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Magic Music from Missy & Sue for Oct. 2017 First Friday

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Magic Music from Missy &...

Review of October 6, 2017 First Friday event featuring Missy Burgess & Sue Webber written by Brian Hay. First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey was fun and the music was great. That's sort of a "given" when the people playing are Missy Burgess and Sue Webber though. They delivered a mix of original material and covers with flair and a spirit of joy that both communicate beautifully. Originals such as 'Missy's Blues' and 'Don't Go To Cincinnati' shone. Covers such as 'Smile' were played with such warmth as to become beacons of light. That's one of the things music can accomplish though and these ladies work toward that. The sweetest moments came when they did harmony work together. That's something they'll hopefully do more of in the future. And of course there was Missy's (almost obligatory at this point and it's a great thing) nod to Tom Waits. 'Chocolate Jesus' and 'The Last Leaf On The Tree' (the piece he ...

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Out For A Drive with Roland on Cogeco

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Out For A Drive with Roland on...

Out For A Drive series will start on the week of September 18th. The show airs Tuesdays @ 6 pm and 8:30 pm, Wednesdays @7:30 pm. The episode with Roland will air during the first week of September 18th - 22nd and replay again after 10 weeks.  More details on other Out For A Drive guest to be announced. Here's a preview of what's to come...

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AUDITIONS – Hidden Talents Nightingale Chorus

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The HJ’s Easy Us Into Fall During Sept. First Friday

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The HJ’s Easy Us Into...

The HJ's performance at Cheeky Monkey during the September 2017 First Friday was a night filled with pleasant surprises. Being a new duo that started playing together only 10 month ago, Harold Collins and Justin Hayes did not really have any kind of reputation to precede them.  From what I had been informed, they were mainly an acoustic act.  Well not for this night.  Also, I mention they are a duo.  Again, not for this night.  The drummer was an unexpected pleasant surprise on many levels.  Chloe Kendel was not only a very new addition this being only her second time playing with Harold & Justin, but she is only 16 years old.  We have known Chloe for many years as a regular customer we always look forward to seeing in the store.  We had no idea she was a drummer - and a really good one at that. During the HJ's ...

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AUDITIONS – Hidden Talents – HT GLEE

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AUDITIONS – Hidden...

Looking for something to do after Christmas? HT Glee will start rehearsals in the end of Jan. and will have it's show May 27th - June 2nd. Come join us! Auditions will be in October 20th & 21st.  Website -   http://www.hiddentalents.ca/ Because in 2016 we had so much fun with Sarnia's phenomenal young talent, who's performances were outstanding, we decided to make this an annual event, and last April we were not disappointed. Amazing! Have you ever wanted to learn show-stopping numbers from Broadway musicals or mash-ups of pop songs like on the hit show "Glee"? May 28th - June 2nd, Hidden Talents will be presenting it's third HT Glee Show. If you are 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 ...

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AUDITIONS – International Symphony Orchestra

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WHAT: nternational Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the 2017-2018 “Diamond” 60th Anniversary Season. WHEN: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 WHERE Room 60, Fine Arts Building, St. Clair County Community College 323 Erie Street, Port Huron, MI CONTACT: Anne Brown, Executive Director (810) 984-8857 (519) 337-7775 iso@rivernet.net Announces Orchestra Openings for the 2017-2018 Season The International Symphony Orchestra is currently inviting auditions from musicians in our bridged communities wishing to be part of the orchestra’s 2017-2018 “Diamond” 60th Anniversary Season. String players are strongly encouraged to come forward, however, there are some openings in the wind, brass, and percussion sections of the orchestra as well. The first rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th, 7:30 p.m., in Room 60 of the Fine Arts Building, St. Clair County Community College, 323 Erie Street, Port Huron. The International Symphony Orchestra is currently celebrating its Sixtieth Season of high-quality performances, taking place in Lambton and St. Clair counties. This year the orchestra will present a total ...

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AUDITIONS -Lambton Young Theatre Players

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AUDITIONS -Lambton Young...

The Lambton Young Theatre Players are pleased to announce auditions for their Fall production, THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES, Sept. 18th, 19th, and 20th  in Petrolia. Adapted from the much-loved Brothers Grimm fairy tale, THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES is the delightful story of two little elves who lend a hand to a poor shoemaker and his wife. A grumpy goblin, and a sneaky, old cat try their best to thwart the elves, but help comes unexpectedly from a magpie and a robin, and all's well that ends well on a Christmas Day! Twenty- four roles will be cast for THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES, and young actors and actresses between the ages of nine and eighteen years are invited to audition. Auditions are by appointment only, Sept. 18, 19, and 20 in Petrolia. Times and dates can be booked by calling (519) 331-3338. THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES will be performed for ...

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2017 Nighingale Chorus Audtions

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2017 Nighingale Chorus...

Christmas is just around the corner and The Nightingale Chorus is celebrating it's 22nd year. If you or someone you know loves to sing we would love to see you out at auditions. Ages 7 and up. For more information about rehearsal dates and times feel free to email me at info@hiddentalents.ca    

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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Lawrence House Concerts &...

 Watch for announcements of the winter 2017 seasons house concerts here. House Concerts in the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.  WATCH FOR FALL CONCERTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.   Held in the Turret Room on the upper level.  Tickets are $10 and can be reserved  phone call to 519-337-0507.  Please indicate how many tickets you would like set aside, when you plan to stop in to pay for them and a phone number where you can be reached for confirmation.

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Offsite Impact First Friday Impact

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Offsite Impact First Friday...

To say the August First Friday was a roaring success is an understatement.  A combination of pleasant summer weather, GreekFest happening a block away and Offsite Impact playing at Cheeky Monkey was the best possible mix to kick off the Civic Holiday weekend. We were very familiar with the talent of three members of Offsite Impact. Dale White (Keyboards/ Back-up Vocals), Barry White (Frontman/Vocals/Bass Guitar) and Paul Eastman (Drums) have all played at Cheeky Monkey previously in other bands.  Paul, being a very versatile and accommodating drummer, has played in at least four different bands appearing over the years at Cheeky Monkey.  We were so very impressed with Offsite Impacts sound and stage presence, that we sincerely hope Paul has found a long lasting band to set his kit up with. Offsite Impacts playlist is an impressive selection of very dance-able hits from over the decades.  Suspect they choose these particular songs to ...

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