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POLARIS PRIZE EP GIVEAWAY UPDATE @ Cheeky Monkey

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POLARIS PRIZE EP GIVEAWAY...

AND THE WINNER IS... As reported on CBC Music... Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. On Monday night, a grand jury of 11 Polaris voters convened at the Carlu in Toronto, Ont. to decide the winner of this year's big award, which is handed out every year to the best Canadian album of the year. Dutcher, a Wolastoqiyik member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, beat out nine other albums for the $50,000 grand prize, including Daniel Caesar's Freudian, U.S. Girls' In a Poem Unlimited and Alvvays' Antisocialites. He is the first east coast act to win the award in its 12 year history. "This is the greatest moment of my life!" he exclaimed onstage as he accepted the award, which was presented to him by last year's winner, Lido Pimienta. Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa uses 100-year-old wax cylinder recordings of traditional Wolastoq songs, a language that is ...

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Sept 2018 – 519 Magazine now in…

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Sept 2018 – 519 Magazine...

THIS IS A FREE LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE COVERING THE 519 AREA. The September issue of 519 Magazine is now in at Cheeky Monkey. In this issue they feature Matt Webb of Marianas Trench who played the Imperial Theatre in Sarnia for a rare intimate gig tonight. There’s also features on Windsor pop-punk band Ignore The Evidence, Canadian icon Lawrence Gowan, ECM stars Loud Luxury who perform at CHMF in Windsor this month, Judas Priest’s Ian Hill takes on our 10 Questions, I Am King: The Michael Jackson Experience brings the king of pop to the Chrysler Theatre in Windsor, Degrassi star Dan Woods chats about Windsor ComiCon, Tyler Mane of Halloween looks back at wearing the Michael Myers mask, Arts Collective Theatre’s upcoming Hair 50th Anniversary show hits the spotlight, Post Productions is gearing up for the gritty and cutting Equus, Cardinal Music Productions brings out a Windsor favourite in Les Misérables ...

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519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE now @ Cheeky Monkey

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519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE now...

CHEEKY MONKEY NOW HAS 519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE FREE to pick up and enjoy! This free monthly publication is the only entertainment magazine in the Detroit/Windsor area, with 25,000 printed copies available at select locations from Detroit to London. 519 features 12 digital issues per year and 6 print editions (June, August, October, December, February, April) featuring current and relevant artists, musicians, actors, theatres, writers, creators and publishers. From international touring stars to unsung local heroes, 519 is strong, proud and free - yes, you heard that right, free - there’s no charge, unless you want one delivered to your home. Giving you another reason to be proud to live in the 519. Next issue will feature  stories and interviews with Cheap Trick, Heather Rankin, Toto, Fred Penner and Sarnia's own Eric Ethridge.

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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, 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 time before you play them and before you put them back in their covers to ensure they're not being ...

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Trivia 2018 # 27

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Trivia 2018 # 27

July 6 ~ 1925 - Bill Haley was born ~ 1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other July 7 ~ 1940 - Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey ~ 1967 - The Monkees opened a national tour with Jimi Hendrix as the opening act. July 8 ~ 1958 - The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The award went to the soundtrack "Oklahoma!" ~ 1998 - The Roy Orbison Estate filed a $12 million royalty suit against Sony Music Entertainment Inc. July 9 ~ 1995 - Grateful Dead perform their final show,at Chicago's Soldier Field ~ Jack White was born ~ 1955 - The Bill Haley & His Comets single "Rock Around the Clock" hit #1 on Billboard's Pop charts. This was the first time a rock and roll recording accomplished this feat. July 10 ~ 1947 - Arlo Guthrie was born - 1942 - Ronnie James Dio was born ~ 1968 ...

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2018 Polaris Prize LONG List announced…

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2018 Polaris Prize LONG List...

... and a Sarnia native is on it..  Read all the way to the bottom t see who it is. The Polaris Prize Long List Nominees Jun 15, 2018 by FYI Staff 0 At a press event at The Drake in Toronto yesterday, The Polaris Music Prize announced the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. A jury of 203 members from across Canada whittled down 225 albums to 40. Another round of voting will produce the Short List of 10 candidates for the prestigious and lucrative ($50K) Prize that will be announced on July 17. The winner will be declared champ at the Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto on Sept 17. All runners-up will receive $3K, courtesy of Slaight Music. The Polaris Music Prize honours the best album by a Canadian artist in the past 12 months, based "solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales." The 40 Canadian albums competing ...

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THEATRE SARNIA AUDITIONS – Miracle on 34th Street

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THEATRE SARNIA AUDITIONS  &...

WHEN – June 5 and 6 Ensemble Only: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Named roles (see below): 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. If necessary: Call backs June 7 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. WHERE –St. Giles Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., Sarnia. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Ensemble– Please be prepared to sing a popular Christmas song (in a group) and read a small passage from the script. Singing ability is not a requirement but may affect the role(s) you are considered for. Named Roles – See list below. Please be prepared to sing a popular Christmas song (in a group). Singing ability is not a requirement but may affect the role(s) you are considered for. Come prepared to read a selection from the script. (Scripts are available to borrow from the Imperial Theatre box office – 168 N. Christina street - for a refundable fee of $20.00). NAMED ROLES: We will be auditioning for 15 specific characters as follows (from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.): Doctor Pierce (M or F) adult Physician at Maplewood Home Kris ...

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Record Store Day 2018 Updates

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Record Store Day 2018 Updates

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 - Tomorrow is THE BIG DAY.  In preperation, good friend Bill Walters is helping Roland set up the racks.  There will be so many exclusives we know the racks will be jammed packed. ALSO  - Listen in to CBC Radio London's Afternoon Drive to hear an interview done with Jonathan Pinto about our store and RSD.  Told the segment will be aired at 5:07 pm. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 - Huge THANK YOU to Sarnia This Week for story in this weeks edition.  CLICK HERE to read it.  Also THANK YOU to Jonathan Pinto of CBC Radio for stopping in to interview us. TUESDAY, APRIL 17 - Deliveries of the exclusives are starting to trickle in, but we can't tell you...  yet. If you want to know what we have to offer, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter to get an email the night before RSD with a list along with other ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 330 – feat. Cheeky...

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The Show with David Burrows #...

The Show with David Burrows #330 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting Captain, Jordan Kyrou named Ontario Hockey League player of the week for the third time this season. The Entertainment Scene: Blues music coming to Sarnia First Friday. Stephen Bird, Glen Perry, Chris Jenniskens and Ricky Seed have formed The Four Barrel Blues Band. The group talks about their passion for playing music and how they are preparing for their first public gig at Cheeky Monkey. In The Community: Sarnia has one of the largest curling arena's in Ontario. Jeff Yates of Sarnia Golf & Curling Club talks about the 66th Annual Mixed International Bonspiel. This year the club welcomes 32 teams and is inviting the public to come and spectate this 3 day curling event. Closing Segment: FINAL EPISODE OF 'THE SHOW' !???!!?? What's next?????

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The Show with David Burrows # 329

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The Show with David Burrows #...

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