The Hemisphere: Goldfish Bowl

Manitobans like to boast that their Music Competition Festival, held in Winnipeg every year since 1918, is the biggest and best of its kind in the world. There seems to be little doubt about the bigness; tourist folders proudly proclaim that more than 20,000 children from the province's schools take part.

But some residents of the province wondered last week whether the statistics should not be revised downward. A Winnipeg mother, entering her living room unexpectedly, found her eleven-year-old daughter grimacing and gesticulating before a mirror. The youngster puckered her lips, fluttered her eyelashes, tilted her head, and went through all the...

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