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The opening for the Junos were held Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. The opening was a testament to Newfoundland talent including the Benoit's shown here playing traditional Newfoundland music in the lobby.- Photo by

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The opening for the Junos were held Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. Here Ken Marshall, chairman of the Ruckus on the Edge host committee, speaks at the opening. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

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Con O'Brien sings during the opening for the Junos Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

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People gather to listen to the opening for the Junos Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

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People gather to listen to the opening for the Junos Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

Published on April 13, 2010

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The opening for the Junos were held Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. Here Ken Marshall, chairman of the Ruckus on the Edge host committee, speaks at the opening. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

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Gary French performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Corner Brook singer and TV host Wendy Woodland performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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MusicNL nominated Gospel Artist of the Year 2008 Mark House performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno Week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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The Conne River Mi'kmaq Choir performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Dan Bursey performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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David Chafe performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at the Delta, Our Music-Our Heritage featured performances by aboriginal, francophone and world performers from the province showcasing their various musical roots. Among those performing was Daniel Obediah Payne from Co

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Mary Barry and Charlie Barfoot perform Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Rich Neville performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Harry Martin performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Tzu-Hao Hsu, a traditional Chinese dancer, performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Fred Jorgensen performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Geraldine Hollett performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Mark Hiscock performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Phil Churchill performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Amelia Curran. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Harry Martin. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Mike Macdonald. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Sherman Downey. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Terry Penney. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Matthew Bown (centre), and fellow members of the Newman Sound Men's Choir, perform Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in St John's at the Robin Hood Bay Landfill for Ruckus on the Edge. The choir performed for a small crowd including of St. John's Mayor Dennis

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Alto saxist Susan Evoy with The Idlers performs Thursday night, April 15, 2010 at the Delta Hotel in St. John's during the Ruckus Rock Night Blast Off. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Longtime bluesman Scott Goudie opened up the Jazz and Blues Night at The Majestic Theatre during Ruckus on The Edge events Thursday night, April 15, 2010. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Erin Best of The Idlers belts out a high note from "Merchant's Dub" off the new album "Keep Out" Thursday night, April 15, 2010 at the Delta Hotel in St. John's during the Ruckus Rock Night Blast Off. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Jim Cuddy, lead singer of Blue Rodeo, speaks to the media during a practice Thursday, April 15, 2010 for the Juno Cup hockey game. The game will feature NHL players against musicians tonight at the Jack Byrne arena in Torbay. - Photo by Keith Gosse/The

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Entertainment reporter Ben Mulroney walks down George Street with Newfoundland singer Kim Stockwood Thursday, April 15, 2010 as they record a promo for one of many Juno events in St. John's this week. - Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

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Rooms still available at B&Bs

With one to two hundred people on hand in the lobby of the Confederation Building, the official launch of Juno Awards week 2010 kicked off with a medley of songs from the St. John's-based choir New Canadian Voices.

The choir is made up of students from English programs at the Association for New Canadians. The students take part in the choir to help them learn.

With one to two hundred people on hand in the lobby of the Confederation Building, the official launch of Juno Awards week 2010 kicked off with a medley of songs from the St. John's-based choir New Canadian Voices.

The choir is made up of students from English programs at the Association for New Canadians. The students take part in the choir to help them learn.

The co-ordinator of language programs at the Association for New Canadians, Frank Gough was asked how many are in the choir, as not all were at the Juno week launch.

"It's hard to say because they come and go, but at the moment we have about 143, 150 from about 40 countries," said Gough.

And languages? "At least half that many or more."

"One world, many people/ one sun, many lands," sang the collection of individuals. "We all speak the language of love."

They were the first of what the chairman of the Ruckus on the Edge host committee, Ken Marshall, said would be more than 260 Newfoundland and Labrador performers set to take the stage during Ruckus on the Edge Juno events.

Tourism Minister Terry French spoke on behalf of the province and the absent premier at the launch.

Juno Awards week, said French, is "a week for celebrating Canadian talent, a week for showcasing Newfoundland and Labrador talent," it is a week where the city and province are going to be front and centre.

Along with French, president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), Melanie Berry, pointed to the thousands of people expected to travel to the city for the Juno Awards.

"Yes, they're coming for the Junos experience, but they've also come to feel the spirit of this city, to make new friends and to take home lasting memories," said Berry.

The Telegram has been informed there are accommodations still available for anyone interested in coming for the Junos Awards weekend.

Just check the list of city B&Bs. As of Monday morning, even some close to the downtown, including the Waterford Manor, had last-minute rooms available.

Meanwhile, the 2010 Juno Awards week launch carried through with energy and additional crowd-pleasing performances by the Kilautiup Songuninga (Strength of the Drum) Inuit drum group, Con O'Brien, and the Benoits, who drove in for the performance from Port au Port.

The day continued with Random Acts of Music throughout the metro area.

The evening was highlighted by the first two Ruckus on the Edge showcase concerts - a performance of nominated classical works at the Petro Canada Music Hall and a gospel night at Cochrane Street United Church.

afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com

Organizations: Confederation Building, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Kilautiup Songuninga Petro Canada Music Hall Cochrane Street United Church

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, Port au Port

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