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Denys Bouliane

Bouliane has received numerous awards, including the PRO Canada prize for Climats (1980). He was the recipient of the 1980 Robert Fleming Award, and in 1982 his work Jeux de Société won the CBC National Radio Competition for Young Composers and the Gaudeamus Foundation Competition in Holland.

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Oscar Brand

Oscar Brand. Folksinger, collector, songwriter, guitarist, author, b Winnipeg 7 Feb 1920, naturalized US; B SC psychology (Brooklyn College) 1942. He was taken as a boy to the USA and has lived in Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York.

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Roma Butler

Roma Butler. Soprano, b St John's, Nfld, 30 Apr 1931; Artist Diploma voice (Toronto) 1953. She moved to Toronto in 1949 to study voice with Ernesto Vinci at the RCMT.

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Pierre Béluse

Pierre Béluse. Percussionist, teacher, b Lachine, near Montreal, 21 Jul 1935. He played 1953-65 in several Montreal nightclubs and studied 1957-9 at the CMM with Saul Goodman and Louis Charbonneau.

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Paul André Boivin

Paul André Boivin. Conductor, b Laval, Que, 3 Dec 1957; deuxième prix conducting (CMM) 1984. He first studied music at McGill University 1979-81 where he was the assistant of Uri Mayer, then head of the university's orchestra.

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George MacKenzie Brewer

George MacKenzie Brewer. Organist, pianist, teacher, composer, lecturer, b London, Ont, 30 May 1889, d Montreal 18 May 1947; Associate (Dominion College of Music) 1903, Fellow (American Guild of Organists) 1910. Though he studied in Montreal with Percival J.

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Christian Calon

Calon, Christian. Composer, b Marseilles, France, 5 Sep 1950. He settled in Montreal in 1966. Self-taught for the most part, he did a year of graduate studies in computer music at McGill University and has also been influenced by his compatriot, friend, and mentor Francis Dhomont.

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Osuitok Ipeelee

After the 1960s Osuitok created many uniquely delicate sculptures of caribou. His earliest prints of caribou portrayed that same fragility with extreme action.

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Patsy Gallant

Patsy (Adrienne) Gallant. Popular singer, actress, songwriter, b Campbellton, NB, 15 Aug 1948. One of 10 children, at five Patsy Gallant was part of The Gallant Sisters with older siblings Angeline, Florine, and Ghislaine.

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Alan Butterworth Plaunt

Alan Butterworth Plaunt, organizer, broadcaster, journalist (b at Ottawa 25 Mar 1904; d there 12 Sept 1941). Born of a wealthy lumbering family, he devoted his life to national unity, public broadcasting, economic reform and pacifism.

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Rosario Bourdon

Rosario Bourdon, née Joseph Charles, conductor, cellist, record-company executive (b at Longueuil, Qué 6 Mar 1885; d at New York City, NY 24 Apr 1961).

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Liz Magor

Liz Magor, artist (born 11 April 1948 in Winnipeg, MB). Since the 1970s, Liz Magor’s sculptures, installations and photography have established her as one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists.

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Robert Silverman

Robert Silverman, pianist, teacher (b at Montréal, Qué 25 May 1938). Silverman came to a full life of music late, by his own account, having first concentrated on engineering, though he made his debut with the MONTREAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA when he was 14.

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SOCAN

SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada/Société canadienne des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) is a not-for-profit copyright collective that administers performing rights on behalf of its members — Canadian composers, songwriters, lyricists, and their publishers — as well as members of its international sister societies throughout the world.

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Symphony Nova Scotia

While the present Symphony Nova Scotia was formed in 1983, its roots go back to 1897 when Max Weil founded the Halifax Symphony Orchestra, the first professional symphony orchestra in Canada.

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Russell Braun

Possessing a lyric baritone of beauty, flexibility and communicative power, Braun's large repertoire encompasses the operas of Rameau, Gluck, Purcell, Handel, Monteverdi, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Berlioz, Thomas, Gounod, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Strauss and Britten.

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Michael Schade

Michael Schade, singer (b at Geneva, Switzerland 23 Jan 1965). After spending his early years in Switzerland, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1977 and enrolled in St.

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Sloan

Sloan is a rock band that first performed in Halifax in the spring of 1991 with members Jay Ferguson (guitar/vocals), Chris Murphy (bass/vocals), Patrick Pentland (guitar/vocals) and Andrew Scott (drums/vocals).