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Trivia Q & A # 6 – 2016

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Q. Which Canadian female artist had great success with her songs, "Insensitive", and "Could I Be Your Girl", both written in 1994? A.Jann Arden, whose full birth name is Jann Arden Anne Richards. The songs both came from her second album, "Living Under June". Both tunes went to number one on the Canadian adult contemporary charts in 1994. "Insensitive" represents her biggest success internationally and it hit the number twelve position in 1994 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song also gained notoriety when it was included on the soundtrack of Christian Slater's 1996 film, "Bed of Roses". Jann's newest CD 'A Jann Arden Christmas' is nominated for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year 2016.

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Ta-WANG! and So Delicious! March 2016 First Friday review

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Scott Manery and the Barn Burners: Live at the Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia's First Friday, February 6, 2016 by Brian Hay This article can't have a serious title because the guy the band is named after doesn't take himself seriously. The musical end of things is a serious business for him though. Nobody holds down their part in a band or plays with the level of finesse and sense of effortlessness Scott Manery projected without having spent a lifetime honing skills past the point where most would start wondering why or whether it even mattered. But the fun was there because, in Scott's words, those sounds were "just about the coolest thing he'd ever heard". When they started coming off his fingertips his smiles would have made the one on cats that got the canaries look like the expressions of depressed felines. He really does have that much fun making music. But the ...

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW available @ Cheeky Monkey

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Africian Quilted Bags NOW...

FEBRUARY 5, 2016 - Happy to say, the response for bags is so good, that now a second village group has been recruited to help amp up the supply to fill the demand.  Also, another sewing machine as been purchased.  Still a foot powered model  - that sadly is in need of repairs and parts.  Hopefully it will be up and running very soon. Another story was done on Pat McGill and the bags in the Sarnia This Week newspaper.  He has done several speaking engagements lately.  It was at one of these at Central United Church as part of their Forum series that Pat was interviewed by Carl Hnatyshyn.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE. NOVEMBER 4, 2015 UPDATE.  Excerpt of email  from PAT McGILL... First I want to thank every one of you who have helped bring this project to life. As one of the people I am working with said, ...

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Canada Leading the Way in New Vinyl Press

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FRONT PAGE STORY FROM THE GLOBE & MAIL... The hype around the 21st-century vinyl revival is starting to sound like a broken record. Music sales revenues have plummeted for more than a decade, but every year since 2011, stories have cropped up about the 30, 50 or sometimes 80 per cent year-over-year growth in vinyl sales. The spectacular rebirth of the LP, however, has come with unexpected growing pains. New record-pressing machines haven’t been manufactured for decades, forcing new manufacturers to dredge up and refurbish used, creaky presses. And demand far outweighs the industry’s capacity: only a finite number of old presses remain, forcing delays that can stretch six months or longer as labels wait their turn to press records. A new Canadian firm is coming to the record’s rescue. Backed by $1-million in funding commitments from a Greater Toronto Area investor, Viryl Technologies has designed a modernized, fully automated record press that ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 222

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Feb 2, 2016 Opening Segment: Gypsy Flats return to the music scene in Sarnia INDIEFEST 2016 The Entertainment Scene: The Lawrence House is presenting a special showing of local artist Sue Galos. Sue Galos lost her battle with cancer in 2014. Her legacy lives on with various paintings that will be displayed at the upcoming February First Friday. Associate and long time friend of Sue Galos, Peg Kivi shares some personal stories about Sue and their adventures together as friends and artists. In The Community: Graham Holmes of 'Empower Play' is preparing for 'Battle of the Bay'. This time it's all about hockey. Graham talks to us about the month long special event that will raise money for less fortunate children and youth who want to play sport. www.empower-play.com Apps with Mark Russell: A fun way to wake up in the morning. Closing Segment: Google is coming to Sarnia. Men Who Cook to support Huron House Boys Home.

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2016 Juno Awards

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2016 Juno Awards

The nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards are now in. Leading the pack this year are the three Canadian male artists who dominated the charts here and internationally in 2015. The Weeknd notched six nominations, followed by Drake and Justin Bieber, with five apiece. Two fast-rising young stars, Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes were nominated in four categories each, while Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Walk Off The Earth, and Tobias Jesso Jr. scored three each. The blue-ribbon events in Calgary will run from March 28 to April 3, climaxing with the televised JUNO Awards show at The Calgary Saddledome on April 3. On hand to participate at the JUNOs will be the three winners of the inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Masterclass, Fortunate Ones (nominated in the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year category), Slow Leaves, and Derrival. And the nominees in the main categories are: JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY TD) Alessia Cara Island ...

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Trivia Q & A # 5 – 2016

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Q.  This band is an all-Canadian trio that came together in 1969, with the only personnel change coming in 1974 when they signed on a new drummer. Two of the three members play under different monikers than their birth names. Which world famous group am I speaking of? A. It's Rush I'm speaking of. In 1974, the band made their only personnel change when the original drummer, John Rutsey, had to leave the trio due to a serious illness. That opened the door for Neil Peart, whose addition to Rush is often cited as being "all they needed to become the best power trio ever". The other two members, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, are the two members who use different names rather than their birth names. The lead guitarist, Lifeson, was born Alex Zivojinovic, while Lee was born Gary Lee Weinrib. In 2012 they released their twentieth studio album, "Clockwork ...

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EAGLES ON THE ‘GREAT DEAL’ WALL

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EAGLES ON THE ‘GREAT...

Newest addition to the GREAT DEALS wall located just past the NEW RELEASES wall as you step into Cheeky Monkey is the band EAGLES on CD, DVD & even a BluRay! Get them at these great low prices while supplies last... - When Hell Freezes Over  - Eagles Live (2 CD set)  - The Long Run  - 1972-1999 Selected Works (4 CD set) - Very Best of The Eagles (2 CD set)  - Hell Freezes Over - DVD - History of the Eagles - DVD or BluRay

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The Show with David Burrows # 221

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Published on Jan 26, 2016 Opening Segment: Jeff Leeson backstage interview. Eclipse Grand opening a huge success. The Entertainment Scene: First Friday welcomes the high energy, fun and entertainment of Scott Manery and the Barnburners to Cheeky Monkey on February 5th. The popular band talks about their new CD 'Believe me when I lie to you.' The band also shares the excitement of having their music on a new film coming out this summer. www.scottmanery.com In The Community: The Awesome Foundation of Sarnia has once again awarded $1000 to a local project. Kari Roos talks about her project 'Family Wellness Day' coming up and March. Kari talks about the importance of her event and how it will have a positive impact on our community. Apps with Mark Russell: Christmas is over. Time to lose that weight. Closing Segment: LIVE broadcast coming to The Station Music Hall Men Who Cook event in support of The Huron House Boys Home More at www.TVSN.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 4 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 4 –...

Q. In 1998, "One Week" reached Number One for (appropriately) one week in the U.S. and quickly became a karaoke singer's nightmare due to the ridiculous speed of some of its lyrics. What Canadian band brought us "One Week"? A. Barenaked Ladies didn't actually have any ladies in the band, but they did have a very nice cult following. They gained a bit of a resurgence internationally when they were chosen to record the theme song to the CBS comedy, "The Big Bang Theory". In 1999, American parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded a parody titled "Jerry Springer", about a man's strange obsession with The Jerry Springer Show, for his album Running with Scissors. The song has been featured numerous times in other media, including the films Digimon: The Movie, American Pie, 10 Things I Hate About You, the band appear to perform it live in "College Kids", an early season 4 episode of ...

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