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Hall of Fame for Rush, Charlebois

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame/Le Panthéon des auteurs et compositeurs canadiens (CSHF/PACC) yesterday revealed their 2010 inductees, which include 11 influential songwriters, 16 timeless songs and two Legacy Award recipients. It was also announced today that the CSHF/PACC and the Toronto Centre for the Arts have established a strategic partnership that will help expand the CSHF/PACC’s mandate by presenting regular and diverse music programming, on-going educational initiatives and will create a permanent ‘bricks & mortar’ home for the Hall of Fame located at the TCA.

“We are honoured to welcome this year’s inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Each of these artists have helped define Canada’s musical legacy and we look forward to recognizing and celebrating their efforts at this year’s Gala,” says Sylvia Tyson, President, CSHF.

The 2010 CSHF songwriter inductees are: Rush (Limelight, Closer to the Heart, The Spirit of Radio, Tom Sawyer, Subdivisions) and Robert Charlebois (Fu man chu, Ordinaire, Les ailes d’un ange, Demain l’hiver, Lindberg). In the video below, singer/songwriters Vincent Vallières of Sherbrooke, QC and Jacob Moon of Hamilton, Ontario perform covers of selected inducted songs of Charlebois and Rush respectively, and hosts Geneviève Borne and Lily Frost announce the inductions.

The six classic Canadian songs being inducted this year are: Come Josephine in My Flying Machine (Alfred Bryan, Fred Fisher); Des mitaines pas de pouces (Ovila Légaré); (There’s a) Bluebird on Your Windowsill (Elizabeth Clarke); Deux enfants du même âge (Germaine Dugas); The Hockey Theme (Dolores Claman); and J’entends frapper (Michel Pagliaro).

The CSHF will bestow the Frank Davies Legacy Award, named after the founder of the CSHF/PACC, to recorded-sound archivist Edward B. Moogk. The CMPA (Canadian Music Publishers Association) Legacy award will be given to Quebec impresario, producer and agent Guy Latraverse.

Tickets for the March 28th CSHF Gala, starting at $110.00, are now on sale and are available through Ticketmaster at 416-870-8000 or on-line at www.ticketmaster.ca, www.cansong.ca, www.tocentre.com or in person at the TCA box office.

Please see also: Andy Frank of RMC speaks with Sylvia Tyson about the inductions, and the passing of Kate McGarrigle.

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