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Max Pirani

Max (Gabriel) Pirani. Pianist, teacher, b Melbourne 4 Aug 1898, d London 5 Aug 1975. His studies at the Melbourne Cons and later with Max Vogrich in New York preceded the formation (1923) of the Pirani Trio with the violinist Leila Doubleday (later Pirani) and the cellist Charles Hambourg.

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Monte Keene Pishny-Floyd

Pishny-Floyd, Monte Keene. Composer, teacher, b Oklahoma City, 4 Nov 1941; B MUS (Oklahoma City) 1964, M MUS composition (Oklahoma) 1965, PH.D composition (ESM, Rochester) 1972. He began composing at six and played trombone as a student.

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Powwow Singers

Powwows feature distinct music that is recognized by many as the central, unifying feature of these culturally meaningful gatherings.

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Offenbach

One of Québec’s most influential and popular rock bands, the progressive blues-rock group Offenbach have been credited with successfully adapting the French language to the hard rhythms of American rock.

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George Proctor

George (Alfred) Proctor. Musicologist, teacher, administrator, violinist, b Toronto 13 May 1931, d London, Ont, 5 Dec 1985; ARCT 1950, BA (McMaster) 1952, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1956, PH D (ESM, Rochester) 1960. He was a pupil of John A. Montague and Kathleen Parlow at the RCMT.

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Ray Nurse

Ray Nurse. Lutenist, builder and restorer of period string instruments, bass, b New Westminster, BC, 1 Feb 1947.

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Jack Humphrey

Jack Weldon Humphrey, painter (b at Saint John 12 Jan 1901; d there 23 Mar 1967). Humphrey was the most significant eastern Canadian painter of his generation. He studied under Charles Hawthorne at NY's National Academy of Design

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Charles O'Neill

Charles O'Neill. Bandmaster, composer, teacher, organist, cornetist, b Duntocher, near Glasgow, of Irish parents, 31 Aug 1882, d Quebec City 9 Sep 1964; diploma RMSM (Kneller Hall) 1909, B MUS (McGill) 1914, D MUS (McGill) 1924.

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Eugene Plawutsky

Eugene Plawutsky. Pianist, conductor, teacher, b Montreal 11 Dec 1945; L MUS (McGill) 1966, B MUS (McGill) 1967, MA musicology (Toronto) 1971.

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Jason Priestley

Jason Bradford Priestley, actor, director, producer (born at Vancouver 28 Aug 1969). Jason Priestley, who graduated from Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver, is best known for his work in American film and television.

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Stewart Henbest Capper

Stewart Henbest Capper, architect, educator, army officer (b at London, Eng Dec 1859; d at Cairo, Egypt 8 Jan 1925). He graduated in classics from Edinburgh University 1880 and in 1884 entered the École des beaux-arts, Paris. Returning to Edinburgh 1887, he soon set up his own practice.

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Dallas Green

Dallas Green. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, b St Catharines, Ont, 29 Sep 1980. Dallas Green's musical training began with guitar lessons at the age of eight. He credits bands such as Alice in Chains, Mogwai and Sunny Day Real Estate with inspiring him to compose and pursue a career in music.

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Willy Amtmann

William (Willy or Willi) Amtmann. Historian, violinist, b Vienna 10 Aug 1910, d Ottawa 22 Jul 1996; B MUS (Toronto) 1950, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1952, D LITT musicology (Strasbourg) 1956. He received a diploma after studying 1924-30 at the Vienna Academy of Music and arrived in Canada in 1940.

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Mary Harron (Profile)

Against a cool white background, drops of blood slowly fall through the film's opening credits. Or so it seems - until the camera pulls back to reveal that the bright red trickle is, in fact, raspberry coulis being drizzled over a breast of duck.

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John Oliver

John Oliver, politician, premier of BC 1918-27 (b at Hartington, Eng 31 July 1856; d at Victoria 17 Aug 1927). Coming to Ontario with his family in 1870, he moved to BC in 1877 and took up a farm in Delta.

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Aselin Debison (Profile)

SHE'S JUST 12 years old, so sweet she could make your teeth ache, and cute enough to have her image plastered on young people's bedroom walls. Have I mentioned she can sing a little, too? Yes, Aselin Debison - the anti-Britney, the pride of Glace Bay, N.S.

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Eric McCormack

JUST OFF MULHOLLAND DRIVE, high in the Hollywood Hills, is Runyon Canyon Park, the celebrity dog-walking spot in Los Angeles. One gorgeous day in June, two funny Erics and their respective pooches come face to face.

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Ruth Lowe

Ruth Lowe (m Cohen, m Sandler). Songwriter, pianist, b Toronto, of US-Canadian parents, 12 Aug 1914, naturalized US 1937, naturalized Canadian 1942, d Toronto 4 Jan 1981.

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Ira Swartz

Ira (Wesley) Swartz. Pianist, teacher, b Walla Walla, Wash, 23 Jul 1902, d Vancouver 29 May 1991. He was a pupil during the l920s of J.D.A.

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