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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Special concert presented by the Mission Folk Music Festival ( March 4 )

Tickets for Buffy Sainte-Marie are $35 in advance, $40 at the door (includes all fees and taxes).For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or visit in-person Monday to Friday, 9: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Article originally Published at http://www.chilliwacktimes.com/

Academy Award-winning Canadian First Nations musician, composer, visual artist, educator and social activist Buffy Sainte-Marie brings her songs to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 4 for a special concert presented by the Mission Folk Music Festival.

Sainte-Marie's audacious attitude to life on and off the stage has inspired people around the world for over four decades. Not one to rest on her accomplishments, she has never stopped channelling her vast musical and artistic creativity.

Sainte-Marie gracefully combines a high-energy stage presence with cerebral songs that tell powerful stories. This rare and primal blend is a welcome joy to festivals and concert halls around the world.

Since her first concert tours, Sainte-Marie has continued to grow her music in parallel with a remarkably diverse life of esteemed awards, political blacklisting, education and fun. As one of the most singular artists of our time, she has created 17 albums of her music, three of her own television specials, spent five years on Sesame Street, scored movies, raised a son, earned a PhD in fine arts, taught digital music as adjunct professor at several colleges and won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award Oscar for the song, "Up Where We Belong."

Her songs have been recorded by a who's who list of artists from Elvis Presley to Bobby Darin, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Cher, Joe Cocker and the list goes on. She has been called one of the most successful and prominent songwriters of the last 50 years.

Her concert at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre is part of the Mission Folk Music Festival's 25th anniversary year of special events. The festival takes place July 19 to 22 at the Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission. It also produces festival related events throughout the Fraser Valley and is acknowledged as one of the finest music festivals in Western Canada. For more information visit www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca.

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