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Maury Chaykin

He founded the avant-garde Swamp Fox Theater Group in Buffalo and in 1970 the troupe appeared uninvited at the Festival of Underground Theatre in Toronto, making a strong impression on the festival's artistic director, Ken Gass.

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Marek Jablonski

Marek Jablonski. Pianist, teacher, b Krakow, Poland, 5 Nov 1939, d Edmonton 8 May 1999. He studied at the Krakow Conservatory when he was six. His family settled in Edmonton in 1949, but it was in Calgary and Banff during the summers that he continued his piano studies with Gladys Egbert.

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Éva Circé-Côté

Marie Arzélie Éva Circé-Côté, journalist, writer and librarian (born 31 January 1871 in Montréal, QC; died 4 May 1949 in Montréal, QC). A poet and playwright, Éva Circé-Côté was the city of Montréal’s first librarian as well as the curator of the prestigious Philéas Gagnon collection. Throughout her career as a journalist, she wrote over 1,800 pieces for about a dozen newspapers under several pseudonyms. A progressive, secular free thinker, she fought for compulsory education and the status of women.

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Wendy Crewson

Wendy Jane Crewson, actor (born 9 May 1956 in Hamilton, ON). One of Canadian television’s best-known and most honoured actors, Wendy Crewson has won multiple Gemini Awards for her work in Canadian TV series and TV movies. She has also enjoyed a prolific film career and has acted opposite such Hollywood stars as Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel McAdams, Elliot Page and Arnold Schwarzenegger. An outspoken advocate for Canadian film and television, she has been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame and received the Gemini Humanitarian Award, ACTRA’s Award of Excellence, and the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in Canadian television.

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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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Cortland Hultberg

Cortland Hultberg. Conductor, teacher, composer, b Chicago 5 Sep 1931, d White Rock, BC, 3 Jan 2002; B SC music education (Northern Illinois) 1953, M SC music education (Illinois) 1954, M MUS (Arizona) 1958.

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John Wells

John Wells, architect (b at Norwich, England c1790; d at Montréal 26 April 1864). Trained as a carpenter in the county of Norfolk, Wells became a Freeman in 1820.

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Gilles Godard

Gilles Godard. Songwriter, record producer, singer, guitarist, b Cornwall, Ont, 13 Jul 1957. Son of a fiddler, Guillaume Godard, he played violin and pedal steel guitar in his teens and studied the latter instrument in 1977 with Jeff Newman in Nashville.

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Mark Miller

Mark David Miller, writer, photographer (born 6 November 1951 in Toronto, ON). Mark Miller is one of Canada’s most respected jazz critics.

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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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Pitseolak Ashoona

Pitseolak Ashoona, CM, artist (born between 1904 and 1908 on Nottingham Island (Tujajuak), NWT; died 28 May 1983 in Cape Dorset, NWT). Among the first generation of Inuit printmakers, Pitseolak Ashoona was born en route from Nunavik in arctic Québec to the south coast of Baffin Island (Qikagtaaluk). She is known for her lively prints and drawings, which show "the things we did long ago before there were many white men" and for her imaginative renderings of spirits and monsters.

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Edith Clayton

Edith Clayton (née Drummond), basket weaver (born 6 September 1920 in Cherry Brook, NS; died 8 October 1989 in East Preston, NS). Using dyes from the Mi’kmaq community and a style that originated in Africa, Edith Clayton weaved traditional baskets that were admired across Canada and around the world. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. Her baskets were prominently displayed at the Canadian pavilion at Expo 86 in Vancouver. In 1989, she was featured in a National Film Board film titled Black Mother Black Daughter.

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Janina Fialkowska

Janina Fialkowska. Pianist, b Montreal 7 May 1951; B MUS (Montreal) 1968, M MUS (Montreal) 1968. Born of a Polish father and a Canadian mother, she began studying the piano at five with the latter.

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Peter Oundjian

Peter (Haig) Oundjian. Conductor, violinist, teacher, b Toronto 21 Dec 1955 to an Armenian-British father and a British mother; B MUS (Juilliard), M MUS (Juilliard) 1981, honorary doctorate (San Francisco Conservatory) 2009.

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Ronald Turini

Ronald Turini. Pianist, teacher, b Montreal 30 Sep 1934; premier prix (CMM) 1950. Born of a US-Italian father and a Canadian mother of Danish origin, he had piano lessons as a very young child from his mother and from Frank Hanson at the McGill Cons.

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Robert Guy Desrosiers

He was unwilling to settle long in any one company and instead began to develop his own choreographic ideas, which found full expression in the creation of the DESROSIERS DANCE THEATRE in 1980.