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Marina Orsini

Marina Orsini, actor (born Ville-Émard, Montréal, 4 Jan 1967) Raised in a warm Italian family, Marina Orsini studied languages before entering a model competition at the age of 15.


Robert James Campbell Stead

Robert James Campbell Stead, writer, civil servant (b at Middleville, Ont 4 Sept 1880; d at Ottawa 26 June 1959). Raised in Manitoba, Stead began his writing career as a journalist and poet but he is best known for his novels.


Nancy Richler

Nancy Richler, writer (born 16 May 1957 in Montreal, QC; died 18 January 2018 in Vancouver, BC). Nancy Richler began writing at seven years of age. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in History, then completed an MSW and worked with youth for several years.


Renee Rosnes

Irene Louise Rosnes, "Renee,"jazz pianist (b at Regina 24 Mar 1962). She studied in Vancouver and Toronto for a career in classical music, but turned to jazz circa 1982 and moved to New York in 1985.


Judy Kang

Judy Kang, violinist (born 13 July 1979 in Toronto, ON). A child prodigy who has become a world-renowned musician, Judy Kang began violin lessons at age four and made her orchestral debut when she was 10.


Joseph Rouleau

Joseph Alfred Pierre Rouleau, CC, GOQ, bass, teacher (born 28 February 1929 in Matane, QC; died 12 July 2019 in Montreal, QC). Opera singer Joseph Rouleau was renowned worldwide for his unerring theatrical sense and impressive vocal flexibility. He performed for 20 years with Covent Garden in London, where he played leading roles in more than 40 productions. In Canada, Rouleau appeared often with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. He premiered the role of Monseigneur Taché in Harry Somers’s Louis Riel with the Canadian Opera Company (COC) in 1967. He also commissioned and premiered Jacques Hétu’s Les Abîmes du rêve with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra in 1984, and issued a recording of songs by Félix Leclerc in 1990. Rouleau received the Prix de musique Calixa-Lavallée, the Prix Denise-Pelletier and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. He was made an Officer and then Companion of the Order of Canada, and an Officer and then Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec. He was inducted into the Canadian Opera Hall of Fame in 1992.


Franz-Paul Decker

Franz-Paul Decker. Conductor, b Cologne 26 Jun 1923; honorary LL D (Concordia) 1975. He studied 1941-4 at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Philip Jarnach and Eugen Papst and took classes in conducting, composition, and pedagogy at the University of Cologne.


Montréal Danse

Montréal Danse is a mid-sized contemporary dance company founded in Montréal in 1986 by Paul-André FORTIER and Daniel Jackson.


John Shepherd

John (Charles) Shepherd. Musicologist, sociologist, anthropologist, b Surbiton, Surrey, England, 25 Jan 1947, naturalized Canadian 1972; BA (Carleton) 1970, ARCM flute (1971), B MUS (Carleton) 1972, PH D (York, England) 1977.


Phillip T. Young

Phillip T. (Taylor Jr) Young. Bassoonist, teacher, organologist, b Milton, Massachussetts, 2 Mar 1926, d Victoria 9 Dec 2002, naturalized Canadian 1991, BA (Bowdoin College) 1949, M MUS (Yale) 1962.


Boris Hambourg

Cellist, administrator, b Voronezh, Russia, 27 Dec 1884 (Julian Calendar, 8 Jan 1885), naturalized Canadian 1910, d Toronto 24 Nov 1954. The family moved to England when he was five, and he had cello lessons in London from Herbert Walenn.


Michael J. Fox (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on April 29, 2002. Partner content is not updated.

He was a blur. That's how I remember Michael J. FOX the first time we talked. It was 1987. I'd come to Los Angeles to interview him for a Maclean's cover story, and we met at a Family Ties rehearsal at Paramount.


Lloyd Erickson

Lloyd (Reinhold) Erickson. Choir conductor, administrator, b Tompkins, near Swift Current, Sask, 11 Aug 1921; ARCT 1952, LTCL 1957, B ED fine arts (Alberta) 1958, MA (Columbia) 1963. He studied piano with Jean Cotton and voice with Odette de Foras in Calgary.


Evelyn Gould

Evelyn Gould. Soprano, b Toronto 9 Mar 1925. She studied privately 1940-4 with Nina de Gedeonoff and made her professional debut in 1943 in a TSO Secondary School concert.


George Bain

George Bain, journalist, author, educator (b at Toronto 29 Jan 1920). Bain was educated in Toronto and served as a pilot in Bomber Command during WWII. In the mid-1950s, he began the Ottawa column in the Toronto Globe and Mail.


Moses Znaimer

Moishe Znaimer, OOnt, media executive, promoter, actor (born 1942 in Kulab, Tajikistan). One of Canada’s most ambitious, influential and polarizing media moguls, Moses Znaimer is an innovative pioneer of independent broadcasting in Canada. He is responsible for such Canadian specialty channels as City-TV, MuchMusic, MusiquePlus, MusiMAX, MuchMoreMusic, Bravo, SexTV and VisionTV. He is also president of MZ Media, which operates the Toronto classical music station 96.3FM, and the founder and CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited, a lifestyle and media brand that advocates for the rights of aging Canadians. Znaimer has also been an outspoken supporter of assisted suicide in Canada.