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Claude Beausoleil

A prolific author, Beausoleil has published more than 25 titles since his first book, Intrusion ralentie, appeared in 1972, and he received the Prix Émile-Nelligan (1980) for his collection Au milieu du corps l'attraction s'insinue.

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Denise Fujiwara

She created Fujiwara Dance Inventions in 1991 to continue her solo projects. Notably in 1993, she began studying butoh with master choreographer and performer Natsu Nakajima. Nakajima created her interpretation of Motomasa's 15th century Noh play, Sumida River, for Fujiwara.

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Leslie Grossmith

Leslie Grossmith. Pianist, conductor, violinist, composer, teacher, b Birmingham, England, 19 May 1870, d Victoria, BC, 27 Aug 1957. He received his training in Australia from Henri Kowalski and Max Vogrich and became a violinist in the Municipal Orchestra in Melbourne.

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Rex Deverell

Rex Deverell, playwright (b at Toronto 17 July 1941). With a degree in divinity from McMaster University, Deverell was pastor of a rural Ontario Baptist congregation before turning to playwriting in 1970.

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Wendy Tilby

Tilby made Strings (1991), a charming tale about an elderly man living in an apartment below a woman his own age. The woman is working on a model of the Titanic while the man plays a violin in a string quartet with friends. A leak from the woman's apartment sends the man upstairs.

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Jeremy Sturgess

 Jeremy Sturgess's designs are characterized by striking, unusual geometries, bright colours and thoughtful attention to site features and the larger urban context.

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Abraham De Sola

A prolific author, editor and translator, and concerned chiefly with the contemporary debate on religion and science, De Sola's own writings included studies on Jewish history, cosmography and medicine.

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Sandra Birdsell

Sandra Birdsell (née Sandra Bartlette), CM, Mennonite-Métis, short-story writer, novelist (born 22 April 1942 in Hamiota, MB). Birdsell’s fiction often investigates the lives of small-town characters, especially women. She has written novels, plays, radio dramas and scripts for television and film. Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2010, Birdsell has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English Language Fiction three times, and for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2001.

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Dixie Dean

'Dixie' (George William) Dean. Accordionist, teacher, composer, b London 25 Sep 1916, d Toronto 16 May 1987. Taken to Canada in 1923, Dixie Dean began his career in Toronto on radio (CFRB and CBC) and in dance bands during the 1930s.

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Linda Rabin

Linda Rabin, teacher, choreographer and artistic director (b at Montréal 28 Sep 1946). She discovered dancing with Elsie Salomons, Séda Zaré and Birouté Nagys, later becoming a dance graduate of New York's Juilliard School of Music.

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Laszlo Gati

Laszlo Gati. Conductor, violinist, violist, b Timisoara, Rumania, 25 Sep 1925. He studied first in Rumania but moved in 1946 to Budapest, where he attended the Academy of Music and the National Cons and played in the Hungarian State Orchestra.

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Henri K. Jordan

Henri K. (Kew) Jordan. Choir conductor, organist, manufacturer, b Seaforth, near Stratford, Ont, 30 Mar 1880, d Brantford, Ont, 27 Oct 1949; honorary D MUS (Toronto) 1938. He studied piano and organ at the Toronto College of Music under F.H.

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Eric Peterson

In 1974 he moved to Toronto, where he joined Theatre Passe Muraille and appeared in several collective documentary productions, including The Farm Show (1972) and most notably 1837: The Farmers' Revolt (1973), in which he played principal roles.

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Dick Armin

Richard ('Dick') Armin. Cellist, b Winkler, Man, 13 Aug 1944 (Paul's twin); performance certificate (Indiana) 1963. He studied cello 1957-61 with Thaddeus Markevitch in Detroit, in 1961 with Luigi Silva in New York, and 1962-4 with János Starker at Indiana University.

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Hayunga Carman

(Bertram) Hayunga Carman. Pianist, teacher, b Morrisburg, near Cornwall, Ont, 22 Feb 1875, d Toronto 6 Jun 1965. His teachers were J.D.A.

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Allan, N. Fraser

Allan, N. (Norman) Fraser. Songwriter, pianist, fl Toronto 1911-40. Known to have been a pupil of W.O. Forsyth, Allan played piano for the Dumbells and, with his partner, the comedian Stanley Bennett, participated in some of that troupe's later productions.

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Catherine Allison

(Alice) Catherine Allison. Educator, b Vankleek Hill, east of Ottawa, 1 Apr 1902? (family sources suggest 1898), d Ottawa 3 Apr 1986; honorary MA (St Francis Xavier) 1957, honorary LL D (Dalhousie) 1971.

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