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Lorraine Pintal

Lorraine Pintal, actor, director, and producer (b at Plessisville, Qué 24 Sept 1951). Current artistic director of the THÉÂTRE DU NOUVEAU MONDE, she made her stage debut with the company in 1973 in Mistero Buffo, directed by André BRASSARD.

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Fabienne Larouche

Fabienne Larouche, (born Saint-André-du Lac-Saint-Jean, QC, 26 Oct 1958- ) A native of Lac-Saint-Jean, Fabienne Larouche grew up in Sainte-Thérèse on the outskirts of Montréal. She quickly discovered that her chosen career of teaching (like her mother and maternal grandmother) did not suit her.

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Kent Stetson

One of Stetson's earliest plays is also one of his best known. Warm Wind in China (1988, 1989) proved a landmark work, both personally for the dramatist and within Canadian theatre.

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Jim Cuddy

Jim Cuddy, singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist (born 2 December 1955 in Toronto, ON). Jim Cuddy attended Upper Canada College and North Toronto Collegiate Institute, where he met fellow musician Greg Keelor. His early musical influences were Roy Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot.

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Canadian Electronic Ensemble

Canadian Electronic Ensemble (CEE). Composer-performers' group founded in Toronto in 1971 by David Grimes, David Jaeger, Larry Lake and James Montgomery, "to promote the live performance of electronic music and thereby the composition of new repertoire for this medium.

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David MacDonald

David (George) MacDonald. Organist, conductor, teacher, b Port Morien, NS, 9 Jul 1952, d Halifax 9 Aug 2003; B MUS ED (Dalhousie) 1974, MMA performance (McGill) 1977, Diploma, prix d'excellence (Conservatoire de Rueil-Malmaison, Paris) 1979.

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Raymond Perrin

Raymond Perrin. Organist, choir director, teacher, b Cap-de-la-Madeleine, near Trois-Rivières, Que, 10 Mar 1956; premier prix organ (Cons de Trois-Rivières) 1978. He began his musical studies at six and was a member of a children's choir.

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Fabienne Thibeault

Fabienne Thibeault. Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 16 Jun 1952. She studied songwriting with Sylvain Lelièvre at de Maisonneuve College, where she began singing songs by Jeff Lamothe, author of 'Contrecoeur' and 'L'Écureuil'.

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Thérèse Laporte

Thérèse Laporte. Soprano, b Montreal 11 Jun 1932. After taking violin lessons, she studied voice with Albert Cornellier and 1949-50 with Martial Singher at the CMM.

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Marie Daveluy

Marie (Marguerite Cécile Alice Louise) Daveluy. Soprano, teacher, b Victoriaville, Que, 20 Mar 1936. She studied 1956-9 in Vienna with Ferdinand Grossmann and Viktor Graef and received a grant from the Canada Council in 1960.

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Hildegard Westerkamp

Hildegard Westerkamp. Audio artist, composer, teacher, b Osnabrück, West Germany, 8 Apr 1946, naturalized Canadian 1975; B MUS (British Columbia) 1972, MA (Simon Fraser) 1988.

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Fernand Leduc

Fernand Leduc, painter (born 4 July 1916 in Viauville, QC; died 28 January 2014 in Montréal, QC). A seminarist with the Frères maristes, Fernand Leduc entered the École des beaux-arts de Montréal in 1938. After graduation in 1943, he left the church and shortly after became a member of the Contemporary Arts Society.

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Blue Rodeo

The group's debut recording, Outskirts (1987), included the plaintive top-10 Canadian hit "Try," which was sung by Cuddy. The subsequent albums Diamond Mine (1989), Casino (1990), Lost Together (1992), Five Days in July (1993) and Nowhere to Here (1995) have collectively sold more than 1.