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The Show with David Burrows # 229

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Published on Mar 22, 2016 Opening Segment: Rock for Dimes at Brownstones A call out for help to STOP vandalism in our city! The Entertainment Scene: Local videographer and theatre member, Ian Alexander is preparing for 'CINEMADVENTURE' Ian talks about his previous production of 'CINEMADNESS' and how it has led him to the next part of his production journey. Ian also mentions his mentor, 'George Wood, Jr.' and how he was influenced at an early age to participate in theatre. Alexander is inviting the public to join him for auditions to participate in the upcoming production. In The Community: 'Sarnia Speaks' a local community group will be talking about the daily life of dealing with mental illness. Danielle Cooper shares how people can attend a free upcoming event to hear the stories of 4 community members and their daily struggles with the illness. Cooper also shares some of her personal story, and the importance of the 'Sarnia ...

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Trivia Q & A # 12 – 2016

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Q. One of the best debut albums was the release "Music From Big Pink". Many people have heard this title, but can't remember who released it. Can you? A. The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group, originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm, the only America (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson (guitar, percussion, vocals). The members of the Band first came together as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins's backing group, the Hawks, one by one between 1958 and 1963. Music from Big Pink is their debut studio album. Released in 1968, it employs a distinctive blend of country, rock, folk, classical,R&B, and soul. The music was composed partly in "Big Pink", a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. The album itself was recorded in ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 228

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Published on Mar 15, 2016 Opening Segment: Locked up at Lambton Mall​ for Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers​ Jail and Bail. The Entertainment Scene: Local comedy group The Fidgets​ are preparing for their 'Men In Black Tour'. John Holliingsworth of 'The Fidgets' talks about the groups travels and an upcoming performance at the Sarnia Library Theatre. The performance is also in support of Lambton College​ nursing students, who are heading to Guatamala. www.fidgetscomedy.com In The Community: The Awesome Foundation Sarnia​ has once again granted $1000 to another participant with an 'AWESOME' idea. Year of Local​ was presented to the foundation by Rich Bouchard​. Bouchard talks about the idea to tell stories of local people, businesses and non-profit organizations. www.yearoflocal.com Apps with Mark Russell​: If you're planning a trip you'll need 'Trip It' Closing Segment: Rock of Dimes is once again returning to BrownStones Sports Lounge & Restaurant​ on Saturday March 19th

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Cinemadventure Auditions @ St. Paul’s Church

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From the makers of 'CINEMADNESS' a 4D haunt at the Imperial Theatre comes a brand new journey, jumping off the stage and screen, into your brain; 'CINEMADVENTURE'! AUDITIONS at St. Paul's Church on Devine St. by Emma St., March 30 & 31, 6:30pm. (PARKING IN THE BACK, ENTER THROUGH BACK DOOR) The show will be at the Imperial Theatre, July 21-23. Much like last year's CineMadness, CINEMADVENTURE is likened to a Disneyland ride; a fully interactive experience where the audience has colourful characters around them in every direction, along with eye-popping video projection effects, and tons of stuff flying over their heads, dropped into their laps and is encouraged to be flung back at the performers. As well as getting a few of them up onstage and into the story. CHECK OUT THE TEASER VIDEO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/LetsRocketship/videos/vb.505785454/10156728021865455/?type=2&theater&notif_t=video_processed In 'CINEMADVENTURE' the audience travels to the jungle, sent on a mission to rescue scientist / archaeologist / primatologist, Dr. ...

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Lit’l Chicago @ Imperial Theatre Show Review by Brian...

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Beale Street Blues: Robb Sharp & Lit'l Chicago at the Imperial Theatre with John Pilat and Paul Langille Saturday, March 12, 2016 by Brian Hay A comment that Robb Sharp posted said it all: "Thank you. Sarnia Needs more nights like this. It needs more of this kind of music". That thought, from an unnamed gent who approached him after the show said it all. Every place needs more of this. Getting it started in Sarnia, which has the very sexy Imperial Theatre and is home to the calibre of talent shown last night should be looking inward before importing talent. That's not because players from other areas aren't "worth it". It's simply because what comes from our back yard really is, "that good". As well, most of these individuals know other performers who are capable of standing audiences on their ears. All of that happened at this show. The people who went had ...

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Trivia Q & A # 11 – 2016

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Q. Husband and wife, Terry and Susan Jacks, had their biggest hit with "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" What was the name of their band? A. The Poppy Family Seventeen-year-old Susan Pesklevits met Terry Jacks in the mid-1960s while she was a regular performer on the national teen TV show Music Hop as well as many other national TV shows. She later called Jacks to accompany her on rhythm guitar for one of her live performances and eventually, with the addition of Craig McCaw on lead guitar, although she continued to make solo television appearances, Susan decided to dedicate all her live performances to the newly formed trio. The name Poppy Family was chosen when Susan, Terry and Craig were searching for a new name and came across it in the dictionary. Susan and Terry were married in 1967 and Susan Pesklevits became Susan Jacks. Craig McCaw later introduced Satwant Singh on ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 227

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Published on Mar 8, 2016 Opening Segment: Top notch rock at The Station Music Hall The Entertainment Scene: The Sarnia Pop Culture Show is returning to Sarnia once again. Organizer and owner of Future Pastimes, Trent Rogers, talks about what to expect. Rogers also talks about the support the event will give to St. Clair Child and Youth in Sarnia. In The Community: The Canadian Cancer Society of Sarnia-Lambton is having its first ever, 'Daffodil Dip' Paula Mackinlay of the Cancer Society talks about how families can get involved to show support for the cause. Apps with Mark Russell: Ring, Ring, RIng, No more voicemail. Closing Segment: Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers, Bail and Jail is coming back to the Lambton Mall More videos and events at www.TVSN.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 10 – 2016

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Q.  This band's most popular song was "Innocence", but they also had a few other hits in Canada, such as "I Did it for Love" and "Sweet Things in Life". What is their name? A.  Harlequin In 1975, Winnipeg bassist Ralph James formed Harlequin upon recruiting vocalist George Belanger, guitarist Glen Willows, keyboardist Gary Golden, and drummer David Budzak.  The band began recording demos and travelling to Toronto to perform in the local bars and clubs. It was in one of these small bars in Toronto that Harlequin were discovered by representatives of Jack Douglas, the producer of Aerosmith, John Lennon, and Patti Smith, after they tried to see another band in a larger bar downstairs, but could not gain admittance due to a sell-out crowd. Douglas helped get Harlequin signed to CBS/Epic Records records in 1979, and later that year that band released their first LP, Victim of a Song, which went Gold, ...

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Buck Brothers Reunite for March 2016 First Friday

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What a fun night taking us all down memory lane with the Fabulous Buck Brothers Reunion Band leading us down the musical path. Not being originally from Sarnia, we were not familiar with the Buck Brothers, but apparently many locals are.  They were a popular band not just in Sarnia, but throughout Ontario in the late 1960's, 70's and into the 80's.  Two of the remaining 'brothers', Orval Cavin on bass guitar and Jack Dunn on rhythm guitar have added three members of another well known local band, Copperstill, to their line up making them the newest "Buck Brothers".  Gerry Ostrihon on drums, Guy Houle on guitar and mulit-instrumentalist Phil Beauchamp rounded out the group. Each of their 2 sets started off with an original song that fit right in with the cover songs they performed, but were so good it left you wanting to hear more of their own music. They don't have ...

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Auditions for Evening of One Acts @ Imperial Theatre

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Theatre Sarnia AUDITIONS for another “Evening of One Act Plays”! (This time there are so many directors we will be staging the plays over two nights!) Audition Dates: April 10th and 11th @ 7:00 p.m. in Studio A (actors are encouraged to come both nights) Directed by 7 new, local directors bringing fresh, edgier visions to the Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON. stage, ranging from dark comedy to drama to the absurd. Show dates will be June 14th and June 15th @ 7:30pm Directors and their audition details below: 1. "Desert Places” written and directed by Doug Murphy "Desert Places" involves a woman, Janet, who has lost her husband, and the confused reactions of her brother Andrew and best friend Jo to her apparent inability to grieve. Relationships are alternately brought together and pushed apart as Andrew and Jo try to navigate Janet’s needs. Cast requirements: male - 20s-30s female - 30s-40s female - late 20s 2. “The Unwanted” written by Walter Wykes ...

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