Jazz City (formally, Jazz City International Jazz Festival 1980-90, du Maurier Ltd Jazz City, as of 1991). It was established by the Edmonton Jazz Society in 1980 under the direction of Marc Vasey in response to an initiative from Alberta Culture on the occasion of the province's 75th anniversary.
Association chorale Saint-Louis-de-France. Male-voice choir founded in 1891 to serve in the church of that name in Montreal. It was incorporated in 1897. Its conductors were Charles Labelle 1891-1902, Alexandre M. Clerk 1903-27, Joseph Saucier 1927-36, and Charles Goulet 1936-68.
The Vancouver-based PSQ was founded in 1969 by 4 Vancouver Symphony Orchestra principals, Norman Nelson and Raymond Ovens (violins), Simon Streatfeild (viola) and Ian Hampton (cello). The ensemble was joined in 1969 by Philippe Etter (viola) and in 1979 by Sydney Humphreys and Bryan King (violins).
Morris Pianos, Ltd. Established in 1892 by three businessmen in Listowel, northwest of Waterloo, Ont, as Morris, Feild, Rogers Co, Ltd. Described in Industrial Canada, February 1904, as successor to the Brantford Piano Co, it produced pianos, piano cases, and piano and organ keyboard blanks.
The crowd at Vancouver's venerable Commodore nightclub roars as the band on stage cracks out the opening chords of a rock anthem. Beneath its aural assault, Leader of Men is a song about self-doubt - an irony that eludes most in the audience. The four members of the group Nickelback don't mind.
It's Saturday night in a downtown Toronto club. The music is throbbing, cigarette smoke fills the air, drinks are being served as quickly as the waitresses can deliver, and singles scan the room for company. In other words, it's another night of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But there's a twist.