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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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ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISTS – message from Lawrence House

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Attention all members and friends of the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts (LHCA) The Floyd Gibson Juried Exhibition of art  will open First Friday, January 5, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm with the Mayors Awards being announced at 7 pm.  Jurors are Jane Hunter, Mary Groombridge and Mary Kilbreath. There shall be three cash awards ($250, $150 and $100) and two honourable mentions. Intake is 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Dec. 30 or Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. NOTE: Only one piece of original art, (2D or 3D) which is ready to be installed, per artist.   Individual 2018 memberships available and will still be $20 including HST.  This year we offer a new category:family for $30.00. Please bring a one page bio to be put in our three hole punched book so that customers may read about you.  Exhibition runs through to Saturday, January 28, 2018. Looking forward to seeing your work. Lynne Brogden, on behalf of ...

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Wild Cards Rocked Cheeky Monkey for Nov. First Friday

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Wild Cards Rocked Cheeky...

First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Fun With a Group of Wild Cards by Brian Hay The difference a change in personnel creates within a band can be amazing, especially if the musician who comes in is a strong one. That was definitely the case with Wild Cards, the group that played at the Cheeky Monkey for this month’s First Friday celebration. The playing of guitarist Sara Campbell, bass player Scott Vegh and drummer Gerry Hawley and how they meshed together was known well enough to think there might be an idea of what to expect. The first few seconds of their work proved how wrong that notion was emphatically. The entry of singer Renee Card altered things in ways that couldn’t be predicted. Part of the reason is that she’s an exceptional singer but citing that as the only factor would be an oversimplification. She brings a touch to the delivery ...

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Interview on LambtonSheild.com

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Interview on LambtonSheild.com

A while back, JD Booth who publishes the on-line local information site LambtonShield.com stopped into Cheeky Monkey to interview me.  My interview is one of dozens he has done so far with different Sarnia residents.  The focus, of course, was about our businesses over the years. It was a real pleasure to be interviewed by JD and share our 38+  years of business & personal history. To hear the interview CLICK HERE -- WARNING into was much louder then interview. If you click on the PODCAST tab at the top of the linked page, you can take a listen to the other interviews JD Booth has done.  To hear future interviews and get local news, you can subscribe for lambtonsheild.com daily emails by going to bottom of the homepage & clicking on 'The Daily Brief'.

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AUDITIONS for THE PRODUCERS @ Imperial Theatre

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Theatre Sarnia Presents: Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS AUDITIONS November 19 & 24. Showdates May 11-19. Rehearsals end of January - May. Sunday, November 19 Auditions at Great Lakes Dance Academy Studios 2nd Floor of the Lochiel Kiwanas Centre 180 College Ave. North, Sarnia 1:00PM - OPEN CALL FOR EXPERIENCED DANCERS 2:00PM - OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS & ENSEMBLE 3:00PM - 6:00PM - Booked appointments in hourly slots for singing and line reads CLICK THIS LINK TO BOOK APPOINTMENT IN GOOGLE DOCS https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QGjkFcEGqERqOb7yYuhfMOZtF47QfCQNOFlJpvQ_fl0/edit?usp=sharing Experienced dancers please bring tap shoes if you have them and dress appropriately for movement. Performers please prepare one or more of the songs to sing if you so desire, as listed below. We will provide accompaniment. Friday, November 24 Auditions at Imperial Theatre Rehearsal Hall Upstairs beside Box Office, waiting room in Studio A 7:00PM - 10:00PM - Booked appointments in hourly slots for singing and line reads CLICK THIS LINK TO BOOK APPOINTMENT IN GOOGLE DOCS https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QGjkFcEGqERqOb7yYuhfMOZtF47QfCQNOFlJpvQ_fl0/edit?usp=sharing Performers please prepare one or more ...

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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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