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Trivia Q & A # 23 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 23 –...

Q. This Canadian musical story-teller retired from music for twelve years as his way of protesting what he saw as a lack of support from the federal government for Canadian artists. Known for comedic songs such as "Big Joe Mufferaw" and "The Hockey Song", who am I referring to? A. "Stompin" Tom Connors Born as Charles Thomas Connors, and also known by the moniker Tommy Messer, "Stompin" Tom Connors, spent much of his career and a lot of his money fighting the powers that be in an effort to bring more notoriety and recognition to Canadians artists who chose to improve their careers within Canadian borders. He protested against any Canadian artist who took their act out of Canada and referred to those that did as "Turncoat Canadians". To express his seriousness regarding his ongoing fight with the Canadian Radio and Television Commission(CRTC), he also took up a protest against the Canadian ...

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JUNE FIRST FRIDAY with MARINOL NATION, BILL WALTERS &...

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JUNE FIRST FRIDAY with MARINOL...

June First Friday with Marniol Nation, Bill Walters & Pat McGill We sure had a room full of talent for the June First Friday at Cheeky Monkey. Local musicians under the name of Marinol Nation provided the entertainment for the night. Below is an in-depth review by blogger, Brian Hay. It was also the opening night of a new art exhibit and sale called "From Here and There" by Bill Walters. With Plein air paintings (painted outside in the moment) ranging from nearby locales such as Canatara Park  to farther points on the compass such as Lake Berkley Florida, our three back walls are a colourful travelogue. Bill's works are not your normal 'landscape' art. To me, they have a dreamy, warm feeling even if they are of a snow field or summer storm building in the clouds.   In the pictures posted here and on our website Photo Gallery (CLICK HERE), ...

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Rage Against The Machine on Great Deals Wall

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Rage Against The Machine on...

 Selected CD's & DVD's by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE added to the GREAT DEALS WALL starting as low as $8.85 (while supplies last of course)  2 CD extra special  value pack contains ... Rage Against the Machine (self titled) & Evil Empire  - Evil Empire  - Renegades - XX - 20th Anniversary Edition  -Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium - available on CD and DVD  

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The Show with David Burrows # 239

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on May 31, 2016 Opening Segment: The 27th Annual OBAA at Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON.​ was a huge success. The Entertainment Scene: The Assante Dirty Dash for Rebound​ is SOLD out. Not to worry. You can still join the fun at the Assante Dirty Dash After Party​. Everyone is welcome. AC/DC fans will want to come out and join the fun. Jack Poirier​ and Stuart T. Manchee​ explain all the fun details. www.thestationmusichall.com In The Community: Sarnia-Lambton has a lot of history and heritage to share. Luke Stempien of The Lambton County Archives, talks about Doors Open Lambton County 2016​. An opportunity to tour Sarnia-Lambton and discover history and heritage. Closing Segment: Sarnia Fashion Week​ will kick of Sarnia Artwalk​. Watch THE TVSN DAILY at www.tvsn.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 22 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 22 –...

Q.  What Toronto artist spent a long time writing songs for other singers while having a hit of his own with 1984's 'Strike'? A.  Edward Sydney "Eddie" Schwartz (born December 22, 1949) is a Canadian musician who had moderate success as a recording artist in the early 1980s, before becoming a successful songwriter, and record producer in the late 1980s and the 1990s. Schwartz was born in Toronto, Canada, and graduated from Toronto's York University in 1977 as a music and English major. He began his musical career soon after playing guitar for Charity Brown's backing band and signed with Infinity Records for a solo contract in 1979. His self-titled debut album, Schwartz, followed in 1980, with A&M Records, as Infinity had gone bankrupt by then, and spawned his first Canadian hit, "Does a Fool Ever Learn". His next album, No Refuge, came out in 1981, and did well in Canada, as well ...

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THE SHOW WITH DAVID BURROWS# 238

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Published on May 24, 2016 Opening Segment: Long weekend recap. The Entertainment Scene: Fashion, Music and Fun. Sarnia Fashion Week​ is coming to downtown Sarnia. Organizers Megg DiBrita​ and Stephen Norton​ are bringing the event to Lochiel Street in front of local business Lenox​. DiBrita & Norton share all the details of this top notch, fun and formal event. In The Community: Cystic Fibrosis is more common in our community than you may be aware. Students and volunteers of Lambton College Shinerama​ are preparing many local events to raise funds. The group is also reaching out to the community for sponsors, volunteers and other support. Spokesperson for the local group Erin Bourque​ talks about the cause. Closing Segment: Preferred Towing Sarnia​ celebrating 25 years. www.preferredtowing.com The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce​ OBAA Red Carpet Pre-Show. Highway Jones returns to Eclipse - Catering / Bar & Grill​for a special Luau & game night. More local events and videos can be watched at ...

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Sarnia Speaks: Coming Out – lLGBTQ panel discussion

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Sarnia Speaks: Coming Out &...

Coming out isn't something you do once; it's something you'll continue to do for the rest of your life. Regardless of sexual identity, coming out is an ongoing process of living your sexuality and gender identity and bringing it into your families, groups of friends, workplaces, and communities. Join us on June 1st at our second Sarnia Speaks dialogue as we discuss what it's like coming out and living as an LGBTQ individual in our community. Listen to the stories of our featured panel members and after share your own during an open floor. The open floor is intended to be a safe space for anybody who wants to listen, contribute and/or learn, and is moderated by a local professional working in the field. Featured panel: Crystal Fach Kevin Soetemans Shawn Johnston Trey McGowen Free admission, no RSVP or tickets required. For more information, please contact Danielle Cooper at sarniaspeaks@gmail.com. Note: this dialogue is not intended to be a platform ...

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Trivia Q & A # 21 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 21 –...

Q. This mother of twin sons grew up in Nanaimo, B.C. and spent hours listening to her father's extensive jazz collection. Now she's a superstar jazz singer. Who is she? A. Diana Krall Born November 16, 1964, Diana Krall's love of jazz is inherited from her father, Jim. When she was still in high school, Krall joined a jazz combo and began playing regularly in local restaurants. When she was 17 she won a Vancouver International Jazz Festival scholarship to study in Boston and later moved to Los Angeles to continue studying piano with Jimmy Rowles, who also launched her into singing. One of Krall's mentors was Rosemary Clooney. In 1990 she moved to New York where she met and later married (2003) rock star Elvis Costello. The couple has twin sons Dexter and Frank, born in 2006. Krall's warm contralto has won her a slew of awards, including Junos and Grammys, ...

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Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding?

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Have a crazy brilliant idea...

Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? Awesome Foundation Sarnia awards one $1,000 microgrant every month. It couldn’t be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don’t want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen! The deadline to submit is May 24th for ‎the June Awesome Foundation grant. Please complete the application form on the website: CLICK HERE to APPLY NOW!!!

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The Show with David Burrows # 237

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on May 17, 2016 The Show with David Burrows #237 Opening Segment: 9-ball tournament at Rack & Roll Billiards​ recap. The Entertainment Scene: Local band 'Dressed To Kill' is donating to the Red Cross in support of Fort McMurray.The local Blues/Rock band is having their annual Blues cruise on the Duc d'Orleans II​ and will be donating a portion of ticket sales. Front man for the band Keil Simmons​ explains. www.dressedtokill.ca In The Community: The Inn of the Good Shepherd- Sarnia​ is preparing for 'Surf Inn Turf. An annual event with food, fun, prizes and local entertainment. Fundraising coodinator for the Inn, Erica Cote explains the event and it's importance to the community. www.theinnsarnia.ca Closing Segment: Indiefest​ news and update. Pistols at Noon​ to perfom at Eclipse - Catering / Bar & Grill​ A special red carpet event is planned for The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce​ Outstanding Business Achievement Awards at Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON.​

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