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Last Record Store Documentary by Dwayne Cloes

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Last Record Store Documentary...

Over the months of August and September 2014 good friend,  talented musician, and now documentarian, Dwayne Cloes has been filming and editing a documentary about Cheeky Monkey - and us, Roland & I who are in essence - Cheeky Monkey. It was a very odd feeling to know someone felt we were worthy of a documentary.  Have to admit it was a lot of fun. So glad we agreed to it, especially once we saw the finished project. We realize that many customers do value what we do, but family and friends with business sense think we are nuts. Yup we are, we admit it. We think Dwayne has captured on film, why we do what we do.  We could not be happier or prouder of the end result.  Hope you enjoy it too. Thank you Dwayne MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 UPDATE... Have been contacted from the UK by Graham Jones creator ...

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GORDON LIGHTFOOT 1st addition of 2017 on Great Deals Wall

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GORDON LIGHTFOOT 1st addition...

Let's start 2017's Great Deals Wall with a truly Canadian icon - GORDON LIGHTFOOT.  Selected CD's from his impressive catalog starting as low as $6.95 each.  Quantities are limited, so get them while you can.  ~ GORD'S GOLD VOLUME I - GORD'S GOLD VOLUME ll - IF I COULD READ YOUR MIND (1970) -SUMMER SIDE OF LIFE (1971) ~DON QUIXOTE (1972) ~ SUNDOWN (1974) ~ COLD ON THE SHOULDER (1975) ~ EAST OF MIDNIGHT (1986)  

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Brighton Rock Singer Presses On At Precision Pressing

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Brighton Rock Singer Presses...

As reported in FYI Music News January 12, 2017 The Toronto Star catches up with Gerry McGhee, vocalist in Brighton Rock and now a partner in the spanking new, Burlington, ON Precision Pressing vinyl plant that comes on stream next week. Waxing on about the vinyl resurgence may be old news to some, but for Gerry McGhee, capitalizing on the trend has meant a troublesome, years-long quest to open a new vinyl pressing plant in Ontario. From searching the world for record-making machines to construction delays and cutting through bureaucratic red tape, it has been three long years, but McGhee can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Or will be able to after this weekend. “We actually had to approach our neighbours and ask them to shut down for 12 hours just to get the power lines in,” said McGhee, vice-president, Precision Record Pressing. “That’s happening this weekend, and we’ll finally be ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 271

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Jan 10, 2017 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting are back in the win column. The Entertainment Scene: Local comedy group known as The Fidgets are holding an improv academy for grades 6, 7, & 8. Fidget member John Hollingsworth and his son Ben Hollingsworth talk about how public speaking can contribute to many successes in life. www.fidgetscomedy.com In The Community: The Lambton Outdoor Club is inviting everyone to join them at the Lochiel Community Centre to learn more about the outdoor activities club.Brian Seabrook tells of the 26 year old club and how to get involved. www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org Closing Segment: Still time to get your tickets for the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton Dancing with the Stars!

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Trivia Q & A # 2 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 2 –...

Q.   Which Canadian artist's real first name is Morna? A.  Morna Anne Murray (born June 20, 1945), known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide. Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the US charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs, "Snowbird" (1970).  She is often cited as the one who paved the way for other international Canadian success stories such as k.d. lang, Céline Dion and Shania Twain.  She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win "Album of the Year" at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her Gold-plus 1983 album A Little Good News. Murray has received four Grammys, a record 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country ...

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Barnburners Heat Up January 2017 First Friday

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Barnburners Heat Up January...

Oh my gosh, what a frigid night for the first First Friday of 2017.  To those who braved the cold to come see Scott Manery and The Barnburners at Cheeky Monkey, it didn't matter.  "Why" you ask?  Simple answer.  They are a smokin hot band who know how to ramp up the heat so everyone has a good time and feels warm to the core.  Playing a mix of fan favourites off their four CD's, I don't think their was a cold person in the building - especially the dancers. This was The Barnburners third time playing at Cheeky Monkey for a First Friday.  Sure hope to see them back many more times.  Maybe on a night that is not so flippin cold. For more photos of the night taken mostly by Grumpy (Roland) CLICK HERE

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Top Sellers of 2016 @ Cheeky Monkey

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Top Sellers of 2016 @ Cheeky...

It was a good year at Cheeky Monkey for music sales on both CD and vinyl formats.  Below is the Top 25 Countdown of Best Sellers for 2016.  Most are on CD, a few are on vinyl record.  And yes, record sales continue to climb steadily. Notice how many Top Sellers on this list are Canadian.  Awesome isn't it?!  In the Top 50, there were a few other Canadians... SARAH McLACHLAN - Wonderland (Christmas CD), TRAGICALLY HIP - Fully Completely, Road Apples, Tired as F**K (7" RSD Black Friday vinyl), Day For Night, In Between Evolution & Phantom Power as well as GORD DOWNIE'S - Secret Path on vinyl with the book.  Sarnia's own singer/songwriter DONOVAN WOODS - Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled was #34 on the list. #25 - GREEN DAY - Revolution Radio #24 - BLUE RODEO - 1000 Arms #23 - BLINK 182 - California #22 - THE TREWS - Time Capsule #21 - ...

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The Show with David Burrows #270 @ Cheeky Monkey

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The Show with David Burrows ...

Published on Jan 4, 2017 Opening Segment: 2017 underway. What did you promise? The Entertainment Scene: January Sarnia First Friday coming this week. Out first visit of the year to Cheeky Monkey with MaryAnne Peloza. MaryAnne talks about Scott Manery & The Barnburners playing the event. Peloza also talks about Record Store Day coming up in April. www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca In The Community: Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton is having their annual signature event. Dancing with the Stars will take place this year at Dante Club Sarnia. Eve Morgan shares the details of the event and how you can get your tickets. www.alzheimersociety.ca/sarnialambton Closing Segment: Sarnia Sting returning to Progressive Auto Sales Arena More videos and community events at www.tvsn.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 1 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 1 –...

Q.  Which Canadian band from the 1980's released "Monkey Bars"? A.  Coney Hatch is a Canadian hard rock band who released three albums in the 1980s. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the band consists of vocalist and guitarist Carl Dixon who would also go on to play with April Wine and a Burton Cummings-less Guess Who for several years, as well as touring solo and releasing at least two solo albums; Lead vocalist and bassist Andy Curran also released a solo album. He was nominated for two Juno Awards and was awarded one "Most Promising Vocalist" in 1991. That album featured 2 top 10 Canadian radio hits "License to Love" and "No Tattoos"; guitarist Steve Shelski who has written several instrumentals for TSN; and drummer Dave 'Thumper' Ketchum. They released their first album in 1982. Ketchum left the band in 1983, and was replaced by Barry Connors who formerly drummed with Toronto. ...

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City of Sarnia & Lawrence House: Children’s Art...

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City of Sarnia & Lawrence...

Registration is open for all 2017 children's art classes by The City of Sarnia in cooperation with The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. The dates and information are available on the newly revamped Lawrence House web site. There is PD Day Art, After School Art, Weekend Art (at the Bright's Grove Library) and March Break Art Camp all for children ages 6 - 12. Phone the direct line to the City Parks and Recreation Department to register: 519-339-1850. Here are the details from the web site: PD Day Art Ages: 6-12 years Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Cost: $44.00 REGISTRATION: City of Sarnia, Parks & Recreation, 3rd Floor New direct number 519-339-1850 Please provide your child with a lunch, morning and afternoon snack.  NOTE:  NO NUTS PLEASE! Depending on weather conditions, there will be a break outdoors, within the grounds of the Lawrence House, so it is important that your child dress accordingly.  We recommend that the artists ...

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