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Trivia Q & A # 42 - 2019

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Q. Who is rapper Kendrick Lamar named after? A. Born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth in Compton, California. He was named after Motown singer Eddie Kendricks, who co-founded The Temptations. At eight years old in 1995, Lamar watched Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre film the original video for "California Love" in Compton. Years later, Dre would become his mentor. Another connection with Dre is Lamar and the good doctor both attended the same high school: Compton's Centennial High School. Lamar occasionally goes by the name K-Dot, a throwback to his pre-famous rap beginnings. Lamar's rider includes some Polo socks. His grandma used to tell him, "You ain't got to take a shower for four days, but put some fresh socks on and you'll feel better about yourself." His 2017 album DAMN. lost the Album of the Year Grammy to Bruno Mars, but it won the Pulitzer Prize for music, which had gone to a classical or ...


Brazilian Bossa Nova singer Fernanda Cunha CD’s

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Brazilian Bossa Nova singer...

NOW AVAILABLE AT CHEEKY MONKEY BRASIL CANADA CANTA FILO MACHADO Fernanda Cunha is a brazilian singer. She comes from a musical family. Her mother was a singer and her aunt, Sueli Costa, is a well-known composer in Brazil. She began performing in 1997 at various clubs around Rio de Janeiro. Fernanda made her first Canadian appearance at the Yardbird Suite in 2005 and has been a regular performer in Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast ever since: Vancouver Island and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Alianait Arts Festival in Nunavut and Jazz Yukon series;  Edmonton International Jazz Festival , University of Toronto and other venues. She also has presented clinics/workshops at Mohawk College in Hamilton(Ontario) with Pat Collins trio and at Camthra Secondary School in Mississauga(Ontario), and a 1 week residency performing concerts at long-term care facilities as well as in local schools(kindergarten through secondary) in Qualicum Beach(BC) as part of the Harvest of Music Festival. In 2009, ...


Winner of Bill Walters art work draw

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Winner of Bill Walters art...

We had an in-store draw that ended on August 31, 2021 for a chance to win a Bill Walters original artwork. Happy to say the winner is a young lady that is a regular customer. Congratulations Nicole Allan.


Blackmore & Blackmore CD Release for Sept. First Friday

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Blackmore & Blackmore CD...

September First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Blackmore and Blackmore Show The Creative Way To Move Ahead And Release A CD by Brian Hay There are right and wrong ways to do everything. What Mike Blackmore did with his two instruments, a set of looping devices and a healthy influx of creative imagination was definitely an illustration of one of the right ways. Technological aids are frequently used to create shortcuts. That’s one of the knocks against them. Another is the reputation they’ve acquired for stripping the music of its warmth. With Mike Blackmore there’s no shortcuts. That, along with the imagination involved, and the fact that everything is put together live, insures the music carries the spontaneity and warmth of something that’s been created on the spot. That’s true of his live shows and of his new release, the CD ‘Coyote’. Mike doesn’t use prerecorded tracks. Songs begin with whichever instrument fits ...


RSD 2019 Exclusive from Kevin Hearn & Friends up for...

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RSD 2019 Exclusive from Kevin...

If you were one of the many fans who donated to MusiCounts to get the KEVIN HEARN & FRIENDS - Superhero Suite exclusive Record Store Day 2019 release, we have exciting news about your collectible from our friends at RSD Canada. Not only did you help raise funds for MusiCounts, with your donation for this record, but now it is being honoured. Kevin Hearn & Friends – Superhero Suite – has been nominated in 3 categories for this year’s Making Vinyl awards in LA !! To be nominated for all 3 categories is a real testament to how special this record is. Congratulations, Kevin Hearn , & Warner Music Canada / MusiCounts / Microforum for there distribution and partnership, and all the stores that got behind this incredible release your stores raised: $6,800 The awards will be held in LA on Oct 14, as part of the 2 day conference. You can ...


Roland Getting Saucy with Evan

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Are you a fan of hot/spicy foods? Or just enjoy watching other people's reactions to eating it? Well then you need to watch local hot sauce fan Evan Dawe's show Getting Saucy With Evan. If you stop in to Cheeky Monkey on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m you can watch as Evan and Roland test their tolerance and give their opinion on the sauce of the day in the hope of expanding your knowledge of what is out there in the great big spicy world. You can watch past & current episodes on Facebook (click HERE), YouTube (click HERE) and Instagram (click HERE) Tuesday, August 13 -  Roland got Saucy With Evan (Dawe) when they tried out and critiqued Hurt Berry Farms hot sauced called Charred Threads. For more photos in order of reaction to the hot sauce, CLICK HERE


Hot Blues with Dressed To Kill & Cool art by Bill...

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Hot Blues with Dressed To Kill...

August First Friday At The Cheeky Monkey: Dressed To Kill Brings Hot Blues To Sarnia’s Ace Record Store by Brian Hay The blues band Dressed To Kill has mostly worked as a four-piece group. To be able to perform the cuts on their album ’This Ol’Train’ the way they wanted to however, they added several musicians. That ensemble gave their first performance in March. Their second one was hosted by the Cheeky Monkey and it provided an evening to remember. The core of the band is still the same. Bassist Bruce Sleeuwenhoek and drummer Dallas Labarre form what can only be described as a silk pocket for the rest of the group to work from. Their contribution literally epitomizes front man Keil Simmons catch-phrase “stay classy folks”. Up front Keil and lead guitarist Jeff Turnbull play off of each other intuitively. Both deliver solo and lead passages that provide treats for the ear ...


3 CD SETS from PROPER BIG 3 @ Special Low Prices

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3 CD SETS from PROPER BIG 3  @...

Get em while you can!!!  3 - yes THREE CD's for only $9.96.  Some sets are themed - some are Greatest Hits from individual iconic singers/bands.  All are remastered and nicely packaged.  You will find them on display beside the GREAT DEALS WALL. Titles include... ... DEAN MARTIN ... CONWAY TWITTY ... JOHN COLTRANE ... CHET BAKER ... NINA SIMONE ... ELVIS PRESLEY ... FATS DOMINO ... JIM REEVES ... MARTY ROBBINS ... DION AND THE BELMONTS ... SAM COOKE ... HANK WILLIAMS ... DJANGO REINHARDT ... Various Artists - Drink, Drugs & Sex ... Various Artists - Surf! ... Various Artists - Ska Party ... Various Artists - Burlesque ... Various Artists - Rockabilly Revolution ... Various Artists - Texas Blues ... Various Artists - When The Levee Breaks: Songs That Influenced Led Zeppelin ... Various Artists - Doo-Wop ... Various Artists - Strictly Dance Party ... Various Artists - Kickin' Country ... Various Artists - New Orleans Gumbo


Free Draw @ Cheeky Monkey

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Free Draw @ Cheeky Monkey

Stop in to Cheeky Monkey to fill out a ballot for a chance to win an orginial painting by talented local plein air artist Bill Walters. Draw will be held on Saturday, August 31st No purchase necessary One ballot per person please


Imperial Theatre Sarnia Presents Dance Workshops

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Imperial Theatre Sarnia...

Hamilton Aug 24 2:00pm: Approximately 90min $15: Studio A at the Imperial Theatre CLICK HERE to register You’ve never had a history class like this. Come learn choreography in the style of the smash hit musical, Hamilton! Studio A is “The Room Where It Happens”. Don’t throw away your “Shot” to be there – come dance with us “One Last Time”.