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Conrad Laforte

Conrad Laforte. Ethnologist, librarian-archivist, teacher, born Kénogami (Jonquière), Que, 10 Nov 1921, died Québec  4 Sep 2008; BA (Laval) 1946, BLS (Montreal) 1949, L LITT (Laval) 1968, diplôme d'études supérieures (Laval) 1970, PH D (Laval) 1977.

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Marilyn Engle

(Judith) Marilyn Engle. Pianist, teacher, b Calgary 27 Jul 1946; B MUS (Juilliard) 1969, M SC MUS (Juilliard) 1970, MA (New York) 1975. Marilyn Engle's piano studies in Calgary with Gladys Egbert and in New York with Ilona Kabos led to first prizes in the 1966 CBC Talent Festival and the 1969 J.S.

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Morley Callaghan

Morley Edward Callaghan, novelist, short-story writer, broadcaster (b at Toronto 22 Feb 1903; d there 25 Aug 1990). Educated at University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, Callaghan published his first stories in Paris in This Quarter (1926) and transition (1927).

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Michael Oesterle

Michael Oesterle. Composer, born Ulm, Germany, 29 Jun 1968; B MUS (British Columbia) 1992. Michael Oesterle immigrated to Canada in 1982.

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Marie-Michèle Desrosiers

Marie-Michèle Desrosiers. Singer, songwriter, stage-actress, 'animatrice,' b St-Eustache, near Montreal, 6 Mar 1950. She obtained a diploma in piano at the Lionel-Groulx College in Ste-Thérèse, Que, and also studied drama at the National Theatre School.

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Charles-Hugues Lefebvre

Charles-Hugues Lefebvre. Choirmaster, writer on music, critic, teacher, b St-Hugues, east of Montreal, 28 Aug 1864, d Montreal 22 Feb 1948. While receiving his education at the St-Hyacinthe Seminary, he studied piano and singing.

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Céline Dion

Very quickly, her extraordinary voice and her simplicity conquered the province of Quebec, and her career experienced a meteoric rise. In 1982, she took part in the Tokyo Song Festival with 'Tellement j'ai d'amour pour toi,' and won the musicians' prize as well as a gold medal.

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Jacques Ferron

Jacques Ferron, doctor, writer (b at Louiseville, Qué 20 Jan 1921; d at St-Lambert, Qué 22 Apr 1985). His father was a Liberal Party organizer, and Ferron (brother of Marcelle FERRON) was early attracted to political opposition.

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Donald Lautrec

Donald Lautrec (b Bourgeois). Singer, actor, songwriter, TV host, producer, b Jonquière, Que, 13 Jul 1940. He began his career in 1957 as an acrobat, and his singing debut took place in 1963. He made two LPs for Apex, the first - Personne au monde included songs by Cécile Coulombe and Marc Gélinas.

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Ernest Lavigne

Ernest Lavigne, (Tessier dit Lavigne). Bandmaster, cornetist, composer, publisher, b Montreal 17 Dec 1851, d there 18 Jan 1909. The brother of Arthur and Émery, he studied at the Collège de Terrebonne and in 1868 went to Rome with the 4th detachment of the Papal Zouaves.

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Lorraine Pintal

Lorraine Pintal, actor, director, and producer (b at Plessisville, Qué 24 Sept 1951). Current artistic director of the THÉÂTRE DU NOUVEAU MONDE, she made her stage debut with the company in 1973 in Mistero Buffo, directed by André BRASSARD.

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Fabienne Larouche

Fabienne Larouche, (born Saint-André-du Lac-Saint-Jean, QC, 26 Oct 1958- ) A native of Lac-Saint-Jean, Fabienne Larouche grew up in Sainte-Thérèse on the outskirts of Montréal. She quickly discovered that her chosen career of teaching (like her mother and maternal grandmother) did not suit her.

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Kent Stetson

One of Stetson's earliest plays is also one of his best known. Warm Wind in China (1988, 1989) proved a landmark work, both personally for the dramatist and within Canadian theatre.

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Jim Cuddy

Jim Cuddy, singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist (born 2 December 1955 in Toronto, ON). Jim Cuddy attended Upper Canada College and North Toronto Collegiate Institute, where he met fellow musician Greg Keelor. His early musical influences were Roy Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot.