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Toronto (band)

A hard rock band with a glam-punk edge and a streetwise image, Toronto was known for its brash performances and the strenuous vocal style of its lead singer, Holly Woods.

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Paul Peel

Although he was one of the first Canadian painters to portray nude figures, as in his A Venetian Bather (1889), these works were pale compared to those of Degas or Renoir.

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Norma Beecroft

Norma Beecroft, composer, broadcaster (b at Oshawa, Ont 11 Apr 1934). Studying composition first in Toronto with John WEINZWEIG, and then in the US and Europe, Beecroft has worked in a number of mediums. She was one of Canada's most active early practitioners of electroacoustic music.

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Gail Bowen

Gail Bowen, novelist (b at Toronto, Ont 22 Sept 1942). Gail Bowen grew up in Toronto, where she claims she learned to read from the tombstones in the Prospect Cemetery. This early fascination with death perhaps foretold her vocation as the author of the best-selling Joanne Kilbourn mystery series.

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Leopold Antonovich Sulerzhitsky

Leopold Antonovich Sulerzhitsky (b at Zhitomir 1872; d at Moscow 17 December 1916), a theatre personality in Russia, participated in the settlement of Western Canada by taking charge of the 1898-99 emigration of DOUKHOBORS, in place of the imprisoned leader Peter Vasilevich VERIGIN.

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Rawlins Cross

Rawlins Cross. Celtic-rock band formed in St. John's, NL, in 1988 with Ian McKinnon (highland pipes, whistles), Dave Panting (guitar, mandolin), and Geoff Panting (accordion, keyboard).

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Udo Kasemets

Udo Kasemets. Composer, pianist, organist, teacher, writer, b Tallinn, Estonia, 16 Nov 1919, naturalized Canadian 1957; honorary D LITT (York) 1991.

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Norman Campbell

Norman Kenneth Campbell, OC, OOnt, composer, television producer, director (born 4 February 1924 in Los Angeles, California; died 12 April 2004 in Toronto, ON).

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Philippe Bruneau

Philippe (Georges) Bruneau. Accordionist, composer, b Montreal 22 Sep 1934, d Forcalquier, France 7 Aug 2011. Bruneau's father was an amateur accordionist. Bruneau took up the instrument at 15 and joined a folk music ensemble at the Trinidad Ballroom in Montreal at 19.

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Michael Parker

Michael (Philip) Parker, composer, violist, classicist (born 13 February 1948 in Toronto, ON; died 8 April 2017 in Halifax, NS). BA classics (Toronto) 1971, MA classics (Toronto) 1972, PH D (McMaster) 1991.

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Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson, actor (b at Vancouver 11 Jun 1978). Joshua Jackson attended Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver and had appeared onscreen as a very young child, deciding at age 11 to make acting his career.

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Tom Wood

This intense and versatile artist grew up in Edmonton and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Alberta in 1972. His contributions are intimately attached to the stories of Edmonton's large regional theatre, the CITADEL, and a small company, the Phoenix.

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Jean Dansereau

Jean (b Hector) Dansereau. Pianist, teacher, b Verchères, near Montreal, 21 Apr 1891, d Yorktown Heights, NY, 2 Nov 1974; honorary PH D (Montreal) 1940. Born into a family of musicians, he received his first lessons from his mother, a cousin of Calixa Lavallée.

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Francesco D'Auria

Francesco (Mariano) D'Auria. Conductor, composer, teacher, b Naples 1841, d after 1913. D'Auria was the conductor for the US tour 1881-2 of the soprano Adelina Patti, and worked in New York and Cincinnati before joining the TCM in 1887 as a voice teacher. W.H. Hewlett, Edith Miller, and J.D.A.

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Djanet Sears

Influenced by West-African forms of epic storytelling, Sears developed a signature dramaturgy and performance style that supported and developed its narrative material through choral technique, rhythms, singing and movement. Afrika Solo was premiered in 1987.

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Charles Écuyer

Charles écuyer (or Ecuier). Priest, choirmaster, composer, baptized Montreal 20 Nov 1758, d Yamachiche, near Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada (Quebec), 29 May 1820. He was ordained in 1783.

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Jean-François Denis

Denis, Jean-François. Composer, b Montreal 24 Feb 1960; BA communications (Concordia) 1982, MFA (Oakland) 1984. Under David Rosenboom, he studied (1982-4) electronic music and recording techniques at Mills College in Oakland, Cal.