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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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Trivia Q & A # 43 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 43 –...

Q. Which Canadian singer was once a co-host of 'Canada AM'? A.  Kim Stockwood began her music career in 1990 performing on folk nights at a local pub in St. John's, where she grew up. By year's end she was playing weekend gigs, while retaining her day job. In 1992, she moved to Toronto in search of a record deal. There, she talked her way into the office of EMI president Mike McCarty, chatted for an hour, then sang two songs for him right there at his piano. She left that day with a publishing deal and had a full-fledged recording contract within five months. Her first album, Bonavista, was released in 1995. With something of a country-rock feeling, the album was named after the town in Newfoundland where both her grandmother and her mother were born. Among the musicians who played on the album and co-wrote songs with her were Randy Bachman and Matthew Sweet. The ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 312

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Oct 24, 2017 The Show with David Burrows #312 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting​ recap: Justin Fazio​ sets franchise record. Jordan Kyrou​ named OHL player of the week. The Entertainment Scene: 3 local bands coming together for a night of rock music at the TrinityLounge TempleBar​. Local band Silver Stone Satellite​ talks about the event that also includes Devil Grinder​ and ACES HIGH​. The local band also talks about their original music and their passion for the music scene! In The Community: It's a spooky month. Sarnia Lambton Rebound​s having a haunted house event on October 20th at the Dow Centre For Youth. Program Coodinator Sara Ireland​ talks about the youth that designed and coordinated the event and invites the public to join them for some spooky fun. The event is FREE but donations are being accepted at the door. Closing Segment: Fiery Faces​ is once again having it's family day at DeGroot's Nurseries​ on October 28th. Sarnia ...

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Trivia Q & A # 42 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 42 –...

Q. Whose strong a cappella voice sang these words? "Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea; Tracing one warm line through a land so wild and savage And make a Northwest Passage to the sea" A. Stanley Allison "Stan" Rogers (November 29, 1949 – June 2, 1983) was a Canadian folk musician and songwriter. Rogers was noted for his rich, baritone voice and his finely crafted, traditional-sounding songs which were frequently inspired by Canadian history and the daily lives of working people, especially those from the fishing villages of the Maritime provinces and, later, the farms of the Canadian prairies and Great Lakes. Rogers died in a fire aboard Air Canada Flight 797 on the ground at the Greater Cincinnati Airport at the age of 33. Rogers was born in Hamilton, Ontario the eldest son of Nathan Allison "Al" and ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 311

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Oct 17, 2017 Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting Recap Brady Hinz makes the Ontario Hockey League 'On The Run Player of the Week' The Entertainment Scene: Helping to rebuild homes in the Dominican Republic. Michael Hurry asks the public to come out for a Lasagna Night and a Trivia Night. The funds will assist in building new homes in the Dominican. In The Community: Communities in Bloom Sarnia is having a fundraiser for a chance to see the Toronto Maple Leafss vs. Vegas Golden Knights on New Year's Eve. Committee Member Dianna Letourneau shares the details. Closing Segment: Alzheimer Sarnia-Lamton Dancing With The Stars 2018 returns to the Dante Club Sarnia on January 20th.

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BOB SEGER on Great Deals Wall -2017

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BOB SEGER on Great Deals Wall ...

While supplies last, pick up BOB SEGER CD's at great low prices on the GREAT DEALS WALL.  Priced as low as $7.96.  Supplies are limited so don't wait too long. ~ SMOKIN' O.P.'S ~ LIVE BULLET ~ NIGHT MOVES ~ STRANGER IN TOWN ~ AGAINST THE WIND ~ NINE TONIGHT ~ GREATEST HITS ~ GREATEST HITS 2

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Unique Way To Honour Our Veterans

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Unique Way To Honour Our Veterans Branch 62 of the Royal Canadian Legion has come up with a unique way to remember our veterans. Spokesman Les Jones says they’re looking for families or sponsors to take part in their Veteran Banner Program. It costs $150 for a 24 by 57 in banner that will be displayed on city lamp posts on Christina St. for a six week period around Remembrance Day. “We have room for 34 of them,” says Jones. “On the banner will be a picture, along with his or her name, branch of service, theatre of service and sponsor’s name. The Canadian Flag, the legion crest and a poppy will be along the bottom.” After three years, the banners will be returned to the sponsor or family. $10 from each sale will help homeless veterans. Contact the Sarnia Legion if you’re interested.

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Trivia Q & A # 41 – 2017

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Trivia Q & A # 41 –...

Q. This man's debut single, "Horseshoes", went to the top spot in Canada when he was just 15 years old. Who is he? A.  Adam Gregory launched his career in country music when his first album, The Way I'm Made, was released in 2000 on Epic Records. It was certified as a gold record by Music Canada in May 2003.  He won a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Country Music Recording in 2001, and the Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Country Artist for his song "Horseshoes." He met Billy Ray Cyrus while performing at Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. Cyrus was the headliner and asked Gregory to perform with him on his hit "Achy Breaky Heart". Soon after, Cyrus was heard on "When I Leave This House". The song was included on Gregory’s second album, Workin' on It, which was released in 2002. Gregory went to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2003 for the OP ATHENA Show Tour from November 19 to December 5 to perform for the troops. Other performers included Dave ...

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