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k.d. lang among Canadians honored for arts

Sept. 30, 2005 at 9:09 PM

MONTREAL, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Canadian singer k.d. lang has been named winner of her country's National Arts Centre Award for exceptional achievement during the past performance year.

The recipients of Canada's 2005 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards were announced in Montreal Thursday.

Lifetime achievement awards will be given to choreographer Peter Boneham, actor Jackie Burroughs, writer Marcel Dubé, jazz musician Oliver Jones, writer-composer Raymond Lévesque and broadcaster Moses Znaimer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Each winner gets $15,000 and a medallion.

The awards will be presented during a Nov. 4 ceremony at Rideau Hall to be followed the next night with a gala at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.