Archive for the ‘Arts/Entertainment/Culture’ Category

Ollie Case celebrates 50 years of music at concert this Friday evening

ollie case photo

A local organist who debuted his talents half a century ago (he was a very young man) is presenting a 50th anniversary concert this Friday night. The event, “Celebrating 50 years of music,” will be held at Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church, 837 Exmouth St., Sarnia, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $20 and [...]

THE SHOW: The Music Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #129

The Show with David Burrows

The Show Episode #129 Online now at Celebration for “Smitty” a huge success! Pics and information about the event. The Entertainment Scene: Captain Kidd Days announces family events and an exciting musical line-up! In The Community: Adam Miner prepares to showcase a “Pipe Organ” to the public atSarnia First Friday and also an art display and the CD [...]

DNA Studios to showcase pipe organ at May First Friday

DNA Studios

DNA Music, a locally owned recording studio, is opening its doors on May 2 as part of Sarnia’s First Friday cultural walkabout, during which time it will showcase a pipe organ that originally was installed in an area church. The pipe organ was acquired by Brendan E. Fraser, an area musician (and friend of Adam [...]

‘Walk So Kids Can Talk’ event to support Kids Help Phone

Walk So Kids Can Talk

For 25 years now, the Kids Help Phone has been helping young people cope with the many stresses of life. The Sarnia Chapter has been around now for 14 years and Chairman Doug Stewart says efforts continue to raise money to keep the service viable. On May 4, the Canadian organization will hold its annual [...]

THE SHOW: The Music Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #128

The Show with David Burrows

Episode #128 The Music Scene: Scott Palko & Geoff Dale share the musical lineup for the Stokes Bay Summer Concert series starting with Get the Ball Rolling! In The Community: Mary Anne Peloza from Cheeky Monkey shares the excitement of Record Store Day! Local events and more!

Cheeky Monkey getting ready for Record Store Day this Saturday

Record Store Day

Most people probably wouldn’t consider getting into the “Record business” these days, however there are still many independently owned records stores around the world. “Vinyl Revival” is slowly picking up speed. With vinyl record sales only covering about 3% of music sales worldwide, it is popular enough to have an annual “Record Store Day,” internationally [...]

Stokes Bay Concert Series Announces Musical Line-up

Stokes Summer Concert Series

The Stokes Bay Concert Series Committee has announced their annual lineup of shows this morning.  The Committee, co-chaired by local business owners Scott Palko and Geoff Dale, made the respective announcements for both the Get The Ball Rolling and Summer Never Ends concert events. This year, The 6th Annual Get The Ball Rolling concert, being [...]

THE SHOW: The Music Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #127

Niecie - Rock/Blues Artist

Episode #127 The Music Scene Musical artist “Niecie” from Detroit, Michigan talks about her 20+ career in the music biz and share her thoughts on what it takes to succeed in the music world. “Niecie” also shares her latest music video “Wanted Woman” In The Community Jack Vanderaa – President of the Sarnia Aquarium Society [...]

K106.3 FM celebrating 15 years of rock at sold-out show tonight


By DAVID BURROWS The celebration is on tonight as local rock station K106.3 FM is having its 15 year birthday bash at the Stubborn Mule. Canadian artist Sam Roberts along with The Pick Brothers from Toronto will be performing to an already sold out crowd. Radio personality and program director for K106.3fm Rob Jenkins says [...]

Sarnia Justice Film Festival features ‘Chasing Ice’ as it wraps up its season

chasing ice

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s 2013–2014 season concludes on Saturday, April 26 with a screening of Chasing Ice, a breathtaking film that explores Earth’s retreating glaciers like never before. In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the [...]