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Mark Miller

Mark David Miller, writer, photographer (born 6 November 1951 in Toronto, ON). Mark Miller is one of Canada’s most respected jazz critics.


Alfred Bryan

Alfred Bryan. Songwriter, lyricist, b Brantford, Ont, 15 Sep 1871, d Gladstone, NJ, 1 Apr 1958. Raised in Brantford and from 1886 in London, Ont, Alfred Bryan attended the Collegiate Institute before moving to Chicago, working as a newspaper reporter.


Marc-André Hamelin

Marc-André Hamelin, pianist (b at Montréal 5 Sep 1961). After his training in Montréal, he studied in Philadelphia at Temple University with Harvey D. Wedeen and Russell Sherman.


Pat LaBarbera

Pat (Pascel Emmanuel) LaBarbera. Saxophonist, teacher, composer, b Mt Morris, NY, 7 Apr 1944. His first teacher was his father, Joseph, a clarinetist. His brothers are also noted jazz musicians: Joe, a drummer, and John, an arranger and composer.


Rebecca Jenkins

 In 1988, Rebecca Jenkins secured a small part in Anne WHEELER's Cowboys Don't Cry, which generated four Genie Award nominations and a win for best original song. Wheeler cast Jenkins as the lead in her next film, BYE BYE BLUES (1989).


Douglas Glover

Douglas Glover, novelist, short story writer, critic, editor, teacher (b near Simcoe, Ont 14 Nov 1948). Douglas Glover is an eclectic man of letters whose long writing career has embraced a variety of forms.


Uri Mayer

Uri Mayer. Conductor, violist, born Tîrgu-Mures, Rumania, 4 Aug 1946, naturalized Canadian 1976; post-graduate diploma (Juilliard) 1970, Hon D MUS (Western Ontario) 2009.


Jerry Ciccoritti

Jerry Ciccoritti, director (b at Toronto 5 Aug 1956). Jerry Ciccoritti, the son of Italian immigrants, grew up in Toronto's Little Italy. He is one of Canada's most prolific directors, dividing his time between television and film work.


Maury Chaykin

He founded the avant-garde Swamp Fox Theater Group in Buffalo and in 1970 the troupe appeared uninvited at the Festival of Underground Theatre in Toronto, making a strong impression on the festival's artistic director, Ken Gass.


Marek Jablonski

Marek Jablonski. Pianist, teacher, b Krakow, Poland, 5 Nov 1939, d Edmonton 8 May 1999. He studied at the Krakow Conservatory when he was six. His family settled in Edmonton in 1949, but it was in Calgary and Banff during the summers that he continued his piano studies with Gladys Egbert.


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.


Nicholas Kilburn

Nicholas (Weldon) Kilburn. Bassoonist, teacher, b Toronto 21 Jun 1932, d Cobourg, Ont 31 Jul 2007. Nicholas Kilburn first studied piano, and later began bassoon lessons at Lawrence Park Collegiate. He was mentored by G. Roy Fenwick.


Ted Hockridge

Edmund "Ted" (James) Hockridge. Baritone, born Vancouver 9 Aug 1919; died Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England 15 Mar 2009. Ted Hockridge studied piano and voice in Vancouver and was encouraged by the visiting Metropolitan Opera baritone John Charles Thomas, who heard him sing a solo in church.


Edith Clayton

Edith Clayton (née Drummond), basket weaver (born 6 September 1920 in Cherry Brook, NS; died 8 October 1989 in East Preston, NS). Using dyes from the Mi’kmaq community and a style that originated in Africa, Edith Clayton weaved traditional baskets that were admired across Canada and around the world. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. Her baskets were prominently displayed at the Canadian pavilion at Expo 86 in Vancouver. In 1989, she was featured in a National Film Board film titled Black Mother Black Daughter.


Éva Circé-Côté

Marie Arzélie Éva Circé-Côté, journalist, writer and librarian (born 31 January 1871 in Montréal, QC; died 4 May 1949 in Montréal, QC). A poet and playwright, Éva Circé-Côté was the city of Montréal’s first librarian as well as the curator of the prestigious Philéas Gagnon collection. Throughout her career as a journalist, she wrote over 1,800 pieces for about a dozen newspapers under several pseudonyms. A progressive, secular free thinker, she fought for compulsory education and the status of women.


Wendy Crewson

Wendy Jane Crewson, actor (born 9 May 1956 in Hamilton, ON). One of Canadian television’s best-known and most honoured actors, Wendy Crewson has won multiple Gemini Awards for her work in Canadian TV series and TV movies. She has also enjoyed a prolific film career and has acted opposite such Hollywood stars as Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel McAdams, Elliot Page and Arnold Schwarzenegger. An outspoken advocate for Canadian film and television, she has been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame and received the Gemini Humanitarian Award, ACTRA’s Award of Excellence, and the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in Canadian television.