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April 21 to May 3, 2009

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October Newsletter

Monday, October 27, 2008

BC Scene Artists Shine at Music Awards
On Sunday October 19, in Edmonton, the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) honoured the homegrown artists who have made Western Canada’s music scene one of the hottest in North America. Time and again, among the nominees in categories ranging from Outstanding Blues Recording to Outstanding World Recording of the Year, were artists slated to appear at BC Scene. These artists, recognized by their peers as among the very best, include Jonathon Crow, nominated for Outstanding Classical Recording for his recording of the Brahms Trio. Lucky BC Scene audiences will be able to see Crow perform with James Parker and members of the NAC Orchestra next spring. They will also be able to catch Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, nominated for Outstanding Blues Recording, and The Sojourners, nominees for Outstanding Roots Recording –Duo/Group, not to mention Celso Machado, the nominee for Outstanding World Recording of the Year.

Other WCMA-nominated artists appearing at the BC Scene include Sandy Scofield, Josée Allard, Carolyn Mark and Immaculate Machine. Several of these artists are also up for honours at the November 23 Canadian Folk Music Awards in St. John’s.

Congratulations to all the nominees. Don’t miss your chance during BC Scene to discover first-hand the amazing diversity and vibrance of the Western Canadian musical landscape.

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