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Rush's Moving Pictures nominated for inaugural Polaris Heritage Prize

Thu, Sep 24, 2015@11:10AM | comments

Moving Pictures coverRush's Moving Pictures is one of the 21 Canadian albums from the '60s and '70s through the first half of the '00s to have been nominated for the inaugural Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. From Billboard.com (thanks RushFanForever):

... Twenty-five Canadian music media and Canadian music historians picked the short-listed albums with the same Polaris criteria -- records of the highest artistic quality without regards to sales or affiliations ... The jury selected a five title shortlist for each of the following periods: '60s and '70s, '80s (a tie resulted in six titles being chosen), '90s and '00s (2000-2005). The public will now have the chance to pick the winner from each short list. Voting will be open from Sept. 18 until Oct. 5 at Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The winners will be announced on Oct. 9t. The programming team at Roy Thomson / Massey Hall will produce a tribute concert to the four winning albums in early 2016. Each winner will receive a trophy at the tribute show. Commemorative prints of each winning album will also be made available for purchase to the public. ...

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