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Erika Ritter

Erika Ritter, playwright, essayist, broadcaster (b at Regina, Sask 26 Apr 1948). She was educated at McGill University (BA 1968) and the University of Toronto's Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama (MA 1970).

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Leslie Alan Reynolds

Leslie Alan Reynolds, sculptor (b at Edmonton 16 May 1947). Like many contemporary sculptors, Alan Reynolds works in a "constructivist" idiom. His initial work in wood was encouraged in 1973 by American sculptor Michael Steiner, whose influence suited Reynolds's personal vision.

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Dance Collection Danse

Dance Collection Danse is the publishing arm of Arts Inter-Media Canada, the name given in 1986 to a not-for-profit organization incorporated originally in Ontario in 1974 as 15 Dance Lab by Lawrence and Miriam ADAMS.

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Lars Jonson Haukaness

Lars Jonson Haukaness, painter, art educator (b at Folkedal, Norway 1862; d at Lake Louise, Alta 4 Sept 1929). Haukaness studied in Kristiania [Oslo] at the Royal Academy of Art (1882-85).

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Mike John Hoolboom

Of Dutch-Indonesian heritage, Hoolboom used his father's Super 8 camera to shoot much of his early work, in which he is fascinated with dismantling the mechanics of meaning: how language and narrative work, how physicality determines perception, how film itself conveys ideas.

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Harry Freedman

Harry Freedman (b Henryk Frydmann). Composer, english hornist, educator, b Lodz, Poland, 5 Apr 1922, naturalized Canadian 1932, d Toronto 16 Sep 2005.

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Russell Saunders

Russell Maurice Saunders, stuntman, acrobat (born at Winnipeg 21 May 1919; died at Los Angeles 29 May 2001). Russell Saunders was known as the king of Hollywood stuntmen.

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Louis-Amable Quévillon

Louis-Amable Quévillon, woodworker, sculptor, architect (b at St-Vincent-de-Paul [Laval, Qué] 14 Oct 1749; d there 11 Mar 1823). He began his career as a woodworker in St-Vincent-de-Paul in the early 1770s.

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Valérie

Valérie (1969), the first of a group of erotic films now known as "maple-syrup porno," launched the career of director Denis HÉROUX.

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Maurice Henry Lecorney Pryce

Maurice Henry Lecorney Pryce, research physicist, professor (born 24 January 1913 in Croydon, England; died 24 July 2003). Following a BA at Cambridge and a PhD (1937) at Princeton, he lectured in mathematics at Cambridge for 2 years and served a year as reader in theoretical physics in Liverpool.

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Peter Randazzo

Peter Randazzo, dancer, choreographer (b at Brooklyn, NY 2 Jan 1943). He joined the Martha Graham company in 1962 and went on to create roles in several of her works. In 1968 he left to co-found TORONTO DANCE THEATRE with

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Joseph Vermandere

Vermandere, Joseph (Émile) (Brother Placide). Composer, organist, critic, b Heule, Belgium, 18 Jan 1901, d Montreal 23 Apr 1971; B MUS (Montreal) 1932, L MUS (Montreal) 1935, D MUS (Montreal) 1945. He and his family emigrated to Canada and settled in Montreal in 1908.

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Conrad Bernier

Conrad Bernier. Pianist, organist, composer, teacher, b Quebec City 9 May 1904, d Washington, DC, 7 Nov 1988; honorary D MUS (St Francis, Loretto, Pa) 1962. His father, Joseph-Arthur, was his first teacher of solfège, organ, and piano. He continued piano study with Berthe Roy.