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André Prévost

André Prévost (Joseph Gaston Charles), composer, teacher (born 30 July 1934 in Hawkesbury, ON; died 27 January 2001 in Montréal, QC).

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Paul Berkowitz

Paul Berkowitz. Pianist, teacher, b Montreal 16 Oct 1948; L MUS (McGill) 1968, B MUS (McGill) 1968, Diploma (Curtis) 1972, honorary FGSM 1988. He studied piano with Dorothy Morton, at first privately 1960-5, then at McGill University 1965-8.

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Lotte Brott

Lotte (b Charlotte) Brott (b Goetzel). Cellist, administrator, b Mannheim, Germany, 8 Feb 1922, naturalized Canadian 1943, d Montreal 6 Jan 1998. Her parents were entrepreneurs who encouraged her to begin studying the cello at eight.

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David Wren

David Wren. Guitar builder, b Toronto 9 Jul 1952. After apprenticing 1973-7 with Jean Larrivée, he opened his own shop in Toronto.

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Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Singer-songwriter, b Grande Prairie, Alta, 30 Apr 1971. Johnson spent her early childhood on a farm in Deadwood, Alta. When she was five years old, her mother enrolled her in piano lessons.

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UZEB

UZEB. Montreal jazz band in the fusion style. It was formed in 1976 in Drummondville, Que, by the guitarist Michel Cusson (b there 22 Jan 1957) and others. Following its debut 14 Aug 1976 at St-Euzèbe, Que, it took the name Eusèbe-Jazz, subsequently shortened to UZEB, and soon moved to Montreal.

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Eva Rose York

Eva Rose York (née Fitch), composer, organist, editor, teacher (born 22 December 1858 in Norwich, Ontario; died 6 February 1938 in Toronto, ON).

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Wilfred Pelletier

Wilfred Pelletier (also Peltier), or Baibomsey, meaning "traveller," Odawa wise man, philosopher, author (b on Wikwemikong Reserve, Manitoulin I, Ont 16 Oct 1927; died at Ottawa 2 Jul 2000).

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Wilfrid Pelletier

Wilfrid Pelletier, conductor, pianist, administrator (b at Montréal 20 June 1896; d at New York City, NY 9 Apr 1982). He played a major role in the formation of Québec musical life, especially in the field of lyric theatre (opera) and with young people.

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Thomas Pichon

Thomas Pichon, alias Thomas Tyrell, colonial official, spy, author (b at Vire, France 30 Mar 1700; d at St Helier, Jersey 22 Nov 1781).

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Peter Pitseolak

He photographed over a 20-year period, and after his death more than 1500 negatives, images increasingly valued as an insider's record of the final moments of Inuit camp life, were purchased from his widow for the National Museums of Canada.

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Goldwin Smith

In 1866 Smith resigned to nurse his ailing father. After his father's death, Smith moved to the US to teach at Cornell. He settled in Toronto in 1871 to be near relatives.

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Brian Current

Current, who grew up in Ottawa, began studying piano when he was five, and joined the boys' choir of Ottawa's Christ Church Cathedral at age nine.

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Jack Leonard Shadbolt

Jack Shadbolt studied at the Art Students' League in New York City (1948) and in London (1937) and Paris (1938). After teaching art to children in BC between 1929 and 1937, he joined the Vancouver School of Art.

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Anne Douglas Savage

Anne Douglas Savage, painter (b at Montréal 27 July 1896; d there 25 Mar 1971). Best known during her lifetime as a pioneer in teaching children's art along progressive lines, Anne Savage's early paintings were initially strongly influenced by the Group of Seven.

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R. Murray Schafer

Schafer first drew wide attention through his radical experiments in elementary music education in the late 1960s, which resulted in a series of imaginative educational booklets and several compositions designed for performance by youth orchestras and choirs.

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Pat Lowther

Patricia Louise Lowther (née Tinmuth), poet (born 29 July 1935 in Vancouver, BC; died 24 September 1975 in Vancouver).

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George Ryga

George Ryga, playwright, novelist (b at Deep Cr, Alta 27 July 1932; d at Summerland, BC 18 Nov 1987). Raised in a Ukrainian farm community in northern Alberta, Ryga received little formal education but nevertheless established himself as a prominent Canadian writer.