k.d. lang Receives Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s Highest Honor in Performing Arts

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Congratulations to k.d. lang, who received the 2023 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s highest honor in the performing arts, from Governor General Mary Simon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday. The award recognizes artists for having made an indelible contribution to cultural life in Canada and around the world. The six 2023 laureates were honored again at the Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre last night. "I can’t even actually fathom being placed in the same company as the people, the artists who have influenced me so tremendously,” lang said. "Canada has such an embarrassment of riches, so many tremendous artists, and to be bestowed with this honor is unthinkable really ... So, thank you."

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Congratulations to k.d. lang, who received the 2023 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s highest honor in the performing arts, from Governor General Mary Simon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday. The award recognizes artists for having made an indelible contribution to cultural life in Canada and around the world. The six 2023 laureates were honored again at the Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre last night.

“I can’t even actually fathom being placed in the same company as the people, the artists who have influenced me so tremendously,” lang has said. “Canada has such an embarrassment of riches, so many tremendous artists, and to be bestowed with this honor is unthinkable really, because you just sort of go through your life with blinders on doing the work ... So, thank you.”

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k.d. lang, Governor General Mary Simon: Governor General’s Performing Arts Award 2023
  • Sunday, May 28, 2023
    k.d. lang Receives Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s Highest Honor in Performing Arts

    Congratulations to k.d. lang, who received the 2023 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s highest honor in the performing arts, from Governor General Mary Simon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday. The award recognizes artists for having made an indelible contribution to cultural life in Canada and around the world. The six 2023 laureates were honored again at the Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre last night.

    “I can’t even actually fathom being placed in the same company as the people, the artists who have influenced me so tremendously,” lang has said. “Canada has such an embarrassment of riches, so many tremendous artists, and to be bestowed with this honor is unthinkable really, because you just sort of go through your life with blinders on doing the work ... So, thank you.”

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