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Linda Bouchard

In 1990 Linda Bouchard returned to Canada, where she composed music for commissions from the New Music America Festival and for the opening of the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal.

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John Neville

Neville trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and first appeared in a walk-on role in a 1947 production of Richard II at the New Theatre in London.

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Gilles Tremblay

Gilles Léonce Tremblay, OC, OQ, composer, teacher, pianist, ondist (born 6 September 1932 in Arvida [Saguenay], QC; died 27 July 2017 in Montréal, QC). Premier prix piano (CMM) 1953, premier prix analysis (Paris Cons) 1957, L MUS counterpoint (École normale de musique, Paris) 1958.

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Renée Claude

Renée Claude, stage name of Renée Bélanger, singer (b at Montréal 3 July 1939). While her early repertoire consisted of French songs, Claude soon became known for her interpretation of songs by Québec writers such as Jean-Pierre FERLAND, Stéphane Venne, Clémence Desrochers and Luc PLAMONDON.

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Choeur V'là l'bon vent

Choeur V'là l'bon vent. Founded in Quebec City in 1958 by Gilles Julien, president, and François Provencher, music director 1958-73. Diane Lapierre became conductor and music director in 1973. In 1960 the choir became affiliated with the French choral movement À Coeur Joie.

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Robert Paquette

Robert Paquette. Singer-songwriter, actor, radio and TV host, b Sudbury, Ont, 2 Jul 1949. He studied French literature at Laurentian University in Sudbury. While composing songs, he played in an Ontario rock group, Marketville Riot.

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Henri Letondal

Henri Letondal. Critic, administrator, cellist, playwright, actor, b Montreal 29 Jun 1901, d Hollywood 15 Feb 1955. He studied the cello with Gustave Labelle. He was a man of wide interests and wrote many sketches and revues, including, on occasion, the music.

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Beau Dommage

Beau Dommage was a Quebec folk-rock group that was formed around 1972 and became known for its distinctive urban poetry and songs about adolescence and daily life in Montreal. The group’s second album, Où est passée la noce?, came out in 1975 and was one of the first in the history of music in Canada to go platinum according to the Canadian Recording Industry Association (100,000 copies sold). Beau Dommage was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Molly Lamb Bobak

Molly Joan Bobak, née Lamb, CM, ONB, RCA, artist, teacher (born 25 February 1920 in Vancouver, BC; died 1 March 2014 in Fredericton, NB). Molly Lamb Bobak joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1942. In 1945, she became the first woman to be named an official Canadian war artist. She led workshops across Canada, gave live art lessons on television and served on many boards and arts councils. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and received honorary degrees from the University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University and St. Thomas University. She was appointed to the  Order of Canada in 1995 and to the Order of New Brunswick in 2002.  

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David Milne

Along with American painter Marsden Hartley, David Milne was on the leading of edge of artists bringing European modernism to North America.

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Judith Forst

Judith (Doris) Forst (b Lumb). Mezzo-soprano, teacher, b New Westminster, near Vancouver, 7 Nov 1943; B MUS (British Columbia) 1966, honorary LLD (British Columbia) 1991, honorary D MUS (Victoria) 1995.

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Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass. Quintet formed in 1970 as the Canadian Brass Ensemble. Hon D MUS (Hartwick College) 1993, hon D MUS (New England Conservatory of Music) 1993, hon D LITT (McMaster) 2000.

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Painters Eleven

Painters Eleven was an influential artists’ group from Toronto in the 1950s that helped introduce abstract painting of a kind then popular in New York into the mainstream of Canadian art.

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Magnetic Band

Magnetic Band (Days Months and Years to Come 1974-82). Vancouver group founded in 1974 to perform new Canadian compositions in a context of other contemporary music and to commission works.

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Margaret Bannerman

Margaret Bannerman, actress (b Marguerite Grande at Toronto 15 Dec 1896; d at Englewood, New Jersey 25 Apr 1976). Bannerman attended Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, and Mount Saint Vincent Academy, Halifax.

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Mabel Beddoe

Mabel (Beatrice) Beddoe. Contralto, b Hamilton, Ont, 18 Aug 1880, d New York 15 Feb 1959. Her father, Thomas Davis Beddoe (1853-1933), was known as an amateur tenor in Toronto.

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Frank Gouldsmith Speck

Frank Gouldsmith Speck, anthropologist (b at Brooklyn, NY 8 Nov 1881; d at Philadelphia, Pa 6 Feb 1950). He pioneered study of the Algonquian peoples of eastern Canada and New England.