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Raymond Luedeke

Luedeke, Raymond. Composer, clarinetist, b New York 11 Nov 1944, naturalized Canadian 1988; B MUS music history (ESM, Rochester) 1966, M MUS composition (Catholic) 1971, D MUS composition (Northwestern) 1976.


James Keelaghan

James (Patrick) Keelaghan. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Calgary 28 Oct 1959. Keelaghan began performing at Calgary folk venues while a history student at the University of Calgary in the early 1980s.


Rebecca Belmore

​Increasingly recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation, Rebecca Belmore's performances, videos, sculptures, and photographs starkly confront the ongoing history of oppression of Indigenous peoples in Canada.


Don Ense

Donald Orion Henry Ense, artist, illustrator, poet (b at Mindemoya, Manitoulin I, Ont 17 May 1953). An early member of the Manitoulin group of native painters, he found his theme in the teachings of the Anishabec (Ojibwa) and genre paintings of reserve life.


Roy Arden

Employing such diverse media as photography, video, sculpture, and collage, Roy Arden's work has assiduously tracked the radical transformation of Vancouver over the past thirty years.


Mary Pickford

The highest paid actress of her era, and one of the most glamorous, Mary Pickford was a pioneering figure of early cinema.


Gordon Tootoosis

Gordon Tootoosis, CM, actor, activist, band chief (born 25 October 1941 at Poundmaker Reserve near Cutknife, SK; died 5 July 2011 in Saskatoon, SK).


Hélène Paul

Hélène Paul. Musicologist, teacher, b Montreal 9 Feb 1943; B MUS (Montreal) 1965, M MUS (Montreal) 1967, M MUS musicology (Sorbonne) 1970, diplôme d'études approfondies history of music and musicology (Sorbonne) 1988.


Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, choral conductor, educator, church musician (born 1954 in Trinidad). Blyden-Taylor was among the first to encourage the study and dissemination of Afrocentric music in Canada and the US.


Katrina Chaytor

Katrina Chaytor, ceramist, teacher (born 13 May 1962 in St. John’s, NL). Katrina Chaytor is recognized for her investigations of decoration in functional ceramics, specifically how ornament interacts with form, history, and culture.


Charles Dutoit

In 1977, Dutoit was appointed principal conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (having guest-conducted it 15 Feb 1977) and began what was unarguably the most successful conductor-orchestra partnership in Canadian history.


Roy Henry Vickers

Roy Henry Vickers, CM, OBC, artist (born 4 June 1946 in Greenville [aka Laxgalts'ap], BC). Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada’s most successful artists. He is perhaps best known for his limited edition prints, which are characterized by bold, often primary colours and inspired by such First Nations imagery as animals, nature and spiritual symbols. He also produces carvings, paintings and totem poles, has written several books for adults and children and is a popular motivational speaker. He is the founder of the Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino, British Columbia, and has received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. He is a recognized leader in the First Nations community and has spoken openly about his recovery from various addictions.


Noëlla Genest

Noëlla Genest. Organist, teacher, b Saint-Nicolas, near Quebec City, 12 Dec 1940; premier prix organ (CMQ) 1964, premier prix history (CMQ) 1965. She studied at the CMQ (1957-65) with Claude Lavoie (organ).


Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens, novelist, short story writer, essayist, and screenwriter (born in Montreal, PQ 7 Oct 1954). Behrens attended Lower Canada College, and graduated from CONCORDIA University in 1976 with an honours degree in History.


Shania Twain (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on March 23, 1998. Partner content is not updated.

They are lining up to meet her in the flesh. Hundreds of broadcasters, delegates to a country radio conference, have gathered for a party at the new Planet Hollywood in Nashville.