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Sizzling Hot September First Friday with Mike Blackmore...

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Sizzling Hot September First...

"ZENBOMB" - Mike Blackmore Group at Cheeky Monkey - September 4, 2015 First Friday - as reported by Brian Hay... Mike Blackmore with Dan Martin and Chris Molyneaux: First Friday for Labour Day Weekend at the Cheeky Monkey The finale here was more than worth waiting for. Singer/guitarist Mike Blackmore plunged into his music with the fervour of an individual afraid that he might never have a chance to play the songs that way again. Bass player Dan Martin was perfectly in step with everything he did. Mike's playing, always percussive in nature, was emphatic, with his expression raw in its directness and the changes he signalled marked with an extra level of force. Dan's bass was set louder than usual and he used the volume to emphasize the melody in the songs while keeping the timekeeping end of his work crisp. Chris Molyneaux played as if he was on fire. Watching him ...

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EL CAMINO @ Cheeky Monkey Oct. First Friday

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EL CAMINO @ Cheeky Monkey Oct....

October 2, 2015 - October 2, 2015 Cheeky Monkey Map and Directions | Register Description: Over the years of being a premiere venue for  Sarnia's downtown First Friday Cultural Walkabouts, Roland and Mary Anne have had  the honour of hosting many wonderful  musicians and visual artists.  The evening of local entertainment has proven to be mutually beneficial for all involved, including for the audiences in attendance.  Acts and artists of all ages have been part of the eventst exposing Sarnia's local talent to a wider audience than they previously had. For the October 2 First Friday, Cheeky Monkey, located at 130 Christina Street North is pleased to welcome back EL CAMINO playing live from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Consisting of singer and rhythm guitarist Scott Whyte, lead and rhythm player Marvin Eskritt and percussionist Steve Bird they are a tight three piece group. Local music reviewer Brian Hay had this to say about their previous performance ...

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First Friday with MIKE BLACKMORE GROUP & Nicholas...

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First Friday with MIKE...

September 4, 2015 - September 4, 2015 Cheeky Monkey Map and Directions | Register Description: September First Friday at Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia's downtown music and more store, is a great place to celebrate the last weekend before school goes back. The musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by Mike Blackmore Group from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. As well, visual artist Nichols Theorat will be on hand to discuss his Exhibit and Sale of eclectic and varied work. It is hard to say just who may be joining Mike for the evening of music. Mike has been playing in the area for quite a while and has amassed many talented fellow musicians in his circle who love playing, like Mike, simply for the joy of it. Having said that, they don't horse around (much). Each and every one is a well accomplished musician. Over the summer, at the many gigs Mike has performed at, a constant ...

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Traveling the BIG HIGHWAY

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Traveling the BIG HIGHWAY

It may have been just a coincidence, but I doubt it.  Last night during the August 7, 2015 First Friday, we noticed a marked increase in the sale of Tragically Hip on both CD and DVD.  I believe it had everything to do with the fact that lead singer, James McNaule, of BIG HIGHWAY, sounded very similar to Gord Downie of The Hip.  He wasn't exactly like him, but enough so that even when they did a cover of Pearl Jam or Wide Mouth Mason song, images of Downie filled you thoughts.  Hence the increase in Hip sales. Downie is known for an edginess where James' style was calmer yet still filled with the passion of a solid vocalist.  That can be said of the rest of the band as well.  They all have great day jobs, but the passion and level of professionalism they bring to their music is admirable.  James ...

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ELVIS ON LINE AUCTION – August 13, 2015

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ELVIS ON LINE AUCTION –...

Roland received a VERY INTERESTING email this week, regarding an auction of Elvis Presley items.  Below is the original email along with a follow up when we asked for more details.  CLICK HERE to view the website. Hi there, Hope you're doing well! My name is Ryan and I'm on the Marketing Team  at Invaluable, the premiere online auction marketplace. On August 13, we'll be teaming up with Graceland Auctions to auction off 174 lots of exceptional antique Elvis merchandise making it the largest and most comprehensive auction yet held on the grounds of Graceland. Whether you are looking for a stage-worn jumpsuit or a piece of 1950's merchandising, a historical document or a rare test pressing, a TCB necklace or a movie artifact, this auction has something for you! I wanted to ask you directly if you were interested in helping announce the auctions by sharing some information with your readers on the noteworthy lots being auctioned off. If you're interested I can send over some more information ...

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August 7 First Friday guide

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August 7 First Friday guide

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Lambton Mosiac Project Celebrating Canada’s 150th...

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Lambton Mosiac Project...

Help tell the story of Lambton by bringing COLOUR to our community's mosaic! Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 2017! Submit poetry, short stories, art, photographs, music lyrics, video clips or crafts Open to all age groups Creations will be part of a mosaic mounted on a map of Lambton County Project opens for submissions June 4th, 2015 Project closes March 31st, 2016 For further information, check out the Mosaic Project website: www.Lambtonmosaic.com

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LOCAL EVENT LISTINGS

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LOCAL EVENT LISTINGS

July 31 @ Paddy Flaherty's - Marcellus Wallace Band @ 10:00 PM - The Honeyrunners @ 11:30 PM July 31 to Aug 2 - Captain Kidd Days in Corunna -  Aug 1 @ Captain Kidd Days Corunna August 1 @ Paddy Flaherty's - Express and Company @ 10:00 PM August 6 @ Canatara Park - Hot August Nights - Concert, Dance & Show Car Cruise Night - 6:00 - 10:00 pm Aug 7 to 9 - International Powerboat Festival on Sarnia riverfront - live music with The Trews, Red Wanting Blue, Tom Cochrane & Kim Mitchell August 7 - @ Imperial Theatre - Diversion Entertainment Farewell Extrvaganza - 7:30 PM Aug 8 - That Dirty Racket - 10 PM @ Paddy Flaherty's - Making Waves for Joanne Boat Poker Run @ Sarnia Bay Marina August 14 @ Paddy Flaherty's - Al Wood and The Woodsman @ 10:00 PM August 15 @ Paddy Flaherty's - Juice @ 10:00 PM Aug 15 & ...

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London’s Home County Music & Art Festival

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London’s Home County...

Sunday, July 19 we spent the best part of the day at Victoria Park downtown London enjoying several stages of live music.  This year's line up, thanks to Artistic Director, Darin Addison, was amazing.  Actually, congratulations to all the organizers and cheerful volunteers are in order. From Col. Chris Hadfield as Guest MC during Friday's Opening Ceremonies to Sarah Slean, The Leahys, Sylvia Tyson, Good Lovelies, Grapes of Wrath, Garnet Rogers, Martha Wainwright - well the list goes on and on. (See poster below) We are limited to only attending on our Sunday off, but were very pleased by the line up for the day.  Acts we looking forward to seeing were Catherine MacLellan, who we've hosted here in Sarnia several times and greatly admire, Danny Michel and Sarnia's own Donovan Woods. Since we arrived close to noon and hadn't had lunch yet, first order of business was to grab a bite to eat for ...

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The ROLLING STONES – Comerica Park July 8, 2015

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The ROLLING STONES –...

Not having missed a Rolling Stones farewell tour since 1981, I had an appointment at Comerica Park in Detroit on July 8th to see the GREATEST ROCK N ROLL band for yet another possible final show. At this point no-one has done it longer than the Stones and they show no signs of slowing down. After a competent opening set by Ohio's Walk The Moon, the Stones took the stage at 9:30 p.m. and it was nearly midnight when they were done. This Detroit show was all about the hard stuff, there was barely a ballad in the lengthy set that mostly featured songs from their albums that were recorded between 1968 and 1978, arguably their best years. Since they had no new album to promote they could, and the did stick to crowd favourites, and  even managed to include in a few songs that I've rarely, if ever, seen them ...

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