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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Lawrence House Concerts &...

Registration is open for all 2017 children’s art classes by The City of Sarnia in cooperation with The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.  Phone the direct line to the City Parks and Recreation Department to register: 519-339-1850. House Concerts in the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.  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. Summer Art Camp 2017 Ages: 6-12 years Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Dates: Weekly July 3rd through August 25th, 2017 Cost: $150 per week REGISTRATION: City of Sarnia, Parks & Recreation, 3rd Floor New direct number 519-339-1850 Online: www.sarniacommunityactivitiesguide.ca Please provide your child with a lunch, morning and afternoon snack. NOTE: NO NUTS PLEASE! Depending on weather conditions, there will be ...

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The Gypsy Flats Rocking In The Summer

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The Gypsy Flats Rocking In The...

The Gypsy Flats are a local band that clearly enjoy playing live music.  During the June 2, 2017 First Friday at Cheeky Monkey, the audience clearly sensed that by the reaction and comments they made. Playing primarily music that was popular before they were born, The Gypsy Flats give the songs penned by the likes of John Prine, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson and John Fogerty a special touch creating their own sound.  Each member of the band brings a unique ingredient to the mix to create the perfect recipe for an entertaining evening. The Gypsy Flats consists of Cassy Dube, lead singer and rhythm guitar player backed by Marc Gauthier on bass, Ryan Smith on drums and vocals along with Mike Beauchamp on lead guitar and vocals. In their playlist are also several original songs.  Currently they are booked to play at several of the upcoming summer festivals such as the Kinsmen Ribfest July 8, headlining ...

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WE ARE STILL HERE – Documentary by Dwayne Cloes

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WE ARE STILL HERE –...

Three elders from Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, and the Bjekwanong First Nation on Walpole Island, share their memories of surviving residential schools. Produced by the Right Relations Group of Lambton Presbytery, United Church of Canada.  Filmed by Sarnia's Dwayne Cloes.

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AUDITIONS – Theatre Sarnia – A Christmas Story

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AUDITIONS – Theatre...

AUDITIONS! Sunday, June 25, 1:00-4:00—auditions for 17 and under; email curlyguy@sympatico.cafor an audition time Monday, June 26 6:30-9:30—auditions for 18 and over. Tuesday, June 27 6:30-9:30—auditions for those not able to make previous audition times; and call backs All audition material can be obtained at the following link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9ltuucpKCWob0RYa1llMlVuOXM or email fbrennan777@gmail.com

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AUDITION – Hunchback of Notre Dame – Theatre...

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AUDITION – Hunchback of...

Hunchback of Notre Dame Auditions - Friday May 26 & Saturday May 27, 2017

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Lawrence House Call for Art Submissions – July &...

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Hi Members of The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, July and August will be opportunities for member artists to exhibit their work on the overall theme of celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. July's exhibition has two themes: "The Best Part of Canada Is" and "Portraits of Canadians".  Artists may submit one work in each theme. August's category is "The Sky's the Limit".  Artists may submit two works in this show. The work must be original art and be ready to hang with a wire.  The Portraits of Canadians may use source material from others, but the source should be given credit in the title of the work, for example "after a portrait by Yousuf Karsh".  Three dimensional work may also be submitted.  Artists may submit up to five three dimensional pieces. The intake for the July exhibition is on Sunday, June 25th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Take-down and pick-up will be on Saturday, ...

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Evan & John May First Friday review by Brian Hay

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Evan & John: May 5th First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay The harmony singing by the duo of John Pilat and Evan Dawe was great right from the start. Their vocal work on ’New York’  by the Milk Carton Kids was easily up to the standard of the recording released by the original group. The parts for their guitars and the ease with which they wove them together were exemplary and their interpretation carried some individual touches while remaining faithful to the original piece. That it rolled off them so effortlessly shows they put a lot of work into getting things right. The reading given to Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Mrs. Robinson’ was an attention grabber of the best kind. Subtle weaving of guitar parts and brilliant harmony singing was again the dominant force in their delivery. Moving to ’Snake Eyes’ by the Milk Carton Kids before playing ‘Wednesday Morning 3:00 ...

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Fast Romantics POV On Music Listening Habits

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Fast Romantics POV On Music...

This is an excerpt from an article on FYI Music, dated May 03, 2017 by Jason Schneider.  The interview is with Matthew Angus of FAST ROMANTICS of which local musician Nick McKinlay is the drummer.   He's the one in the red shirt front & centre in band photo.  This is a fast rising all Canadian band you will want to take a listen to and watch as they skyrocket upward. Below is an awesome video for song "Julia". Q.  If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be? The way music is released and consumed now doesn’t inspire long attention spans. All of us, me included, suffer from shorter-than-natural attention spans. Sometimes I fear there’s so much going on and so much noise in the world now that far fewer people sit down and really dig into a record. We spent two years on this album and I know ...

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Last Record Store Documentary by Dwayne Cloes

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Last Record Store Documentary...

Over the months of August and September 2014 good friend,  talented musician, and now documentarian, Dwayne Cloes has been filming and editing a documentary about Cheeky Monkey - and us, Roland & I who are in essence - Cheeky Monkey. It was a very odd feeling to know someone felt we were worthy of a documentary.  Have to admit it was a lot of fun. So glad we agreed to it, especially once we saw the finished project. We realize that many customers do value what we do, but family and friends with business sense think we are nuts. Yup we are, we admit it. We think Dwayne has captured on film, why we do what we do.  We could not be happier or prouder of the end result.  Hope you enjoy it too. Thank you Dwayne MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 UPDATE... Have been contacted from the UK by Graham Jones creator ...

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‘ROUND HOUSE’ BIG HIT AT MARCH FIRST FRIDAY

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‘ROUND HOUSE’ BIG...

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Susie Q Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl Stevie Wonder - Superstition These are a few of the classic songs played by the local band Round House during the March 3rd First Friday at Cheeky Monkey. Most of the songs on Round House's playlist were hits before they were a twinkle in their Daddy's eye. The oldest member of this talented group is a mere 17 years old. Despite their young ages, they displayed a professionalism not seen in many bands twice their age. Each is extremely dedicated to playing their instruments to the best of their ability - which is saying a lot. Learning from some of the best music teachers in the city, they have taken what they were taught and moved up to the next level. Jared Parke the lead singer and rhythm guitarist shows great versatility with his voice. Bryce Abrams on bass guitar instinctively knows to ...

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