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Albert Nordheimer

Albert Nordheimer. Music dealer, publisher, piano manufacturer, b Toronto ca 1850-5, d there 2 Dec 1938. Educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, and in Europe, he joined A. & S. Nordheimer music store and publishing firm in 1870 and became managing director and later (1912-27) president.

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Art Snider

Art (Arthur) Snider (b Sniderman). Pianist, arranger, record producer, b Ottawa 24 Aug 1926, d Toronto 26 May 1987. He studied arranging with Benny Louis and harmony with Philip Podoliak. In his teens he played piano in Toronto dance bands and in 1946 he began coaching pop performers.

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Boris Brott

Conductor, violinist, producer, b Montreal 14 Mar 1944; première prix (CMM), honorary LLD (McMaster) 1988.

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Alexander Matheson Lang

Alexander Matheson Lang, expatriate actor-manager, dramatist (b at Montréal 15 May 1879; d at Barbados 11 Apr 1948). A tall, good-looking, classical actor he was renowned for his tours of Commonwealth countries.

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CBC President Manera Resigns

At 3 p.m. on Feb. 27, only 90 minutes before the federal budget was tabled in the House of Commons, CBC president Anthony Manera was handed a single sheet of paper that made him do a double take. In three neat columns, figures spelled out the bleak financial future of the Crown corporation.

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Ariane Moffatt

Ariane Moffatt, singer, songwriter and producer (born 26 April 1979 in Saint Romuald, today Lévis, QC). Ariane Moffatt sets herself apart with her urban pop style songs, whose alternately acoustic and electronic sounds lend them an airy, dreamlike quality. The recipient of numerous Félix Awards, including Revelation of the Year in 2003, she also won a Juno Award in 2009 for her album Tous les sens. That album was well received in France, where the singer has built valuable friendships in the artistic community; it also earned her the Grand Prix of the Académie Charles Cros.

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Abraham Nordheimer

Abraham Nordheimer. Music dealer, publisher, teacher, b Memmelsdorf, Bavaria, 24 Feb 1816, d Hamburg 18 Jan 1862 while on a visit to Germany. With his younger brother Samuel he followed his older brother Isaac, an Oriental scholar, to New York in 1839. He later opened the A. & S. Nordheimer music store and publishing firm with his brother Samuel.

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Arthur Lavigne

Lavigne, (Tessier dit Lavigne), (Jean Moïse) Arthur. Violinist, publisher, music dealer, critic, teacher, administrator, b Montreal 8 Feb 1845, d Quebec City 11 Jan 1925; honorary D MUS (Laval) 1922. The brother of Ernest and Émery, he began violin studies in 1853 with J.

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Alan Walker

Alan Walker. Administrator, writer, teacher, radio producer, b Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, 6 Apr 1930; LGSM 1949, ARCM 1950, B MUS (Durham) 1956, D MUS (Durham) 1965. He studied piano with Alfred Nieman at the GSM, London.

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Alan Lessem

Alan (Philip) Lessem. Musicologist, teacher, administrator, b Salisbury, Rhodesia (Harare, Zimbabwe), 29 Nov 1940, naturalized Canadian 1981, d Toronto 5 Oct 1991; BA (Cape Town) 1963, B MUS (Cape Town) 1963, M LITT (Cambridge) 1967, PH D (Illinois) 1973.

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Albert Clerk-Jeannotte

Albert Clerk-Jeannotte. Tenor, teacher, administrator, b St-Hilaire (now Mont-St-Hilaire), near Montreal, 15 Jan 1881, d New York 21 Jul 1945. He began music study with his uncle, Alexandre-M. Clerk, and with Achille Fortier.

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Bob Rock

Robert Jens Rock, record producer, engineer, guitarist, songwriter (born 19 April 1954 in Winnipeg, MB). Bob Rock started out as a recording engineer and enjoyed some success as a core member of the punk/new wave/pop band Payola$ before going on to produce top-selling albums by such artists as The Cult, Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, Michael Bublé and many others.

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Ben Mink

Ben (Benjamin) Mink. Producer, songwriter, violinist, mandolinist, guitarist, composer, b Detroit, of Polish parents, 22 Jan 1951, naturalized Canadian 1967. Ben Mink was raised in Cleveland and taken at age 11 to Toronto.

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Bailey Bird

(William Thomas) Bailey Bird. Administrator, publisher, b Belgaum, India, 17 Mar 1917; d Bowmanville, Ont, 10 Nov 1992. A violin pupil of Elie Spivak in Toronto, he was a founder in 1936 of the Aeolian Trio in Stratford. He joined Gordon V. Thompson Ltd in 1937 and became general manager in 1946.

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Anton Wilfer

Anton Wilfer. Violin maker, b Luby, Czechoslovakia, 30 Apr 1901, d Montreal 31 Aug 1976. He studied and practised violin making in his home town before travelling in 1946 to Mittenwald, Bavaria, to perfect his work with master craftsmen.

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Anik Bissonnette

Anik Bissonnette, OC, CQ, ballerina, arts administrator (born at Montréal 9 Feb 1962). Québec's best-known ballerina, Anik Bissonnette is renowned for her exceptional musicality, purity of line and extraordinary balances, and for using her technical assurance to plumb exciting emotional depths. After garnering wide acclaim in many performances with Louis Robitaille, she was a principal dancer at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (LGBC) from 1989 to 2007 and made annual appearances at Montréal's Gala des Étoiles from 1983 until 2006. She was artistic director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur from 2004 to 2014, and has been artistic director of the École supérière de ballet contemporain de Montréal since 2010. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalière of the National Order of Québec, she has received the Prix Denis Pelletier and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.