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Lois Lilienstein dies at 78; sang in Sharon, Lois & Bram trio
Lois Lilienstein dies at 78; sang in Sharon, Lois & Bram trio

Lois Lilienstein was a classically trained musician with a degree from the University of Michigan, but her big break came when she played piano for her son's co-op nursery school in a Toronto church basement. "I was playing nursery rhymes instead of Bach or Beethoven," she told the Toronto Star in 1998. But children loved her engaging personality and willingness to be silly, and she went on to co-found Sharon, Lois & Bram, with Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison. It became one of the most successful performing groups for children in North America, with TV shows, gold records and tours that sold out performances in major auditoriums. Lilienstein, 78, died Wednesday at...

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