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Free Draw @ Cheeky Monkey

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Free Draw @ Cheeky Monkey

Stop in to Cheeky Monkey to fill out a ballot for a chance to win an orginial painting by talented local plein air artist Bill Walters. Draw will be held on Saturday, August 31st No purchase necessary One ballot per person please

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Trivia Q & A # 28 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 28 –...

Q. What band was the first ever to film a video 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. A. 30 Seconds to Mars for 'A Beautiful Lie" The music video for this, directed by Angakok Panipaq, was the first one ever to be shot 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland. Frontman Jared Leto said on his record label's website: "Shooting in Greenland was a dream come true and one of the most exciting adventures we've ever had as a band. Although incredibly challenging and at times it seemed just out of our reach, once we finally arrived the beauty and magnificence of the terrain, the wonderful culture of the people, and the amazing journey itself were all inspiring beyond belief. Almost everyone has heard of global warming by now but for the people of Greenland it is a real and tangible problem of today, not an issue of ...

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Imperial Theatre Sarnia Presents Dance Workshops

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Imperial Theatre Sarnia...

Hamilton Aug 24 2:00pm: Approximately 90min $15: Studio A at the Imperial Theatre CLICK HERE to register You’ve never had a history class like this. Come learn choreography in the style of the smash hit musical, Hamilton! Studio A is “The Room Where It Happens”. Don’t throw away your “Shot” to be there – come dance with us “One Last Time”.

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Trivia # 27 – 2019

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Trivia # 27 – 2019

Q. What was the inspiration for the hit song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith? A. Songwriter Diane Warren found inspiration for this song after hearing about an interview where James Brolin said that when his wife Barbra Streisand was away, he missed her even when he was sleeping. When she set out to write a song for Armageddon, she thought this was a good sentiment to express, since the film deals with the impending destruction of all on Earth. When Diane Warren wrote this song, she thought someone like Celine Dion would be singing it. She was surprised when the artist turned out to be Aerosmith, but it ended up working out quite well. "I remember being at the Sunset Marquis Hotel, and sitting at the piano with him and teaching him the song and just having chills all over my body as I heard the ...

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Trivia Q & A # 26 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 26 –...

Q. What B.C. band started out as The Collectors before changing their name in 1970? Hint: They won a Juno Award in 1981 for the song 'My Girl.' A. Chilliwack is a Canadian rock band centered on the singer and guitarist Bill Henderson, which started off with a more progressive rock sound that incorporated elements of folk, jazz and blues, before moving towards a more straight-ahead hard rock/pop rock sound by the mid-70s. They were active from 1970 to 1988. Henderson reformed the band in 1997. Their six best-selling songs were "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)", "I Believe", "Whatcha Gonna Do", "Fly At Night", "Crazy Talk", and "Lonesome Mary". The band originated in Vancouver from members of the C-FUN Classics that changed the band's name to The Collectors when Bill Henderson joined in 1966. Their psychedelic self-titled debut album yielded the minor hit "Lydia Purple". Their second album was ...

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Cool July First Friday with BobCatz

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Cool July First Friday with...

First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: BobCatz Use Colour To Give Classic Songs A Shot In The Arm by Brian Hay “Life is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get”. That famous line from a well-known film (the name of which escapes me) is one that truly applies to the acts that the Cheeky Monkey brings to Sarnia’s First Friday Celebrations. They’ve featured performers playing from an array of genres with the only common denominator being that they’re good. With the BobCatz several of the musicians involved were familiar. Vocalist and keyboard player Robert Martin performed with the Casuals not long ago. Wulf Von Waldow brings his excellence on the saxophone to a number of local bands. Clarinettist and sax man Michael Murphy is prominent and anyone from the area who doesn’t know Mike Blackmore probably lives in a cave. Harmony singer Sue Furlotte and Sue Auty, who ...

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BBBS The Big Squeeze – sign up to compete by July 18

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BBBS The Big Squeeze –...

Big Brothers Big Sisters invite Businesses and Organizations across Sarnia-Lambton to join in on this city-wide Lemonade Stand Competition from 10:00am-2:00pm on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019! This is a brand new event for us & we are hoping to get as many businesses in the area involved as possible to celebrate & support youth mentoring! This will be a FUN event that will promote TEAM BUILDING and a little friendly competition. All lemonade stands participating offer their lemonade by donation, and some may choose to also include additional draws such as treats, baked goods or a BBQ! All proceeds from The Big Squeeze stay right here in Sarnia-Lambton to support our agency’s proactive mentoring programs! The Rules: • Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide your team with lemons and pitchers (if required) the Monday before the event. Teams can add anything (non-alcoholic) to their lemonade. • The agency will promote all locations (which can be indoors or outdoors) that lemonade ...

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Trivia Q & A # 25 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 25 –...

Q. What future famous comedian did Billie Holiday babysit? A. Billy Crystal - Milt Gabler produced several of Billie Holiday’s seminal songs with her in the 10 years after they recorded her signature song 'Strange Fruit'. Gabler had founded Commodore Records together with his brother-in-law, Jack Crystal, who owned a record store in Manhattan and was a booking agent for jazz acts. Billie Holiday often frequented the Crystal’s house, and even babysat his son, Billy Crystal. In his HBO Special “700 Sundays” Crystal recalled that the first time he went to the movies, in 1953, it was Holiday who took him. The two of them saw Shane starring a young Jack Palance, who would later become Crystal’s friend and City Slickers co-star.

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Trivia Q & A # 24 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 24 –...

Q. What are the Top 5 Most Covered Songs of All Time? A. The 5 Most Covered Songs of All Time are: 'Yesterday' by The Beatles. Its entry in Guinness World Records states that, by January 1986, 1,600 cover versions had been made. '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' by The Rolling Stones. Few artists have been able to match Mick Jagger’s use of tongue or Keith Richards’ rock’n’roll fortitude. Many artists, on the other hand, have covered this song. The list includes Britney Spears, Vanilla Ice, Devo and Jimi Hendrix. 'Cry Me A River' by Julie London. This torch song was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald, but went to Julie London in 1955. Since then, it has been covered by Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Michael Bublé, and many others. 'Imagine' by John Lennon. This one has been covered by everyone from Elton John, to David Bowie, Queen, Ray Charles, Joan Baez ...

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Trivia Q & A # 23 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 23 –...

Q. What iconic item is engraved on Jimi Hendrix's memorial? A. A Fender Stratacaster. Hendrix played a variety of guitars throughout his career, but the instrument that became most associated with him was the Fender Stratocaster. He acquired his first Stratocaster in 1966, when a girlfriend loaned him enough money to purchase a used one that had been built around 1964. He thereafter used the model prevalently during performances and recordings. In 1967, he described the instrument as "the best all-around guitar for the stuff we're doing"; he praised its "bright treble and deep bass sounds". With few exceptions, Hendrix played right-handed guitars that were turned upside down and restrung for left-hand playing. This had an important effect on the sound of his guitar; because of the slant of the bridge pickup, his lowest string had a brighter sound while his highest string had a darker sound, which was the opposite of ...

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