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Marvin Duchow

Marvin Duchow. Musicologist, composer, administrator, teacher, b Montreal 10 Jun 1914, d there 24 May 1979; B MUS (McGill) 1937, Diploma in Composition (Curtis) 1939, BA (New York) 1942, MA musicology (ESM, Rochester) 1951, honorary D MUS (Chicago Cons) 1960.

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Kate Reid

Studies in New York with Uta Hagen led to Reid sharing the part of Martha with her teacher for matinee performances of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962). From this date she divided her time between the US and Canada.

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Patricia Rozema

Born to a Dutch immigrant family, Rozema took an Honours B.A. in Philosophy and English from Calvin College (1981), worked briefly in theatre (winning several awards for writing and directing) and then in television in Chicago, New York and Toronto.

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Eva Gauthier

Eva Gauthier, mezzo-soprano, teacher (b at Ottawa 20 Sept 1885; d at New York C, NY 26 Dec 1958). In 1901, 5 years after taking part in the farewell tour of Emma ALBANI, she made her debut in Ottawa.

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Shirley Wiitasalo

By the 1980s Wiitasalo's work and that of peers such as Will Gorlitz, Carol Wainio and Joanne Tod signalled the interest on the part of a new generation of figurative painters in relationships between identity, social formation and media representations.

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William Needles

William (Bill) Needles, CM, actor, teacher (born 2 January 1919 in Yonkers, New York; died 12 January 2016 in Alliston, Ontario) William Needles is best known as a founding member of the Stratford Festival, where he appeared in over 100 roles.

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Murray Adaskin

LifeA brother of Harry and John Adaskin, he studied with Harry and with Luigi von Kunits in Toronto, with Kathleen Parlow in New York, and with Marcel Chailley in Paris. He met and married the soprano Frances James in 1931.

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Patricia Rolston

Patricia Rolston. Pianist, choral conductor, teacher, b Vancouver 28 Nov 1929; LRSM (1948), ARCT (1949), BA (McMaster) 1963, MA (State U of New York) 1970. Patricia Rolston studied piano privately with Pearl Kerr in Vancouver, winning the Eaton Scholarship in 1949.

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Edith Butler

(Marie Nicole) Edith Butler. Singer-songwriter, b Paquetville, near Caraquet, NB, 27 Jul 1942; BA (Moncton) 1964, L LITT (Laval) 1969, honorary D MUS (Moncton) 1985, honorary D LITT (New Brunswick) 1986. She began singing in cafés in Moncton while studying.

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Edith Jessie Archibald

Edith Jessie Archibald, née Archibald, socialite, feminist, author (b in Newfoundland 1854; d at Halifax 1936). Educated in New York and London, England, Archibald married in 1874 Charles Archibald, mining engineer and later president of the Bank of Nova Scotia.

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Christopher Weait

Christopher (Robert Irving) Weait. Bassoonist, teacher, composer, b Surrey, England, 27 Mar 1939; B SC music education (State U of New York) 1961, MA (Columbia) 1966. He studied with Charles Robert Reinert at State U College and with William Polisi.

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Redferne Hollinshead

(Percy) Redferne Hollinshead. Tenor, b Eye, Suffolk, England, 1885, d New York 6 Oct 1937. His father, a Baptist minister, moved the family to Canada when Redferne was six. After a few years in Ontario the Hollinsheads settled in Hartney, Man.

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Jock Macdonald

With roots in landscape painting as practiced by both members of the Group of Seven and Emily Carr, by the end of his career Jock Macdonald had become one of the pioneers of abstract painting in Canada.

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Valdine Anderson

Anderson's opera career blossomed in 1995 with her European debut as the Maid in the premiere of Thomas Adès' Powder Her Face at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Erin Wall

Erin Marie Wall, soprano (born 4 November 1975 in Calgary, AB). Erin Wall is a highly versatile and internationally renowned soprano who has performed an extensive opera and concert repertoire.

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Georges Dor

Georges Henri Dor (born Dore), singer, songwriter, author, playwright, director, journalist, actor (born 10 March 1931 in Drummondville, QC; died 24 July 2001 in Longueuil, QC).

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Daniel Lavoie

Daniel Lavoie learned the piano from nuns when he was very young and continued his musical education at the Jesuit boarding school, Collège de St-Boniface, in St. Boniface, Manitoba.

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Denis Côté

Denis Côté, writer, producer, director, critic (born 16 November 1973 in Grand Falls, NB). Filmmaker Denis Côté has won acclaim and awards in Canada and internationally for his independent features and documentaries. He is known as an uncompromising and prolific maverick who challenges audiences rather than offering crystal clear, classically structured narratives. A former film critic, Côté writes, directs and produces films that are starkly minimalist, strangely poetic, dryly funny and thematically enigmatic. His deadpan style and marginalized characters have earned him an international reputation as one of Canada’s leading auteurs.

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Marie-Claire Séguin

Marie-Claire Séguin. Singer-songwriter, b Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montreal) 27 Mar 1952. She started her career with her twin brother Richard Séguin. Her first solo record, Marie-Claire Séguin (1978, CBS PFS-90452), was followed by a tour in Quebec.