Newspaper article The Canadian Press

K.D. Lang Says Royal Conservatory Fellowship Has Personal Meaning to Her

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

K.D. Lang Says Royal Conservatory Fellowship Has Personal Meaning to Her

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k.d. lang to get Royal Conservatory fellowship

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TORONTO - Alberta native k.d. lang studied the piano standards of the Royal Conservatory of Music growing up. On Thursday, she'll become an honorary fellow of the organization.

"Being honoured by them has that much more weight to it, for me," lang said in a phone interview from Calgary earlier this week.

"It's a very integral part to the cultural fabric of Canada, as far as I'm concerned."

The "Constant Craving" singer is one of three honourees the Royal Conservatory of Music will recognize for their contributions to culture during a ceremony at Koerner Hall in Toronto on Thursday night.

Growing up in Consort, Alta., left her with plenty of time to focus on learning music, says lang.

"(I) was the youngest of four kids in the family who studied Royal Conservatory piano," she says. …

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