Andrea Menard

November 01, 2006 13:45 ET

Andrea Menard: Multiple Nominations & Awards in Tribute Season

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 1, 2006) - Andrea Menard, the multi-talented performer and singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan, has been given national and international recognition for her work on television and in music.

She received two 2006 Gemini nominations for best performance by an Actress for two different productions.

- Her performance as Detective Strongeagle on the dramatic series Moccasin Flats (Showcase, APTN) earned her nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.

- Her second nomination, Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series, is for her role as Velvet Laurent in the television special The Velvet Devil which was also co-written and co-produced by Andrea (CBC's Opening Night).

She is also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress from the American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco for her role in The Velvet Devil. Andrea will be performing at the American Indian Motion Picture Awards on November 11.

Andrea's second album release, Simple Steps, the follow-up disc to her very successful, Andrea Menard as The Velvet Devil, has garnered many acclamations and international airplay. It has won:

- Best Folk Album from the 2006 Indian Summer Music Awards

- Outstanding Aboriginal Recording for the 2006 Western Canadian Music Awards.

Additional nominations include:

- Best Folk Album and Best Songwriter for the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (November 3);

- 4 nominations for the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (November 24, - Andrea is co-hosting this event): Best Female Artist, Best Album of the Year, Best Folk Album, and Best Single "100 Years".

The accolades represent recognition for a busy career in film, music and on stage. Never one to take a rest, Ms Menard is currently working on her next screenplay, writing music and laying the groundwork for her next album.

Andrea would love to take a breath and speak with you.

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Andrea is appearing:

- Nov 3, Performance, Aboriginal People's Choice Awards, Winnipeg

- Nov 4, Attending, Gemini Awards, Vancouver

- Nov 11, Performance, American Indian Motion Picture Awards, San Francisco

- Nov 23, Performance, The Revival, Toronto

- Nov 24, Host, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

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