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Theatre Sarnia OPEN AUDTIONS for 33 VARIATIONS

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Theatre Sarnia OPEN AUDTIONS...

Oct. 15 & 16 open auctions for upcoming Theatre Sarnia produciton of 33 VARIATIONS

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Inspirational Documentary in the works…

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Inspirational Documentary in...

Our talented friend Dwayne Cloes has been busy once again with his video camera. A while back, he did a documentary on Cheeky Monkey called "The Last Record Store." CLICK HERE to view. Now he has trained his lens on local musician D'Arcy Krumholtz. The film is a work in progress, but just this first part is inspirational to say the least. Give it a look and watch for more to come.

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DNA MEDIA – LAST SUNDAY broadcast with ADAM MINER

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DNA MEDIA – LAST SUNDAY...

The last Sunday of every month take a listen to the new broadcast focusing on our amazing local  music scene of today and days gone by.  Hosted and archived by Sarnia's very own ADAM MINER; musican, producer, owner of DNA Media.  With his extensive knowledge of our thriving music scene, Adam's show is informative and entertaining.  Take a listen to 'LAST SUNDAY'.     EPISODE # 1 - Broadcast August 30, 20.15 - CLICK HERE EPISODE # 2 - Broadcast September 27, 2015 - CLICK HERE

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AUDTIONS – 9/21, 22 & 24 Lambton Young Theatre...

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AUDTIONS – 9/21, 22 &...

Auditions! - no, it's NOT a ballet... The Lambton Young Theatre Players are pleased to announce auditions for their Christmas production, THE MAGIC NUTCRACKER , Sept. 21st, 22nd and 24th from 4:00 to 7:30 PM in Petrolia. NOT a ballet, THE MAGIC NUTCRACKER, by Nancy Keys, is a staged play based on the traditional story by E.T.A. Hoffman and the adaptation by Alexandre Dumas. "The Nutcracker is a wonderful Christmas classic that has been popular with audiences around the world for many generations," says Keys. "Most people are familiar with the story presented as a ballet, but we've decided to exchange the dancing for dialogue. Nutcracker is fabulous story full of excitement, adventure, magic and mystery where the real world crosses over to fantasy, and a young girl's imagination becomes the key to a happy ending, or not. Marie and Fritz, the mysterious uncle Drosselmeyer, the evil Mouse King and the devious Mouse Queen, ...

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Dressed to Kill 2015 Duc d’Orleans River Cruise

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Dressed to Kill 2015 Duc d&...

Dressed to Kill: Labour Day Weekend 2015 Cruise Aboard the Duc d'Orleans as reported & photographed by BRIAN HAY The calibre of musicianship in the band, Dressed to Kill, is high. Bass guitarist Bruce Sleeuwenhoek lays down straightforward threads that combine the best elements of melody, simplicity and timekeeping. Drummer Dallas LaBarre uses strong backbeats that establish time signatures and marks changes with creative fills that emphasize the dramatic qualities of the music. The solid platform they establish opens the path for a considerable amount of freewheeling by the lead players. Singer/guitarist Keil Simmons and lead axe man Jeff Turnbull make great use of that space. Jeff Turnbull is the established lead guitarist and it's a role justified easily by his combination of technique and versatility. Solos roll off him with the ease of one who appears born to play them. His work rides what the other players give beautifully, often seeming to ...

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Erika & Sara & Guys @ Lawrence House – Sept....

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Erika & Sara & Guys ...

Erika and Sara and The Guys at The Lawrence House: Sarnia First Friday September 5, 2015 as reported & photographed by BRIAN HAY This band is tighter and more self-assured each time out. Seeing it in their playing is easy because it's showing in their individual skills and and in what they do collectively. Bass guitarist Scott Vegh has melody and timekeeping firmly in place and does so with a discreet tone that allows the rest of the band to sit evenly over top of the foundation he provides. Drummer Gerry Hawley has a looseness in his style that plays out with sharp, but unforced timekeeping, and generous, but unobtrusive acrobatics, that fit nicely in the pocket. Sara Campbell has the drive in her rhythm playing back to the fore and is providing a thrust between the work of Gerry and Scott. She's doing more harmony singing as well and it creates ...

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Sizzling Hot September First Friday with Mike Blackmore...

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Sizzling Hot September First...

"ZENBOMB" - Mike Blackmore Group at Cheeky Monkey - September 4, 2015 First Friday - as reported by Brian Hay... Mike Blackmore with Dan Martin and Chris Molyneaux: First Friday for Labour Day Weekend at the Cheeky Monkey The finale here was more than worth waiting for. Singer/guitarist Mike Blackmore plunged into his music with the fervour of an individual afraid that he might never have a chance to play the songs that way again. Bass player Dan Martin was perfectly in step with everything he did. Mike's playing, always percussive in nature, was emphatic, with his expression raw in its directness and the changes he signalled marked with an extra level of force. Dan's bass was set louder than usual and he used the volume to emphasize the melody in the songs while keeping the timekeeping end of his work crisp. Chris Molyneaux played as if he was on fire. Watching him ...

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AUDITIONS – Hidden Talents NIGHTINGALE CHORUS

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AUDITIONS – Hidden...

September 12, 2015 - September 13, 2015 Map and Directions | Register Description: Register

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EL CAMINO @ Cheeky Monkey Oct. First Friday

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EL CAMINO @ Cheeky Monkey Oct....

October 2, 2015 - October 2, 2015 Cheeky Monkey Map and Directions | Register Description: Over the years of being a premiere venue for  Sarnia's downtown First Friday Cultural Walkabouts, Roland and Mary Anne have had  the honour of hosting many wonderful  musicians and visual artists.  The evening of local entertainment has proven to be mutually beneficial for all involved, including for the audiences in attendance.  Acts and artists of all ages have been part of the eventst exposing Sarnia's local talent to a wider audience than they previously had. For the October 2 First Friday, Cheeky Monkey, located at 130 Christina Street North is pleased to welcome back EL CAMINO playing live from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Consisting of singer and rhythm guitarist Scott Whyte, lead and rhythm player Marvin Eskritt and percussionist Steve Bird they are a tight three piece group. Local music reviewer Brian Hay had this to say about their previous performance ...

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Another amazing downtown neighbour…

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Another amazing downtown...

Downtown shop owner, AnneMarie Caron, owner of Stardust Book Lounge, has written a very special children's book proving yet again what a diverse and talented collective we have in our area. Congrats AnneMarie  - we wish you continued success. As reported in Sarnia Observer - Children’s book about how Sarnia author’s son coped with father’s death, even if he didn’t know him - CLICK HERE to read story

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