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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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Brazilian Bossa Nova singer Fernanda Cunha CD’s

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Brazilian Bossa Nova singer...

NOW AVAILABLE AT CHEEKY MONKEY BRASIL CANADA CANTA FILO MACHADO Fernanda Cunha is a brazilian singer. She comes from a musical family. Her mother was a singer and her aunt, Sueli Costa, is a well-known composer in Brazil. She began performing in 1997 at various clubs around Rio de Janeiro. Fernanda made her first Canadian appearance at the Yardbird Suite in 2005 and has been a regular performer in Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast ever since: Vancouver Island and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Alianait Arts Festival in Nunavut and Jazz Yukon series;  Edmonton International Jazz Festival , University of Toronto and other venues. She also has presented clinics/workshops at Mohawk College in Hamilton(Ontario) with Pat Collins trio and at Camthra Secondary School in Mississauga(Ontario), and a 1 week residency performing concerts at long-term care facilities as well as in local schools(kindergarten through secondary) in Qualicum Beach(BC) as part of the Harvest of Music Festival. In 2009, ...

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Blackmore & Blackmore CD Release for Sept. First Friday

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Blackmore & Blackmore CD...

September First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Blackmore and Blackmore Show The Creative Way To Move Ahead And Release A CD by Brian Hay There are right and wrong ways to do everything. What Mike Blackmore did with his two instruments, a set of looping devices and a healthy influx of creative imagination was definitely an illustration of one of the right ways. Technological aids are frequently used to create shortcuts. That’s one of the knocks against them. Another is the reputation they’ve acquired for stripping the music of its warmth. With Mike Blackmore there’s no shortcuts. That, along with the imagination involved, and the fact that everything is put together live, insures the music carries the spontaneity and warmth of something that’s been created on the spot. That’s true of his live shows and of his new release, the CD ‘Coyote’. Mike doesn’t use prerecorded tracks. Songs begin with whichever instrument fits ...

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Summer Entertainment Series + more provided by City of...

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Summer Entertainment Series +...

Saturday, August 24 Annual Hobbyfest event at Germain Park and the Strangway Centre. Join us from 9:00 AM – for 2:00 PM for a day of fun, relaxation, and participation in interactive activities and displays. For more information, call (519) 332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca.

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RSD 2019 Exclusive from Kevin Hearn & Friends up for...

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RSD 2019 Exclusive from Kevin...

If you were one of the many fans who donated to MusiCounts to get the KEVIN HEARN & FRIENDS - Superhero Suite exclusive Record Store Day 2019 release, we have exciting news about your collectible from our friends at RSD Canada. Not only did you help raise funds for MusiCounts, with your donation for this record, but now it is being honoured. Kevin Hearn & Friends – Superhero Suite – has been nominated in 3 categories for this year’s Making Vinyl awards in LA !! To be nominated for all 3 categories is a real testament to how special this record is. Congratulations, Kevin Hearn , & Warner Music Canada / MusiCounts / Microforum for there distribution and partnership, and all the stores that got behind this incredible release your stores raised: $6,800 The awards will be held in LA on Oct 14, as part of the 2 day conference. You can ...

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Petrolia Community Theatre Auditions Aug 2019

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Petrolia Community Theatre...

Petrolia Community Theatre AUDITIONS For show on Nov. 14 to 17, 2019 A Christmas Story Play by Philip Grecian, Book by Jean Shephard The wonderful comedy about little Ralphie who wants a BB gun for Christmas but everyone tells him, “you’ll shoot your eye out!” Thurs. Aug. 22 7 - 9 pm Fri. Aug. 23 7 - 9 pm Sun. Aug. 25 2 - 4 pm At 305 Centre St, Unit 2, Petrolia (across from the ambulance station) Requires: 6 men, 2 women, 8 boys (7-15), 2 girls (8-12) and several other non-speaking roles.

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Roland Getting Saucy with Evan

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Roland Getting Saucy with Evan

Are you a fan of hot/spicy foods? Or just enjoy watching other people's reactions to eating it? Well then you need to watch local hot sauce fan Evan Dawe's show Getting Saucy With Evan. If you stop in to Cheeky Monkey on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m you can watch as Evan and Roland test their tolerance and give their opinion on the sauce of the day in the hope of expanding your knowledge of what is out there in the great big spicy world. You can watch past & current episodes on Facebook (click HERE), YouTube (click HERE) and Instagram (click HERE) Tuesday, August 13 -  Roland got Saucy With Evan (Dawe) when they tried out and critiqued Hurt Berry Farms hot sauced called Charred Threads. For more photos in order of reaction to the hot sauce, CLICK HERE

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Record Store Day Canada Unsigned Musician Competition

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Record Store Day Canada...

Hey LISTEN UP musicians...Are you an unsigned artist or in an unsigned band or know someone who is unsigned? Dream of having your record released on vinyl? The #RSDCUnsignedcompetition is now on it's an opportunity not to be missed! One unsigned Canadian artist will have the chance to get their music pressed on 500 vinyl records by Microforum Vinyl. It couldn't be easier to take part; all you need to do is upload a one-minute submission video showcasing your talent before November 1, 2019 and you could be a winner. 2019’s winning artist will be chosen by our panel which includes: --Noble Musa - Vice President Sales and Marketing -Aine Guiney - is the Marketing & Business Development Vinyl --Sarah Burke | Manager, Music Programming | Sirius XM Canada Inc. -Drew Khan | Music Programming | Sirius XM Canada Inc --Olivia Cummings |Senior Coordinator, Development & Partnerships | CARAS | The JUNO Awards | MusiCounts -Jesse Letford | Sales Representative | Universal ...

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Cool July First Friday with BobCatz

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Cool July First Friday with...

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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