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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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TONY DOWSWELL LAUNCHES FRIUTS OF YOUR LABOUR

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TONY DOWSWELL LAUNCHES FRIUTS...

February 17 was the night and DNA studios was the place that Tony Dowswell launched his latest album, The Fruits Of Your Labour and Cheeky Charlie was right there in the thick of it. With tracks from the recording  playing in the background (Tony would have played but was still nursing an injury), well wishers, industry types and participants were all on hand. The Fruits Of Your Labour is available now at Cheeky Monkey or or on-line HERE where you can here some samples.  

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Canadians at the 2012 Grammy Awards

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Canadians at the 2012 Grammy...

Best Moment of Can-Con While there were some charming shots of Ottawa singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards during boyfriend Bon Iver's acceptance speech -- and Vancouver's Diana Krall joined Paul McCartney for his Grammy performance -- the most jaw-dropping appearance by a Canadian came courtesy deadmau5, the Ontario DJ and Grammy nominee who joined (then upstaged) Foo Fighters late in the broadcast. Deadmau5 scored a Grammy nod for his remix of the Foos' "Rope," and a visceral performance of that track closed the show's first ever tribute to EDM. By the end of the performance, Dave Grohl was in the crowd. Now, if only someone had thought to pass him a pair of ears. - Courtesy of  Dose.ca Some of the Canadians up for prizes at Sunday’s 54th  Grammy Awards: Drake (3): The Toronto was up for best rap performance for his Nicki Minaj collaboration “Moment 4 Life,” and has two more noms in the best rap/sung ...

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February 2012 First Friday

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February 2012 First Friday

The February First Friday lived up to the hype when Natural Disasters came to shake the rafters at Cheeky Monkey. The 5 piece band kept the capacity crowd entertained with classic rock that included a heavy dose of CAN-CON. The repertoire ranged from The Guess Who, 54-40 and Tragically Hip to name just a few. The band and audience were there for a good time and no-one left disappointed. Adorning the walls of Cheeky Monkey, is the photographic art work of Pierre Houle. It is easy to see why he was the 2011 Grand Prize winner of the Sarnia Photographic Club's annual Photo Contest. His keen eye and interesting editing techniques make his work truly intriguing. Pierre's exhibit continues until February 25. All items included framed, enlarged photos, matted photos and cards with envelopes in various sizes are available to purchase. Thanks to Pierre for the photographs taken during the evening.  To see more, ...

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Iggy Pop the official ambassador for Record Store Day 2012

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Iggy Pop the official...

Iggy Pop has been named ambassador for Record Store Day 2012. The annual event, this year falling on April 21, is used to publicize and drive business to independent record stores who continue the fight against internet sales. Pop said of his new "position:" A person should have a personality. You won't get one dicking around on a computer. It helps to go somewhere where there are other persons. Persons who are interested in something you are. That's how a record store or any shop that's got some life to it should work. It's not about selling shit. I got my name, my musical education and my personality all from working at a record store during my tender years. In the 50s and 60s the teen kids used to gather after school at these places to listen free to the latest singles and see if they liked the beat. You could buy the ...

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