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Snowbird: An evening with a true Canadian Icon

Laura Gillespie in
Laura Gillespie in 'Snowbird', a tribute to Anne Murray which plays the ACT March 27.
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Anne Murray announced to the world in May 2007 that she was embarking on her final tour, retiring to a life of golf and leisure.

Murray was the first Canadian female solo artist to go number one on the American Billboard chart, sell a gold  record in both Canada and the US, first women and, first Canadian to win album of the year. Anne has received a jaw dropping 24 Juno Awards and 4 Grammy Awards over her 40-year career.

This “Girl Next Door” from Nova Scotia, has sold 54 million albums with 33 #1 singles. Billboard Magazine, the music industry bible, has ranked her #10 on their list of 50 greatest Adult Contemporary artists ever. She has her own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame.

Snowbird is a long-overdue tribute to Canada’s songbird.

This multi-media  show will take you back over four decades of  hits, career highlights and songs like “Cotton Jenny” Could I have this Dance” “What About Me”  and the one that started it all, “Snowbird”.

Fellow Nova Scotian Laura Gillespie, along with her amazing band “Topaz”, compliment and deliver a genuine reproduction. “Snowbird” is a cavalcade of non-stop hits and imagery that will instantly transport you through time.

• Snowbird plays the ACT in Maple Ridge Thursday, March 27. Tickets at 604-476-2787 or theactmapleridge.org

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