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George Trakas

George Trakas, sculptor (b at Québec C 11 May 1944). After a year at Sir George Williams, Trakas continued his studies in New York, and he has remained in the US.

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Zelda Heller

Zelda (b Cohen) Heller. Administrator, music and drama critic, b New Brunswick, NJ, 2 Dec 1922, died Victoria 4 Aug 2012, naturalized Canadian 1972; B SC (Juilliard) 1945, MA (Columbia) 1948.

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Charles Gagnon

From 1955 to 1960, Charles Gagnon lived, studied and worked in New York. During those years, stimulated by the effervescent cultural life of the city, he regularly pursued painting and photography.

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Terry David Mulligan

​Terry David Mulligan, actor, broadcaster, television and radio host, producer (born 30 June 1942 in New Westminster, BC). Terry David Mulligan has been a successful Canadian broadcasting personality for six decades.

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Jean-Guy Pilon

Jean-Guy Pilon, writer (b at Saint-Polycarpe, Qué 12 Nov 1930). He studied at the Valleyfield (now Salaberry-de-Valleyfield) seminary (1943-48) and the College Bourget in Rigaud (BA 1951); he received his LLL (1954) from Université de Montréal.

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René Simard

René Simard, singer, performer and TV host (b at Chicoutimi 28 Feb 1961). Born into a large family, he was taken on by impresario Guy Cloutier at the tender age of ten. His first recording, L'oiseau, had phenomenal success that propelled him on stage at the PLACE DES ARTS and led to tours in Québec.

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Télesphore-Octave Dionne

Télesphore-Octave Dionne. Violin maker, bassist, b Quebec City 1869, d Montreal 30 Nov 1920. He began his career playing clarinet in the Montreal Concert Band, then took up the double-bass. He played 1905-6 in the J.-J. Goulet MSO.

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André Asselin

(Paul) André Asselin. Pianist, composer, writer, born Montreal, 25 Feb 1923, died Montreal 26 Jan 2012. He began piano study with Auguste Descarries and, on two scholarships (1945,1946) from the TCM (RCMT) studied with Ernest Seitz and Lubka Kolessa.

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Teo Repel

Teo (Teofil) Repel. Teacher, choral conductor, b near Krakow, Poland, 30 Jan 1916, naturalized Canadian 1953. BA (Krakow) 1939, B ED (British Columbia) 1968. Repel studied with B. Wallek Walewski, director of the Krakow Cons.

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Guy Robert

Guy Robert, writer, teacher, critic, publisher, poet (b at Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Qué 7 Nov 1933). After studies at U de Montréal and U de Paris he was among the first to teach the literature of art in Qué. Starting in the 1960s, he threw himself wholeheartedly into the QUIET REVOLUTION.

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Martine Chevrier

Martine Chevrier. Singer, b Montreal 29 Jan 1967. Martine Chevrier studied singing with Roger Larivière and Laurette Bailly (b 12 Mar 1911, d 1 Apr 2001), and dance with Eddy Toussaint. She recorded her first single, 'Star,' in Aug 1983, at 16.

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Robert Aitken

Robert (Morris) Aitken. Flutist, composer, teacher, conductor, b Kentville, NS, 28 Aug 1939; B MUS (Toronto) 1961, M MUS composition (Toronto) 1964. Aitken studied flute as a child in Pennsylvania and 1955-9 with Nicholas Fiore at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (RCMT).

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Luc Lacourcière

Luc Lacourcière. Ethnographer, folklorist, writer, teacher, b St-Victor, Beauce, Que, 18 Oct 1910, d Quebec City 15 May 1989; BA (Laval) 1932, L LITT (Laval) 1934, honorary D LITT (McGill) 1966, honorary doctorate in ethnography (Memorial) 1975, honorary D LITT (Laurentian) 1977.

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Suzanne Lebeau

Suzanne Lebeau, playwright (b at Montréal 28 Apr 1948). In more than 35 years of unfailing commitment to children, Suzanne Lebeau has become one of the most important voices in dramatic art for youthful audiences at the international level.

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Jerry Ciccoritti

Jerry Ciccoritti, director (b at Toronto 5 Aug 1956). Jerry Ciccoritti, the son of Italian immigrants, grew up in Toronto's Little Italy. He is one of Canada's most prolific directors, dividing his time between television and film work.

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Bedford and Eby

​Reginald Bedford (born 13 December 1909 in London, ON; died 9 December 1985 in Hamilton, ON) and Evelyn Eby (born 12 May 1909 in Outlook, SK; died 19 May 2012 in Hamilton) were duo pianists and teachers.