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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).

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Sara Barkin

Sara Barkin. Pianist, soprano, b. Uman, Ukraine, 6 Sep 1908, naturalized Canadian 1934. She studied piano at five with her father and on arriving in Canada in 1925 began several years of study on scholarship at the TCM with W.O. Forsyth and Mona Bates in piano and Nina Gale in voice.

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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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