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Linda Manzer

Linda (Jane) Manzer. Guitar builder, b Toronto, 2 Jul 1952. She studied briefly at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and apprenticed 1974-8 with Jean Larrivée in Toronto and Victoria.

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James Croft

James Croft. Violin maker and repairer, b Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, 10 Jun 1884, d Winnipeg 4 Sep 1968. Though he moved to Winnipeg in 1904 as an engineer, he had been taught violin making by an uncle at the Hill shop in London, and in 1915 he began building and repairing violins.

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John Leo Kennedy

John Leo Kennedy, poet, critic (b at Liverpool, Eng 22 Aug 1907; d 2000). After immigrating to Montréal in 1912, Kennedy helped change the direction of Canadian poetry in the 1920s and, through critical manifestos and literary journals, shared in avant-garde literary movements (1925-38).

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Ronald York Wilson

Ronald York Wilson, painter (b at Toronto, Ont 6 Dec 1907; d there 10 Feb 1984). Wilson studied commercial art at Central Technical School and first worked at Brigden's engraving house in Toronto (1926), where he was influenced by Charles COMFORT and Will OGILVIE.

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Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady, writer, editor, playwright, journalist (born 24 January 1970 in Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, NS). An acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Lynn Coady is an acute, often hilarious observer of the absurdities and indignities of everyday life in small town Canada.

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Graham Greene

Graham Greene, actor (b at Six Nations Reserve, Brantford, Ont 22 June 1952). Graham Greene is one of the most respected First Nations actors of his generation.

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Norman Antony Onley

Norman Antony Onley, "Toni," painter (b at Douglas, Isle of Man, UK 20 Nov 1928; d near Maple Ridge, BC, 29 Feb 2004). Onley received his early art training in Douglas on the Isle of Man, and also became an apprentice to a local architect.

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Victor Schultz

Victor Schultz. Violinist, b Winnipeg 3 Jun 1959. He began his musical studies in Winnipeg at seven with Jeanette and Marilyn Slipetz, and was a pupil of Francis Chaplin 1969-71.

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Terri Clark

Terri (b Terri Lynn Sauson) Clark. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Montréal 4 Aug 1968. Terri Clark's maternal grandparents, Montreal-based singers Ray and Betty Gauthier, were well-known on the Canadian country music circuit. Clark's mother Linda was a folk singer.

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John Charles Polanyi

During WWII John was sent to safety in Toronto. He entered Manchester University in 1946 and received his PhD in chemistry in 1952 on the basis of his work measuring the strengths of chemical bonds in compounds that have been subjected to very high temperatures.

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Marcus Adeney

Marcus Adeney. Cellist, writer, teacher, b London 1 Jul 1900, naturalized Canadian 1904, d Toronto 2 Mar 1998. As a child he studied violin with his mother, Ethelwyn Davies Adeney, a music teacher and a cousin of (Sir) Walford Davies. He began cello studies in Hamilton with J.

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David Buchbinder

David Buchbinder, who holds dual citizenship, grew up in St. Louis, and began trumpet lessons with the principal trombone player of the St. Louis Symphony at the age of 7. When he was 9, his family moved to Toronto, and he did not resume lessons on the instrument until about 1979 with Freddie Stone.

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Theodore Baerg

Theodore (Paul) Baerg. Baritone, teacher, b Mountain Lake, Minn, 19 Dec 1952 of Canadian parents; B MUS (Wilfrid Laurier) 1977. As a student, Baerg sang in amateur church groups and in a quartet, the Gospel Minstrels, which toured Ontario and Manitoba.

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Uri Mayer

Uri Mayer. Conductor, violist, born Tîrgu-Mures, Rumania, 4 Aug 1946, naturalized Canadian 1976; post-graduate diploma (Juilliard) 1970, Hon D MUS (Western Ontario) 2009.

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Louise Penny

Louise Penny, writer (born 1 July 1958 in Toronto, ON). Upon receiving her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic in 1979, Louise Penny began a lengthy career as a radio host and journalist with the CBC.