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. . . Performed in the Bandstand on America's Main Street

Sunday, March 30, 2003; Page C02

. . . performed in the bandstand on America's Main Street. That columned space at the Canadian Embassy does more than just marry its modern facade to the more classical surroundings, it plays a tremendous trick on the ear. Stand at its center and your every sound is amplified -- a single voice becomes a chorus; one person clapping, a resounding cheer. Stand just outside, though, and the echo evaporates. Pennsylvania Avenue pedestrians a few feet away can only wonder at the show unfolding above. While you're there, be sure to take in "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii," a massive bronze sculpture that draws on native mythology.

The rotunda's 12 columns represent Canada's first 12 provinces and territories. (1992 File Photo/ Tom Allen -- The Washington Post)

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