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CBC MUSIC &RADIO ONE – Searchlight Contest VOTE...

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CBC MUSIC &RADIO ONE &...

Tuesday March 5 UPDATE... The third round of Searchlight voting has begun and FRANK DERESTI & THE LAKE EFFECT are still in the running. You may recall, Frank & his band played here at Cheeky Monkey for last years Record Store Day before playing Paddy Flaherty's later that night. Since then we have kept in touch with them and watched as their musicial journey continues. We have voted for them in this contest and hope you will too. CLICK HERE to vote NOW! From CBC SEARCHLIGHT WEBSITE... Don’t miss your chance to weigh in on who should be declared winner of CBC's Searchlight competition! Discover new artists in your community, and help one lucky act win career-boosting prizes. The winning artist will be featured in a CBC Music video session, paid to perform at a high-profile music showcase in Toronto, and will receive $20,000 in music equipment courtesy of Yamaha Canada Music. You can ...

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March First Friday with Erika & Sara

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March First Friday with Erika ...

First Friday of March 2013 marked the return of Erika (Sit) and Sara (Campbell) to the Cheeky Monkey Red Carpet Stage. Erika and Sara's first performance here was almost 2 years ago I believe.  They were and are two very talented young ladies we have had the pleasure of watching develop and grow as musicians over that time.  Along with that, their fan base is growing quickly - and for good reason. Our original impression of them was that they had some talent - Erika as a singer and Sara on guitar. BUT they were so shy to the point of looking a tad awkward in front of a microphone.  With a few gentle suggestions from us, encouragement from their biggest fans and advice from seasoned bands like CD/DC they now command the audiences attention and respect as musicians. Along with the confidence in performing, has come their writing skills.  Their list of ...

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My Music Video Shoot Experience

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My Music Video Shoot...

Video by MARKURS is completed - here it is... Today, March 1, 2013 was the first time I have had more then my hands in a music video thanks to local musician MARKURS.  Yup I was a hand model for the video of Young Luff by The Chocolate Robots a while back. My big break in video was to drop a Grumpy ornament (as in 1 of the 7 Dwarfs) into an open bag. This time, it's a head shot.  Had to wear either black or white but turns out my gray plaid jacket I was wearing over a black turtle neck was perfect for the concept the director (Markurs) had in mind. The major part of the filming was done at Proper Photography which is a very eclectic loft space in the downtown area. At the same time our group was there, another photographic shoot was in progress with musician Eli ...

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Community Round Table asks for your help…

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Community Round Table asks for...

The Community Round Table is composed of citizen representatives from the various sectors of the community. It was established to advance strategic initiatives that have been identified by citizens. The Community Round Table’s work to date has included: hosting community summits, leading a project focused on branding and community image in Sarnia, supporting individual actions to improve the environment, taking part in an exchange of community first impressions, and working towards designation of Sarnia as a Youth Friendly Community. This past year the committee has worked on a number of new initiatives made possible through an Ontario Trillium Grant. Events included Aguas Azul – Celebrate Sarnia, Neighbourhood Meet & Greets and bringing the Six String Nation Guitar to Sarnia. Community Round Table Survey The Community Round Table is asking Sarnia residents to take a few moments to complete a survey about perceptions of Sarnia. The results will be used to help shape future ...

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Call for Entry: JNAAG’s Juried Art Show

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Call for Entry: JNAAG’s...

Call for Entry: JNAAG's Juried Art Show JNAAG invites artists working in all media to submit to our Juried Art Show, May 18 - September 8, 2013. With a stellar jury panel and substantial cash awards, the show promises to showcase the best of contemporary art being produced in southwestern Ontario. Entry is open to all artists residing in the areas between Sarnia, Windsor, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Guelph and Owen Sound. All works must be original, completed in the last 12 months, and not previously shown in Lambton County. Three jurors have been selected for the inaugural show: Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator, University of Waterloo Art Gallery; John Kissick, Artist and Director, School of Fine Art and Music, College of Arts, University of Guelph; and Dolleen Manning, Artist and PhD Candidate, Centre for Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario. Cash awards totaling $3,000 ($1,500 first prize; $1,000 second prize; $500 third prize) ...

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Sunday Feb. 3, 2013 Visit to Alix Art Gallery

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Sunday Feb. 3, 2013 Visit to...

While out for a sunny Sunday afternoon walk, Roland and I decided to have an unplanned visit to the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery downtown.  It was a wise decision on our part.  We have been several times to the new gallery, including during one of it's grand openings complete with a tour guide.  We were impressed, but not overwhelmed with what we saw.  You have to remember, these are our opinions and the enjoyment of art of all kinds is very personal.   This visit was totally different.  There are two new big exhibits up currently. The first we viewed is called "Fluid Explorations".  It is an exhibit of mostly watercolour paintings from 4 well respected local ladies.  They are stunningly beautiful.  I would LOVE to have any one of them hanging in my home.  Sadly, they are not for sale through the gallery and even if they were, ...

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Looking for bands/musicians…

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Looking for bands/musicians&...

Have you seen THE SHOW with DAVID BURROWS?  It's a weekly program highlighting local talent and entertainment events in the Sarnia-Lambton area.  It can be viewed each week right here on the Cheeky Monkey website under the BLOG catagory of THE SHOW WITH DAVID BURROWS David is looking for individuals who would like to have there group or talent featured on "The Show".  If you are interested contact him by email at theshow@davidburrows.ws or contact us and we will happily "hook you up".

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Coming up on PLAYLIST – Local Talent Show on Cogeco TV...

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Coming up on PLAYLIST –...

Friday's at 10:00 pm on Cogeco Cable 6 Here‘s what will be coming up. Jan. 25: Dave Russell Feb. 1: Norm Fraser Feb. 8: Kurt Oblak Feb 15: Lindsay Dana Feb. 22: Jim Chevalier

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PHOTO Calender & CD by Larry Towell – ‘...

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PHOTO Calender & CD by...

NOW ON SALE AT CHEEKY MONKEY ~LIMITED EDITION ~ONLY $28.00  - while supplies last!!!  

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2013 FIRST First Friday w/ White Fire Reed

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2013 FIRST First Friday w/...

Last night for the January 4th First Friday, we had the pleasure of hearing WHITE FIRE REED live for the first time. For a 3 piece band, they sure pack a big musical punch.  Performing mostly original material from their CD 'POSITIVE CHANGE', the audience very much appreciated their skill, enthusiasm & professionalism.  A few covers were also done from bands such as The Doors, CCR & a version of a U2 song that was particularly amazing.  Lead singer & bass player Gary was having lots of fun trying out a new toy he got for Christmas.  I am not a techie kind of person, but I think it was a processor that he used to add reverb & other effects at the perfect times. We all look forward to hearing the brothers Johnston along with Kurt Oblak play again soon.  If you haven't seen them yet yourself, you should - or at least pick ...

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