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Trivia Q & A # 31- 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 31- 2016

Q. This Ottawa native became an international pop star in his teens. Nowadays, he's as well known for his songwriting abilities as for his singing. Who is he? A. Paul Anka Paul Anka was born July 30, 1941 in Canada's capital city, Ottawa. He began singing as a choirboy at St. Elijah's Syrian Orthodox Church and burst onto the pop music scene when he was 15 with 'Diana'. For years it was thought that 'Diana' was a paean of praise to a former babysitter, but in a National Public Radio interview a few years ago, Paul set the record straight when he said that the song was really about a girl who attended the same church he did. Paul Anka is as well-known as a composer as he is as a singer and has written several of the most memorable signature songs for other singers - for instance, Tom Jones' 'She's a Lady' ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 247

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Published on Jul 27, 2016 Opening Segment: Attica Riots​ performs an unforgettable concert at The Station Music Hall​ in Sarnia. The Entertainment Scene: New local musical talent. Lost In Translation Band​ from Sarnia. Preparing to play 'Get Out Of The Garage' a musical series put on by City of Sarnia​. The young talented group is also excited to be playing Cheeky Monkey​ for the First Friday event in August. In The Community: Age-Friendly Sarnia​ a campaign of focus groups is reaching out to the Sarnia-Lambton community. Co-ordinator Matt Hutchinson​ explains that age friendly is for all ages. The Age Friendly organization is inviting the community to share their voice and opinions about making Sarnia-Lambton and age friendly community. www.agefriendlysarnia.com Closing Segment: A final opportunity to sign up for the Youth Talent Showcase​ being held at Captain Kidd Days​ this coming long weekend. A chance to win weekend passes to see Monster Truck​ and I MOTHER EARTH​ with Edwin at the ...

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MO POP FESTVIAL TICKET GIVEAWAY @ Cheeky Monkey

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MO POP FESTVIAL TICKET...

WHAT WAS MOPOP FESTIVAL LIKE YOU WONDER... ...It was awesome.  Roland and I attended the 2nd day (Sunday July 23) of the two day festival located just a bit west of Joe Louis Arena on Detroit's riverfront. The line up was impressive.  We got there in time to see Banners, Liverpool musician with a Sarnia connection - his bass player is originally from here and used to play in a band with our good friend (and occasionally helper) Ross Ellsworth.  Banners has a Coldplay vibe and we  predict great things to come for him. Our next favourite act, a new discovery to us was a band called Nothing But Thieves - also from England.  Don't think they expected it to be as roasting hot as it was - they had on long sleeves and leather jackets - but sounded fantastic.  They have new fans in us. Some of the other acts we caught were Shakey Graves and Father John Misty. Over all ...

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LAMBTON MOSAIC PROJECT accepting submissions until mid Sept...

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LAMBTON MOSAIC PROJECT...

This project is a first of its kind, embracing the entire County (municipalities and First Nations) in a wonderful arts and cultural project that will impact so many people, and get everyone involved and working together. SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL MID SEPTEMBER 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 30 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 30 –...

Q. I was David Letterman's long-time Canadian band leader and sidekick. Who am I? A. Paul Shaffer (born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian-American singer, actor, voice actor, author, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist who served as David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015). Shaffer was born and raised in Fort William (now part of Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada, the son of Shirley and Bernard Shaffer, a lawyer. Shaffer was raised in a Jewish family. As a child, Shaffer took piano lessons, and in his teenage years played the organ in a band called Fabulous Fugitives with his schoolmates in Thunder Bay. Later he performed with the "Flash Landing Band" at different venues around Edmonton and the Interior of B.C. Educated at the University of Toronto, he began playing with jazz guitarist Tisziji Muñoz, ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 246

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Published on Jul 19, 2016 Opening Segment: Still time to see 'Driving Miss Daisy' www.thevpp.ca The Entertainment Scene: Sarnia Rapper and performer, IL (Ian Linton) talks about why he chose to pursue a love for rapping. IL also shares how he got started and the messages he wants to share with everybody. In The Community: The next installment of 'Sarnia Speaks' is coming up. Founder, Danielle Cooper invites the community to learn about depression. A panel of 3 will speak and share their personal stories and struggles. www.sarniaspeaks.org Closing Segment: Youth Talent Showcase at Captain Kidd Days - www.tvsn.ca to sign up. Powerboat festival will also showcase local talent and family activities.

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Trivia Q & A # 29 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 29 –...

Q.  As odd as it may seem, one of Leonard Cohen's most popular songs was inspired when he read that, in some of the Nazi death camps, a string quartet was forced to produce music whilst prisoners were burned. Which one? A. "Dance Me to the End of Love" was released in 1984 in the album "Various Positions". Other songs in this album are "Hallelujah", Coming Back to You" and "The Law". Despite being structured as a love song, this was in fact inspired by the Holocaust. Cohen recalled: "That came from just hearing or reading or knowing that in the death camps, beside the crematoria, in certain of the death camps, a string quartet was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, those were the people whose fate was this horror also. And they would be playing classical music while their fellow prisoners were being killed and burnt." "So, that ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 245

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Published on Jul 12, 2016 Opening Segment: Sarnia Bay Poker Run​ another big success. The Entertainment Scene: The Summer Music Series put on by City of Sarnia​ is well underway. Several new events have been added to the series including new locations. Rachel Veilluex, Recreation Co-ordinator for the city talks about musical event and it's expansion thru the city. www.sarnia.ca/things-to-do In The Community: The Village of Point Edward​ has launched it plans to the public for a "Splash Pad'. Newly appointed Mayor, Bev Hand shares the details of the project and its importance to the community. Hand also explains the support and involvement from the Point Edward Optimist and their commitment to maintaining the new facility. Closing Segment: Youth Talent Showcase​ at Captain Kidd Days​ - www.tvsn.ca to sign up. That Night In Sarnia​ - a special event on August 20th featuring the final performance of The Tragically Hip​. The event is to support the Bluewater Health Foundation​ and Brain ...

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Attention local musicians COGECO TV wants you

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Attention local musicians...

  ATTENTION LOCAL MUSICIANS:   Cogeco TV is looking for local musicians & bands to perform live in studio on their program called PLAYLIST.  If you have 30 minutes of original material contact us at Cheeky Monkey for a referral by August 12. Or contact directly to: Scott Anderson Producer T 519 336-6200 #1 Scott.Anderson@cogeco.com 2015 line up included: Episode 1: A performance by Steadfast. Episode 2: A performance by When Systems Collide. Episode 3: A performance by Painkiller Jane. Episode 4: A performance by Chin-Wag. Episode 5: A performance by Scott Manery and The Barnburners. Episode 6: A performance by Mike Blackmore Condition. Episode 7: A performance by Erika and Sara. Episode 8: A performance by Paula Loxton and The Cornhuskers. Episode 9: A performance by John Pilat. Episode 10: A performance by Iron Shirt. Episode 11: A performance by Kurtis Cloud. Episode 12: A performance by Norm Fraser.

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Trivia Q & A # 28 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 28 –...

Q. Which female singer was a founder of the Lilith Fair? A. Sarah McLachlan n 1996, Canadian Sarah McLachlan became frustrated with concert promoters and radio stations that refused to feature two female musicians in a row.  Bucking conventional industry wisdom, she booked a successful tour for herself and Paula Cole. At least one of their appearances together — in McLachlan's home town of Halifax, on September 14, 1996 — went by the name "Lilith Fair" and included performances by McLachlan, Cole, Lisa Loeb and Michelle McAdorey, formerly of Crash Vegas. The next year, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, taking Lilith from the medieval Jewish legend that Lilith was Adam's first wife. In 1997, Lilith Fair garnered a $16 million gross, making it the top-grossing of any touring festival.  Among all concert tours for that year, it was the 16th highest grossing. In 2010, Lilith Fair staged a revival with mixed results, as several dates were ...

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