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Hiram Alfred (H.A.) Cody

Hiram Alfred (H.A.) Cody, clergyman, novelist (born at Codys, NB 3 Jul 1872; died at Saint John, NB 9 Feb 1948). Born in Codys, New Brunswick, a town named after his family, H.A. Cody moved to Windsor, Nova Scotia to study at KING'S COLLEGE.

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Kenneth Edison Danby

He began as an abstract painter, though a visit to an exhibition of Andrew Wyeth's work at Buffalo, New York, in 1962 confirmed his disenchantment with abstraction. He turned to painting carefully posed, snapshot-like views, often of rural Ontario seen in a strong light.

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Raymond Daveluy

(Joseph Eugène) Raymond (-Marie) Daveluy, organist, composer, administrator, educator (born 23 December 1926 in Victoriaville, QC; died 1 September 2016 in Montréal, QC). In 1937 he began studying music with his father, Lucien Daveluy, an organist and bandmaster in Victoriaville.

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Eugène Lapierre

Eugène Lapierre. Organist, teacher, composer, writer on music, administrator, b Montreal 8 Jun 1899, d there 21 Oct 1970; D MUS (Montreal) 1930. He began his musical training under the choirmaster Lucien Perreault at Ste-Brigide Church, where he was solo soprano.

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Michel Rivard

Michel Rivard. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, monologist, b Pointe-St-Charles (Montreal), 27 Sep 1951. The son of the actor Robert Rivard, he began his own career as a child actor in TV series and commercials.

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Françoise Aubut

Françoise Aubut-Pratte (née Aubut), organist, educator (born 5 September 1922 in St-Jérôme, QC; died 8 October 1984 in Montréal, QC).

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Victor Bouchard

Victor Bouchard. Pianist, administrator, composer, born Ste-Claire-de-Dorchester, near Quebec City, 11 Apr 1926, died Québec City 22 Mar 2011; LLL (Laval) 1948, premier prix piano (CMQ) 1950.

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Judith Jasmin

Judith Jasmin, journalist, actor, and producer (born 19 July 1916 in Terrebonne, Quebec; died 20 October 1972 in Montreal). A true pioneer of journalism in Quebec, Judith Jasmin was the first Canadian woman to make her mark both as a special correspondent and as a foreign correspondent. She was also the first female political and international journalist.

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Samuel Russell Warren

Samuel Russell Warren. Organ builder, b Tiverton, RI, 29 Mar 1809, d Montreal 30 Jul 1882. Warren was the outstanding figure in Canadian organ building during the 19th century. After emigrating from the USA, he established himself as an organ builder in Montreal in 1836.

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Moses Znaimer (Interview)

No one loves TELEVISION more than Moses ZNAIMER - and few can claim to have done more to influence its direction. Znaimer, who never gives his age, foresaw the rise of specialty TV and created techniques now copied worldwide to break down traditional walls between performers and their audience.

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Frank Gehry

Frank Owen Gehry (born Goldberg), CC, architect (born 28 February 1929 in TorontoON). Winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize and a Companion of the Order of Canada, Frank Gehry is one of the world’s most renowned architects. He has produced public and private buildings in the United States, Europe and Asia. By the latter part of the 20th century, he had evolved into one of the most recognizable and publicly discussed architects in the world — one of a handful of architects whose widely recognized projects put architecture back into public discourse. The century was capped with the naming of Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, as the building of the century. As Mildred Friedman notes, “More than any other architect of his generation, Frank Gehry is an innovator whose vision reaches beyond the accepted aesthetic and technical constraints of 20th-century architecture.”

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Les Automatistes

The Automatistes held a number of exhibitions, notably in New York in 1946 and in Paris in 1947. Their first Montréal exhibition was on Amherst St in April 1946, and they were designated as "Automatistes" at their second Montréal showing, on Sherbrooke St in February 1947.

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Arsinée Khanjian

It has taken her far. She fell in love on the set, left her husband, moved to Toronto and began a new life. "I had met an artist from my own background," she says. "This was the world I had always dreamt about without knowing it.

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Arthur Thomas Bushby

Arthur Thomas Bushby. Amateur musician, civil servant, b London 2 Mar 1835, d New Westminster, BC, 18 May 1875. Bushby's 1856 diary shows that he played violin and sang in musical societies in London. He spent the summer of 1856 in Italy, studying voice, piano, and Italian.

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Jacob Groob

Jacob or 'Jack' Groob (b Grobdruk). Violinist, conductor, b Ostropol, near Kiev, 21 Jan 1920, d Toronto 25 Mar 1984. Brought to Canada as an infant, he studied 1935-8 with Maurice Solway at the TCM, then for a year with Mischa Mischakoff in New York.

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Corey Hart

Corey Hart. Singer, songwriter, pianist, producer, b Montreal 31 May 1962. Raised in Spain, Mexico, and the USA, he returned to Montreal in his youth. He began writing songs in his teens and endeavoured to sell his early efforts there and, at 17, in New York.

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The Rhythm Pals

The Rhythm Pals. Country music trio formed in 1946 in New Westminster, BC, by the accordionist and baritone Marc Wald (b Bismarck, ND, 1922), the bass player and tenor Mike Ferbey (b Saskatoon 1926), and the guitarist and tenor Jack Jensen (b Prince Rupert, BC, 1925).

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Robert Wakeham Pilot

Robert Wakeham Pilot, painter (b at St John's 9 Oct 1898; d at Montréal 17 Dec 1967), stepson of painter Maurice CULLEN. Pilot's best pictures are moody views of the St Lawrence River, such as Quebec from Levis, and seascapes of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

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Ruth Rubin

Ruth (b Rivkah) Rubin (b Rosenblatt). Folksinger, ethnomusicologist, collector, b Montreal 1 Sep 1906. Born to Jewish parents who had immigrated to Canada from Russia, she sang during her youth in Montreal but only began to study seriously after she moved to New York in the 1920s.