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Émile Benoit

Émile (Joseph) Benoit. Fiddler, composer, storyteller, b Black Duck Rock, Port au Port peninsula, Nfld, 24 Mar 1913, d Stephenville, Nfld, 3 Sep 1992; honorary LLD (Memorial 1988). He began playing the violin at 12 and first performed publicly at 16.

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Arnold Davidson Dunton

Throughout the controversies that arose over the funding and regulation of the new medium of television, Dunton was a persuasive defender of the corporation's independence and a strong advocate of the need to fund publicly a television system that would be of great national benefit.

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Sum 41

Sum 41. Rock band, formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ont by Deryck Whibley (vocals, guitar), Dave Baksh (guitar), Jason "Cone" McCaslin (bass) and Steve Jocz (drums).

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Marilyn Bowering

Marilyn Bowering, poet, novelist, playwright (b at Winnipeg, Man 13 Apr 1949). Marilyn Bowering was born in Winnipeg but grew up in Victoria, BC. She was educated at the University of Victoria, where she earned an MA in English.

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Richard Séguin

Richard Séguin. Singer, songwriter, b Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montreal) 27 Mar 1952. He began his career with his twin sister Marie-Claire Séguin.

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Antoine Dessane

Despite this, his father withdrew Antoine from the conservatoire in October 1841 and took him and his older brother on a concert tour to promote his music business, first to the USA, and then to the French provinces, Italy, Austria, and Germany.

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Raoul Jobin

Raoul (b Joseph Roméo) Jobin. Tenor, teacher, administrator, senior civil servant, b Quebec City 8 Apr 1906, d there 13 Jan 1974; honorary D MUS (Laval) 1952.

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Offenbach

One of Québec’s most influential and popular rock bands, the progressive blues-rock group Offenbach have been credited with successfully adapting the French language to the hard rhythms of American rock.

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Rolland-G. Gingras

Rolland-G. (Georges) Gingras. Organist, teacher, critic, composer, b Quebec City 21 Apr 1899, d there 14 Dec 1964; D MUS (Montreal) 1945. He began lessons in piano and organ with Omer Létourneau at 12 and continued with J.-Arthur Bernier, Henri Gagnon, and Berthe Roy.

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Henri Beau

Henri Beau, painter (b at Montréal 27 June 1863; d at Paris, France 15 May 1949). After his first design and painting lessons in Montréal, he left for the US in 1884, ending up in San Francisco where he did coloured engravings.

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Pierre Gautier

Pierre Gautier. Organist, teacher, composer, b Argenton-sur-Creuse, Berry, France, 29 Oct 1863, d Eastview (now Vanier), near Ottawa, 15 Dec 1940. He studied piano, organ, and harmony in his native city, then in Paris at the Institut national des jeunes aveugles.

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Georges Dufaux

Georges Dufaux, cinematographer, director (b at Lille, France 17 March 1927, d at Switzerland, 10 Nov 2008). After graduating in 1953 from the École nationale de photographie et de cinématographie in Paris, Dufaux worked at a film laboratory in Brazil for three years.

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Lise Daoust

Lise Daoust. Flutist, teacher, b Montreal, 15 May 1950; premier prix flute, sight reading (Cons d'Orléans) 1972. After studying at the CMM, she pursued further studies at the Cons d'Orléans, France in 1972 and won the Concours Léopold Bellan de Paris that year.

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Louis Hémon

Louis Hémon, writer (b at Brest, France 12 Oct 1880; d at Chapleau, Ont 8 July 1913). Hémon immigrated to Canada in 1911. After working (1911-12) as a bilingual stenographer with a Montréal life insurance

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Roland Gosselin

Roland Gosselin. Bass, teacher, b Quebec City 1 Aug 1926; BES (Quebec Ministry of Education) 1970, M MUS (Sherbrooke) 1970, performance diploma (Sherbrooke) 1971.

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Christina Petrowska Quilico

Petrowska Quilico gave recitals in Canada, the US, Europe, and the Middle East. In 1971, at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York, she played works of Gilles Tremblay, Stockhausen, and others. In 1973 at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris she performed Serge Garant's Pièce No.

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Bruce Mather

Mather, (James) Bruce. Composer, pianist, teacher, b Toronto 9 May 1939; B MUS (Toronto) 1959, MA (Stanford) 1964, D MUS (Toronto) 1967.

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Theodore Frederic Molt

Theodore Frederic (b Johann Friedrich) Molt. Teacher, writer, pianist, organist, b Gschwend, near Stuttgart, 13 Feb 1795, d Burlington, Vt, 16 or 19 Nov 1856. The son of a Lutheran organist and schoolteacher, he received his first music lessons from his father and an elder brother.

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Jean-Pierre Guindon

Jean-Pierre Guindon. Choir conductor, teacher, b Montreal 24 Apr 1939. After studying voice and choral and orchestral conducting at the CMM and at the École normale de musique, he led a dual career devoted to teaching at the Lionel-Groulx Cegep and choral conducting.

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Gaétan Soucy

Gaétan Soucy, novelist (born 21 October 1958 in Montréal; died 9 July 2013 in Montréal). Gaétan Soucy was born into a large family in the working-class district of Hochelaga.