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Claude Léveillée

Joseph Gérard Adolphe Claude Léveillée, OC, OQ, singer, songwriter, pianist, actor (born 16 October 1932 in Montréal, QC; died 9 June 2011 in Saint-Benoit-de-Mirabel, QC).

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Marthe Létourneau

Marthe Létourneau, soprano, teacher (born 27 June 1916 in Quebec City, QC; died 10 December 1998). Létourneau appeared as soloist with the MSO and the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and taught voice 1940-2 at Sherbrooke's Mont Notre-Dame, 1960-2 at the École Vincent-d'Indy, 1960-6 at the Institut Nazareth, 1962-3 at the Institut pédagogique de Montréal, and 1960-6 at the Grey Nuns' School in Hull. She also taught at Laval University 1966-84 and was a member of a vocal quartet there 1972-4.

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François-Xavier Mercier

François-Xavier Mercier (Merçay). Tenor, teacher, b Quebec City, 13 Aug 1867, d Quebec City 22 Dec 1932. He sang in Quebec City from his early childhood, especially at the Church of the Congregation of Notre-Dame (now Jacques-Cartier).

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Michael Miller

Miller, Michael (Richard). Composer, pianist, b Lisbon 24 Jul 1932, naturalized Canadian 1972; BA (New York University) 1955, MA (ESM) 1956, PH D (ESM) 1971. He studied composition at the ESM with Bernard Rogers and Wayne Barlow. He taught at New York University 1961-5 and Vassar College 1965-6.

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Betty-Jean Hagen

Betty-Jean Hagen, violinist, teacher (born 17 October 1930 in Edmonton, AB; died 27 December 2016 in Poughkeepsie, New York). Artist's Diploma (Toronto) 1951.

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Juliette Kang

Juliette Kang. Violinist, b Edmonton 6 Sep 1975; B MUS (Curtis) 1991, MA (Juilliard) 1993. A child prodigy, Juliette Kang began violin lessons at age four and soon became a student of James Keene, concertmaster of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She made her concerto debut in Montreal at age seven.

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Alfred Sung

He worked for a Seventh Avenue dress manufacturer, as assistant designer, before moving to Toronto in 1972. After a brief time as a junior designer and freelance artist, Sung opened Moon, a small boutique in Toronto's prestigious Yorkville shopping district.

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Hermel Bruneau

Hermel Bruneau. Harpsichordist, gambist, teacher, b St-Félix-de-Valois, near Joliette, Que, 23 Apr 1940; premiers prix harpsichord, chamber music (CMQ) 1972. He first studied piano, then cello with Rolland Brunelle and later harpsichord at the CMQ with Donald Thomson.

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Gérard Paradis

Gérard Paradis. Tenor, actor, b Montreal 9 Feb 1921. He studied singing with Céline Marier, Pauline Donalda, Salvator Issaurel, and Albert Cornellier, and piano and solfège with Marie-Thérèse Paquin.

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Raymond Lévesque

Lévesque returned to Montréal in 1959 and cofounded the group Les Bozos with other chansonniers. He also became actively involved in the Québec separatist movement.

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Joseph-Alexandre DeSève

Joseph-Alexandre DeSève, film distributor and producer, benefactor (b at Montréal 14 Sept 1896; d there Sept 1968). After a diverse career, DeSève began in the 1930s to import, distribute and screen films.

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Grand Chantre

Grand Chantre (Precentor). In the 15th century this term was used to refer to a church dignitary in charge of the singing of the choir in cathedrals and collegiate churches. On special holidays he donned the cope and bore the cantor's rod as symbols of his authority.

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Hélène Gagné

Hélène (Marie Gisèle Marcelle) Gagné. Cellist, teacher, b Montreal 30 Jan 1950; performance diploma cello (Lausanne Conservatory) 1968. A pupil of Walter Joachim 1961-6 at the CMM, she also studied 1963-8 with Paul Tortelier and Guy Fallot at the JMC Orford Art Centre.

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Michel Pagliaro

Michel Pagliaro. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, b Montreal 9 Nov 1948. Michel Pagliaro sang and played guitar in a succession of Montreal "yé-yé" bands before meeting with success with Les Chanceliers, whose recording of "Le P'tit Poppy" was very popular in 1966.

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Robertson Davies: A Farewell

All mortals are replaceable, runs the modern mantra, betraying the ethic of programmed obsolescence that has come to dominate our culture. But there are exceptions, and one of them - Robertson Davies - died last week, leaving a gap in the Canadian conscience that can never be filled.

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Michael Levine

In 1984 Levine was a resident designer at the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre, Scotland, where his imaginative costume and set designs first attracted attention for their postmodern evocation of visual styles from the past.

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Alain Chartrand

Alain Chartrand, director, author (b at Longueuil, Qué 2 Feb 1946). Alain Chartrand did his secondary studies at Collège Marie-Victorin and then enrolled in the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Montréal, playing trumpet and double bass.