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Cool July First Friday with BobCatz

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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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BATTLE OF THE BANDS taking submissions

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS taking...

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WarwiK Rocks Cheeky Monkey in An Acoustic Way

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WarwiK Rocks Cheeky Monkey in...

June First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: WarwiK Delivers An Acoustic Set With Punch by Brian Hay Guitarist Ian Wills was the first member of WarwiK to make an appearance. What he came up with before his bandmates joined in made it easy to see that he was very good. Bassist Kyle Carlos was the next to join in and he was impressive as well. This was very promising and nobody ended up disappointed. When singer and drummer Derek Reno completed the trio they lived up to the high standard that had been hinted at. Their presentation went from strength to strength. Kyle Carlos was comfortable with either the bass or the acoustic guitar. Ian Wills shifted effortlessly between lead and rhythm playing. Derek Reno was strong on the drums and marvelous when playing the electric guitar. The musical communication between the members was stellar. All of them were strong time keepers and ...

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Trivia Q & A # 22 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 22 –...

Q. Which gravel-voiced English singer was previously a gas-fitter from Sheffield? A. John Robert Cocker - known as Joe Cocker was born on 20 May 1944 at 38 Tasker Road, Crookes, Sheffield. He was the youngest son of a civil servant, Harold Cocker, and Madge Cocker, née Lee. According to differing family stories, Cocker received his nickname of Joe either from playing a childhood game called "Cowboy Joe", or from a local window cleaner named Joe. Cocker's main musical influences growing up were Ray Charles and Lonnie Donegan. Cocker's first experience singing in public was at age 12 when his elder brother Victor invited him on stage to sing during a gig of his skiffle group. In 1960, along with three friends, Cocker formed his first group, the Cavaliers. For the group's first performance at a youth club, they were required to pay the price of admission before entering. ...

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Paint Party with Moses Lunham

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Saturday, June 29, 1-3:30 pm, Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.  “Paint Party with Moses Lunham.”  $50 per person.  Each participant creates an original painting.  Contact Moses to register:  daredoxgrfx@yahoo.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 21 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 21 –...

Q. Which member of the Hollies went on to join the hugely successful American band commonly known by their initials? A. Graham Nash is known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of the English pop/rock group the Hollies and the folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young). Nash became an American citizen on 14 August 1978 and holds dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. Nash is a photography collector and a published photographer. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997 and as a member of the Hollies in 2010. Nash initially met both David Crosby and Stephen Stills in 1966 during a Hollies US tour. On a subsequent visit to the US in 1968, he was more formally introduced to Crosby by mutual friend Cass ...

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