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Jacques Faubert

Jacques Faubert. Composer, teacher, orchestra and choir conductor, b Valleyfield, Que, 30 May 1952; premiers prix harmony, counterpoint (CMM).1974, premier prix fugue (CMM) 1976, premier prix fugue (Cons of Paris) 1978, premier prix analysis (Cons of Paris) 1979.

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Ginette Ravel

(Marie Thérèse) Ginette Ravel, (b Gravel). Singer, lyricist, b Joliette, Que, 6 Oct 1940. She studied elocution with Mme Jean-Louis Audet and began her singing career in 1959 at the cabaret La Cave in Montreal.

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Jean-Noël Charbonneau

Jean-Noël Charbonneau. Teacher, choirmaster, Gregorianist, b Montreal 5 Jun 1875, d there 26 Jan 1945; D MUS (Montreal) 1932. He took his classical education at Ste-Thérèse and continued his musical studies in Montreal under Guillaume Couture and Achille Fortier.

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Jan Overduin

Jan (Garrit) Overduin. Organist, b Franeker, Holland, 12 May 1943, naturalized Canadian 1962; ARCT 1961, FRCCO 1963, BA (U Western Ont) 1964, FTCL 1966, Associate American Guild of Organists 1967, MA (Waterloo) 1969, M MUS (U Western Ont) 1979.

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Rufus Guinchard

Rufus Guinchard. Fiddler, accordionist, composer, b Daniel's Harbour, Nfld, 6 Sep 1899, d Corner Brook, Nfld, 7 Sep 1990. He began playing violin at 11, holding the bow in the middle, and laying the instrument across his chest and against his right shoulder.

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Louis Dulongpré

Louis Dulongpré. Painter, teacher of music and dancing, stage manager, topographer, b probably in Paris, 16 Apr 1759, d St-Hyacinthe, Lower Canada (Quebec), 26 Apr 1843. He came to North America on a French troopship during the American War of Independence.

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Aaron Allan Edson

   Aaron Allan Edson, landscape painter (b at Standbridge, Qué 18 Dec 1846; d at Glen-Sutton, Qué 1 May 1888). His first teacher (around 1863) was likely Robert Duncanson, an American artist living in Montréal. He later studied in London, England.

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Jean Goulet

Jean (Antoine Joseph) Goulet. Violinist, conductor, teacher, b Liège 17 Apr 1877, naturalized Canadian 1919, d Montreal 23 Sep 1965. He studied violin at the Liège Conservatoire and, while working as a printer, was a member of that city's opera orchestra.

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Greg Clark

Gregory Clark, newspaperman, soldier, outdoorsman, humorist (b at Toronto 25 Sept 1892; d there 3 Feb 1977). Greg Clark attended Harbord Collegiate, followed by a year at the University of Toronto, after which he began his career with the Toronto Star. He worked for the Star from 1911 to 1947.

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Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Nattiez has been Professor of Musicology at the Université de Montréal's Faculty of Music since 1972. Since 1973 he has given countless lectures in over 20 countries on a wide variety of subjects.

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Deanna Durbin

Deanna Durbin, born Edna Mae Durbin, actress, singer (born at Winnipeg 4 Dec 1921, died April 2013). Deanna Durbin was born in Winnipeg to English immigrant parents, but was raised from infancy in California. She was blessed with a strong and surprisingly mature voice.

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Georges Dor

Georges Henri Dor (born Dore), singer, songwriter, author, playwright, director, journalist, actor (born 10 March 1931 in Drummondville, QC; died 24 July 2001 in Longueuil, QC).

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Daniel Lavoie

Daniel Lavoie learned the piano from nuns when he was very young and continued his musical education at the Jesuit boarding school, Collège de St-Boniface, in St. Boniface, Manitoba.

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Denis Côté

Denis Côté, writer, producer, director, critic (born 16 November 1973 in Grand Falls, NB). Filmmaker Denis Côté has won acclaim and awards in Canada and internationally for his independent features and documentaries. He is known as an uncompromising and prolific maverick who challenges audiences rather than offering crystal clear, classically structured narratives. A former film critic, Côté writes, directs and produces films that are starkly minimalist, strangely poetic, dryly funny and thematically enigmatic. His deadpan style and marginalized characters have earned him an international reputation as one of Canada’s leading auteurs.

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Margot Kidder

Margaret Ruth Kidder, actor (born 17 October 1948 in Yellowknife, NWT 17; died 13 May 2018 in Livingston, Montana). Margot Kidder's family moved frequently when she was a child, due to her father's work as a mining engineer. Finally she was placed in a boarding school, Magee Secondary in Vancouver, to complete her education.

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Ashley MacIsaac (Profile)

The young man from the craggy island in the North is laying siege to the skyscrapered island to the south. He is set on conquering this fabled place where showbiz dreams can come true, or be dashed, in a New York minute.

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John Arthur Fraser

John Arthur Fraser, artist, illustrator, teacher (b at London, Eng 9 Jan 1838; d at New York C, NY 1 Jan 1898). Soon after emigrating from England in 1858, Fraser joined the firm of William NOTMAN in Montréal as a tinter

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Fred Cogswell

Fred Cogswell, poet, editor, translator (b at East Centreville, NB 8 Nov 1917; d at Vancouver, BC, 20 June 2004). In 1952 Cogswell joined the English department at the University of New Brunswick, where he had been educated, and remained there 3 decades.

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Jean Papineau-Couture

Jean Papineau-Couture. Composer, educator, administrator, b Montreal 12 Nov 1916, d there 11 Aug 2000; B MUS (New England Conservatory) 1941, honorary D MUS (Chicago Conservatory College) 1960, honorary LLD (Saskatchewan) 1967. He was a grandson of Guillaume Couture and Mercédès Papineau.

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Daniel Grossman

Grossman began folk dancing in grade school and, by 1960, was studying and performing modern dance with Gloria Unti. In 1963, at a summer course at Connecticut College, he met Paul Taylor, who invited him to join his company in New York City.