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Dallas Green

Dallas Green. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, b St Catharines, Ont, 29 Sep 1980. Dallas Green's musical training began with guitar lessons at the age of eight. He credits bands such as Alice in Chains, Mogwai and Sunny Day Real Estate with inspiring him to compose and pursue a career in music.

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Willy Amtmann

William (Willy or Willi) Amtmann. Historian, violinist, b Vienna 10 Aug 1910, d Ottawa 22 Jul 1996; B MUS (Toronto) 1950, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1952, D LITT musicology (Strasbourg) 1956. He received a diploma after studying 1924-30 at the Vienna Academy of Music and arrived in Canada in 1940.

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Mary Harron (Profile)

Against a cool white background, drops of blood slowly fall through the film's opening credits. Or so it seems - until the camera pulls back to reveal that the bright red trickle is, in fact, raspberry coulis being drizzled over a breast of duck.

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John Oliver

John Oliver, politician, premier of BC 1918-27 (b at Hartington, Eng 31 July 1856; d at Victoria 17 Aug 1927). Coming to Ontario with his family in 1870, he moved to BC in 1877 and took up a farm in Delta.

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Aselin Debison (Profile)

SHE'S JUST 12 years old, so sweet she could make your teeth ache, and cute enough to have her image plastered on young people's bedroom walls. Have I mentioned she can sing a little, too? Yes, Aselin Debison - the anti-Britney, the pride of Glace Bay, N.S.

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Eric McCormack

JUST OFF MULHOLLAND DRIVE, high in the Hollywood Hills, is Runyon Canyon Park, the celebrity dog-walking spot in Los Angeles. One gorgeous day in June, two funny Erics and their respective pooches come face to face.

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Ruth Lowe

Ruth Lowe (m Cohen, m Sandler). Songwriter, pianist, b Toronto, of US-Canadian parents, 12 Aug 1914, naturalized US 1937, naturalized Canadian 1942, d Toronto 4 Jan 1981.

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Ira Swartz

Ira (Wesley) Swartz. Pianist, teacher, b Walla Walla, Wash, 23 Jul 1902, d Vancouver 29 May 1991. He was a pupil during the l920s of J.D.A.

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Otto Armin

(John) Otto Armin. Violinist, teacher, b Winnipeg 22 May 1943. He studied 1946-54 with his father, Jay, 1954-61 with Carl Chase in Detroit, 1962-4 with Josef Gingold at Indiana University, and 1967-70 with Lorand Fenyves in Toronto.

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André-Sébastien Savoie

André-Sébastien Savoie. Pianist, accompanist, coach, teacher, b Montreal 25 Jul 1935. At first a pupil of Charles Reiner, André-Sébastien Savoie continued his studies 1952-8 at the McGill Conservatory.

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Richard Semmens

Richard (Templar) Semmens. Musicologist, teacher, b Vancouver, BC, 27 Dec 1950; B MUS (British Columbia) 1973, M MUS (British Columbia) 1975, PH D (Stanford) 1980.

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Steven Staryk

At six Steven Staryk began violin studies with John Moskalyk, continuing 1942-56 with Elie Spivak, Chris Dafeff, John Dembeck and Albert Pratz; and in New York with Mischa Mischakoff, Oscar Shumsky, and Alexander Schneider.

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Steve Tittle

Tittle, Steve (John Stephen). Composer, teacher, b Willard, O, 20 May 1935; B SC music education (Kent State) 1965; M MUS (Wisconsin) 1966; DMA (Wisconsin) 1974.

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Morris Surdin

Surdin, Morris. Composer, arranger, conductor, b Toronto 8 May 1914, d there 19 Aug 1979. At six he began violin lessons with Louis Gesensway in Toronto, and soon the lessons were expanded to include counterpoint and harmony.

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Stanley Bligh

Stanley (Arthur) Bligh. Critic, b Luton, England, 9 Sep 1883, d Harpenden, England, 11 Nov 1975. Bligh was raised in Yorkshire, where he served as organist-choirmaster in his local parish; he moved in 1911 to Taber, near Lethbridge, Alta, then in 1922 to Winnipeg, and finally in 1924 to Vancouver.

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Serge Arcuri

Arcuri, Serge. Composer, b Beauharnois, near Montreal, 10 Jun 1954; premier prix analysis (CMM) 1979, premier prix composition (CMM) 1981.

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Margaret Stilwell

Margaret Edith Christine Stilwell (b Galbraith). Contralto, b Toronto 26 Sep 1924, d Oakville, Ont, 22 Jun 1988. She studied piano with Marcella Anderson and singing with Albert Whitehead and George Lambert.