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Trivia Q & A # 2 – 2018

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TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY... 1965 - TV show Hullaboloo first broadcast on NBC-TV 1969 - Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album Q. This Canadian TV actor starred in the well known series "Battlestar Galactica" as Commander Adama. What is his name? A.  Lorne Hyman Greene, (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer. His television roles include Ben Cartwright on the western Bonanza, and Commander Adama in the original science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980. He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene's New Wilderness, and in television commercials. Greene was born Lyon Himan Green in Ottawa, Ontario, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Dora (née Grinovsky) and Daniel Green, a shoemaker.   In his biography, the author, his daughter Linda Greene Bennett, stated that it was not known when he began using "Lorne", nor when he added an "e" to Green.  Greene was the drama instructor at Camp Arowhon, a summer camp in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada, where he developed his talents. Greene began acting while attending Queen's University in Kingston, where he acquired a knack ...

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Theatre Sarnia Jan. 2018 Auditions – Exit Laughing

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Theatre Sarnia Jan. 2018...

Auditions coming up this weekend for Theatre Sarnia's next play!

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The Show with David Burrows # 322 feat. Cheeky Monkey

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Trivia Q & A # 1 – 2018

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Trivia Q & A # 1 –...

Q.  What is the name of the Canadian born actor best known as Perry Mason or Ironside? A.  Raymond William Stacy Burr was born May 21, 1917, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.  His father, William Johnston Burr was a hardware salesman; his mother, Minerva Annette was a pianist and music teacher who was born in Chicago, Illinois.  When Burr was six, his parents divorced. Burr's mother moved to Vallejo, California, with him and his younger siblings, Geraldine and James. His father remained in New Westminster. Burr attended San Rafael Military Academy in San Rafael, California, for a while and graduated from Berkeley High School. In later years, Burr freely invented stories of a happy childhood. In 1986 he told journalist Jane Ardmore that when he was 12 years old his mother sent him to New Mexico for a year to work as a ranch hand. He was already his full adult height and rather large and "had fallen in with a group of college-aged kids who didn't realize ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 319

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The Show with David Burrows #319 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting Updates! The Entertainment Scene: Apex Dance Industry is having a christmas open house at their 'NEW' dance studio. Owner and dance instructor Allyx Kayleigh Smith shares the details of the event. 2 LIVE shows will be performed and Santa Claus will be stopping by as well. In The Community: The Awesome Foundation Sarnia has once again awarded $1000 to another awesome idea. 'Kindergarten Yard Accessibility Enhancement' were this months winners. Amanda Knight, Tara Griffin and Laura Van Bunderen share their story and excitement about the school project. Closing Segment: Christmas Cash Calendars from The Inn of the Good Shepherd- Sarnia

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Look & See Call for Artist Entry @ JNAAG

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Look & See Call For Entry Submission Deadline: February 18, 2018 Lambton County artists interested in displaying their work are invited to make their submission to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery on or before February 18, 2018. The Gallery's Look & See 2018 Call for Entry is open to all Lambton County artists including those who have never before shown in a formal exhibition. Artists will receive a curatorial studio visit and have their art considered for this 'Pop Up' exhibition at the JNAAG. Exhibition Dates: June 1-17, 2018 July 6-15, 2018

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Trivia Q & A # 49 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 49 –...

Q.  What popular Christmas movie does Tom Hanks do six voices in? A.  The Polar Express is a 2004 American 3D computer animated Christmas musical fantasy film based on the 1985 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, who served as one of the executive producers on the film. Written, produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film features human characters animated using live action motion capture animation. The film stars Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen, with Tom Hanks in six distinct roles.  Tom Hanks  was the voice of the Hero Boy , the Hero Boy's father, the Conductor, the Hobo, Santa Claus, and the Narrator. The film also included a performance by Tinashe at age 9, who later gained exposure as a pop singer in 2010.  The film also marks Michael Jeter's last acting role before his death, and the film was thus dedicated to his memory. The locomotive featured in the film is an American 2-8-4 Berkshire type steam locomotive, with a cowcatcher, modeled after the Pere Marquette 1225, which ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 318

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Opening Segment: Over 4000 Teddy Bears collected at the annual Sarnia Sting Teddy Bear Toss. The Entertainment Scene: The Classic 'A Christmas Story' is being brought to the stage as a musical. Director Ron Pask talks about the classic story and the fun that is coming to the stage at Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON. In The Community: The Deker Bauer Foundation For Suicide Prevention is having a Montreal Canadiens Alumni hockey game in march. Founder Teresa Ingles talks to us about the upcoming event and what hockey fans can expect! Closing Segment: Kombat Fight League is bringing Kickboxing to THE STATION MUSIC HALL

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December 2017 First Friday Ripping Up with Cordcalling

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December 2017 First Friday...

London ON  Cordcalling consisting of husband and wife duo Denise on drums and Brian of guitar, were our in-store entertainment for the evening of the December 1, 2017 First Friday.  Doing several interesting cover songs with their own distinctive growl and roar to them, along with originals, many customers compared them to The White Stripes, especially as they were doing a White Stripes song.  Some of the other covers they did were U2 'Streets With No Name' where Denise's vocals very much reminded us of Patti Smith and a version of The Beatles 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' that had an urgency and abruptness to it that made it distinctly their own. Along with these and other covers, they performed many originals from their most recent album release called 'We Are Still' . A quote by  Jason Schnieder of the Kitchener Record newspaper describes them very well. This husband-and-wife rock duo is ...

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Trivia Q & A # 48 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 48 –...

Q. What Canadian cities were used for  filming the perennial holiday favourite movie (at least at our house), 'A Christmas Story'? A.  Director Bob Clark reportedly sent scouts to twenty cities before selecting Cleveland for exterior filming. Cleveland was chosen because of Higbee's Department Store in downtown Cleveland.  Until they connected with Higbee's, location scouts had been unsuccessful in finding a department store that was willing to be part of the film. Higbee's vice president Bruce Campbell agreed to take part in the project on the condition he be allowed to edit the script for cursing. Ultimately, Higbee's was the stage for three scenes in the film. In addition to the scenes involving Higbee's, the exterior shots (and select interior shots where Ralphie lived, including the opening of the leg lamp) of the house and neighborhood, were filmed in the Tremont section of Cleveland's West Side. The house used as the Parker home in these scenes has been restored, reconfigured inside to ...

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