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Blackmore & Blackmore CD Release for Sept. First Friday

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Blackmore & Blackmore CD...

September First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Blackmore and Blackmore Show The Creative Way To Move Ahead And Release A CD by Brian Hay There are right and wrong ways to do everything. What Mike Blackmore did with his two instruments, a set of looping devices and a healthy influx of creative imagination was definitely an illustration of one of the right ways. Technological aids are frequently used to create shortcuts. That’s one of the knocks against them. Another is the reputation they’ve acquired for stripping the music of its warmth. With Mike Blackmore there’s no shortcuts. That, along with the imagination involved, and the fact that everything is put together live, insures the music carries the spontaneity and warmth of something that’s been created on the spot. That’s true of his live shows and of his new release, the CD ‘Coyote’. Mike doesn’t use prerecorded tracks. Songs begin with whichever instrument fits ...

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Trivia Q & A # 34 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 34 –...

Q. What was the inspiration for the Johnny Cash hit "A Boy Named Sue"? A. This was written by the multi-talented Shel Silverstein, who later wrote several hits for Dr. Hook, including "Sylvia's Mother" and "Cover Of The Rolling Stone." Silverstein also wrote several popular children's books. He got the idea for the song from his friend Jean Shepherd - a guy who had to deal with a girly name. Shepherd was a writer/humorist like Silverstein; he narrated the 1983 movie A Christmas Story, which is based on his writings. Shel sang his song 'Boy Named Sue,' and Johnny's wife June Carter thought it was a great song for Johnny Cash to perform. And not too long after that they were headed off to San Quentin to record a record - Live At San Quentin - and June said, 'Why don't you bring that Shel song with you.' And so ...

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Trivia Q & A # 33 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 33 –...

Q. What is the song "House Of The Rising Sun" about? A. Historians have not been able to definitively identify The House Of The Rising Sun, but here are the two most popular theories: 1) The song is about a brothel in New Orleans. "The House Of The Rising Sun" was named after its occupant Madame Marianne LeSoleil Levant (which means "Rising Sun" in French) and was open for business from 1862 (occupation by Union troops) until 1874, when it was closed due to complaints by neighbors. It was located at 826-830 St. Louis St. 2) It's about a women's prison in New Orleans called the Orleans Parish women's prison, which had an entrance gate adorned with rising sun artwork. This would explain the "ball and chain" lyrics in the song. The melody is a traditional English ballad, but the song became popular as an African-American folk song. It was recorded by ...

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Summer Entertainment Series + more provided by City of...

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Summer Entertainment Series +...

Saturday, August 24 Annual Hobbyfest event at Germain Park and the Strangway Centre. Join us from 9:00 AM – for 2:00 PM for a day of fun, relaxation, and participation in interactive activities and displays. For more information, call (519) 332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca.

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RSD 2019 Exclusive from Kevin Hearn & Friends up for...

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If you were one of the many fans who donated to MusiCounts to get the KEVIN HEARN & FRIENDS - Superhero Suite exclusive Record Store Day 2019 release, we have exciting news about your collectible from our friends at RSD Canada. Not only did you help raise funds for MusiCounts, with your donation for this record, but now it is being honoured. Kevin Hearn & Friends – Superhero Suite – has been nominated in 3 categories for this year’s Making Vinyl awards in LA !! To be nominated for all 3 categories is a real testament to how special this record is. Congratulations, Kevin Hearn , & Warner Music Canada / MusiCounts / Microforum for there distribution and partnership, and all the stores that got behind this incredible release your stores raised: $6,800 The awards will be held in LA on Oct 14, as part of the 2 day conference. You can ...

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AUDITIONS – Hidden Talents – Nightingale Chorus...

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AUDITIONS – Hidden...

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 24th year of Nightingale.

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Petrolia Community Theatre Auditions Aug 2019

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Petrolia Community Theatre AUDITIONS For show on Nov. 14 to 17, 2019 A Christmas Story Play by Philip Grecian, Book by Jean Shephard The wonderful comedy about little Ralphie who wants a BB gun for Christmas but everyone tells him, “you’ll shoot your eye out!” Thurs. Aug. 22 7 - 9 pm Fri. Aug. 23 7 - 9 pm Sun. Aug. 25 2 - 4 pm At 305 Centre St, Unit 2, Petrolia (across from the ambulance station) Requires: 6 men, 2 women, 8 boys (7-15), 2 girls (8-12) and several other non-speaking roles.

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Trivia Q & A # 32 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 32 –...

Q. Where did the inspiration for the Devo song 'Whip It' come from? A. Devo got the idea for their "Whip It" video from an article about a guy who owned a dude ranch and charged people to watch him remove his wife's clothes with a bullwhip. Jerry Casale: "We made a video to it for like $15,000 that was shot in our rehearsal studio. We kind of magnified the myth that this was a song about whipping and sadomasochism. We decided to make the video feed that popular misconception and had a lot of fun doing it. It was one of the few times Devo worked like that, usually we would start with a visual idea or story and write music to fit it.

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Roland Getting Saucy with Evan

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Roland Getting Saucy with Evan

Are you a fan of hot/spicy foods? Or just enjoy watching other people's reactions to eating it? Well then you need to watch local hot sauce fan Evan Dawe's show Getting Saucy With Evan. If you stop in to Cheeky Monkey on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m you can watch as Evan and Roland test their tolerance and give their opinion on the sauce of the day in the hope of expanding your knowledge of what is out there in the great big spicy world. You can watch past & current episodes on Facebook (click HERE), YouTube (click HERE) and Instagram (click HERE) Tuesday, August 13 -  Roland got Saucy With Evan (Dawe) when they tried out and critiqued Hurt Berry Farms hot sauced called Charred Threads. For more photos in order of reaction to the hot sauce, CLICK HERE

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Trivia Q & A # 31 – 2019

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Q. Which comedian's famous tag line inspired the Marvin Gaye song "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You"? A. It was inspired by the trademark line of Jackie Gleason, "How sweet it is!" as it was said on The Jackie Gleason Show. Gleason was one of the biggest TV stars of the time. The Motown songwriters Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland) wrote this song. The Holland-Dozier-Holland team often started songs as ballads, crafting a heartbreaking story and then setting it to upbeat music. This song took a different approach, which they sometimes used: letting the music dictate the song's direction. The result is one of their few hit songs that is utterly joyful in both music and lyrics. This became a #5 hit for James Taylor when he covered it in 1975. It was also recorded by Jr. Walker and the All-Stars, whose version hit ...

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