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2 Day Directors Workshop @ Imperial Theatre

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TWO DAY DIRECTORS WORKSHOP! Only 18 Spots availble $65 per person (cost covers both days) August 18th 1:30pm-5:30pm August 19th 12:00pm-4:00pm Workshop lead by Ron Cameron-Lewis CLICK HERE to sign up Ron will be covering each stage of direction, beginning with pre-production work: analysis, research, style, working with the production team on design issues, and coordinating with the producer within the realities of rehearsal and theatre spaces, budget, time-line, personnel and resources. Then he will address auditions and share his half-century of experience casting productions in a wide variety of theatrical genres. Next, he will work through the stages of rehearsal from first read-through, table work, advice for blocking, running scenes and the full show, adding technical elements, dress rehearsal, opening and running the show and the post-mortem. Participatory exercises are a big part of this element: physical and vocal exercises, improvisation, exercises for character development, channeling ensemble energy and exploring the emotional arc of characterization. He will ...

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Trivia 2018 # 32

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Trivia 2018 # 32

August 10 ~ 1972 - Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for drug possession after a concert in Gothenburg Sweden. Paul was fined $1,000 and Linda $200. ~ 1985 - Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' becomes the first solo album by a female to sell 5 million copies. August 11 ~ 1952 - Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry and told not to return until he was sober. ~ 1986 - The Monkees' first four LP's reenter Billboard's Top Albums after almost 20 years. August 12 ~ 1968 - Jimmy Page, Robet Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham play together for the first time. ~ 1949 - Mark Knopfler was born August 13 ~ 1938 - Robert Johnson played a show at a roadhouse outside Greenwood, MS. It has been speculated that Johnson was poisoned after the show which caused his death several days later. Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was ...

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Emm Gryner Heating Up August First Friday

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Emm Gryner Heating Up August...

Review by Brian Hay The great thing about Emm Gryner’s songs is the strength at their core. Her studio albums are richly arranged but the songs themselves not only hold up well under unadorned presentation, they thrive on it. Part of it’s because Gryner’s an accomplished musician and seasoned performer but a lot is due to her songs just being really good. Her set list featured several numbers from her new disc ‘Only Of Earth (Days Of Games)’ and an array of pieces from various places in her catalogue. A rendition of ’Space Oddity’ that used Bowie’s original lyrics marked her time in his band and the subsequent collaboration with Chris Hadfield was given a heartfelt reading that conveyed much of what she feels about those times. ’Summerlong’, a track from year 2000’s ‘Dead Relatives’, displayed the virtue of revisiting older pieces — that song became so fresh it seemed brand new. ...

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Trivia 2018 # 31

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Trivia 2018 # 31

August 3 ~ 1968 - The Doors top the charts with "Hello I Love You" ~ 1963 - James Hetfield of Metallic fame is born August 4 ~ 1967 - Pink Floyd releases their debut album - The Piper At The Gates of Dawn ~ 1901 - Louis Armstrong is born August 5 ~ 1975 - Stevie Wonder signed a $13 million contract to cover seven years. The contract was the largest contract in the recording industry at the time. ~ 1980 - The Osmonds split up August 6 ~ 1940 - Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later. ~ 1960 - Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American TV for the first time on "American Bandstand." Chubby Checker (birth name Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American rock n roll singer and dancer. He is widely known for popularizing many dance styles including the ...

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519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE now @ Cheeky Monkey

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519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE now...

CHEEKY MONKEY NOW HAS 519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE FREE to pick up and enjoy! This free monthly publication is the only entertainment magazine in the Detroit/Windsor area, with 25,000 printed copies available at select locations from Detroit to London. 519 features 12 digital issues per year and 6 print editions (June, August, October, December, February, April) featuring current and relevant artists, musicians, actors, theatres, writers, creators and publishers. From international touring stars to unsung local heroes, 519 is strong, proud and free - yes, you heard that right, free - there’s no charge, unless you want one delivered to your home. Giving you another reason to be proud to live in the 519. Next issue will feature  stories and interviews with Cheap Trick, Heather Rankin, Toto, Fred Penner and Sarnia's own Eric Ethridge.

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WARDROBE WORKSHOP @ Imperial Theatre

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WARDROBE WORKSHOP @ Imperial...

Are you interested in getting involved with local theatre?  Wardrobe Workshop - August 9 - 4:30 - 6:00 pm 

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NIC SWALES – Worker CD Now on Sale @ Cheeky Monkey

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NIC SWALES – Worker CD...

Newest CD WORKER now on sale @ Cheeky Monkey. Take a listen to a couple of songs from it... To say that musician and songwriter Nic Swales, gets around is not an understatement. With his roots firmly planted in Sarnia currently, he has traveled many miles over the last decade honing his craft and getting his music out to the public. His style of song writing and singing is at warm and inviting with a haunting lilt to it that leaves you wanting more. Known to be one of Sarnia's premier song-smith's, back in 2007, Nic relocated briefly to Halifax Nova Scotia and independently recorded and released an acoustic EP "Sunny River" along with a full length pop/rock album "Bohemian Summer". Both were recorded, engineered and produced by Dennis Field at Denmark Productions. A total of sixteen songs were recorded with a successful CD release party in Sarnia and a brief ...

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Trivia 2018 # 30

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Trivia 2018 # 30

July 27 ~ 1981 - Stevie Nicks releases her first solo album, Bella Donna ~ 1983 - Madonna's self-titled debut album was released. July 28 ~ 1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation. 1987 - The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of their song "Revolution" in shoe commercials. July 29 ~ 1967 - The Doors have their first #1 hit with 'Light My Fire; ~ 1963 - Geddy Lee of Rush was born July 30 ~ 1954 - Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised. ~ 1987 - David Bowie played the first show of his North American "Glass Spider" tour in Philadelphia, PA. July 31 ~ 1971 - James Taylor and Carole King have a hit with "You've Got A Friend". ~ 1969 - A Moscow police chief reported that thousands of Moscow telephone booths had been made inoperable by thieves who had stolen phone parts ...

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Trivia 2018 # 29

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Trivia 2018 # 29

~ 1974 - Joey Ramone became the lead vocalist for the Ramones. ~ 1975 - Steve Van Zandt (also known as Little Steven) performed for the first time in concert as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. July 21 ~ 1973 - Jim Croce tops the charts with "Bad Bad Leroy Brown". Released as part of his 1973 album Life and Times, the song was a Number One pop hit for him, spending two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1973. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1973. Croce was nominated for two 1973 Grammy awards in the Pop Male Vocalist and Record of the Year categories for "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown". It was his last number-one single before his death on September 20. Professional wrestlers Junkyard Dog and Bad Leroy Brown used ring names inspired by the song. The song inspired Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury ...

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VINYL RECORD FANS – IMPORTANT INFO

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VINYL RECORD FANS –...

With the popularity of vinyl records on the increase, it's important to educate new converts to the format of the proper care and handling of their records. Records require a lot of special handling to insure that they last and stay in good condition. The following is a place to start. Hopefully as a record collector you want to keep your records in the best possible condition as possible. In order to do so, there are a few essential things to keep in mind. Cleaning the Vinyl It is very important to keep the vinyl record itself clean. Due to the vinyl record's tendency to easily build up static electrical charges, it becomes a virtual magnet for dust. It is recommended that you buy a brush for your records and use it on them every time before you play them and before you put them back in their covers to ensure they're not being ...

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