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Boîtes à chansons

Boîtes à chansons. Name given to the intimate rooms which sprang up in the mid-1950s outside the normal entertainment circuits and in which most young Quebec chansonniers made their start.

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Music in Brandon

Manitoba city on the Assiniboine River, 200 km west of Winnipeg. The first settlers arrived in 1878. Named after Brandon House, a one-time Hudson's Bay Co depot, the settlement received railway service (CPR) in 1881 and was incorporated as a city in 1882.

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Music in Brantford

Brantford, Ont. Ontario settlement established in 1805 on the Grand River. It was named in 1827 in honour of the Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, and incorporated as a city in 1877. The population, under 10,000 in 1867, had increased to over 66,000 by 1975.

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Music in Corner Brook

Situated on Newfoundland's west coast, Corner Brook - the centre for business, government, transportation, and education for western Newfoundland and Labrador - is 681 km by road from the capital city, St John's.

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Music in Calgary

Alberta city founded on or near the site of Fort la Jonquière which was built in 1751 at the junction of the Bow and Elbow rivers and was abandoned after 1785. Fort Brisebois, established there by the Northwest Mounted Police in 1875, was renamed Fort Calgary a year later.

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Schola cantorum

Schola cantorum. Founded in Montreal 19 Mar 1915 by Jean-Noël Charbonneau. It was inaugurated 15 September as the Diocesan School of Sacred Music by Archbishop Georges Gauthier of Montreal. Its first individual and group lessons were attended by 84 students.

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The Carlu

The Carlu (Eaton Auditorium 1931-76). Concert hall and special events facility located on the top (seventh) floor of the former Eaton's College Street store in Toronto.

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Music in St. Catharines

St. Catharines. Ontario city, incorporated 1876, situated on the south shore of Lake Ontario. Known informally as "the Garden City," it was centred on the earliest of the four Welland canals. The present canal runs along the city's eastern limits.

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Centennial Hall

Among performers who have appeared at Centennial Hall are: Sarah McLachlan (1996), The Tragically Hip (1998), Diana Krall (2001), George Carlin (2003), Roger Whittaker (2004), k.d. Lang (2008), and Daniel Tosh (2011).

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Centre in the Square

Centre in the Square. Arts centre in Kitchener, Ont, opened in September 1980, incorporating a concert hall and an adjacent art gallery. The architects were Rieder, Hymmen and Lobban of Kitchener, and the general contractors were Ball Brothers Ltd.

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Music in Charlottetown

The capital of Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island. Established by 300 French colonists as Port-la-Joie in 1720, it was renamed Charlottetown in 1768 and was incorporated as a town in 1855 and as a city in 1875.

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Citadel Theatre

The theatre gets its name from its original home, a former Salvation Army building bought and renovated for a combined cost of $250 000.

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Music in Quebec City

Quebec City. Capital of the province of Quebec. It was founded 3 Jul 1608 by the French navigator Samuel de Champlain on the site of the Indigenous village of Stadaconé at the mouth of the St Charles River.

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Jazz City

Jazz City (formally, Jazz City International Jazz Festival 1980-90, du Maurier Ltd Jazz City, as of 1991). It was established by the Edmonton Jazz Society in 1980 under the direction of Marc Vasey in response to an initiative from Alberta Culture on the occasion of the province's 75th anniversary.

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W.H. Hodgins & Co.

W.H. Hodgins & Co. Turn-of-the-century music store and publishing firm in Toronto's Yonge St Arcade. Over 100 copyright and non-copyright sheet music titles are extant, the earliest (1897-1900) published by Amey & Hodgins, and the remainder (1900-7) by W.H. Hodgins & Co.