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    Watch: Montreal's Place Kate-McGarrigle Inaugurated in Honor of Hometown Singer-Songwriter
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    Place Kate-McGarrigle, the square named in honor of the late Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle in the Montreal borough of Outremont where she lived, was dedicated yesterday afternoon before a crowd of some 200 family, friends, and neighbors. The ceremony featured remarks from her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright; her sisters Anna and Jane McGarrigle; Borough of Outremont Mayor Marie Cinq-Mars; and Élaine Ayotte, the Montreal Executive Committee member responsible for culture, heritage, and design; as well as a musical performance from the family. The square features a chair sculpture designed by Robert Wilson, called Kate/Nora.

    To see more photos from the event like the one above, by Nicolas Shapiro courtesy of the Borough of Outremont, head to the gallery available at nonesuch.com/media.

    "The rich voices of some of Canada's most renowned singers filled a tiny Montreal square on Wednesday as relatives and friends of musician Kate McGarrigle gathered to see the spot renamed in her honour," reports the CBC News. You can watch the station's full report below.

    Later that evening, Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, the feature documentary directed by Lian Lunson that captures the May 2011 New York City concerts honoring McGarrigle, was screened at the Théâtre Outremont, including an appearance from Rufus and Martha Wainwright and filmmaker Wim Wenders.

    Tonight, at 6 PM and 9:30 PM, continuing the celebration of Kate McGarrigle's life and music, two back-to-back benefit concerts will take place at the Théâtre Outremont. Proceeds from the concerts, titled Cheminant vers ma ville: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, will go to the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research, established after Kate's death from the disease in 2010. Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Anna and Jane McGarrigle will host the evening, joined by special guests and local stars including Pierre Lapointe, Robert Charlebois, Michel Rivard, Marie Michèle Desrosiers, and Fanny Bloom. Click here for tickets to the concerts.

    Earlier this year, Nonesuch Records released Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle, which features highlights from the New York, London, and Toronto tribute concerts. Net proceeds from the sale of the album also will be donated to the Kate McGarrigle Foundation. The double-disc set was produced by Joe Boyd, who curated the concerts, and features performances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Antony, Norah Jones, and Teddy Thompson, among others. To pick up a copy on CD, MP3, and FLAC, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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Watch: Montreal's Place Kate-McGarrigle Inaugurated in Honor of Hometown Singer-Songwriter

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Place Kate-McGarrigle, the square named in honor of the late Canadian singer-songwriter in the Montreal borough of Outremont where she lived, was dedicated yesterday. The ceremony featured remarks from her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, her sisters Anna and Jane McGarrigle, and city officials, as well as a musical performance. See a gallery of photos and watch the CBC report from the event here. The celebration continues with two concerts in Outremont tonight to benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.

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Place Kate-McGarrigle, the square named in honor of the late Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle in the Montreal borough of Outremont where she lived, was dedicated yesterday afternoon before a crowd of some 200 family, friends, and neighbors. The ceremony featured remarks from her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright; her sisters Anna and Jane McGarrigle; Borough of Outremont Mayor Marie Cinq-Mars; and Élaine Ayotte, the Montreal Executive Committee member responsible for culture, heritage, and design; as well as a musical performance from the family. The square features a chair sculpture designed by Robert Wilson, called Kate/Nora.

To see more photos from the event like the one above, by Nicolas Shapiro courtesy of the Borough of Outremont, head to the gallery available at nonesuch.com/media.

"The rich voices of some of Canada's most renowned singers filled a tiny Montreal square on Wednesday as relatives and friends of musician Kate McGarrigle gathered to see the spot renamed in her honour," reports the CBC News. You can watch the station's full report below.

Later that evening, Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, the feature documentary directed by Lian Lunson that captures the May 2011 New York City concerts honoring McGarrigle, was screened at the Théâtre Outremont, including an appearance from Rufus and Martha Wainwright and filmmaker Wim Wenders.

Tonight, at 6 PM and 9:30 PM, continuing the celebration of Kate McGarrigle's life and music, two back-to-back benefit concerts will take place at the Théâtre Outremont. Proceeds from the concerts, titled Cheminant vers ma ville: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, will go to the Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research, established after Kate's death from the disease in 2010. Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Anna and Jane McGarrigle will host the evening, joined by special guests and local stars including Pierre Lapointe, Robert Charlebois, Michel Rivard, Marie Michèle Desrosiers, and Fanny Bloom. Click here for tickets to the concerts.

Earlier this year, Nonesuch Records released Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle, which features highlights from the New York, London, and Toronto tribute concerts. Net proceeds from the sale of the album also will be donated to the Kate McGarrigle Foundation. The double-disc set was produced by Joe Boyd, who curated the concerts, and features performances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Antony, Norah Jones, and Teddy Thompson, among others. To pick up a copy on CD, MP3, and FLAC, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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