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Spring Hurlbut

Spring Hurlbut, artist (b at Toronto, Ont 11 April 1952) studied art at the ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN from 1971 to 1973 and at the NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN from 1973 to 1975. For many years, Hurlbut was concerned with exploring conjunctions between art and architecture.

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Gilles Lamontagne (singer)

Gilles (Joseph Antoine Émilien) Lamontagne. Baritone, administrator, b Montreal 21 Mar 1924, d Quebec 28 Dec 1993. He studied in Quebec City with Isa Jeynevald-Mercier, at the RCMT with Herman Geiger-Torel (stage skills), in New York with Mario Reichlin-Rubini, and in Milan with Mario Basiola.

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Cavalia

Cavalia, equestrian troop (Shawinigan, 2000 -). Cavalia was conceived by the visionary Normand Latourelle, who had already participated in the CIRQUE DU SOLEIL venture.

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Alfred Bryan

Alfred Bryan. Songwriter, lyricist, b Brantford, Ont, 15 Sep 1871, d Gladstone, NJ, 1 Apr 1958. Raised in Brantford and from 1886 in London, Ont, Alfred Bryan attended the Collegiate Institute before moving to Chicago, working as a newspaper reporter.

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Raoul Jobin

Raoul Jobin, teacher, tenor, administrator, civil servant (b Joseph Roméo Jobin at Québec City 8 Apr 1906; d there 13 Jan 1974). He was the greatest francophone tenor of his age. His studies, begun at Université Laval, were continued in Paris.

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Scott Ross

Scott Ross. Harpsichodist, organist, teacher, b Pittsburgh 1 Mar 1951, d Assas, near Montpellier, France, 14 Jun 1989; premier prix (Nice Cons) 1968, Speciaal Hoger Diploma (Royal Flemish Cons, Antwerp) 1972.

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Raoul Vennat

Raoul Vennat. Music dealer, flutist, b Clairac, France, 14 May 1869, d Montreal 1 Oct 1962. A Montreal resident after 1903, he established a music store which specialized in French music.

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Pierre Mercure

Mercure, Pierre. Composer, TV producer, bassoonist, administrator, b Montreal 21 Feb 1927, d in an accident near Avallon, France, 29 Jan 1966; premier prix harmony, counterpoint, deuxième prix bassoon (CMM) 1949.

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Antoine Dessane

Antoine Dessane, organist, pianist, cellist, teacher, composer (b at Forcalquier, near Aix-en-Provence, France 10 Dec 1826; d at Québec City 8 June 1873). Founder of the choral Société musicale.

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Eddy Toussaint

Eddy Toussaint's early jazz work with dancer Eva VON GENCSY led to a 1973 engagement at the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he danced and taught. In 1972 he joined von Gencsy and Geneviève SALBAING to launch LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL, but left a year later.

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Dick Armin

Richard ('Dick') Armin. Cellist, b Winkler, Man, 13 Aug 1944 (Paul's twin); performance certificate (Indiana) 1963. He studied cello 1957-61 with Thaddeus Markevitch in Detroit, in 1961 with Luigi Silva in New York, and 1962-4 with János Starker at Indiana University.

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Baillairgé Family

Baillairgé Family, architects, sculptors and painters active in Québec for 5 generations until well into the 20th century, the most prominent of whom are Jean, François, Thomas and Charles.

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Victoria Grace Blackburn

Victoria Grace Blackburn, journalist, poet, playwright, novelist (b at Quebec City, 17 Apr 1865; d at London, Ont 4 Mar 1928). Born in Quebec City, Blackburn attended Hellmuth Ladies' College in London, Ontario.

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Phil Comeau

Phil Comeau, CM, ONB, film director, screenwriter and producer (born 1956 in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia). This Acadian director’s films have received over 55 awards in Canada and abroad. They address subjects such as youth, human relationships, art, history and Acadian identity. His film Le secret de Jérôme (1994) garnered some 15 awards and is regarded as the first independent Acadian feature film produced in Canada. Comeau’s 2016 documentary feature Zachary Richard, toujours batailleur/Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart received the La Vague Léonard-Forest Award and the Audience Choice Award at the FICFA international francophone film festival in Moncton, New Brunswick and the Director’s Choice Award - Documentary Feature at the Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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André Laplante

(Joseph) André (Roger) Laplante. Pianist, teacher, b Rimouski, Que, 12 Nov 1949; B MUS (Montreal) 1968, M MUS (Montreal) 1970. André Laplante began studying piano at seven and continued after 1964 at the École Vincent-d'Indy with Natalie Pépin and Yvonne Hubert.

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Wyatt Eaton

Wyatt Eaton, portrait, genre and landscape painter, illustrator (b at Philipsburg, Qué 6 May 1849; d at Newport, RI 7 June 1896). Eaton left Canada for New York around 1867 and studied at the National Academy of Design, and then for 5 years under Joseph Oriel Eaton.

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Victor Occellier

Victor Occellier. Baritone, teacher, b Italy, d Quebec City 3 Dec 1916. He studied in France and began his operatic career there. He visited Canada in October 1899 as a member of the Durieu-Nicosias company, to which Salvator Issaurel also belonged.

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Bernard Labadie

Bernard Labadie. Conductor, b Quebec City 27 Mar 1963; B MUS (Laval) 1986, premier prix harmony (CMM) 1988, deuxième prix counterpoint (CMQ) 1989. Labadie's interest in music, especially Baroque music, started when he received an album of Bach's Mass in B Minor at age 11.