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Claire Gagnier

Claire Gagnier. Soprano, b Montreal 28 Mar 1924. She studied violin with her father, Joseph, and at 14 began voice lessons with Roger Filiatrault. She sang in public and on the radio and won first prize in the CBC's "Singing Stars of Tomorrow" in 1944.

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Micheline Lanctôt

She began her acting career in 1972, winning an Etrog (now called a Genie) award for best female performance for her starring role in Gilles CARLE's La Vrai Nature de Bernadette.

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Michael Levine

In 1984 Levine was a resident designer at the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre, Scotland, where his imaginative costume and set designs first attracted attention for their postmodern evocation of visual styles from the past.

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Joseph-Israël Tarte

Joseph-Israël Tarte, journalist and politician (born 11 January 1848 in Lanoraie, Canada East; died 18 December 1907 in Montréal, QC). A brilliant, caustic and often impulsive polemicist, Tarte was the owner and editor-in-chief of several newspapers throughout his career, including Le Canadien, L’Événement, La Patrie and the Quebec Daily Mercury, which he used to support various political factions and causes.

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Gerald Tailfeathers

Gerald Tailfeathers, artist (born at Stand Off, Alberta 13 or 14 Feb 1925; died at Blood IR, Alberta 3 Apr 1975). One of the first Indigenous Canadians to become a professional artist, he came to prominence in the 1950s.

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Robin Phillips

Robin Phillips, director, actor, writer, designer, teacher (born 28 Feb 1942 in Haslemere, Surrey, UK; died 25 July 2015 in Lakeside, ON).

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Béatrice La Palme

Béatrice La Palme, soprano, violinist, teacher (b at Beloeil, near Montréal 27 July 1878; d at Montréal 8 Jan 1921). She was the second Québec vocalist, after Emma Albani, to appear on the great lyrical stages.

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Julia Catherine Hart

Julia Catherine Hart, née Beckwith (b at Fredericton 10 Mar 1796; d there 28 Nov 1867). Hart wrote the first work of fiction by a native-born Canadian to be published in Canada.

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Émile Nelligan

His first poem, "Rêve fantasque," had been published in Le Samedi on 13 June 1896, under the pseudonym of Émile Kovar. Other poems appeared in Le Monde illustré, Alliance nationale and Le Petit Messager du Très-Saint-Sacrement.

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Kenneth Nichols

Nichols, Kenneth (Hugh). Composer, pianist, teacher, b Pincher Creek, Alta, 7 Jun 1936; ARCT 1958, Associate in music (Alberta) 1960, Licentiate Diploma (Toronto) 1961, M MUS (Indiana) 1967, PH D (Minnesota) 1981.

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Thomas D. Hood

Thomas D. Hood. Piano manufacturer, fl Montreal 1848-77. A foreman before 1852 for Mead Brothers piano manufacturers, he took over that operation in 1852 and began building pianos at 29 Notre Dame St, Montreal.

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Marcelle Gagné

Marcelle Gagné (née Duquette) . Mezzo-soprano, administrator (born 27 October 1908 in Montréal, QC; died 10 August 2010 in Montréal, QC). Granddaughter of Ellsworth Duquette and niece of Émile Taranto, she received her voice training from several teachers, including Céline Marier, Sarah Fischer, Pauline Donalda, and Victor Brault.

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Ernest Gagnon

(Frédéric) Ernest (Amédée) Gagnon. Organist, folklorist, teacher, historian, writer, administrator, b Rivière-du-Loup-en-haut (now Louiseville), near Trois-Rivières, Que, 7 Nov 1834, d Quebec City 15 Sep 1915; D LITT (Laval).

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Jean-Josaphat Gagnier

J.-J. (Jean-Josaphat) Gagnier. Conductor, composer, clarinetist, bassoonist, pianist, administrator, teacher, b Montreal 2 Dec 1885, d there 16 Sep 1949; D MUS (Montreal) 1934.

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Jean Laurendeau

(Marie François) Jean Laurendeau. Clarinetist, ondist, teacher, b Montreal 11 Aug 1938; premier prix clarinet (CMM) 1959, premier prix clarinet (Rouen Conservatory) 1964, premier prix chamber music (Rouen Conservatory) 1965, licence de concert (École normale de musique, Paris) 1965.

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Marc Fortier

Marc Fortier. Conductor, orchestrator, composer, b Jonquière, Que, 7 Dec 1940; BA (Laval) 1961. Fortier began studies in harmony with François Brassard in 1958.