King Eddy hotel - National Music Centre

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Postby newsposter » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:38 am

Ottawa agreed to $25M for delayed music centre
Pledge made despite fears over private fundraising

Peter O'Neil, Calgary Herald
Published: Monday, March 05, 2012

The Harper government agreed to conditionally contribute $25 million in late 2010 to construct a national music centre in Calgary, despite concerns expressed by bureaucrats about the proponent's ability to secure sufficient private financing, according to newly released documents.

The $132.5-million project is also behind the construction schedule the proponent committed to at the time of the announcement, the more than 1,000 pages of records obtained through the Access to Information Act show.

Cantos Music Foundation president Andrew Mosker, who is spearheading the music centre, says fundraising timing has had to change, but is doing well after a renewed commitment from the provincial government...

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Postby newsposter » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:03 pm

National Music Centre announces that they will be breaking ground on February 22, 2013. Announcement and image:

http://nmc.ca/blog/groundbreaking-for-n ... bruary-22/
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Postby Admin » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:31 pm

Taking down the iconic King Eddy sign for restoration

http://www.nmc.ca/blog/taking-down-the- ... storation/

On Thursday, April 4, 2013, we took another important step in the process of renewing the infamous King Edward Hotel as part of the new National Music Centre building project. The iconic neon sign was removed to undergo restoration, ensuring that this beacon of live music in Calgary continues to shine for another 50 years. The sign will be reattached to the building once other restoration work is complete.

Read more and view photos at: http://www.nmc.ca/blog/taking-down-the- ... storation/
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