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Serge Fiori

Serge Fiori. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, flutist, pianist, arranger, b Montreal 4 Mar 1952. His father, Georges Fiori, was a dance band leader. He studied 'animation culturelle' at UQAM, then spent six months in Europe where he composed his first songs.

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Clifford Crawley

Clifford Crawley, composer, educator, conductor (born 29 January 1929 in Dagenham, England; died 11 February 2016 in St. John's, NL). M MUS (Durham), FTCL, ARCM.

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Rolland Brunelle

Rolland Brunelle. Educator, violinist, b Joliette, Que, 29 May 1911. After studies in piano, violin, solfège, and voice, he turned to teaching.

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Émile Belcourt

Émile Adrien Belcourt, tenor (born 27 June 1926 in Laflèche, SK; died 3 August 2017 in Toronto, ON). B SC (Saskatchewan) 1949.

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St George B. Crozier

St George B. (Baron le Poer) Crozier. Teacher, conductor, composer, b Dover, England, 13 May 1814, d Belleville Ont, 21 Nov 1892. The few isolated known facts of Crozier's life suggest that he was a musician of more than ordinary merit.

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Canada's Unknown Writers

They write about anything and everything. A Parisian cop and his unlikely Gestapo partner in occupied France. Magical swords in a parallel Tudor kingdom. Tempestuous Regency heroines. Quiet Christian prayer. Guides to fantasy realms.

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Jacques Poulin

Jacques Poulin, novelist (b at Saint-Gédéon de Beauce, Qc 23 Sep. 1937). Jacques Poulin, the author of nine novels and winner of several literary awards including the Prix David in 1995, is among the most widely read Québécois novelists of his generation and the most respected by critics.

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Philip Thomas Timms

Philip Thomas Timms, commercial photographer, printer, amateur archaeologist, musician (b at Toronto 16 Sept 1874; d at Vancouver 8 Aug 1973). Perhaps Vancouver's best early photographer, Timms concentrated on postcards, prints and lantern slides which he processed and printed himself.

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Stan Douglas

An artist of colour closely associated with the Vancouver School, Stan Douglas examines the complexities of social reality and history and the means by which they are represented. While his initial reputation was as a video and installation artist, more recently he has been acclaimed for his large format back-lit photographs of elaborately re-staged historical scenes.

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Sarah Fischer

Sarah Fischer, soprano, teacher (b at Paris, France 23 Feb 1896; Canadian citizen 1912; d at Montréal 3 May 1975).

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Dominique Ducharme

Dominique Ducharme, soldier, fur trader, office holder (b François Dominique Ducharme at Lachine, Que 15 May 1765; d at Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes, Que 3 Aug 1853).

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Atom Egoyan (Profile)

Lunch with Atom Egoyan. He arrives late, on the run in a day of interviews. This is Toronto, his home town, but he might as well be on tour. His personal publicist hovers close by; a driver waits at the curb outside the restaurant.

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Milan Kymlicka

Milan Kymlicka. Arranger, composer, conductor, born Louny, Czechoslovakia, 15 May 1936, naturalized Canadian 1974, died Toronto, 9 Oct 2008.

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Arsinée Khanjian

It has taken her far. She fell in love on the set, left her husband, moved to Toronto and began a new life. "I had met an artist from my own background," she says. "This was the world I had always dreamt about without knowing it.

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Moses Znaimer (Interview)

No one loves TELEVISION more than Moses ZNAIMER - and few can claim to have done more to influence its direction. Znaimer, who never gives his age, foresaw the rise of specialty TV and created techniques now copied worldwide to break down traditional walls between performers and their audience.

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David Bergen (Profile)

ON A COLD January afternoon three years ago, novelist and teacher David Bergen was walking home from his day job at Winnipeg's Kelvin High School when he spotted a teenage girl seated on the railing of the Maryland Bridge, her legs dangling above the Assiniboine River.

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Alan Mills

Albert Miller (Alan Mills), CM, opera singer, folksinger, actor, writer (born 7 September 1912, possibly 1913, in Lachine, QC; died 14 June 1977 in Montréal, QC).

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Urjo Kareda

Urjo Kareda, theatre director, dramaturge, arts journalist (b at Tallinn, Estonia 9 Feb 1944; d at Toronto 26 Dec 2001), was a key figure in the arts in Canada, from his earliest involvement in 1970 (as a film and theatre critic) until his death (as artistic director of the TARRAGON THEATRE).