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Jean A. Duquette

Jean (or John) A. (Alfred) Duquette. Violinist, violist, teacher, b Oswego, NY, 15 Mar 1853, d Montreal 10 May 1902. Arriving in Montreal ca 1865, he studied violin 1865-71 with Jules Hone. He spent the next two years at the Boston Conservatory, where he obtained a diploma.

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Symphony Nova Scotia

While the present Symphony Nova Scotia was formed in 1983, its roots go back to 1897 when Max Weil founded the Halifax Symphony Orchestra, the first professional symphony orchestra in Canada.

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F. E. J. Fry

Frederick Ernest Joseph (F. E. J.) Fry, aquatic ecologist (born 17 April 1908 in Woking, United Kingdom; died 22 May 1989).

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Imant Raminsh

Imant (Karlis) Raminsh, composer, conductor, violinist, teacher (b at Ventspils, Latvia 18 Sep 1943, naturalized Canadian 1954).

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Allison Higson

Allison Higson, swimmer (b at Mississauga, Ont 13 Mar 1973). Higson established 11 age group records at a single meet in December 1985.

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Mario Bunge

Mario Bunge, (b at Buenos Aires, 1919). After training as a physicist (doctorate in mathematical physics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1952), Mario Bunge turned toward philosophy, which he taught at the U. of Buenos Aires from 1957 to 1963.

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Louis Chartier

Louis Chartier. Baritone, teacher, fl 1914-30. In 1914 he was one of the students at the La Palme-Issaurel studio. He was a soloist at Notre-Dame Church in Montreal, and he gave a concert with Hercule Lavoie in Verdun, near Montreal.

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Jacques Gérard

Jacques (b Gerard) Gérard (b Poisson). Tenor, b Arthabaska, near Drummondville, Que, 26 Jul 1899, d Old Orchard, Me, 12 Aug 1957. He studied with Salvatore Issaurel in Montreal and with Désiré Demest in Brussels. After his debut in Liège in 1927 as Faust, he appeared in several other Belgian cities.

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Gerald S. Doyle

Gerald S. (Stanley) Doyle. Businessman, folksong collector, b King's Cove, Bonavista Bay, Nfld, 26 Sep 1892, d St John's, Nfld, 12 Jul 1956.

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Lynn Whidden

(Rose) Lynn Whidden. Ethnomusicologist, teacher, b Carnduff, Sask, 14 Jan 1946; BA (Manitoba) 1967, B MUS (Manitoba) 1969, M MUS (Minnesota) 1977, PH D (Montreal) 1987. She did graduate work in music, anthropology, and folklore.

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Frank Gay

Frank (François) Gay. String instrument builder, guitarist, lutenist, composer, b Marcelin, north of Saskatoon, of French parents, 23 Apr 1920.

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Frank Hanson

Frank (Franklin Keith) Hanson. Teacher, composer, b Lynn, Mass, 8 Aug 1899, naturalized Canadian late 1920s, d Montreal 16 Jan 1975; B MUS (McGill) 1931, D MUS (McGill) 1947. Raised in Lynn, and in Cincinnati where he studied piano, he moved in 1914 with his family to Toronto.

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Elliott Haslam

(William) Elliott Haslam. Voice teacher, choir conductor, b England, 1851?, d Toronto 23 Nov 1915. A son of the concert singer John Haslam, Elliott Haslam was educated in Italy and studied music at London's RAM.

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Frank Laubach

Frank (Ludwig Franklin) Laubach. Bandmaster, conductor, cellist, composer, b Edinburgh July 1857, d Vancouver 20 Feb 1923. He played cello in English and Scottish orchestras and was a bandmaster to the 1st Edinburgh City Royal Garrison Artillery and the King's Bodyguard for Scotland.

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Gordon Hallett

Gordon (Arnold) Hallett. Pianist, teacher, b Nanton, near Calgary, 28 Nov 1905, d Toronto, 10 Feb 1993; LTCM 1925. He took lessons as a child in Nanton with Leola Alexander, a former Paul Wells pupil, and at age 16 won the Alberta Piano Competition.

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Theodor Zoellner

(Herman) Theodor Zoellner. Conductor, teacher, organist-choirmaster, b Dornburg, Saxony, Germany, 13 Apr 1854, d West Indies after 1922. The Zoellner family settled in Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, in 1861, and the father, Hans A.

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Jeanne Maubourg

Jeanne Maubourg. Mezzo-soprano, actress, teacher, b Namur, Belgium, 10 Nov 1875, d Montreal 9 May 1953. She received her musical training in Nancy, Algiers, and Paris. In 1897 she joined the Théâtre de la Monnaie,

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Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve

Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, Oblate priest, Roman Catholic archbishop of Québec, cardinal (b at Montréal 2 Nov 1883; d at Alhambra, Calif 17 Jan 1947). After studying philosophy and theology, he began a teaching career and became active in nationalist circles, with Abbé Lionel GROULX.

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John E. Conway

From 1958 to 1959 Conway's production company, Conway Films, produced 26 15-minute short films titled The Adventures of Uncle Chichimus, and in 1961 he created an hour-long television show called Cartoonerville in Ottawa for the CTV network. Conway retired his puppets in 1966.