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Jim Magill

Jim (James Creighton) Magill. Fiddler, composer, b Northern Ireland 1902, d Toronto 28 Jan 1954. He moved to Toronto in the early 1930s and worked in the CNR's telegraph department for 20 years.

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David Keane

David (Roger) Keane. Composer, teacher, bassist, b Akron, O, 15 Nov 1943, naturalized Canadian 1974; B SC music education (Ohio State) 1965, B MUS (Ohio State) 1965, M MUS composition (Ohio State) 1967.

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Gilles Manny

Gilles Manny. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Montauban, near Trois-Rivières, Que, 6 Aug 1929; premier prix piano (CMM) 1950. He studied at the CMM with Yvonne Hubert (piano) and Jean Papineau-Couture (harmony), receiving the Prix Archambault in 1948.

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Jan Rubes

In 1948 Rubeš emigrated to Canada and gave his first Canadian performance as Betto in Gianni Schicchi with the Royal Conservatory Opera (University of Toronto Opera Division).

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Conrad Laforte

Conrad Laforte. Ethnologist, librarian-archivist, teacher, born Kénogami (Jonquière), Que, 10 Nov 1921, died Québec  4 Sep 2008; BA (Laval) 1946, BLS (Montreal) 1949, L LITT (Laval) 1968, diplôme d'études supérieures (Laval) 1970, PH D (Laval) 1977.

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Peter Gzowski

Peter Gzowski, CC, broadcaster, writer, editor (born 13 July 1934 in Toronto, ON; died 24 January 2002 in Toronto, ON).

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Anne Legault

Anne Legault, actress, playwright, novelist, short-story writer, teacher (b at Lachine, Qué 7 July 1958). Anne Legault began her career acting in children's theatre and television after completing her studies at the Conservatoire d'art dramatique in Montréal in 1981.

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Yoland Guérard

Yoland Guérard. Bass, TV host and producer, administrator, b Joliette, Que, 11 Oct 1923, d Rueil-Malmaison, near Paris, 2 Nov 1987.

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Bengt Hambraeus

Hambraeus, Bengt. Composer, teacher, organist, musicologist, b Stockholm 29 Jan 1928, d Apple Hill, Ont, 21 Sep 2000; MA (Uppsala) 1950, PH D (Uppsala) 1956, honorary doctorate (Uppsala) 1992.

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Susie Frances Harrison

Harrison, Susie (Susan) Frances (b Riley). Composer, writer, pianist, b Toronto 24 Feb 1859, d there 5 May 1935. Wife of J.W.F. Harrison. She was educated in Toronto and Montreal, studied piano with Frederic Boscovitz in Toronto, and performed as an accompanist and soloist.

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Helix

Helix. Rock band. It was formed in 1975 in Kitchener, Ont, by Brian Vollmer (vocals), Brent ('Doctor') Doerner (guitar), Paul Hackman (guitar), and others, and worked the bar circuit first in southern Ontario and then across Canada.

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Ronnie Prophet

Ronald Lawrence Victor Prophet, singer, guitarist, comedian (born 26 December 1937 in Hawkesbury, ON; died 2 March 2018).

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Lance Harrison

Lance (Easton) Harrison, saxophonist, clarinetist, banjoist, singer, entertainer (born 23 June 1915 in Vancouver, BC; died 26 November 2000 in Langley, BC).

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Milton Barnes

Milton Barnes. Conductor, composer, jazz drummer, b Toronto 16 Dec 1931, d there 27 Feb 2001. He studied composition with John Weinzweig and Ernst Krenek, conducting with Victor Feldbrill, Boyd Neel, and Walter Susskind, and piano with Samuel Dolin at the RCMT 1952-5.

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Johnny Inukpuk

Johnny Inukpuk, sculptor (born at Inoucdjouac, Qué 1911; died there 2007). Began carving in the early 1950s after James Houston's first visit to Inoucdjouac.

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Cliff Jones

Jones, Cliff (Clifford Ernest Barnett). Composer, lyricist, writer, b Toronto 26 Jun 1943; BA psychology (Toronto) 1965, MA psychology (Calgary) 1967, B Ed (Toronto) 1994. Jones studied piano 1948-61 at the Royal Conservatory of Music and arranging 1972-5 with Gordon Delamont.

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Bryan N.S. Gooch

Bryan N.S. (Niel Shirley) Gooch. Teacher of English and music, writer, pianist, conductor, harpsichordist, b Vancouver 31 Dec 1937; ARCT 1957, BA (British Columbia) 1959, LTCL 1959, FTCL 1961, MA (British Columbia) 1962, PH D English (London) 1968.

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Lucien Francoeur

Lucien Francoeur. Poet, singer-songwriter, radio host, French teacher, b Montreal, 9 Sep 1948; MA (UQTR) 1984. He quit school at 15 to go to New York where he lived in Greenwich Village for several months. Back in Quebec, he began writing poetry when he was about 18.