2017

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Q. The Canadian pianist, Frank Mills, born June 27, 1942, had several successful instrumental numbers that made it to both the Canadian music charts and the U.S. Billboard charts. What was the title for his most famous piece of music? A. Music Box Dancer - He won a Juno in 1980 for his bouncy piano tune, "Peter Piper", but it was "Music Box Dancer" that not only out sold "Peter Piper", but also went higher on both the afore mentioned charts and stayed there longer. The internationally acclaimed Mills, would probably never have had "Music Box Dancer" recognized had his new record label not sent a copy of it by accident to pop-station CFRA-AM in Ottawa. After playing the A-side, the DJ couldn't understand why they had sent the record to his station, but decided to try playing the B-side which had "Music Box Dancer" on it. The rest is history. Frank ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 314

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TVSNworld Published on Nov 10, 2017 The Entertainment Scene: Christmas is upon us and that means the Nightingale Chorus is returning to Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON. 2 of the lead performers talk to us. Mya Perkins and John Reid explain the story and some of the magic that will take place on Dec. 6-9th. Tickets at www.imperialtheatre.net In The Community: It's a Winter Wonderland event at DeGroot's Nurseries. Kathy Pasztor Alexander of Bluewater Health Foundation shares the event of the weekend taking place on November 24 & 25. Also new this year is a kids talent contest. www.bwhf.ca Watch more videos at www.tvsn.ca

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The Show with David Burrows # 313

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TVSNworld Published on Nov 10, 2017 The Show with David Burrows #313 Opening Segment: Weekend Review The Entertainment Scene: The Petrolia Community Theatre are preparing for Anne of Green Gables. Director Richard Teskey talks about why they chose the production, set preparation and more. In The Community: The South Western International Film Festival once again is returning to Sarnia. Rav Srinivas founder of the festival shares what to expect. Srinivas also speaks about some of the new things to see and learn from at this years festival. SWIFF will take place again at Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON. tickets are available at the box office or online at www.imperialtheatre.net Closing Segment: Danko Jones coming to The Station Music Hall

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Trivia Q & A # 45 – 2017

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Q. What singer was voted "Sexiest Babe of Indie Rock" Playboy.com in 2003? A.  Neko Case is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers. Case, born in Alexandria, Virginia, is the daughter of Diana Mary Dubbs and James Bamford Case. Case's paternal family surname was originally Shevchenko. Her father, a Vietnam veteran serving in the United States Air Force was based in Virginia when she was born. Case's parents, who were teenagers when they had her, were of Ukrainian ancestry. Her parents divorced when Case began school. Case left home at 15. At 18 years of age, she worked as a drummer for the Del Logs and the Propanes, playing in venues including a punk club called the Community World Theater. She attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, graduating with a BFA in 1998. She left Canada for Seattle, Washington. Before leaving, Case recorded vocals for a ...

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Trivia Q & A # 44 – 2017

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Q.  What is the name of the Canadian band that had hits with the summer classics  'This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide'? A.  The Kings were formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Oakville, Ontario in the late 1970s. The original lineup included David Diamond, (David Broadbent, bass, lead vocals), Mister Zero (John Picard, guitar), Sonny Keyes (Nicholas Peter, keyboards, vocals), and Max Styles (drums), with Zero and Diamond serving as the main songwriters with contributions from Keyes. The Kings were originally known as WhistleKing and rehearsed, performed club gigs, and wrote a considerable number of songs for more than three years. In early 1980, the band went into Nimbus 9 Studio in Toronto to record their first album. While recording, renowned producer Bob Ezrin visited the studio, listened to the band, and liked what he heard. Together they created the album The Kings Are Here with the songs "This Beat Goes On" and "Switchin' To Glide." Two other singles followed and the band began ...

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Wild Cards Rocked Cheeky Monkey for Nov. First Friday

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First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Fun With a Group of Wild Cards by Brian Hay The difference a change in personnel creates within a band can be amazing, especially if the musician who comes in is a strong one. That was definitely the case with Wild Cards, the group that played at the Cheeky Monkey for this month’s First Friday celebration. The playing of guitarist Sara Campbell, bass player Scott Vegh and drummer Gerry Hawley and how they meshed together was known well enough to think there might be an idea of what to expect. The first few seconds of their work proved how wrong that notion was emphatically. The entry of singer Renee Card altered things in ways that couldn’t be predicted. Part of the reason is that she’s an exceptional singer but citing that as the only factor would be an oversimplification. She brings a touch to the delivery ...

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Interview on LambtonSheild.com

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Interview on LambtonSheild.com

A while back, JD Booth who publishes the on-line local information site LambtonShield.com stopped into Cheeky Monkey to interview me.  My interview is one of dozens he has done so far with different Sarnia residents.  The focus, of course, was about our businesses over the years. It was a real pleasure to be interviewed by JD and share our 38+  years of business & personal history. To hear the interview CLICK HERE -- WARNING into was much louder then interview. If you click on the PODCAST tab at the top of the linked page, you can take a listen to the other interviews JD Booth has done.  To hear future interviews and get local news, you can subscribe for lambtonsheild.com daily emails by going to bottom of the homepage & clicking on 'The Daily Brief'.

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