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February 24 @ 4PM – 9PM Ferrari 500 Debut Art Show
Button Factory Arts
Ferrari 500 is a series of pop-up style shows featuring art for sale by local professional artists. “Race” on over for an inspiring evening of food, drink, fun, and unexpected treasures!
Win Tickets To See Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
Participate in our subscriber-exclusive contest and you could win a pair of tickets to Peppa Pig’s Big Splash on Wednesday, April 19.
Last month, we gave away a pair of tickets to see Classic Albums Live’s concert of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust February 1. This month, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to Peppa Pig’s Big Splash live here for the first time on April 19.
9 Facts You May or May Not Know About Jimi Hendrix’s Debut Album
Classic Albums Live performs The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s album, Are You Experienced
1. The Jimi Hendrix album Are You Experienced was released 50 years ago, in 1967.
2. The album is listed at #15 on Rolling Stone’s list of Top 500 Albums of all time.
3. It reached number 5 on the UK charts and attained double-platinum status in 1967.
4. The initial releases of the British and American versions of the album differed substantially. For starters, “Purple Haze” wasn’t even on the UK version.
5. Hendrix came to the US by way of the Fab Four and a group sometimes referred to as the Pre-Fab Four: Beatle Paul McCartney got Hendrix to the Monterey Pop Festival, where Monkee Micky Dolenz saw him and asked his show’s producers if Hendrix could open for their upcoming tour.
6. And so it was: in 1967, Jimi Hendrix became the opening act for The Monkees.
7. Hendrix only opened for a short time: requests to headline his own concert were coming in.
8. Reporter Keith Altham, “a kind of embedded reporter with the Hendrix London entourage,” came up with the idea of setting Hendrix’s guitar on fire.
9. Rolling Stone lists Hendrix as the 6th greatest artist of all time, just after Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles (at #1).
Here is a behind the scene video of recording Are You Experienced?:
Brent Butt Headlines the K-W Comedy Festival
One of Canada’s Funniest Men Will be Here Next Month
Brent Butt understands Canada: born and raised in the small farming community of Tisdale, Saskatchewan (population 3000), he’s travelled across the country and back more times than Corner Gas had guest stars. (Among them, by the way, were Gordon Pinsent, Michael Bublé, Kiefer Sutherland, David Suzuki, Colin Mochrie, Jann Arden, Vicki Gabereau, Seamus O’Regan,…well, you get the point.)