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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 29, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba TVSPOTLIGHT By Brtan Tribune Mtdln best television see tHis summer is going July the countrys Great Outdoor Party If it rains and for those who prefer to demonstrate v their patriotism from the comfort of the couch there are live celebnty bi ography and fierce The big news this year is that CBC Television is abandoning its long standing tradition of broadcasting live the evening concert from Parliament In its place is an hourlong blend of comedy and an chored in It will be a lighthearted look at Canada from the time of Confederation to says show producer Pam Mc In plans include a concert in Confederation featur ing Rankin Family alumnus Jimmy folk singer Murray McLauch Celtic singers the Ennis and Torontobased Caribbean percus sionists Muhtadi and the World Drum The show also features live perfor mances from Parliament Hill Juno Awardwinning pop star David Usher and from where native actorsinger Tom Jackson is performing with country star Aman da The stage is a flatcar pulled into the town by a 19thcentury steam McNair wont go so far as to say that the Parliament Hill galas were begin ning to go But she does admit that having to come up with a newfor mat for the Canada Day show gave her the chance to be a bit more creative in her One of the great things about doing a show like this is being able to bring Canadians and this is a really different way of cele brating Canada think the chal lenge of the is to come up with new and innovative ways to make to make indifferent from other Canada bevery different WW1 Blended m wjg a series of comichistorical vignettes with actors doing tpngueincheek im pressions of such piistypersonalities as Sir Thomas land comic Hes Canada Day Magic of Life celebrates the holiday with a variety comedydocunientary show on the nations symbolized by the Peace Tower The show airs Monday on CBC v been driving across the country tage red Mustang convertible if you can looking for stories off the beaten Shawn will be capturing the quirky stories from the and the actors will be capturing the quirky stories from the McNair Jonathan Tbrrens is host of die working the crowd in Confederation While the evening gala may not be on for this CBC is doing its usual noonhour conceit from the Hill but it also is a departure from formats past This instead of the usual mix of folksy and youthful performers designed to represent grassroots there is a concert celebrating the past half centu ry of Canadian Why 50 years Because the CBC is SO years and Adrienne Clarkson who presides over the show is marking a half century of Canadian governors general The acts include from the crooners the Four Lads from the folk singersongwriter Buffy Sainte Marie from the Montreals Lady Nanette Workman from the Quebec rockers Offenbach and from the Toronto rapper The show also features the first reunion in almost four decades of the original Travellers folk group best known for the Canadianized version of Woody Outlines This Land Is Your Elsewhere on the CTV is rerunning the twohour TV Dr Lucille The Lucille Teas dale starring Marina Orsini and Louis It tellsthe story of one of Canadas first female The Global Television Network is air ing Canadas Walk of a tribute gala taped May 28 at Torontos Princess of Wales Theatre to honor this years inductees to the Performers include Bruce Cockbum and Paul History TV is running a marathon of its biography Canadians with episodes on athlete Bobbie Rosen actor Jay Tonto cos metic queen Elizabeth strongman Louis Cyr and shipbuilder Joshua M Showcase has Canadian v movie marathon of short aflcl such features Me Outside and Don McKellars Last Discovery Canada is running an all Canadian Critters with an evening of documentaries about Brandon Sun 53 ;