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Jacques Michel

Jacques Michel (b Rodrigue). Singer-songwriter, b Ste-Agnès-de-Bellecombe, near Rouyn, Que, 27 Jun 1941. At 16 he sang in cabarets in his region, performing songs by Gilbert Bécaud, Charles Aznavour, and Mouloudji to which he gradually added his own compositions.

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John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul, novelist, essayist (b at Ottawa, Ont 19 June 1947). The son of a Canadian army officer and a British war bride, John Ralston Saul completed a BA at McGill University and his PhD, in economics and political science, at King's College, University of London.

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Sophia Margaretta Hensley

Sophia Margaretta Hensley, née Almon, author, lecturer (b at Bridgetown, NS 31 May 1866; d at Windsor, NS 10 Feb 1946). An early protégé of Sir Charles G.D. ROBERTS, Hensley published articles, poetry and fiction that reflected her interest in women's issues and social tolerance.

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Curtis Albert Williamson

Curtis Albert Williamson, painter (b at Brampton, Ont 2 Jan 1867; d at Toronto 18 Apr 1944). A founding member 1907 and secretary 1908-09 of the Canadian Art Club and member of its executive council 1910-15, Williamson brought Dutch subject matter and technique to Toronto in the 1890s.

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György Terebesi

Terebesi, György. Violinist, teacher, b Budapest 23 Jul 1932, naturalized German 1970, naturalized Canadian 1986. He studied violin and chamber music in Budapest, at the Conservatory (1948-50) and at the Franz Liszt Academy (1950-4).

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Graziella Dumaine

Graziella Dumaine. Soprano, b Shawinigan, Que, ca 1890, fl ca 1920. She studied singing in Montreal with Salvator Issaurel, then with Béatrice La Palme, obtaining the Prix d'Europe in 1916.

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Michael I. Asch

Michael I. Asch, anthropologist, ethnomusicologist (b at New York City, NY 9 April 1943). A graduate of Columbia University, he joined the University of Alberta in 1971.

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John Dembeck

John Dembeck. Violinist, violist, b New York 1914, naturalized Canadian, d Toronto 14 Mar 1993. Dembeck studied violin from age six, going on to graduate from Juilliard.

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Lara St. John

St. John was grand national champion in the Canadian Music Competitions (1980) and a national first-place winner five times 1978-84.

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Topographic Painters

Topography was a subject taught at the Woolwich Royal Military Academy by artists such as Paul Sandby, who achieved his fame with ornamental landscapes that combined the precision of topography with a flexible and poetic visual technique.

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Jovette Marchessault

Jovette Marchessault, novelist, playwright, painter, sculptor (born 9 February 1938 in Montreal, QC; died 31 December 2012 in Danville, QC). Jovette Marchessault was a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. She won major prizes for her literary and theatrical works and made a unique mark on francophone culture. Supported by a deep and lyrical voice, her work celebrates words through myths and liberating poetic language. Her body of work stands as a tribute to women of all backgrounds, notably female artists and writers. She co-founded the international publishing house Squawtach Press, contributed to many publications and was a lecturer in the theatre department at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She won the prix France-Quebec and the Governor General’s Drama Award, among other honours.

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Jason Wu

Made famous by designing Michelle Obama's gowns for the first and second inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States, Jason Wu has been called a designer from a different era, reinventing classical feminine silhouettes while incorporating traditional techniques.

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Jehane Benoît

Jehane Benoît, née Patenaude, food consultant, author, TV and radio commentator (b at Montréal 21 Mar 1904; d at Sutton, Qué 24 Nov 1987). Through her books and TV appearances on CBC's Take 30, Madame Benoît was a pioneer in explaining Canadian cuisine to Canadians.

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Pierre Bertrand

Pierre Bertrand, author and philosopher (b at Montréal, 1946). Pierre Bertrand, earned a PhD (Philosophy) from the Université de Paris VIII et Paris I. He had a career teaching philosophy at the CÉGEP Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil on Montréal's south shore, and was a prolific and productive writer.