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Trivia Q & A # 8 – 2017

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Q. Which Canadian singer wrote the hit song "Sunglasses at Night" in 1983, while working in England? A. Corey Hart was in England playing with Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend when he wrote his first hit song, "Sunglasses at Night". Hart's debut album, First Offense, was recorded at Revolution Recording Studios in Manchester, England in the spring of 1982. "Never Surrender" was another big hit for Corey in 1985. He was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1962 and has also lived in Mexico City, Spain and Florida. He has recorded with such famous singers as Tom Jones, Paul Anka, Eric Clapton and Billy Joel. He was offered the starring role in the movie "Back to the Future" but turned it down. Because of his good looks, and popularity with teens, he was featured in the magazines "Tiger Beat" and "Bop" in the mid eighties. Hart's first experience as a performing artist came ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 276

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Feb 14, 2017 The Show with David Burrows #276 Opening Segment: Valentines Day event successful. The Entertainment Scene: A passion for singing and performer. Local resident Rob Rooke is following his dreams of being a crooner. In fact he is 'The Bass Crooner'. Rob talks about his passion for singing and his influence from his father growing up. In The Community: 'Catch The Ace' - A fun card game played every Thursday at Boston Pizza. The event is supporting The Inn of the Good Shepherd- Sarnia. Executive Director Myles Vanni explains how someone could potentially win up to $50,000. Closing Segment: Sarnia Sting Family Day Event. www.sarniasting.com What's new at www.tvsn.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 7 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 7 –...

Q.  This band had a hit in 1986 with "Love is Fire". It featured vocals by John Oates of Hall & Oates. What was the name of the band? A.  The Parachute Club was a Canadian band formed in Toronto in 1982. They released three top 40 hits in Canada between 1983 and 1987, including "Rise Up",""At the Feet of the Moon" and "Love Is Fire" (which featured guest duet vocals from John Oates). The band was well known for being one of the first mainstream pop acts in Canada to integrate world music influences, particularly Caribbean styles such as reggae and soca, into their sound. In 1998, the Parachute Club song "Rise Up" was licensed by EMI Music Canada to McCain Foods Limited for a television commercial for self-rising pizza dough. Members of Parachute Club publicly opposed this commercial use of the song. In a news release issued at the commencement ...

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Call for submissions -8th Annual Writing Contest -Alzheimer...

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‘CELEBRATING MEMORY’ 8th Annual Writing Contest All writers are invited to submit a letter, poem, or short story that the photograph (on the ASL website) inspires them to write about celebrating memory, to the ‘CELEBRATING MEMORY’ Writing Contest. Draw on your imagination or facts to sharing your most-treasured memories. The letter, poem or short story is intended to be a celebration of the gift of memory and does not have to be specific to dementia; fiction or nonfiction – just what the photograph inspires you to write (see the Alzheimer Society website for the photograph and contest rules). The objective of the contest is to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, during January Alzheimer awareness month. Submissions from 18 years and older must be accompanied by a $20.00 entry fee, and be considered a donation to the local chapter. Donations of greater value are welcome but will not affect the outcome of the competition. Submissions from 17 years and younger are free. This year’s ...

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The Show with David Burrows #275

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Published on Feb 7, 2017 The Show with David Burrows #275 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting recap & The Home Depot event. The Entertainment Scene: A local rock group Round House has been playing there passion for Classic Rock! These 4 young adults have been rockin' hard from the start and are ready to rock you socks off. Members of the band talk about why they love the music they play. The band also shares details of a special 'all ages' event at Shakers Lounge in Petrolia. In The Community: For sure you have heard of 411 and 911, but do you know what 211 is? Norm Lamoureux a recipient of the Mayor's Honour list talks about the information hotline. Norm also discusses the importance of the service and the upcoming 211 day. www.211ontario.ca Closing Segment: A special benefit at The Station Music Hall for Wilma Timmers. Watch more at www.tvsn.ca

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February 2017 First Friday reviews by Brian Hay

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February 2017 First Friday...

Editor's note-- Thank you to Brian Hay for writing the review below regarding Cheeky Monkey's February First Friday event.  To see more photos of Evan Dawe & John Pilat CLICK HERE. That same night, the band Roundhouse was playing at the Trinity Lounge and he has reviewed them as well.  They are the band playing during March 3rd First Friday at Cheeky Monkey.  CLICK HERE for details. Sarnia’s First Friday, February 3, 2017: evan.john at the Cheeky Monkey and The The Rapids with Round House at the Trinity Lounge — Young Musicians Bringing the Excitement Back to Music by Brian Hay This is no small thing. I didn’t see it but have read that the Superbowl halftime show was polished but lacking in excitement and surprises. Recently a high profile event featured a big surprise but having the singer stop while the music continued with the vocals wasn’t one anybody involved wanted. The ...

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Trivia Q & A # 6 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 6 –...

Q. What Canadian singer had a 1977 hit that got him on the "Mike Douglas" and "Merv Griffin" shows to sing the number. It's a song that Tina Turner recorded for her 1978 album, "Rough". A. Daniel Grafton "Dan" Hill IV (born 3 June 1954) is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. He had two major international hits with his songs "Sometimes When We Touch" and "Can't We Try", a duet with Vonda Shepard, as well as a number of other charting singles in Canada and the United States. Hill was born in Toronto, the son of social scientist and public servant Daniel G. Hill, and brother of the author Lawrence Hill and the late novelist Karen Hill. He studied guitar in his teens, leaving high school at 17 to work as songwriter for RCA. At one point he was working for the Ontario provincial government, delivering office supplies, while performing at the ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD on Great Deals Wall

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD on Great Deals...

Lynyrd Skynyrd  is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, the band was also known by names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their success, three members died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation. The band has sold 28 million albums in the United States. Selected titles are now on the Cheeky Monkey GREAT DEALS WALL.  While supplies last of course. Priced as low as $4.96 each. Titles on Great Deals Wall include... ...SECOND HELPING ... GIMME BACK MY BULLETS ... DOUBLE TROUBLE ...(Pronounced 'leh-nerd skin-nerd) ... FAMILY ... AUTHORIZED BOOTLEG - LIVE/Cardiff Capitol Theatre - Cardiff, Wales ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 274 – with Evan &...

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Published on Jan 31, 2017 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting Recap - More updates at www.tvsn.ca/sarnia-sting The Entertainment Scene: A new and poplar music duo is entertaining in Sarnia. Evan Dawe and John Pilat aka Evan & John are getting noticed. Having recently played at The Lawrence House the duo is preparing for a performance at the popular First Friday location Cheeky Monkey. Look them up on facebook at evan.john.music In The Community: A trivia night is being held at the Sarnia Riding Club this Saturday to support the CNIB in Sarnia. Brian Moore shares the details of this annual event. Only a few spots remain. Closing Segment: Now there is more to see at The Video Show Network website www.tvsn.ca Local news, sports, and other new updates have been added. You can add your event by emailing david@tvsn.ca or calling our office at 519-479-0644 Visit our website today at www.tvsn.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 5 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 5 –...

Q. Known for ten top 100 Canadian chart singles that include "Who Knows How To Make Love Stay" and "Too Bad", what Canadian band am I speaking of that took a five-year hiatus after the death of their lead singer in 2004? A. Doug and the Slugs was founded in Vancouver in 1977 by Toronto-born Doug Bennett, who had been a graphic designer in his home town before moving to British Columbia in the mid-1970s.  Bennett served as the band's chief songwriter, frontman, and lead singer. Keyboardist Simon Kendall described Bennett's writing style: "He had some unique and very interesting lyrics. An anachronistic style, if you like. He was a bit of R&B, he was a bit 1940s, he was a bit Tex-Mex. As a writer, I think he deserves more credit than he gets for being intelligent. He wrote some beautiful and quite provocative songs." After some turnover amongst Slugs in ...

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