Archive for the ‘Arts/Entertainment/Culture’ Category

Local duo to perform at festival and will open for Emm Gryner this fall

erika sara feature

By MARY ANNE PELOZA Erika Sit and Sara Campbell. You may recognize their names from all the times they have played not only here at Cheeky Monkey, but at other First Friday venues plus at ArtWalk, Union Station Bar & Grill and well – anywhere they can. We have known these young women for a [...]

ROCK THE PARK: Whitesnake and Journey deliver tour de force performances, record turnouts raising tens of thousands for Bethanys Hope

Whitesnake and Journey co-headlined Rock The Park, Friday, July 26, 2013. Photo courtesy of Kerry Belliveau.

Photography courtesy of Kerry Belliveau of Kerry’s Klips Photography Story by Joe Burd If the first day of Rock The Park ’13 was any indication of what was to come over the following two days – the 10th anniversary edition of London’s summer tradition that’s raised almost two million dollars for Bethanys Hope since its inception [...]

ROCK THE PARK: 10th anniversary weekend charity bash opens in style with performances by The Trews and Tragically Hip

Gordon Downie Jr has the capacity crowd in attendance at Day 1 of Rock The Park eating out of the palm of his hand on stage with the Tragically Hip.

Photography courtesy of David Burrows Story by Joe Burd Last night, London didn’t seem too far away at all as concert-goers from all over the region and beyond – including perhaps hundreds of music lovers from Sarnia – descended on the forest city for the inaugural night of this year’s 10th anniversary edition of, what’s become a [...]

Rock The Park to kick off 10th anniversary festivities tonight, co-headlined by The Trews and Tragically Hip

Rock The Park opens up tonight, July 25, at Harris Park in London with The Trews and Tragically Hip.

Tonight’s the night, Rock The Park officially kicks off it’s 10th anniversary milestone three-day bash in London’s Harris Park starting off on an adrenalin-fueled note with none other than Canadian favorites The Trews and Tragically Hip. The announcement earlier this year that Sarnia’s preeminent annual music festival Rogers Bayfest will be on hiatus indefinitely left [...]

THE SHOW: Mackinac Under The Bridge, Dirty Little Secret, Woodstock, The Trews and 54-40

The Show with David Burrows for July 24, 2013.

This week on The Show, David takes a trip down to the annual Mackinac Under The Bridge weekend and serves up exclusive interviews with local cover band juggernauts Southern Funk Experience and Retrospect. Also on tap this week, footage from the recently hard-fought Under The Covers battle of the bands contest at Norma Jean’s in [...]

THE SHOW: Mackinac, INDIEFEST, Autocratic Oath, Sam Scott, and more special announcements

The Show with David Burrows for July 19, 2013.

This week on The Show, David talks about this weekend’s annual Mackinac under the bridge celebration and the live music slated to play the bash this year including Southern Funk Experience, Scott Manery & The Barnburners, Bluewater Ridge, and Retrospect. Also on tap this week, interviews and footage from last weekend’s fifth installment of the [...]

Local production of ‘Fantasticks’ a testament to musical’s longevity

The Fantasticks - El Gallo & Luisa

The Fantasticks debuted off-Broadway in 1960, and has run for over 17,000 incredible performances, making it the longest-running musical in theatre history. Does that make “The Fantasticks” the best show ever? Or the most spectacular ? Or most important??No. But it does have the kind of appeal that people like to share, and that keeps [...]

THE SHOW: 3rd Wave at Norma Jean’s, Rock The Park, Bridge Bash, INDIEFEST, and Dream Aria

The Show with David Burrows for July 10, 2013.

This week on The Show, David joins regional UNDER THE COVERS winner Glenn McKinnon and 3rd Wave on their bus trip to London’s Norma Jean’s to watch them compete against three other finalist bands – hailing respectively from the other three Blackburn Radio markets – for a spot to open this year’s Rock The Park in London’s [...]

Dirty Little Secret wins UNDER THE COVERS at Norma Jean’s, 3rd Wave gives championship performance

Dirty Little Secret wins the night at London's Norma Jean's, will open Rock The Park on Saturday, July 27.

Last month, after weeks of narrowing down local finalists from a plethora of outstanding homegrown rock cover bands, local rock station K106.3 selected three deserving finalists – 3rd Wave, Pöwer Hoüse and Ugly – to compete at London’s Norma Jean’s for a chance to open this year’s Rock The Park on Jul. 27 in Harris Park. The top three finalists – [...]

THE SHOW: Canada Day, Steven Page, Steadfast, Gibson, Rumble Fish, and 3rd Wave

The Show with David Burrows for July 4, 2013.

This week’s episode of The Show with David Burrows has something for everyone as David offers up some great features about Canada Day and a myriad of top musical entertainment that headlined the day from Point Edward to Sarnia to Bright’s Grove. David hosted the Jun. 30 pre-Canada Day celebrations at Point Edward’s Canatara Park [...]