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Deborah Cox (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on July 19, 1999. Partner content is not updated.

Deborah Cox, casually dressed in slacks and a turtleneck sweater, gesticulates wildly as she recounts the chichi gathering she attended recently at the Versace mansion in Miami.

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Shania Twain (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on March 23, 1998. Partner content is not updated.

They are lining up to meet her in the flesh. Hundreds of broadcasters, delegates to a country radio conference, have gathered for a party at the new Planet Hollywood in Nashville.

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Avril Lavigne (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on January 13, 2003. Partner content is not updated.

"TO UNDERSTAND ME you have to meet me and be around me. And then, only if I'm in a good mood - don't meet me in a bad mood." Avril Lavigne, the 18-year-old pop sensation from Napanee, Ont., says this the first time I meet her.

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Donald Sutherland (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on February 28, 2000. Partner content is not updated.

This seems an appropriate time for Sutherland to contemplate the past. The 64-year-old actor, who got his start on the stage, has returned to the theatre after a 19-year absence. He stars in Enigma Variations, which opened on Feb. 17 at the Royal Alex and runs until April 1.

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Robert Bateman (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on October 21, 2002. Partner content is not updated.

Robert Bateman has too much respect for his wildlife subjects to burden them with human motives, and yet there is a palpable menace to the three Harris's hawks he portrays in Birds (Penguin Canada), his new coffee table book of art and commentary.

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Robert Lepage (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on September 11, 1995. Partner content is not updated.

He makes all the world his stage, quite literally. Last spring, in the space of just two weeks, he jetted to London, Paris, Venice, Spoleto, Rome, Tokyo and Montreal before touching down in his home town of Quebec City. Robert Lepage is yet to be a household name.

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Betty Goodwin (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on November 30, 1998. Partner content is not updated.

Betty Goodwin draws on the skin of things. She makes art with flattened shrouds of disembodied clothes, old vests pressed into paper like dried flowers. She stitches scars onto a black tarpaulin that hangs folded, with ropes dangling, like a stage curtain.

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Sarah Harmer (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on April 5, 2004. Partner content is not updated.

Sarah Harmer, Sam Roberts and Ron Sexsmith walk into a Starbucks ... and, well, nobody notices. While that would be unlikely in the coffee shops of Canada, it happened in Austin, Tex., just two weeks ago.

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Mina Shum (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on July 31, 1995. Partner content is not updated.

Both the star of Double Happiness and its writer-director have lived through such auditions in real life. Sandra Oh, 24, and Mina Shum, 29, both grew up in Canada. But, as struggling actors of Asian descent, they became all-too-familiar with the rituals of ethnic casting.

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Teresa Stratas (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on July 1, 1997. Partner content is not updated.

As opera legend Teresa Stratas gives a rare tour of her salon-like Manhattan apartment, she seems most proud of the furnishings she rescued from the building's trash. "This came from the garbage room," Stratas says matter-of-factly, pointing to a unit of dark wood shelves.

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Isidore Soucy

Isidore Soucy. Fiddler, composer, b Ste-Blandine, near Rimouski, Que, 7 Sep 1899, d Montreal 7 Dec 1963. In his teens the best fiddler in his hometown, Isidore Soucy went to Montreal in 1924. He worked for the city until 1926, when he first recorded for Starr.

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Donald Brittain

In his lively, humorous, original and often biting style he portrayed such personalities as Leonard COHEN, Lord THOMSON of Fleet, Ferguson JENKINS, Malcolm LOWRY and the DIONNE QUINTUPLETS.

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Marshall McLuhan

Herbert Marshall McLuhan, communication theorist (born 21 July 1911 in Edmonton, AB; died 31 December 1980 in Toronto, ON). Professor of English at the University of Toronto, McLuhan became internationally famous during the 1960s for his studies of the effects of mass media on thought and behaviour.

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