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Joan MacLeod

MacLeod's first produced work was the libretto for a chamber opera, The Secret Garden, presented by Comus Theatre in Toronto in 1985; it won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for best new musical in 1986.

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Franco Mirabelli

Franco Mirabelli, fashion designer (b at Toronto 21 Oct 1959). After graduating from New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology in 1982, Franco Mirabelli joined the Anne Klein organization as an in-house design assistant.

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Frances Brooke

Here she wrote what may be described as the first Canadian novel, The History of Emily Montague (1769), which she enriched with descriptions of landscape and climate, current events and inhabitants of the new colony.

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H. Allen Brooks

H. Allen Brooks, architectural historian, author, teacher (b at New Haven, Conn 6 Nov 1925; d at Hanover, NH 8 Aug 2010). After military service as an engineer in the Philipine Islands (1946-47), H.

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Renée Claude

Renée Claude, stage name of Renée Bélanger, singer (b at Montréal 3 July 1939). While her early repertoire consisted of French songs, Claude soon became known for her interpretation of songs by Québec writers such as Jean-Pierre FERLAND, Stéphane Venne, Clémence Desrochers and Luc PLAMONDON.

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Choeur V'là l'bon vent

Choeur V'là l'bon vent. Founded in Quebec City in 1958 by Gilles Julien, president, and François Provencher, music director 1958-73. Diane Lapierre became conductor and music director in 1973. In 1960 the choir became affiliated with the French choral movement À Coeur Joie.

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Robert Paquette

Robert Paquette. Singer-songwriter, actor, radio and TV host, b Sudbury, Ont, 2 Jul 1949. He studied French literature at Laurentian University in Sudbury. While composing songs, he played in an Ontario rock group, Marketville Riot.

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Henri Letondal

Henri Letondal. Critic, administrator, cellist, playwright, actor, b Montreal 29 Jun 1901, d Hollywood 15 Feb 1955. He studied the cello with Gustave Labelle. He was a man of wide interests and wrote many sketches and revues, including, on occasion, the music.

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Barbara Hannigan

Barbara Hannigan, CM, soprano, conductor (born 1971 in Waverley, NS). Operatic soprano and orchestra conductor Barbara Hannigan is known across Europe and North America for her innovative performances in the operatic canon and modern operas, and for being one of the few women orchestra conductors. She is perhaps best known for singing in concerts that she conducts, and for concerts that verge on performance art. A Member of the Order of Canada, her recordings have won Gramophone Awards, a Juno Award, a Grammy Award and other prestigious honours. She was named France’s Musical Personality of the Year in 2013.

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Linda Rabin

Linda Rabin, teacher, choreographer and artistic director (b at Montréal 28 Sep 1946). She discovered dancing with Elsie Salomons, Séda Zaré and Birouté Nagys, later becoming a dance graduate of New York's Juilliard School of Music.

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Mary Simmons

Mary Simmons. Soprano, b Philadelphia 29 Jul 1928. She studied violin in Philadelphia with Louis Angeloty for 10 years and voice in New York with Therese Schnabel, receiving the Marian Anderson Scholarship in 1945 and 1946.

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Mary Munn

Mary (Elizabeth) Munn. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Montreal 28 Jun 1909, d Calgary 10 Oct 1991; LRAM 1928, RAM Certificate of Merit 1929, M MUS (New England Cons) 1967, DMA (Boston) 1973, honorary LLD (Lethbridge) 1991.

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Lucius O'Brien

Lucius Richard O'Brien, painter (born 15 August 1832 in Shanty Bay, Upper Canada; died 13 December 1899 in Toronto, ON). Lucius O’Brien was considered the country's most proficient landscape painter in both oil and watercolour.

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William Aide

William (John) Aide. Pianist, teacher, writer, b Timmins, Ont, 27 Mar 1938; LRCT 1959, Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1959, B SC music (Juilliard) 1962.

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Anik Bissonnette

Anik Bissonnette, OC, CQ, ballerina, arts administrator (born at Montréal 9 Feb 1962). Québec's best-known ballerina, Anik Bissonnette is renowned for her exceptional musicality, purity of line and extraordinary balances, and for using her technical assurance to plumb exciting emotional depths. After garnering wide acclaim in many performances with Louis Robitaille, she was a principal dancer at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (LGBC) from 1989 to 2007 and made annual appearances at Montréal's Gala des Étoiles from 1983 until 2006. She was artistic director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur from 2004 to 2014, and has been artistic director of the École supérière de ballet contemporain de Montréal since 2010. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalière of the National Order of Québec, she has received the Prix Denis Pelletier and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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André Villeneuve

Villeneuve, André. Composer, teacher, b Quebec City 10 Mar 1956; premier prix counterpoint (CMM) 1979, premiers prix analysis, composition (CMM) 1983.

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Marcel Dubé

Marcel Dubé, writer and playwright (born 3 January 1930 in Montréal, QC; died 7 April 2016 in Montréal). In 1950 Dubé helped found a troupe called La Jeune Scène.