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2012 RECORD STORE DAY Updates

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2012 RECORD STORE DAY Updates

    April 20th UPDATE... Look at that counter!!  Can you beleive RSD is one more sleep away!  Bought a whole whack of snacks for the 'refreshment table'.  All Cheeky Charlie's favourite foods - and none of them health.  Isn't that what a party is about - fun, music and junk food?! Tell you friends to sign up thru this website for our newsletter if they want to get the SPECIAL EDITION delivered tonight announcing our DEALS and EXCLUSIVE items we will have for sale. April 18th UPDATE... Lots to report today!!! The excitement is mounting!!!! First off, got a box of sampler CD's from Mint Records to use as part of our giveaways. Thank you Mint Records! Second - added another item to the draws thanks to Michele at Select  and she sent a bundle of posters to use as giveaways too. Here is the complete list of draw items... ...MARK LANEGAN test press LP … ALBUMS: Stories Behind 50 ...

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ArtWalk 2012 Performers

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ArtWalk 2012 Performers

PERFORMERS Saturday Night Ticketed Show at Main Stage Hawksley Workman Tickets available beginning April 1. Concert to be held at Artwalk Mainstage in Scotiabank Parking Lot at 8pm on June 2nd. Rah Rah Tickets available beginning April 1. Concert to be held at Artwalk Mainstage in Scotiabank Parking Lot at 8pm on June 2nd. Friday Night Free Show at Main Stage Great Owls 8pm Running Red Lights 9pm Saturday Main Stage Slakadeliqs 1pm Sarah Smith 2pm Lake Effect 3pm Friendlyness & the Human Rights 4pm DJ Carl Emery Saturday George St. Stage  When Systems Collide 12pm  Ezio / Phil 1pm  Mike Blackmore and the Ladiesmen 2pm  Jim Chevalier 3pm  Steadfast 4pm Marinol Nation 5pm Sunday Main Stage What Odds (Celidh)12pm Evening Hymns 1pm Sunparlour Players 2pm Dave Russell & the Precious Souls 3pm Soul Patch 4pm DJ Franck Nowak  Sunday George St. Stage Songwriter's Circle 12pmHosted by: Nic SwalesFeaturing: Frank Deresti from Lake Effect Kevin Howley & Scarlett Flynn from Running Red Lights Dave Russell from Dave Russell and the Precious Stones Lunchbox Standard 1pm Kevin Barr / Zac Aitken 2pm Erica and Sarah / Kurt Oblak 3pm Kicking Souls 4pm

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Cheeky Charlie Learns About Love & Relationships…

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Cheeky Charlie Learns About...

On Saturday April 14th, Cheeky Charlie attended the play I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE! at The Imperial Theatre presented by Theatre Sarnia, directed by Mike Czechowicz. The official synopsis is... This musical explores the trials and tribulations of being single, dating, marriage, loss and heartbreak. In doing so, it takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." It explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while revealing the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car, and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. The musical pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, and to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance.  Everyone can relate to this funny, mature look at relationships…you’ll leave the show thinking, “Were they talking about me?” When it says "everyone can relate" it is very true. ...

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April 2012 First Friday Good Time Had By All

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April 2012 First Friday Good...

It was a full house at Cheeky Monkey for the April 13th First Friday.  I know, the 13th was the SECOND Friday.  Good Friday fell on the FIRST Friday, and since stores etc can not be open that day, it was pushed back a week.  This happens everytime a stat holiday happens on a First Friday evening.  Sometimes it causes some confusion and the crowds are light.  Not for this month's event.  The weather was perfect and the streets, stores and galleries were filled with people! The band playing at Cheeky Monkey was Portrait of You.  This was the third time we've hosted them.  Exactly a year ago they played for the 2011 April First Friday (new tradition guys - let's book it now) and they played on the sidewalk outside the store in the summer when Bayfest organized an artist fair in the downtown to coincide with their rock weekend ...

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Call for Exhibitors for SPRING ART FAIR

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4th Annual pring Art Fair @ Grace United Church 2012 Call for Art Fair Exhibitors Application for exhibit space can also be downloaded at WWW.ACBR.COM Event: Spring Art Fair Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 Time: 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM Location: Grace United Church 990 Cathcart Blvd. Sarnia, ON N7S 2H2 Office Phone: 542-1203 Contact: Bruce Ritchie at 331-6408 or 869-8026 Fees: Single Booth = 10 ft x 8 ft Cost = $35.00 Double Booth = 20 ft X 8 ft Cost = $70.00 · The Spring Art Fair is held indoors in the north end of Grace United Church ...

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Theatre Sarnia Snippet Night for 2012-13 Season

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Theatre Sarnia Snippet Night...

Review of Theatre Sarnia Season Preview Snippet Night 2012-2013 Submitted by: Barb Toye Local theatre goers experienced a special evening on April 3, 2012: Theatre Sarnia presented the 2012-2013 Season Preview Snippet Night, free of charge. The mimimalist sets effectively evoked the atmosphere of each play and the note-perfect cast members were off-book after very little rehearsal time. Previewed during the evening were three classics: Arsenic and Old Lace, The Secret Garden, Guys and Dolls and two more modern pieces: Squabbles and Calendar Girls. Each Snippet left the guests wanting more of the promising upcoming season. As a bonus, the audience members were given a preview of the next production, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, which runs April 13-21, 2012. A reception followed in the Lawton Gallery, where performers and crew mingled with the appreciative audience. The talent of the actors, directors, backstage crew and all who contribute to mounting the productions is first-rate ...

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Cheeky Charlie meets a Doe

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Cheeky Charlie meets a Doe

Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. is the opening performance of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  On her way to dress rehersal, Emily Wright, a cast member that is playing the part of a 'young doe', stopped in and chatted with Cheeky Charlie. The play is being presented by Lambton Young Theatre Players with 2 shows today, Wednesday, 1 afternoon matinee of Thursday and 2 shows on Friday - 2:00 pm matinee and 700 pm evening.  Tickets are still available at Cheeky Monkey.  Adults tickets are only $12.00 and students are $7.00.  For more info CLICK HERE.

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Juno 2012 Winners…

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Juno 2012 Winners…

Canada's biggest night in music, The Juno Awards took place in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday April 1, and things got crazy! With host William Shatner keeping things fun and light and performances from Nickelback, Hedley, Simple Plan and Feist - the best in Canadian music had it's well-deserved night in the spotlight! Check out the list of winners from last night's show below. JUNO FAN CHOICE: Justin Bieber SINGLE OF THE YEAR: The Sheepdogs, "I Don't Know." ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Michael Bublé, Christmas. ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Feist NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dan Mangan SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Dallas Green for "We Found Each Other" and "Weightless," from Little Hell. DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Martin Solveig and Dragonette, "Hello." INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Adele, 21. NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Sheepdogs. GROUP OF THE YEAR: Arkells COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Terri Clark, Roots and Wings. ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Feist, Metals. ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ...

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Erika & Sara Singing on a Saturday

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Erika & Sara Singing on a...

For three hours on the afternoon of Saturday, February 25, young singer-songwriters Erika and Sara performed on the Red Carpet Stage at Cheeky Monkey. Before the audience got too big, they spent a few minutes with Cheeky Charlie letting him sing along on a song with them. Their song selections range greatly with something to please every age group.  From Johnny Cash's 'Folsom Prison' to several covers from Adele's most recent album and the hit from Foster The People.  Erika's sweet emotion filled voice accompanied by Sara's skill on the acoustic guitar were especially pleasing on their version of The Beatles 'Let It Be'. At the start of their second set, Erika took a little longer break from singing while Sara played several songs solo on her guitar really showcasing her skills. Along with the many covers versions they made there own, were mixed a selection of some of their original songs. These ladies, are ...

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Having Hope at Home – Review

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Having Hope at Home –...

Cheeky Charlie, Roland and I were all set to go to the Imperial Theatre to see the current play HAVING HOPE AT HOME presented by Theatre Sarnia.  Unfortunately, I was not feeling well, so we decided not to go.  BUT thanks to  good friend, Barb Toye who did go, we have a review for you.  From the sounds of it, we missed an excellent play and performance.   The play runs until Feb. 25th. Having Hope at Home - Reviewed by Barb Toye The excellent interior set was evocative of a semi-shabby rural farmhouse under refurbishment, with a cozy bedroom to the left, kitchen at the back, dining table mid-stage right and loveseat in foreground. A jazzy classical guitar piece was played during the opening speeches which unfortunately overrode some of the dialogue a bit. Periodically through the play snippets of McGarrigle Sisters songs were heard, in reference to the leading man's ...

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