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James Keelaghan

James (Patrick) Keelaghan. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Calgary 28 Oct 1959. Keelaghan began performing at Calgary folk venues while a history student at the University of Calgary in the early 1980s.

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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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Fred Penner

Fred (Frederick Ralph Cornelius) Penner. Singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, b Winnipeg 6 Nov 1946; BA economics and psychology (Winnipeg) 1970.

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Carmine Starnino

Carmine Starnino has published four acclaimed books of POETRY. The New World (1997) was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the QSPELL Prize for Poetry, and was selected as one of QUILL & QUIRE's Best Books of 1997.

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Andrea Nann

Andrea Nann, dancer, choreographer, dance educator, artistic director (b at Vancouver 20 Sep 1966). Andrea Nann's interest in using dance to explore and express human experience stems from her youth, growing up as the youngest child of social workers.

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Dwayne Morgan

Dwayne Morgan, poet, spoken word artist, motivational speaker (b at Toronto 15 Oct 1974). While Morgan's ancestors are from Jamaica, he grew up in Toronto.

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George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke, poet, anthologist (b at Windsor Plains, NS 12 Feb 1960). George Elliott Clarke was born near Windsor Plains, a black Loyalist community, and grew up in Halifax. He earned a BA at the University of Waterloo, an MA at Dalhousie, and a PhD at Queen's University.

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Peter Appleyard

Peter Appleyard. Vibraphonist, percussionist, composer (born at Cleethorpes, Eng 26 Aug 1928, died, 17 July 2013 in Eden Mills, ON). After drumming in British dance bands and with RAF bands, he moved in 1949 to Bermuda and in 1951 to Toronto, where he began playing vibraphone.

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Canada's Unknown Writers

They write about anything and everything. A Parisian cop and his unlikely Gestapo partner in occupied France. Magical swords in a parallel Tudor kingdom. Tempestuous Regency heroines. Quiet Christian prayer. Guides to fantasy realms.

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Kathleen Parlow

Parlow, Kathleen. Violinist, teacher, born Calgary 20 Sep 1890, died Oakville, near Toronto, 19 Aug 1963; honorary MA (Mills) 1933.

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Pat Lowther

Patricia Louise Lowther (née Tinmuth), poet (born 29 July 1935 in Vancouver, BC; died 24 September 1975 in Vancouver).

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Kenojuak Ashevak

Ashevak is perhaps the best-known Inuit artist because of her famous print The Enchanted Owl (1960), which was featured on a Canada Post stamp. She was also the first woman to become involved with the newly established printmaking shop at Cape Dorset.

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Reginald Stewart

Reginald (Drysdale) Stewart. Conductor, pianist, teacher, administrator, b Edinburgh 20 Apr 1900, d Santa Barbara, Cal, 8 Jul 1984; honorary D MUS (Western Ont) 1949. He studied with H.T.

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Sergio Barroso

Sergio Barroso. Composer, teacher, synthesist, b Havana, Cuba, 4 Mar 1946; Honours Diploma (Havana Conservatory) 1966, post-graduate certificate (Prague Superior Academy of Music) 1968.

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Lubka Kolessa

Lubka Kolessa. Pianist, teacher, b Lvov, Galicia (now Ukraine), 19 May 1902, naturalized Canadian, d Toronto 15 Aug 1997. Her family included composers, an ethnomusicologist, and a cellist. Her grandmother, who had studied with a pupil of Chopin, was her first teacher.

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Molly Lamb Bobak

Molly Joan Bobak, née Lamb, CM, ONB, RCA, artist, teacher (born 25 February 1920 in Vancouver, BC; died 1 March 2014 in Fredericton, NB). Molly Lamb Bobak joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1942. In 1945, she became the first woman to be named an official Canadian war artist. She led workshops across Canada, gave live art lessons on television and served on many boards and arts councils. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and received honorary degrees from the University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University and St. Thomas University. She was appointed to the  Order of Canada in 1995 and to the Order of New Brunswick in 2002.  

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Ukrainian Writing

Ukrainian Writing in Canada began in the 1890s with the first major wave of UKRAINIANS. The first story was written in 1897 by Nestor Dmytriw while he was visiting Calgary, and the first poem in 1898 by Ivan Zbura near Edmonton.