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AUDITIONS – Theatre Sarnia Wizard of Oz

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AUDITIONS – Theatre...

Choir Auditions! Come to the auditions dates but don't worry about the acting or dancing portions  

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TOP SELLERS OF 2018 @ Cheeky Monkey

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TOP SELLERS OF 2018 @ Cheeky...

TOP SELLING VINYL RECORDS OF 2018 @ CHEEKY MONKEY # 10 - TRAGICALLY HIP - Fully Completley # 9 - PINK FLOYD - The Wall # 8 - NIRVANA - Nevermind # 7 - THE BEATLES - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band # 6 - THE BEATLES - Abbey Road # 5 - DONOVAN WOODS - Both Ways # 4 - TRAGICALLY HIP - Up To Here # 3 - LED ZEPPELIN - 2 # 2 - PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon # 1 - GREAT VAN FLEET - Anthem of The Peace Army TOP SELLING CD'S OF 2018 @ CHEEKY MONKEY # 10 - ALICE IN CHAINS - Rainer Fog #   9 - QUEEN - Absolute Greatest Hits #   8 - MICHAEL BUBLE - Love #   7 - ERIC CLAPTON - Happy Christmas #   6 - QUEEN - Bohemian Rhapsody (movie soundtrack) - DVD & BluRay due Feb. 12 - pre-order yours at Cheeky Monkey NOW #   5-  GRETA VAN FLEET - From The ...

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EMINEM – KAMIKAZE

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EMINEM – KAMIKAZE

If all the greatest artists of the moment release surprise albums, why not Eminem? After "Revival" which has divided despite some hits like "Walk On Water" with Beyoncé and "River" with Ed Sheeran, Eminem surprises his world with "Kamikaze", a new project of 13 tracks. As the name of the album suggests, Marshall Mathers does not expect to spare anyone. If Dr. Dre wears the executive producer cap as always, "Kamikaze" sees Eminem collaborating with star producers Mike Will Made It (Kendrick Lamar, Future, Beyoncé, Jay Z), Boi-1Da (Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey), Tay Keith (Drake, Blocboy JB, Key Glock) or Ronny J (XXXtentacion, Lil Pump, Denzel Curry). At the microphone, Eminem returns more upset than ever and we find with pleasure the technical prowess and the piques assassins of the one often considered by fans as the best rapper in the world. As guests, nothing surprising: his friend always Royce Da ...

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January 2019 First Friday Tastiness with Me & Mr. Smith

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January 2019 First Friday...

Sarnia First Friday: Notes by Me and Mr. Smith Settle in an Exquisite Zone at the Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay From the start this gig conveyed the sense that all was right with the world. Or at least it was in the Cheeky Monkey. Transparently clear notes from the guitar of Nick Swan and silky tones from the voice of Lise Michaud were as much a caress as they were a delivery of sounds that transported listeners to a place where harmonious tranquility was dominant. It was a lovely space, the perfect answer to the bustle of the holidays, a trying day at work or just a day of the blahs that typifies the winter season. (For this writer it was the last one but that’s not important). From any perspective it’s clear this duo is on to something. Nick Swan is a deeply sensitive guitarist who combines impeccable rhythmic timing with ...

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Trivia 2019 # 1

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Trivia 2019 # 1

Q. Which Canadian band leader, famous for New Year's Eve music, made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list with "It's Love-Love-Love"? A. Guy Lombardo was born in London, Ontario in June, 1902. His orchestra played at venues around North America, but is most famous for New Year's Eve radio and television broadcasts from 1929 through the mid-70s where they always played "Auld Lang Syne". His hit song "It's Love-Love-Love" arrived on the Billboard chart on April 6, 1944, lasting a total of ten weeks on the chart, peaking at number one for two weeks. The song was included in the film Stars on Parade (1944). The Platters included the song on their album Song for the Lonely (1962).

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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 as its now popularly being used on top rated dj gear sets by the top Dj's in the world, 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 ...

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ABBA on the ‘Great Deals’ Wall

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ABBA on the ‘Great Deals...

Selected ABBA CD's now on the GREAT DEALS WALL starting at $6.99 each. Get them while supplies last. ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982. Waterloo is the second studio album by ABBA, and the first released internationally. It was originally released in Sweden on 4 March 1974 through Polar Music. The album's title track won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and became a global hit, launching the group's career. ABBA is the third (second internationally) studio album by the Swedish pop group of the same name. It was originally released on 21 April 1975 through Polar Music and ...

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CHANCE TO WIN WHITEHORSE PRIZE PACK + CHEEKY MONKEY GIFT...

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CHANCE TO WIN WHITEHORSE PRIZE...

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN a Whitehorse Prize Pack and a Cheeky Monkey $50.00 gift certificate. Simple stop into Cheeky Monkey and find one of the 5 Whitehorse Christmas ornaments hanging in various spots throughout the store. On the ornament you will find the website info to enter to win. (or CLICK HERE) Hurry and enter before the deadline of December 21st.

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KYP HARNESS on CD & book

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KYP HARNESS on CD & book

Wigford Rememberies, published in the spring of 2016, won the 2017 ReLit Award for Best Novel. Kyp Harness is back with a sophomore effort—The Abandoned. Among the strip malls, industrial parks and overpasses of Southwestern Ontario, the protagonist of The Abandoned is a young misfit with an overactive imagination and a heavy-drinking father, surrounded by bullies at school and wondering if he’ll ever be normal. He experiences first love with another high school student, Sherrie, and at the same time he meets his first friend, Russ. In pursuing Sherrie, Tim is drawn into a cult-like religious retreat, and his friendship with Russ takes a strange turn as the three teenagers confront their vanishing childhood New CD from Sarnia native, Kyp Harness - Review from Great Dark Wonder blog... With this, his 14th full-length album, Kyp Harness shares a collection of nine timely observations of our fraying society, rendered with all the wit, wisdom and ...

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December First Friday Rolling with BIG HIGHWAY

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December First Friday Rolling...

Big Highway at the Cheeky Monkey: Hip In Their Back Pockets Sarnia First Friday, December 7, 2018 by Brian Hay The first thing that was noticeable about the playing of Big Highway was the charge it contained. That was clear right from the opposite end of the store to the point where it jumped out at the listener. It was electrifying and invigorating, also a sign that it was going to be a good night. The second point was in how much they sounded like the Tragically Hip. What they were doing wasn’t an imitation — they were clearly their own band but the essence they channeled was, literally, pure Hip. It would almost have been eerie had the proceedings been somber but the band members were having too much fun for that to happen. The energy in their playing started in their basement. Or to put it another way, with their rhythm section. ...

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