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Kristjana Gunnars

Kristjana Gunnars, poet, writer, editor, translator (b at Reykjavik, Iceland 19 Mar 1948). Kristjana Gunnars was educated at Oregon State University and, after immigrating to Canada in 1969, at the University of Regina and the University of Manitoba.

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Richard Bradshaw

Richard (James) Bradshaw. Conductor, organist, administrator, b Rugby, England, 26 Apr 1944, d Toronto 15 Aug 2007; BA Hons (University of London) 1965, hon fellowship (Royal Conservatory of Music) 2001, hon LLD (Toronto) 2003.

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John Le Carré (Profile)

Perhaps the only problem in taking tea with John le Carré is that it is never clear who will speak next. One moment, it is a Russian gangster named Dima; then Genrikh, a KGB operative - and then, a plummy-sounding Margaret Thatcher lackey.

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Carol Shields (Profile)

By the end of a sunny Monday earlier this month, Winnipeg novelist Carol SHIELDS had been put through the wringer. She had gingerly made her way through a scraggly hedge and leant against a tree to accommodate a magazine photographer.

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Maud Lewis

Maud Lewis, artist (born 7 March 1903 in South Ohio, Nova Scotia; died 30 July 1970 in Digby, Nova Scotia).

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Claude Tousignant

Tousignant was a member of the Association des artistes non-figuratifs de Montréal and, with MOLINARI and LEDUC, was a major force in the continuing development of abstraction in Montréal. His work has been shown extensively in Canada and internationally.

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Angela Cheng

Angela Cheng came to Edmonton with her family as a child, and studied piano at the Alberta College with Vera Shean (1972-6) and at the University of Alberta with Ernesto Lejano (1976-80).

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Brian Macdonald (Profile)

Peter Jennings was nervous. Inside the rehearsal hall of Ottawa's National Arts Centre, the famed newsman was pacing as he waited to run through his lines as narrator of a special Feb. 21 benefit performance of the opera The Merry Widow.

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Ann Meekitjuk Hanson

Ann Meekitjuk Hanson, CM, journalist, broadcaster, philanthropist, commissioner of Nunavut (born 22 May 1946 in Qakutut, Northwest Territories). Hanson has spent much of her professional life in the public sector service, furthering the development of Nunavut and its people through her media and philanthropic work.

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Judith Thompson

Judith Thompson's first play, The Crackwalker (1980), produced at Toronto's THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE, was an extraordinarily bold and yet compassionate depiction of marginalized characters living in Kingston.

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Ginette Reno

Reno made the first of many appearances at the Place des Arts (PDA) in 1965 and the National Arts Centre (NAC) in 1969, and performed at the Comédie-Canadienne in 1968 and 1969 and at the Grand Théâtre de Québec in 1974 and 1976.

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Constantines

The Constantines initially began as a punk rock band but have since combined elements of classic rock and blues to generate their trademark sound.

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Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer. Conductor, violinist, composer, b Liverpool 28 Feb 1875, d Montreal 24 Dec 1945; Associate, Dominion College of Music. As a child he studied violin with Henry Lawson, piano with Helen Beer, and theory with W.J. Doran.

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Peter Symcox

Peter (John Fortune) Symcox. Director, producer, set designer, critic, b Chelmsford, England, 7 Jun 1925, naturalized Canadian 1964; MA English literature (Oxford) 1947. He studied piano 1932-47 along with French and English literature and fine arts.