Tag Archives: music

Library Donates Music Cabinet To Elgin County Museum

St. Thomas Public Library, June 8, 2016 – St Thomas Public Library is pleased to announce that the Alma College Music Cabinet will find a permanent home at the Elgin County Museum. In recognition of Mary Ann Neely’s distinguished career at Alma College, the cabinet was purchased by the Library …

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Happy 2013!

Well it is the start of a new year so let’s have a look back at 2012. Compared to 2011, 2012 was a very good year for the St. Thomas Blog. In terms of Unique visitors, we went from 61,030 visitors in 2011 to 128,553 in 2012, an over 100% …

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Lesser of two evils

When was the last time you bought a vehicle? Did you buy it from a dealership, a used car dealer, off the internet or from someone who lives down the road? What made you decide that this vehicle was the one you wanted? I expect you checked out the features, …

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Deni Gauthier Intimate, interactive and acoustic

Please join us for a great evening of music with Deni Gauthier Saturday September 24, 2011 8pm to 10pm Doors open at 7:30pm Tickets: $10 in advance $12 at the door Cash Bar Proceeds go to help support and nurture our young artists Call or visit the Art Centre.

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Can you help us Wish Upon A Song?

“Wish Upon a Song” is a family event being held at Quai du Vin, Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 2 – 9 pm. The goal of this event is to assist a local family affected by cancer to make “forever” lasting memories on a family trip to Disney World. There …

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8 Things Performers Must Do In Order For Their Art to Survive

This via Bob Lefsetz: 1. Listen to a lot of records. A knowledge of music is the best education. Spend more time listening than posting on Facebook. The musicians of yore could play every lick on their favorite blues records, can you? 2. Learn how to play. Start with lessons. Only give them up when you surpass your teacher. [...]

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Copyright theft is now the norm?

The St. Thomas Blog - Follow The ElephantIt used to be that if you wanted an audio copy of the latest record, you gave a friend who owned the record a blank tape and they would copy it for you. Based upon what I saw when I lived in the UK, the only mov...

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Canadian Please

I am posting this video with kind permission from “GUNNAROLA” Song & video produced by Julia Bentley & Andrew Gunadie I found this song online just before Canada Day 2009 so this is my 3rd year of loving it. Please sit back and enjoy this song and think about the …

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A lizard by any other name…

We have all heard of the island paradise that is St.Thomas Virgin Islands, but coming soon is an island paradise located in St.Thomas Ontario. Once opened you will be able to have a  “staycation” away from the ordinary by visiting Kenny Iguana‘s. This isn’t going to be  just a typical …

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The Ladd Quartette @ the Art Centre June 11, 2011 8-10pm

Just talk to me… It’s a great band – We have Noel Lesperance (sax+keys), Guy Miskelly (guitar), Rodney Alexander (drums) and myself on Bass… Lots of different music styles from jazz, rock, blues and solo treats from each of the members! Saturday June 11, 2011  8-10pm  Cash Bar Tickets available at the Art Centre advance [...]

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World’s Apart

    UPDATE: The video is now available for all to see!!! http://www.youtube.com/user/denigauthierdotcom   “Worlds Apart” – St. Thomas, ON Musician Uses His Talent to Raise Money for Japan Relief ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO (March 29, 2011) – St. Thomas musician Deni Gauthier has been playing music for years. He has …

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Come Home Soon

Have you seen this man? His name is James Husband and he is a private in the Canadian Air Force. He is due home on Christmas Eve and is from St. Thomas. A little about Pte. Husband. His mum says that he likes the Maple Leafs, likes running around woods …

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It’s OK, I’m with the band…

St.Thomas’ Really Unbelievable Music Scene. S.T.R.U.M.S. (I came up with that all by myself) Are you are involved in the following areas of our local music scene? We want to hear from you!!! I am putting together a guide to the local music scene because we have some fine talent …

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While you were sleeping

While you were sleeping, we have been busy. If you pay a visit to The St Thomas Blog you are sure to notice a difference. A new coat of paint and some fancy new pictures make the place look a whole lot different. From the top menu you will see …

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Concert Review – The Caverners

The Friday night concert at the St. Thomas Iron Horse Festival as performed by The Caverners, Canada’s top Beatles cover band. Once they started with ‘I saw her standing there’  the music didn’t stop, with the exception of a approximately 20 minute interlude, for two enjoyable hours. The band, who not only looked like John, Paul, Ringo and George, changed costumes and hair to match the appropriate era of the music, the second half of the set complete with Sgt. Pepper outfits. Technical difficulties (a keyboard that died) probably stopped a few classics from being played but there were a great number of instantly recognizable songs preformed. ‘Back in the USSR’, ‘With a little help from my friends’, ‘Getting Better’ and countless others were played and well received from the crowd who warmed up the band as the night went along. The only song not from the Beatles catalog was John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ which was very well received from the crowd that seemed to be a little older than the average modern day rock concert goer. With the Beatles being such a staple in so many people’s lives it is not difficult to see why The Caverners are so well [...]

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Attendance Report – It doesn’t look good.

It is a common notion that if you want something to improve, get better, become more than it can be, or just different you just need to whine, complain, bitch, but not actually do anything. After all, surely your contribution to the whole thing is to make enough noise so …

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EAT LOCAL!!!

August 18 5-7pm Elgin Cattlemen’s Association Annual Barbecue Pinafore Park, St. Thomas Come out and enjoy locally-grown beef, corn and potatoes with all the fixings. We will also be having local music to enjoy with your dinner. This event runs rain or shine. Tickets: $12.00 (or $3.00 for children) Contact …

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Event extended!!!

The Patio Party at Braxton’s tonight has been extended until 11:00 pm. We were there early and got our FREE bud light lime and beef on a bun! I even won a bud light T-Shirt. Join them up on the patio for live music until 11:00pm tonight.

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PIG ROAST for M.S.

Pig Roast and Jam Fest 9577 Belmont Rd. St. Thomas from 3 p.m. – ? on Saturday July 24th Come at 3 for great music and Comradery. Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Lots of Good Food – Lots of Music $10.00 adult, $5.00 kids under 12 Bring your lawn chairs. & …

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