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FIRST FIRST FRIDAY OF 2016 WITH BIG HIGHWAY

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FIRST FIRST FRIDAY OF 2016...

The first First Friday of January was anything but typical.  The fact it was technically held on the second Friday of the month due to the statutory holiday of New Years Day being the first unusual circumstance.  The second was the weather.  Higher than normal temperatures with rain made for a soggy evening.  Despite those factors,  those that did come to Sarnia's downtown and into Cheeky Monkey found it very much worth the effort thanks to local band Big Highway. The four piece band featuring James McNaule on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Andrew Germain on lead guitar, Dave Johnston on bass and Ric Brown on drums have a knack for picking the perfect playlist for their vast abilities. Big Highway's love for Can Con (Canadian content) is self evident.  James has the perfect timber and edginess to pull off songs by Tragically Hip with ease.  They did several Wide Mouth Mason ...

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RHINO TO “START YOUR EAR OFF RIGHT” WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW...

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RHINO TO “START YOUR EAR OFF...

RHINO TO “START YOUR EAR OFF RIGHT” WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW RELEASES Exclusive Releases Available From The Replacements, Velvet Underground, Devo, Grateful Dead, The Monkees, Blue Man Group, The Cars, Cibo Matto, And More! TORONTO – January has long been a barren wasteland in the world of new music releases. With most acts rushing to get albums out before the holidays, the first month of the year has far too often been an afterthought to record labels. Rhino changes all that in 2016 with their first ever “Start Your Ear Off Right” campaign. On Tuesday, January 22nd, Rhino will release 15 titles from some of the most revered acts in music including The Replacements, Velvet Underground, Devo, Grateful Dead, many of them limited editions. These will be available only at participating brick and mortar retail outlets.

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WORKSHOP – Drawing in the Galleries @ JNAAG

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WORKSHOP – Drawing in...

Drawing in the Galleries - January 30 - 9-11 a.m. Learn about the art in the galleries through drawing, looking, and conversation. Gallery staff and drawing instructors will provide casual guidance, support and encouragement to help participants develop observational and technical skills. Materials are provided. All skill levels are welcome. FREE - Give What You Can

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FAMILY SUNDAY @ JNAAG – Folded Houses

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Family Sunday: Folded Houses with Genevieve Burton Featured Artwork: Lawren Stewart Harris, Morning (c. 1921) Create your very own double- perspective house! FREE and open to all ages!

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WORKSHOP @ JNAAG – Inspired Memories

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Inspired Memories Experience how the power of art alongside group discussion can be a transformative and life changing experience for people with early onset dementia. JNAAG has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton to offer this invigorating series of workshops and tours. For more information and to register contact: Ileana Rivas, at 519-332-4444 or irivas@alzheimersarnia.ca

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FAMILY SUNDAY @ JNAAG – Mysterious Chalk Drawings

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Family Sunday: Mysterious Chalk Drawings with Derek McMahon Featured Artwork: Barbara Hepworth, The Operation: Case for Discussion (1949) Create human forms by blending chalk onto colored construction paper. FREE and open to all ages!

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WORKSHOP @ JNAAG – Drawing in the Galleries

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WORKSHOP @ JNAAG –...

Drawing in the Galleries Learn about the art in the galleries through drawing, looking, and conversation. Gallery staff and drawing instructors will provide casual guidance, support and encouragement to help participants develop observational and technical skills. Materials are provided. All skill levels are welcome. FREE - Give What You Can

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WORKSHOP -Active Through Art: Inspired Program for Seniors @...

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WORKSHOP -Active Through Art:...

Active Through Art: Inspired Program for Seniors Dance, Line, and Rhythm We are very excited to present Active Through Art, a masterful program for seniors. Experience the exhibition with fresh eyes over and over again while having fun, getting social, and being creative through a series of unique activities. To find out more about Active Through Art, or to register for this workshop, please contact Caitlyn McMillan at 519.336.8127 x.3223 orcaitlyn.mcmillan@county-lambton.on.ca. Workshop Details Age: Self-identified seniors Cost: Free, but registration is required Need a lift? Catch the ART BUS - it's FREE Thanks to a partnership with Lambton elderly outreach, we are offering accessible transportation to and from the gallery from Kettle & Stony Point, Forest, Aamjiwnaang, Petrolia, and Sarnia. Capacity is limited to call and reserve your seat early.

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~WSGR – Avant Garage 2015 Top 10 Album List

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~WSGR – Avant Garage...

Special thanks to Peter Nobel - DJ extrodinaire on Port Huron's WSGR 91.3 FM radio station.  Below is his list of Top 10 Albums of 2015. Top 10 of 2015 10: Shopping - Why Choose Late 70s sounding post-punk, with bass hooks and chirping guitars. The album Gang Of Four wished they made in 2015. 9: Thurneman - De Raknar Vara Dagar Scandinavian hardcore punk, 80s style, with, dare I say, occasional melodic riffs. For fans of SST vintage Husker Du 8: Protomartyr - The Agent Intellect Sneering post-punk, born from the grittiness of a broken Detroit. Powerfully bleak. 7: FFS - FFS The best New Wave album I've heard in decades. Collaborations do work. 6: The Districts - A Flourish And A Spoil Fuzzy, earnest pub rock, with angst of living in a crappy place. 5: The Sonics - This Is The Sonics Sets the bar again for garage rock, 50 years after they first set that bar 4: Pierre & Bastien - ...

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HIDDEN TALENTS – HT GLEE Auditons

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HIDDEN TALENTS – HT GLEE...

Hidden Talents | info@hiddentalents.ca 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 June, Hidden Talents will be presenting it's first HT Glee Show with the talented youth of Sarnia. 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

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