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Hidden Talents – HT Glee Auditions

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HIDDEN TALENTS - HT GLEE AUDITIONS OCT. 22 & 23, 2016 Because last year we had so much fun with Sarnia's phenomenal young talent, who's performances were outstanding, we have decided to make this an annual event. Have you ever wanted to learn show-stopping numbers from Broadway musicals or mash-ups of pop songs like on the hit show "Glee"? This April, Hidden Talents will be presenting it's second HT Glee Show. If you're between the ages of 5 and 20 and are a strong performer, this group is for you. The show will consist of a variety of musical and dance numbers both for large ensembles and smaller groups. High caliber singing, dancing and performance skills will be the focus of every rehearsal so your skills on stage are sure to improve. Unleash your inner star on the stage this spring and join us for HT Glee. Contact for info: Hidden Talents | 519-330-9971 ...

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Trivia Q & A # 39 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 39 –...

Q. What famous Canadian band had a hit song whose entire title consisted of only one letter? A. Crash Test Dummies - “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” The origin of the Crash Test Dummies is tied to the history of two Winnipeg nightspots, the Spectrum Cabaret and the Blue Note Cafe, owned by Curtis Riddell. In the mid-1980s, Riddell joined with Brad Roberts to form the decidedly less-than-serious bar band Bad Brad Roberts and the St. James Rhythm Pigs. Over time, the band evolved into the Crash Test Dummies, a name suggested by a friend of the band who was in medical school. The band first began to achieve commercial success in Canada with the release of The Ghosts that Haunt Me in 1991. The album eventually reached sales of 400,000 in Canada, largely due to the overwhelming popularity of the hit single "Superman's Song", which earned the band the 1991 Juno Award for Group ...

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Counting Our Blessings Choral Workshop @ Grace United Church

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Counting Our Blessings Choral...

A perennial favourite in Lambton County, Don Besig & Nancy Price will be visiting Sarnia once again to lead a choral workshop entitled "Count Your Blessings". The workshop will be held at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd. Sarnia ON N7S 2H2. September registration is $75.00 and October registration is $80.00. Registration includes all workshops, six choral arrangements, lunch and massed choral participation. Registration can be done online or through the Grace church office or by calling 519-542-1203. When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016 Hours: 9:15 AM to 4:00 PM Where: 990 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia, N7S 2H2 Price: $80 Contact: 519-542-1203

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The Show with David Burrows # 255 – with Mike...

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Published on Sep 20, 2016 Opening Segment: Fun times at The Station Music Hall​ with The Lazys​! Special shoutout to The Down River Band​. The Entertainment Scene: Mike Blackmore​ is a busy guy, but he always has time for his music and a chance to show off and perform. Mike is also getting ready to perform at Cheeky Monkey​ for Sarnia First Friday​ in October. Mike also talks about special guests from the cast of 'Rock of Ages' coming to the Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON.​ In The Community: The annual Race to Erase​ has returned to Sarnia for its 11th year. Organizer Rich Bouchard​ explains the event and why it is important to our community. Closing Segment Sarnia Sting​ Home opener against London Knights​. Sarnia Stign also playing Friday agains Owen Sound Attack​. Sarnia Sting updates will posted at The Video Show Network​ during the games. Watch more local videos and even at www.tvsn.ca

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Hidden Talents Auditions for children

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Auditions will be on the 1st of October, 12:30pm at St. Joseph’s. Callbacks if needed, will be October 2nd, 4:15pm at St Joseph’s. Looking for 2 children for the following characters: Grace: (Needs to look age 8 - 10 - Female) Grace is a very strong character who has only one wish for Christmas. She is in most scenes. This character must be a strong actress and able to sing. Henry: (Needs to look age 10 - 12 - Male) Henry is in most scenes and does not have to sing. CLICK HERE for info & script

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Trivia Q & A # 38 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 38 –...

Q. Who wrote the theme song for Johhny Carson's 'Tonight Show'? A. Ottawa, Canada born Paul Anka "Johnny's Theme" began life as "Toot Sweet", a pop instrumental composed in 1959 by Paul Anka and recorded by Tutti's Trumpets.  It was released on Disney's Buena Vista label as the B-side to The Camarata Strings' single "Lost In a Fog". "Tutti" Camarata, who was Annette Funicello's producer at the time, asked Anka to write some songs for Funicello's first album to follow her work on The Mickey Mouse Club.  Anka added lyrics to "Toot Sweet" and published them under the title "It's Really Love",  and the song was released as part of Annette Sings Anka. He recorded his own version of "It's Really Love" that same year for the French film Faibles Femmes. When Johnny Carson, a fan of jazz music, was preparing to take over as the permanent host of The Tonight Show starting in ...

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Welcoming new members: International Symphony Orchestra/St....

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International Symphony Orchestra/St. Cecilia’s Youth Ensemble WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS The International Symphony Orchestra welcomes young string players from Lambton and St. Clair Counties to participate in its Youth Ensemble Initiative. Violinists, violists, cellists and bassists of all levels are invited. Beginning adult members, or those wishing to improve their skills are also encouraged to take part. Weekly rehearsals focus on: note-reading; technique; intonation; ensemble playing, and having fun! Recitals demonstrate progress and accomplishments. A modest fee applies, however, bursary assistance is available based on financial need. The first rehearsal of the 2016-2017 Season will take place on Wednesday, October 5th, 6:30 p.m., in the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Street North, Sarnia. The Ensemble is under the direction of International Symphony Orchestra violinist/violist Stephen Collins. A native of Michigan, Mr. Collins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance (violin and viola); a Master’s in Pedagogy (teaching) and Performance; and is certified in violin restoration/repair. Mr. ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 254

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Sep 13, 2016 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting​ Recap: The Entertainment Scene: The Trews​ are coming to Sarnia. Michele Stokley​ and Stuart T. Manchee​ talk about the special 2 night concert! Liuna Sarnia​'s Trewsfest will also support Women's Interval Home of Sarnia Lambton​ & Official Sarnia & District Humane Society​. www.sarniabayfest.com and www.thestationmusichall.com . In The Community: Classic motorcylcles and 'Distinguished' Men. It's A distinguished gentleman's motorcle ride. Al & Jerry Baljeu invite motorcyle hobbyists and the public to join them for a new special event in Sarnia. Closing Segment: Win tickets to see Theo Fleury and also The Lazys this weekend at The Station Music Hall​ More local events and videos at www.tvsn.ca

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Local Humanitarian & Musician Honoured at CCMA

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Local Humanitarian &...

Photo of Sarnia's own Mike Stevens with Michelle Wright & Murray McLauchlan The 2016 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award (a CCMA Award of Distinction) was presented to Mike Stevens during Country Music Week in London, Ontario, this past weekend. Stevens is founder of the charity ArtsCan Circle. Established in 2002, ArtsCan Circle has been leading the crusade of connecting creative artists with at-risk Indigenous youth in Canada. Teams of hand-picked professional artists volunteer their time and talent to travel to desolate communities to share the healing power of the arts – whether through music, fine arts or performance arts – and to encourage self-esteem, promote self-expression and strengthen relationships within the community amongst the Indigenous youth. The Slaight Music Humanitarian Award distinguishes those who have made an outstanding contribution of time and energy in support of humanitarian causes. “We are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of Mike Stevens and his charity, ArtsCan Circle,” said Gary Slaight, President and ...

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AUDITIONS – Lambton Young Theatre Players –...

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AUDITIONS – Lambton...

The Lambton Young Theatre Players are pleased to announce auditions for their Fall production, MUNSCH AT PLAY , Sept. 20th, 21st and 22nd from 4:00 to 7:30 PM in Petrolia. Featuring some of the best-loved stories from famous children's author, Robert Munsch, MUNSCH AT PLAY is a delightful romp full of fun and silly characters. Mud Puddle, Millicent and The Wind, Mortimer, The Paper Bag Princess and Stephanie's Ponytail come to life onstage in this highly entertaining production. Twenty roles will be cast for MUNSCH AT PLAY, and young actors and actresses between the ages of ten and eighteen years are invited to audition. Audition are by appointment only. Times and dates can be booked by calling (519) 331-3338. MUNSCH AT PLAY will be performed for school matinees and public performances at the Sarnia Library Theatre on Christina Street, November 15th through 18th. Rehearsals will take place two to three nights weekly (primarily ...

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