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Pierre Falardeau

Pierre Falardeau, satirist, director, screenwriter and militant separatist (born 28 December 1946 in Montréal, Québec; died 25 September 2009 in Montéral).

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Donald L. Coles

Donald L. Coles, "Don," poet, novelist (born in Woodstock, Ontario, on 12 April 1927; died on 29 November 2017). Don Coles studied history at the University of Toronto, where he completed a BA and MA, and literature at Cambridge University, where he earned a second MA.

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Paul Perry

Paul Perry (b Guloien). Tenor saxophonist, bandleader, b Wadena, north-east of Regina, of Norwegian parents, 3 Oct 1916. The second eldest of eight children, he taught himself and his brothers Edward, Howard, and Jim Guloien to play saxophone.

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Louis Hamelin

Louis Hamelin, novelist (b at Saint-Séverin de Proulxville, Qc, 9 Jun 1959). His strange insane novels peopled with disillusioned heroes and witnessing the despair of an entire generation, made Louis Hamelin a major author of the 1990s.

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Thomas Monohan

Thomas (Shahan) Monohan. Bassist, teacher, b Louisville, Kentucky, 30 Jun 1937, naturalized Canadian 1971, d Toronto 20 Feb 1994; Artist Diploma (Curtis) 1958.

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Agnes Grossmann

Agnes Grossmann. Orchestral and choral conductor, pianist, b Vienna, 24 April 1944; piano performance diploma (Vienna Academy) 1968, honorary D HUM L (Mount St Vincent) 1991, honorary D Univ (Ottawa) 2004.

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Paul Dufault

Paul Dufault (Du Faut). Tenor, b Ste-Hélène-de-Bagot, near St-Hyacinthe, Que, 10 Dec 1872, d there 20 Jun 1930. He was a student at the Séminaire de Nicolet and studied music in Montreal with a Mr Birtz, later in Boston with a Mr Dobson, then in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a Mrs Petersen.

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George Kent

George (Edward) Kent. Tenor, choir conductor, b Winnipeg 17 Oct 1915, d Victoria 16 Dec 2007. George Kent's father, Thomas (1889-1924), and uncles Linton and Albert, all originally from Southbank, Yorkshire, England, were tenor soloists in various Winnipeg churches.

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André Laberge

(Joseph Philippe) André Laberge. Organist, harpsichordist, b Beauharnois, near Montreal, 23 Aug 1940; BA (Montreal) 1960, B TH (Sherbrooke) 1969, premier prix organ, harpsichord, analysis (CMM) 1972, deuxième prix counterpoint (CMM) 1973, premier prix organ (Toulouse Cons) 1978.

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Beatrice Lillie

Beatrice (Gladys) Lillie (Lady Peel),. Comedienne, singer, b Toronto 29 May 1894, d Henley-on-Thames, Eng, 20 Jan 1989. (Contrary to the widely published birth year of 1898, she was reported on her death to have been 94.

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James Montgomery

Montgomery, James (Louis). Composer, performer, administrator, b Ravenna, O, 6 Feb 1943; B MUS (Baldwin-Wallace) 1966, M MUS (Toronto) 1972. He studied composition with D. Beswick, with Anthony Donato at Northwestern U, and with John Weinzweig and Gustav Ciamaga at the University of Toronto.

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Ignatius Rumboldt

Ignatius (Aloysius) Rumboldt. Choir director, organist, educator, administrator, b Curling (now Corner Brook), Nfld, 30 Nov 1916, d St. John's, Nfld, 19 Sep 1994; honorary LLD (Memorial) 1980. Rumboldt studied violin with Catherine ('Kitty') Ryan and voice, piano, and organ with Charles Hutton.

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Kelly Russell

Kelly Russell. Folk instrumentalist and collector, record producer, b St John's, Nfld, 30 Jun 1956. He studied piano with his mother, Dora Russell, and at 18 taught himself to play the fiddle, subsequently taking up other folk instruments (bouzouki, concertina, tin whistle, dulcimer, Celtic harp.

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Brad Fraser

Other early works were Mutants (1980) for Walterdale Theatre in Edmonton and Wolf Boy (1981), which was produced a number of times across the country, culminating in the noted production at Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille that introduced a young Keanu Reeves to the theatre.

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Alfred Rosé

Alfred (Eduard Emmerich) Rosé, conductor, composer, pianist, music therapist (born 11 December 1902 in Vienna, naturalized Canadian 1955; died 7 May 1975 in London, Ont). His mother was Gustav Mahler's sister.

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Gaston Arel

Gaston Arel. Organist, teacher, b Trois-Rivières, Que, 10 Sep 1928; lauréat in organ (AMQ) 1948.

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