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Lisa Drew

The Roller Derby Girls

I’ve been following the Tri-City Roller Derby teams for a while now.. all thanks to our 570News producer Matt Head (A.K.A Matt S. Faction).  He’s a ref  with the league and married to Stacie A.K.A Stacie Jones… (you know, like Casey Jones from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). They are paramedics, baristas, graphic designers and teachers

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The Warning Track

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Aaron Sanchez Gets the Call

Welcome to “The Show”, Aaron Sanchez. Not many could have predicted the circumstances in which the Toronto Blue Jays top prospect would get the call to the big leagues, but here he is nonetheless; Aaron Sanchez has been promoted to the Toronto Blue Jays roster. The night after a 14-1 drubbing by the Boston Red

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Lisa Drew

#Fakecationing

On the heels of a new study saying 42% of us are staying put this summer, there is an upgrade to the “staycation”. This is making me happy today… ( with thanks to BuzzFeed!): www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/fake-vacationing? lisa find me on Twitter @lisadrewradio  

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Sharks, Worms and Ants…

Or…What I did on my summer vacation Part 1. Okay.  On Monday I cleared out 1129 emails. Four days in and I am still trying to restart the early morning body clock.  Taking two weeks off  and trying to sleep-in is a good thing. It’s the getting back to business that takes just as long. Some

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Ash & Bloom Perform at Queen Street Commons

Photo Courtesy: Emma Lee Photography Ash & Bloom (comprised of Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal) are bringing their singer/songwriter-folk duo (think Simon and Garfunkle) to Queen Street Commons tonight in Kitchener. Hot on the heels of the June 24th release of their debut full-length Let The Storm Come, the band is fresh off a tour with

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The Warning Track

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A First Half of Highs and Lows

Was there a team that experienced the extreme highs and lows in the first half more than the Toronto Blue Jays? Entering Opening Day, external expectations for the club were admittedly low. In many cases, the Blue Jays were pegged as a last place team in the American League East. After failing to address their

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Big Music Fest – III Days of Music

And that’s what they say in show business – is a wrap. What looked to be a disastrous third day weather-wise became just another hot, humid July afternoon in the park. As for the crowd, the resounding response to the impending thunderstorm appeared to be “I guess we’ll get wet!” Big Music Fest came, it

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Big Music Fest Day II

Big Music Fest is not without its big promises – and it delivers. The sky stayed clear, and the muggy hot air ushered in droves of fans to the festival at McLennan Park; a simple-walk-up-the-path from the intersection of Ottawa and Strasburg.  (Tip – this is where Gate 1 General Admission is. Read the full

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On that note with Care Finch

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Big Music Fest Kicks off on a BIG Note

Big Music Fest rolled into town officially on Friday, July 11th. The festivities kicked off late in the afternoon with a free battle of the bands type concert of independent artists – paired down from 1500 applicants to 25 performers. The event was called “Breaking Bands”; an opportunity for bands to play for top prizes

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Big Music Fest books big talent

The 90’s offered far more to Canadians than just serious alternative-rock. It showed us that Canadian music was alive and well. In 1994, we were given Big Wreck. And with tracks like “The Oaf” and “That Song” storming up the charts, it was undeniable that the group was helping Canadians remain on the international stage.

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