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Doug Edwards…
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My dear friend Doug Edwards has passed away. There are no words to say all that Doug meant to me and gave to my life. We worked together for many,…

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In the Shockwave of the Election
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“Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” – Rumi.   In the shock wave of the election’s vulgarity and aggression, and my…

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Trading a Gun for a Guitar Benefit Concert
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I am thrilled to join my sister Jane and the brilliant group of musicians she has brought together for a concert that will help change lives. The thought of children…

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Dining with the Queen
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On the day that I was dine with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as the date of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, I was in rehearsal…

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The Truth of the Moment
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I was beside myself with terror. I had been invited to facilitate a workshop on singing at Hollyhock Farm, a centre of learning, connection and culture on Cortes Island, British…

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From Tunisia to Kairos
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I had been travelling for over three years and didn’t know whether I would ever return to singing. Then, in the city of Tunis, where I was spending a few…

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Ann Sings at SFU Film Premiere Event
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An Evening of Storytelling and Film Thu, September 8, 2016, 7:00 PM | Doors at 6:30 PM Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Free:…

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Everyone Can Sing: Workshop in Summerland, Sept. 2, 2016
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The inaugural Marginal Arts Festival, inspired by George Ryga, is taking place in beautiful Summerland, BC, September 1 to 4. I hope you can join us! George was the gifted…

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The Stories that Travelled
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Once they are shared, stories can travel in surprising ways and for great distances. This is the tale of how two stories told to a friend while we were sitting…

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A Voice in the Darkness
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At the beginning of a week-long workshop I always ask the participants what brought them here. What was their desire, motive, hope, need, or intention in coming? A calmer BC…

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Laughter on Molokai
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One of my most unusual concert locations was the Kalaupapa Leper Colony on the island of Molokai in Hawaii. I spent four days there after being invited to do a…

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The Floating Stage
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One of the most memorable stages I performed on was a floating stage. At the Elora Arts Festival in Ontario the stage was on a raft which floated in a…

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