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Trivia Q & A # 7 – 2017

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Q.  This band had a hit in 1986 with "Love is Fire". It featured vocals by John Oates of Hall & Oates. What was the name of the band? A.  The Parachute Club was a Canadian band formed in Toronto in 1982. They released three top 40 hits in Canada between 1983 and 1987, including "Rise Up",""At the Feet of the Moon" and "Love Is Fire" (which featured guest duet vocals from John Oates). The band was well known for being one of the first mainstream pop acts in Canada to integrate world music influences, particularly Caribbean styles such as reggae and soca, into their sound. In 1998, the Parachute Club song "Rise Up" was licensed by EMI Music Canada to McCain Foods Limited for a television commercial for self-rising pizza dough. Members of Parachute Club publicly opposed this commercial use of the song. In a news release issued at the commencement ...

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Call for submissions -8th Annual Writing Contest -Alzheimer...

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‘CELEBRATING MEMORY’ 8th Annual Writing Contest All writers are invited to submit a letter, poem, or short story that the photograph (on the ASL website) inspires them to write about celebrating memory, to the ‘CELEBRATING MEMORY’ Writing Contest. Draw on your imagination or facts to sharing your most-treasured memories. The letter, poem or short story is intended to be a celebration of the gift of memory and does not have to be specific to dementia; fiction or nonfiction – just what the photograph inspires you to write (see the Alzheimer Society website for the photograph and contest rules). The objective of the contest is to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, during January Alzheimer awareness month. Submissions from 18 years and older must be accompanied by a $20.00 entry fee, and be considered a donation to the local chapter. Donations of greater value are welcome but will not affect the outcome of the competition. Submissions from 17 years and younger are free. This year’s ...

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Musicians Band Together for Longest Performance EVER to...

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M.A. NOTE - Local connection to this story is ArtsCan Circle that is mentioned beLOW was founded by Sarnia's own virtuoso of the harmonica, Mike Stevens. ArtsCan Circle is a registered charity dedicated to linking creative artists with Indigenous youth at risk in Canada with the hope to encourage self-esteem amongst Indigenous youth in isolated communities through a cooperative exploration of the arts. CLICK HERE for ArtsCan Circle website Published on February 2nd, 2017 | by Alan Cross Musicians Band Together for Longest Performance EVER to Benefit Gord Downie Cancer Fund Ever since news broke of Gord Downie’s incurable brain cancer broke last May, individuals and organizations across the country have spent thousands of hours on charitable good works to raise money for brain cancer research. This is another one of those stories. Kevin Kerr, who runs a company called Epidemic Music Group, came up with a fundraiser. What if he and his people ...

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The Show with David Burrows #275

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Published on Feb 7, 2017 The Show with David Burrows #275 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting recap & The Home Depot event. The Entertainment Scene: A local rock group Round House has been playing there passion for Classic Rock! These 4 young adults have been rockin' hard from the start and are ready to rock you socks off. Members of the band talk about why they love the music they play. The band also shares details of a special 'all ages' event at Shakers Lounge in Petrolia. In The Community: For sure you have heard of 411 and 911, but do you know what 211 is? Norm Lamoureux a recipient of the Mayor's Honour list talks about the information hotline. Norm also discusses the importance of the service and the upcoming 211 day. www.211ontario.ca Closing Segment: A special benefit at The Station Music Hall for Wilma Timmers. Watch more at www.tvsn.ca

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February 2017 First Friday reviews by Brian Hay

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February 2017 First Friday...

Editor's note-- Thank you to Brian Hay for writing the review below regarding Cheeky Monkey's February First Friday event.  To see more photos of Evan Dawe & John Pilat CLICK HERE. That same night, the band Roundhouse was playing at the Trinity Lounge and he has reviewed them as well.  They are the band playing during March 3rd First Friday at Cheeky Monkey.  CLICK HERE for details. Sarnia’s First Friday, February 3, 2017: evan.john at the Cheeky Monkey and The The Rapids with Round House at the Trinity Lounge — Young Musicians Bringing the Excitement Back to Music by Brian Hay This is no small thing. I didn’t see it but have read that the Superbowl halftime show was polished but lacking in excitement and surprises. Recently a high profile event featured a big surprise but having the singer stop while the music continued with the vocals wasn’t one anybody involved wanted. The ...

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Trivia Q & A # 6 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 6 –...

Q. What Canadian singer had a 1977 hit that got him on the "Mike Douglas" and "Merv Griffin" shows to sing the number. It's a song that Tina Turner recorded for her 1978 album, "Rough". A. Daniel Grafton "Dan" Hill IV (born 3 June 1954) is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. He had two major international hits with his songs "Sometimes When We Touch" and "Can't We Try", a duet with Vonda Shepard, as well as a number of other charting singles in Canada and the United States. Hill was born in Toronto, the son of social scientist and public servant Daniel G. Hill, and brother of the author Lawrence Hill and the late novelist Karen Hill. He studied guitar in his teens, leaving high school at 17 to work as songwriter for RCA. At one point he was working for the Ontario provincial government, delivering office supplies, while performing at the ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD on Great Deals Wall

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD on Great Deals...

Lynyrd Skynyrd  is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, the band was also known by names such as The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally deciding on "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". At the peak of their success, three members died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band's most popular incarnation. The band has sold 28 million albums in the United States. Selected titles are now on the Cheeky Monkey GREAT DEALS WALL.  While supplies last of course. Priced as low as $4.96 each. Titles on Great Deals Wall include... ...SECOND HELPING ... GIMME BACK MY BULLETS ... DOUBLE TROUBLE ...(Pronounced 'leh-nerd skin-nerd) ... FAMILY ... AUTHORIZED BOOTLEG - LIVE/Cardiff Capitol Theatre - Cardiff, Wales ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 274 – with Evan &...

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Published on Jan 31, 2017 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting Recap - More updates at www.tvsn.ca/sarnia-sting The Entertainment Scene: A new and poplar music duo is entertaining in Sarnia. Evan Dawe and John Pilat aka Evan & John are getting noticed. Having recently played at The Lawrence House the duo is preparing for a performance at the popular First Friday location Cheeky Monkey. Look them up on facebook at evan.john.music In The Community: A trivia night is being held at the Sarnia Riding Club this Saturday to support the CNIB in Sarnia. Brian Moore shares the details of this annual event. Only a few spots remain. Closing Segment: Now there is more to see at The Video Show Network website www.tvsn.ca Local news, sports, and other new updates have been added. You can add your event by emailing david@tvsn.ca or calling our office at 519-479-0644 Visit our website today at www.tvsn.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 5 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 5 –...

Q. Known for ten top 100 Canadian chart singles that include "Who Knows How To Make Love Stay" and "Too Bad", what Canadian band am I speaking of that took a five-year hiatus after the death of their lead singer in 2004? A. Doug and the Slugs was founded in Vancouver in 1977 by Toronto-born Doug Bennett, who had been a graphic designer in his home town before moving to British Columbia in the mid-1970s.  Bennett served as the band's chief songwriter, frontman, and lead singer. Keyboardist Simon Kendall described Bennett's writing style: "He had some unique and very interesting lyrics. An anachronistic style, if you like. He was a bit of R&B, he was a bit 1940s, he was a bit Tex-Mex. As a writer, I think he deserves more credit than he gets for being intelligent. He wrote some beautiful and quite provocative songs." After some turnover amongst Slugs in ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 273

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Jan 24, 2017 The Show with David Burrows #273 Opening Segment: Dancing with the Stars a huge success. Sarnia Sting​ Recap - www.sarniasting.com The Entertainment Scene: Sarnia Lambton Rebound​ is holding the 18th annual 2017 Hearts for Youth Gala​. Jack Poirier​ talks about what will be happening at this years event. Jack also expresses the importance of the event and how it suppoerts the Sarnia Lambton Rebound. www.reboundonline.com In The Community: Youth Homelessness is a growing problem in our community. The Hub - Sarnia-Lambton​ is a new youth drop in centre launching February 13th at St. Luke's United Church, Sarnia​. Jaylene Poirier of The Hub organisation explains how The Hub will offer support to the youth in our community. Closing Segment: A special benefit or Todd O'Brien​ is being held Saturday, January 28th at UA Local 663 Sarnia​ Todd O'Brien Benefit Event​ More local events and news at www.tvsn.ca

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