Kirby (she goes by her last name only) was a veteran of Edmonton’s music scene.
By Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton Journal April 21, 2015
Kirby, who only went by her last name, was a one-woman empire — working as a sound engineer, publicist, artist manager, venue booker and grant writer. She died last year after a short battle with cancer at the age of 60.
Steve Derpack, one of the organizers of the awards, says honouring Kirby was a no-brainer.
“If you look at her body of work and her history in the scene, she’s worn every hat imaginable,” he says. “She has some connection with everyone in the scene. She embodies what the award represents.”
The Legacy Award, and the rest of the Edmonton Music Awards, will be presented on Sunday, June 14 at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre.
The nominees will be announced Thursday.
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