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Trivia Q & A # 2 – 2017

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Q.   Which Canadian artist's real first name is Morna? A.  Morna Anne Murray (born June 20, 1945), known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide. Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the US charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs, "Snowbird" (1970).  She is often cited as the one who paved the way for other international Canadian success stories such as k.d. lang, Céline Dion and Shania Twain.  She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win "Album of the Year" at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her Gold-plus 1983 album A Little Good News. Murray has received four Grammys, a record 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country ...

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Barnburners Heat Up January 2017 First Friday

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Barnburners Heat Up January...

Oh my gosh, what a frigid night for the first First Friday of 2017.  To those who braved the cold to come see Scott Manery and The Barnburners at Cheeky Monkey, it didn't matter.  "Why" you ask?  Simple answer.  They are a smokin hot band who know how to ramp up the heat so everyone has a good time and feels warm to the core.  Playing a mix of fan favourites off their four CD's, I don't think their was a cold person in the building - especially the dancers. This was The Barnburners third time playing at Cheeky Monkey for a First Friday.  Sure hope to see them back many more times.  Maybe on a night that is not so flippin cold. For more photos of the night taken mostly by Grumpy (Roland) CLICK HERE

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Top Sellers of 2016 @ Cheeky Monkey

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It was a good year at Cheeky Monkey for music sales on both CD and vinyl formats.  Below is the Top 25 Countdown of Best Sellers for 2016.  Most are on CD, a few are on vinyl record.  And yes, record sales continue to climb steadily. Notice how many Top Sellers on this list are Canadian.  Awesome isn't it?!  In the Top 50, there were a few other Canadians... SARAH McLACHLAN - Wonderland (Christmas CD), TRAGICALLY HIP - Fully Completely, Road Apples, Tired as F**K (7" RSD Black Friday vinyl), Day For Night, In Between Evolution & Phantom Power as well as GORD DOWNIE'S - Secret Path on vinyl with the book.  Sarnia's own singer/songwriter DONOVAN WOODS - Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled was #34 on the list. #25 - GREEN DAY - Revolution Radio #24 - BLUE RODEO - 1000 Arms #23 - BLINK 182 - California #22 - THE TREWS - Time Capsule #21 - ...

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The Show with David Burrows #270 @ Cheeky Monkey

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Published on Jan 4, 2017 Opening Segment: 2017 underway. What did you promise? The Entertainment Scene: January Sarnia First Friday coming this week. Out first visit of the year to Cheeky Monkey with MaryAnne Peloza. MaryAnne talks about Scott Manery & The Barnburners playing the event. Peloza also talks about Record Store Day coming up in April. www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca In The Community: Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton is having their annual signature event. Dancing with the Stars will take place this year at Dante Club Sarnia. Eve Morgan shares the details of the event and how you can get your tickets. www.alzheimersociety.ca/sarnialambton Closing Segment: Sarnia Sting returning to Progressive Auto Sales Arena More videos and community events at www.tvsn.ca

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Trivia Q & A # 1 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 1 –...

Q.  Which Canadian band from the 1980's released "Monkey Bars"? A.  Coney Hatch is a Canadian hard rock band who released three albums in the 1980s. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the band consists of vocalist and guitarist Carl Dixon who would also go on to play with April Wine and a Burton Cummings-less Guess Who for several years, as well as touring solo and releasing at least two solo albums; Lead vocalist and bassist Andy Curran also released a solo album. He was nominated for two Juno Awards and was awarded one "Most Promising Vocalist" in 1991. That album featured 2 top 10 Canadian radio hits "License to Love" and "No Tattoos"; guitarist Steve Shelski who has written several instrumentals for TSN; and drummer Dave 'Thumper' Ketchum. They released their first album in 1982. Ketchum left the band in 1983, and was replaced by Barry Connors who formerly drummed with Toronto. ...

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City of Sarnia & Lawrence House: Children’s Art...

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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. The dates and information are available on the newly revamped Lawrence House web site. There is PD Day Art, After School Art, Weekend Art (at the Bright's Grove Library) and March Break Art Camp all for children ages 6 - 12. Phone the direct line to the City Parks and Recreation Department to register: 519-339-1850. Here are the details from the web site: PD Day Art Ages: 6-12 years Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Cost: $44.00 REGISTRATION: City of Sarnia, Parks & Recreation, 3rd Floor New direct number 519-339-1850 Please provide your child with a lunch, morning and afternoon snack.  NOTE:  NO NUTS PLEASE! Depending on weather conditions, there will be a break outdoors, within the grounds of the Lawrence House, so it is important that your child dress accordingly.  We recommend that the artists ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 268

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Published on Dec 20, 2016 Opening Segment: 3rd Annual Rock & Roll Christmas Concert a Success! The Entertainment Scene: The Canada Women's National Ice Hockey Team​ were victorious over Team USA with a final overtime score of 3-2. Jay Peckham​ interviews Natalie Spooner​ just after the game. In The Community: Star Wars Day at Sarnia Library​. Jeff from the Sarnia Public Library​ talks about the free event that will include displays and movies. www.lclibrary.ca Closing Segment: Cheeky Monkey​ events calendar. www.cheekymonleysarnia.ca A Merry Christmas to all. Watch more local videos at www.tvsn.ca

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The Show with David Borrows # 266

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Published on Dec 6, 2016 Opening Segment: Santa gets a new ride! Joe Roberts. The Push For Change. The Entertainment Scene: The Rock & Roll Christmas Concert is getting ready to return to the Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON.​. Local musicians and directors of the performance, David Chaulk​ & Doug Stewart​ tell us what to expect. In The Community: Holiday Cat Cafe​ in support of Official Sarnia & District Humane Society​. Alissa Scarpelli talks about the fun event with coffee, cookies and treats and an opportunity to adopt a furry friend. Closing Segment: You can help support 'The Show' and 'TVSN' to be able to continue to promote the Sarnia-Lambton community. www.gofundme.com/theshowsarnia

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High Canadian Content for Dec. First Friday

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Once again, local band BIG HIGHWAY delivered an evening of well played music with a healthy dose of Canadian content during the December 2. 2016 First Friday at Cheeky Monkey. Kicking the night off with Tragically Hip's 'Three Pistols' we all just knew it would be a good night of live music.  This was followed by several other Hip songs during the 2 sets along with some Big Sugar, Wide Mouth Mason, 54-40, Junkhouse and Matt Mays.  Not every song was Canadian.  They also had Current Swell, REM, Wallflowers, Black Keys and Counting Crows in the mix.  A real standout in my opinion was their version of 'Down By The Water' by the Decemberists.  The harmony between James McNaule, Andrew Germain and Dave Johnston was outstanding.  Behind them on drums keeping the steadiest of beats was Ric Brown.  All four members gel so well together, despite wide age differences, that you can't ...

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Trivia Q & A # 49 – 2016

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Trivia Q & A # 49 –...

Q. Born in Toronto this Canadian musician, at various times used the pseudonyms Joe Canuck, Dr. Shakes and Bernard Shakey. Who is he? A. Neil Young Even though he and his family have lived on a ranch in Northern California since the 1970s, Neil Young remains a Canadian citizen. He is proud to be a member of both the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada. He received these honours for his contributions to music and also for his work with The Bridge School, of which he is a co-founder. The Bridge School works with children who deal with severe physical and speech difficulties. His pseudonyms - Dr. Shakes and Bernard Shakey - refer to the fact that he has epilepsy. Here' one of my personal favourite Neil songs & videos...

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