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Théophile Hamel

Given the poorly developed communications of the 19th century, the upper classes used artists to make themselves known and spread their influence over either their flock (clergymen), or voters (politicians) or their social circle (professionals).

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Gilles Groulx

In Où êtes-vous donc? (1968), Groulx held back from a direct exposé of Québec politics, employing instead a fragmented and lyrical script which related image and commentary in the esoteric manner of Jean-Luc Godard.

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James Keteltas Hackett

James Keteltas Hackett, expatriate actor (b at Wolfe I, Ont 6 Sept 1869; d at Paris, France 8 Nov 1926). A handsome, swashbuckling, matinee idol, he made his name as the romantic hero of such 1890s' hits as The Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau.

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Gordon Sparling

Gordon Sparling, filmmaker (b at Toronto 13 Aug 1900; d 19 Feb 1994). Sparling was a pioneer director, writer and producer of some 200 films, especially the Canadian Cameo series of short films (1932-55).

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Charles-François Coron

Charles-François Coron. Organist, tailor, notary, b St-François-de-Sales (Ile Jésus, later part of Laval, near Montreal) 21 Dec 1704, d there 13 Feb 1767. A comparison of extant documents suggests that there may have been two persons by this name.

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Bruce Davis

Bruce (Gridley) Davis. Composer, b Toronto 27 Sep 1946; B MUS (McGill) 1970. After studies in composition with Bruce Mather at McGill University, Davis moved in 1971 to Vancouver to teach at Simon Fraser University and participate in the World Soundscape Project there.

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Béatrice La Palme

(Marie Alice) Béatrice (Béatrix) La Palme. Soprano, violinist, teacher, b Beloeil, near Montreal, 27 Jul 1878, d Montreal 8 Jan 1921; ARCM 1900. She studied violin with Frantz Jehin-Prume and performed successfully in public in 1894.

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John Boyden

John Boyden. Baritone, b Woodstock, Ont, 22 Nov 1935, d Stratford, Ont, 5 Dec 1982. In 1939 his family moved to Stratford. He began singing as a boy soprano and later joined the Elizabethan Singers and studied with their conductor, Gordon D. Scott.

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Wyatt Eaton

Wyatt Eaton, portrait, genre and landscape painter, illustrator (b at Philipsburg, Qué 6 May 1849; d at Newport, RI 7 June 1896). Eaton left Canada for New York around 1867 and studied at the National Academy of Design, and then for 5 years under Joseph Oriel Eaton.

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Gabriel Charpentier

Gabriel (Moïse) Charpentier. Composer, poet, artistic consultant, teacher, b Richmond, near Sherbrooke, Que, 13 Sep 1925. He studied piano with Estelle Letarte in Richmond and J.

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Edward Broome

(William) Edward Broome. Choir conductor, organist, composer, teacher, b Manchester 3 Jan 1868, d Toronto 28 Apr 1932; piano diploma RAM 1884, Fellow (Guild of Organists) 1889, B MUS (Trinity College, Toronto) 1901, D MUS (Toronto) 1908.

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Hermel Bruneau

Hermel Bruneau. Harpsichordist, gambist, teacher, b St-Félix-de-Valois, near Joliette, Que, 23 Apr 1940; premiers prix harpsichord, chamber music (CMQ) 1972. He first studied piano, then cello with Rolland Brunelle and later harpsichord at the CMQ with Donald Thomson.

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Lise Boucher

Lise Boucher. Pianist, teacher, b Montreal 21 May 1941; premier prix piano (CMM) 1957. She was a piano pupil of Germaine Malépart at the CMM. In 1958 she was awarded the Prix d'Europe, and for the following six years she studied in Paris with Antoine Reboulot, whom she later married.

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John Burge

John (David Bryson) Burge. Composer, teacher, pianist, b Dryden, Ont, 2 Jan 1961; ARCT 1979, B MUS (Toronto) 1983, M MUS (Toronto) 1984, DMA (British Columbia) 1989.

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Brothers-in-Law

Brothers-in-Law. Satirical singing group formed in 1963 in Windsor, Ont. Its name alluded to the vocations of its founding members - the banjoist Alec Somerville, the guitarists Howard Duffy and Larry Reaume, and the bassist Ken Clarke, all policemen.