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Trivia Q & A # 27 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 27 –...

Q. Formed in Toronto in 1976, this band began with only two members taking care of all of the musical instruments. Which unique band, featuring Cameron Hawkins and Nash the Slash, and renowned for hits such as "Phasors On Stun" and "Just Like You", am I referring to? A.  FM - Cameron Hawkins, appearing as a typical rock star at the front of the stage, playing synthesizer, occasional bass guitar, and lead vocals; and Nash the Slash, a mysterious figure in dark clothes lurking in the shadows at the back of the stage, playing electric violin, electric mandolin, backing vocals, and operating a drum machine. Aside from Cameron's bass, the group did not use guitars. The duo first met each other while they were jamming with a band called Clear. Some time after February 1977[the group became a trio when they added Martin Deller on drums. After appearing on the CBC TV variety show Who's New, FM ...


July First Friday with Blackmore & Blackmore &

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July First Friday with...

Mike Blackmore has played at Cheeky Monkey many times over the years.  As has Dwayne Cloes.  Both have been here as part of bands and played here solo.  During the 2017 Record Store Day, they played here for the first time as a duo.  We were so impressed, we asked them to come back - so they did - for the July First Friday. With Mike on guitar, d'jembe (hand drum) and looping machine, and Dwayne playing bass guitar they created a unique musical experience.  You could not find two more different people in their history and approach to music, but somehow the combination of their wealth of talent works wonderfully for them. Armed with a playlist of originals and cover songs such as 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' and my personal favourite Mike has done for years, but never the same way twice, 'House of the Rising Sun', they easily entertained the audience ...


The Show with David Burrows # 296

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Jul 4, 2017 Opening Segment: Fantastic fun celebrating Canada 150th birthday! The Entertainment Scene: The 1st annual Sarnia VegFest​. Tosha Lobsinger​ is bringing a healthy, fun and educational event to Sarnia at Canatara Park​. Healthy vendors, music and guest speakers will all be a part of this new event. Evening events and even a cruise on the Duc d'Orleans II​. Tosha shares all the details. www.sarniavegfest.com In The Community: Food, Fun, Music, Kids entertainment and of course Art. Art in the Park, Petrolia​ returns again to Victoria Park in Petrolia, Ontario​. Committee member Barbara Prescott​ explains why this is her favourite event and invites everyone to come out and enjoy the fun! www.artintheparkpetrolia.ca Closing Segment: Fun on the Duc d'Orleans II - www.ducdorleans.com Prize giveaways and more. Watch more videos and local events at www.tvsn.ca


Trivia Q & A # 26 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 26 –...

Q.  Who was the first living pianist to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame? A.  Oscar Peterson Not only the first pianist, but one of the very first inductees. Period.  In 1978, Peterson along with Guy Lombardo shared being the first to be inducted into the newly formed Canadian Music Hall of Fame located  within The National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours including belonging to the Juno Awards Hall of Fame and the Canadian Jazz and Blues Hall of Fame. In 2013, Peterson was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.


The Show with David Burrows # 295

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Published on Jun 28, 2017 Opening Segment: Point Edward Jr B Pacers looking to win at game #3 The Entertainment Scene: Artzscape by the BAY 2017 is celebrating its 5th year. Committee member Sandi Grimshaw explains why the event is so unique from other art events. Grimshaw also shares the many different types of entertainment that will be participating, including and event for children. In The Community: Bluewater International Granfondo returns to Sarnia once again to support Sarnia Hospice and Bluewater Health. Ken Macalpine who is a leader for the event explains the importance of the event and why it has attracted over 500 cyclists to the area. www.bigf.ca Closing Segment: Canada Day celebrations begin Friday, June 30th. Bluewater Power and other local business supporting this years live stream of the Canada Day parade. Watch more local videos at www.tvsn.ca


Trivia Q & A # 25 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 25 –...

Q.  What was the first video broadcast on MuchMuisc? A. The Enemy Within by Rush On August 31, 1984, MuchMusic, a new video station broadcasting from Toronto hit the airwaves with 3 Video Jockeys and 3 specialty shows. It was Canada’s first 24-hour music video channel and quickly became an influential launch pad for Canadian and International talent, and was instrumental in setting the national agenda of Canadian popular music tastes. The video for The Enemy Within was the first one made specifically for television air play.  The broadcast of the video was followed by an interview with singer Geddy Lee and a Day One playlist that also included the Fixx, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Yes and Slade. The Enemy Within (Part I of Fear) is the fourth track off of Rush's 1984 album Grace Under Pressure.  It is the first song in the Fear series continued on Moving Pictures, Signals and Vapor Trails. This ...



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Spread the word... We have a new neighbour in downtown Sarnia - ALFREDO PASTA BOUTIQUE.  Located directly behind us at 163 Cromwell Street.  This boutique style shop is a wonderfully welcome addition to our every improving area.  They specialize in... - Gourmet fresh pasta - Gourmet sauces - Dry pasta imported from Italy and Sicily - Pestos, olive oil, spices, cheese & more - Prepared lunch and dinner - Retail & Catering (519) 491-5500 Find Alfredo's on Facebook by CLICKING HERE For story as written in the Sarnia Journal by Cathy Dobson - CLICK HERE


The Show with David Burrows #295

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Published on Jun 21, 2017 #theshowsarnia #tvsn #slont The Show with David Burrows #294 Opening Segment: Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce​ OBAA a SOLD OUT Success! The Entertainment Scene: Call it a social club. A place for friends to gather and share stories. Even play your old vinyl records. It's called Blackwater Coffee Company​. Owners Alyssa & Dave Duguay have had great success with their coffee business. But it's so much more than that. Learn what their business means to them and why they are so passionate about what they do. In The Community: Michele Dionne​ is all about the positive! Besides her successful show Positive Power​ with Michele Dionne, Find out what else Michele does and how she shares her positive vibes with everyone. Closing Segments: Pacers make the playoffs. Learn how to watch the live stream! Local group Dressed To Kill to support Sarnia Braves Baseball Club​ on Duc d'Orleans II​ party cruise! Watch more local videos, sports and news ...


ISO presents Summer Strings Programme 2017

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ISO presents Summer Strings...

International Symphony Orchestra presents An Introductory “Summer Strings” Programme The International Symphony Orchestra is pleased to be sponsoring an Introductory Summer Strings Programme, open to ages five and above. Adults/seniors are also welcome to take part. Sessions will run from July 24th to 28th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. each morning, and will include instruction in the beginning elements of string playing: sound production; names of notes; correct hand and finger position; posture etc. Participants may choose to play either violin or cello, and instruments will be provided. A graduation recital will be taking place on the final day, July 28th. Classes will be held in the Sarnia location, 251 North Vidal Street. The fee for one person is $60; $110 for two; and $150 for three (in the same family). Bursary assistance is available subject to financial need. To register, please contact the ISO Office, 251 North Vidal Street, Sarnia, (519) 337- 7775/ (810) 984 ...


Shania Twain on the ‘GREAT DEALS WALL’

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Shania Twain on the ‘...

While supplies last - Shania is back... on the GREAT DEALS WALL. Selected CD's, DVD's and BluRays starting as low as $4.96 ~ Shania Twain (very first album) ~ The Woman In Me (her breakthrough release) ~ Come On Over (her best selling release) ~ Greatest Hits (get all her best on one CD) ~ Still The One Live in Las Vegas - available on CD, DVD or BluRay