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Moses Znaimer (Interview)

No one loves TELEVISION more than Moses ZNAIMER - and few can claim to have done more to influence its direction. Znaimer, who never gives his age, foresaw the rise of specialty TV and created techniques now copied worldwide to break down traditional walls between performers and their audience.

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David Bergen (Profile)

ON A COLD January afternoon three years ago, novelist and teacher David Bergen was walking home from his day job at Winnipeg's Kelvin High School when he spotted a teenage girl seated on the railing of the Maryland Bridge, her legs dangling above the Assiniboine River.

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Alan Mills

Albert Miller (Alan Mills), CM, opera singer, folksinger, actor, writer (born 7 September 1912, possibly 1913, in Lachine, QC; died 14 June 1977 in Montréal, QC).

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Urjo Kareda

Urjo Kareda, theatre director, dramaturge, arts journalist (b at Tallinn, Estonia 9 Feb 1944; d at Toronto 26 Dec 2001), was a key figure in the arts in Canada, from his earliest involvement in 1970 (as a film and theatre critic) until his death (as artistic director of the TARRAGON THEATRE).

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Elmore Leonard (Profile)

When it comes to the art of how to Be Cool, Elmore Leonard wrote the book - in every way. First, there's his new novel of the same name, which rocketed to a position near the top of North American best-seller lists almost immediately upon its release last month.

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Fox Battles Parkinson's Disease

The early symptoms can be minor and easy to ignore - a leg that drags when the victim is walking, an inexplicable difficulty fastening an earring or a voice that gradually weakens to a whisper. In the case of Canadian-born television and movie star Michael J.

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Guy Gavriel Kay

And to the fantasy angle. Kay's latest bid for mainstream acceptance is his most ambitious work yet. The newly released Lord of Emperors completes The Sarantine Mosaic, a two-volume series begun in 1998 with Sailing to Sarantium.

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Olive Dickason

Olive Patricia Dickason (née Williamson), CM, Métis journalist, historian, university professor, author (born 6 March 1920 in Winnipeg, MB; died 12 March 2011 in Ottawa, ON). Dickason was the first scholar in Canada to receive a PhD in Indigenous history. Her ground-breaking research and books about Indigenous and Métis history and culture transformed how Canadians perceive the origin of their country and Indigenous peoples. Dickason’s work inspired a new generation of scholars, helping to launch Indigenous studies as an area of scholarly research. She received an Order of Canada in recognition of her achievements.

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Caro Lamoureux

Caro (Marie Julienne Pauline Caroline) Lamoureux. Soprano, b Montreal 3 Jan 1904, d there 11 Aug 1998. She studied voice with Céline Marier and stage technique with Jeanne Maubourg and Albert Roberval.

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Roland Poulin

Poulin was strongly marked by his early experience of abstract canvases of Paul-Émile Borduas, as well as by the rigorous abstraction of the Plasticiens, particularly Guido Molinari, of the generation before him.

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William Baerg

William Baerg. Choir conductor, educator, b Bassano, southeast of Calgary, 24 Feb 1938; ARCT 1961, BA (Goshen College) 1962, M MUS (Peabody Cons) 1971.

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Véronique Béliveau

Véronique Béliveau (b Nicole Monique). Singer, actress, b Montreal 24 Jan 1955. She began recording at 17 under the name Véronique and made her first tour in Quebec at 18 with René Simard.

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Tim Brady

Timothy Wesley John Brady, "Tim," composer, guitarist (b at Montréal 11 Jul 1956). He studied guitar and composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston and began his career in Toronto in 1980 before returning to Montréal in 1987.

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Canadian String Quartet

Canadian String Quartet. First quartet-in-residence (1961-3) at the University of Toronto, established jointly by the university and the CBC to teach advanced students, coach string groups, and give concerts.

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Phyllis Cooke

Phyllis (Angela) Cooke (m Thomson). Soprano, b Winnipeg 14 May 1934. She studied voice in Winnipeg with Doris Mills Lewis and won top honours (Tudor Bowl 1952, Rose Bowl 1956) in the Manitoba Music Competition Festival. Later studies were with Lucien Needham and Victor Martens.

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Bernard R. Laberge

Bernard R. Laberge (La Berge, LaBerge). Impresario, organist, pianist, critic, b Quebec City 11 Oct 1891, naturalized US 1940, d New York 28 Dec 1951. He studied at the Séminaire de Rimouski, NB, and at Laval University.

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Jean-Pierre Hurteau

(Joseph Armand) Jean-Pierre Hurteau. Bass, b Montreal 5 Dec 1924; premier prix (CMM) 1955. He took voice lessons 1947-9 with Sarah Fischer, and a Sarah Fischer Concerts scholarship in 1949 enabled him to make his recital debut at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

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Leonard Ratzlaff

Leonard Ratzlaff. Bass-baritone, conductor, teacher, administrator, b Swalwell, Alta, 27 Jan 1949; B Church MUS (Mennonite Brethren Bible College) 1970, BA (University of Winnipeg) 1971, MA (University of Iowa) 1980, DMA (Iowa) 1985.