Prime Times has a good article about Dunrea, Manitoba's Daniel Lavoie.
In Quebec and internationally he is a musical superstar but here in his home province most don't know his name. (I can probably toss Brandon's James Ehnes into the same boat !)
The song and video that likely has had the most play in Manitoba over the years is Jours de Plaine, a tribute to the beauty of the prairie landscape, its people and francophone culture. An NFB production, the animation is by Manitoba artist Réal Bérard.
In 1999 Lavoie was cast as Frollo in the musical Notre Dame de Paris along side fellow Canadian Garou and France's Patrick Fiori. This is Belle, the feature song, in concert, (or if you prefer the theatrical version with English subtitles).
Lavoie returns to Manitoba annually to visit his parents and sometimes performs. Last year he took part in Manitoba Homecoming 2010 and has also played Festival du Voyageur.
Related:Daniel Lavoie The Canadian Encyclopedia
Daniel Lavoie Official Website