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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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    Coffee houses

    Cafés that presented folk, blues and, occasionally, pop and jazz musicians. Like the boîte à chansons that was unique to French Canada, the coffee house - often in a converted house, a storefront or a church basement - was characterized by its limited seating capacity (an average of less than 100), informality, and intimacy

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    Comox Valley Youth Music Centre

    Comox Valley Youth Music Centre (formerly Courtenay Youth Music Camp).

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    Concert Halls and Opera Houses

    Most 18th- and 19th-century structures have not survived fires and demolition. However, some travellers and residents left brief descriptions of these early buildings.

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    Concert Halls and Opera Houses

    Concert halls and opera houses. Perhaps the oldest references to a venue for musical performance are the ones found in the Quebec Gazette of 29 Nov and 24 Dec 1764 which advertise dances to be held at the Concert Hall.

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    Confederation Centre of the Arts

    The centre's design, by architect Dimitri Dimakopoulos and theatre designer George Izenour, was selected by a jury of internationally distinguished architects from among 47 submissions.

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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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    Dalhousie Art Gallery

    The Dalhousie Art Galleryis located in the Arts Centre of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Established in 1953 in a one-room area of the Arts and Administration Building on the university campus, it is the oldest public art gallery in Halifax.

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    Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum

    The "Diefenbunker" is an underground bunker designed to withstand the force of a nuclear blast. It was built in Carp, Ontario, during a peak in Cold War tensions between 1959 and 1961, and named after then-Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. It is now the location of Canada’s Cold War Museum.

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    Music in Edmonton

    Edmonton, Alta. Capital of Alberta. Established in 1795 as a Hudson's Bay Co post, it was settled first in the mid-1860s. The population had increased to approximately 2500 by 1900 because of the Klondike gold rush.

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    Eglinton Theatre

    The Eglinton Theatre, designed for cinema by Kaplan & Sprachman, architects, Toronto (1935-36), is one of the fullest interpretations of Art Deco styling in the mid-1930s in Canada.

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    Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

     Marcus Loew, the American entrepreneur who formed the Loew's Theatres chain in the early 1900s (and later the MGM movie studio), commissioned the "movie palace" architect, Thomas W. Lamb, to design the Loew's Yonge Street and Winter Garden Theatres in Toronto.

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