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Paterson Ewen (Profile)

   The electric router screeches and whines as Paterson Ewen, wearing knee pads and ear protectors, crouches on top of his plywood "canvas" - four large sheets mounted together on wooden saw-horses - ready to start a new painting. "Like an athlete, you need to be keyed up," explains the London, Ont.

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Kathy Reichs (Profile)

Kathy Reichs’s Montreal office looks like a typical government-issue cubicle, except for a few startling differences. Above the usual dun-colored filing cabinets and the nondescript desk, several human and animal skulls sit on shelves along the windowless walls.

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Lucie Lacava (Profile)

Lucie Lacava sits on the parquet-wood floor of her small office poring over a box of treasured old newspapers. "Here are some real antiques," she says, gingerly removing a faded yellow 1952 copy of The Toronto Daily Star from a plastic bag.

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Sarah Polley (Profile)

Flush with its triumph in Cannes last May - where it won three awards including second place in the Grand Jury Prize - The Sweet Hereafter opens the 22nd Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 4 to 13) this week.

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Atom Egoyan (Profile)

If Atom Egoyan is hot stuff in the fire hall, perhaps it is official that he has finally made his mark in the mainstream. Not too many years ago, despite his popularity in Europe, Egoyan's name in North America was synonymous with cinema's art-house fringe.

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Susie Moloney (Profile)

Perhaps the best way to measure how success has changed Susie Moloney is to compare her trailers. In the driveway of her modest home on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario is a slightly decrepit, 4.5 m, blue and white trailer, with just enough room for two people to stand.

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Mr. Bean

He is a clumsy, neurotic, obnoxious, self-serving dolt, an Englishman with a child’s mind who is flummoxed by the most basic chores - getting dressed, driving, eating or navigating a public washroom. Mr.

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Charles Goldhamer

Charles Goldhamer, painter (b at Philadelphia, Pa 21 Aug 1903; d at Toronto 27 Jan 1985). He was commissioned as one of Canada's official war artists, and his candidly observed charcoal drawings of burned Canadian airmen in an English hospital are some of the most horrific images of WWII.

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Peter Dickinson

Dickinson's modernism was of the same patterned and picturesque mode exemplified by the Festival of Britain in 1951. He built economically and with flair, excelling at apartment and office buildings designed to restricted budgets, and for low fees.

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Henry George Glyde

Glyde's most significant works are oils and murals that documented aspects of urban and rural prairie life in a style that could be called social realism. His murals are classical with sombre colours sombre and figure groupings that are mythological and symbolic in mood and content.

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Anne Kahane

Anne Kahane, sculptor (b at Vienna, Austria 1 Mar 1924). Kahane is nationally recognized for dense, monumental and 3-dimensional figures carved in wood, portraying political satire, humour and human foibles. She immigrated with her parents in 1925, settling in Montréal at age 5.

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Bernard Lagacé

Bernard Lagacé. Organist, harpsichordist, teacher, b St-Hyacinthe, Que, 21 Nov 1930. He began his musical studies with Conrad Letendre at the Séminaire de St-Hyacinthe where he was organist at the age of 14.

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Rj Staples

Rj Staples. Administrator, conductor, trumpeter, educator, broadcaster, b Grenfell, near Regina, 1904, d Richmond, BC, 9 Nov 1972; BA (Manitoba) 1931. In his home town he played in the dance and theatre orchestras and directed the band.

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John Thrower

Thrower, John (David). Composer, conductor, clarinetist, b North Battleford, Sask, 5 Nov 1951; B MUS (Toronto) 1975. He began to study the clarinet at 8 and became principal clarinet of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra at 16.

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Annon Lee Silver

Annon Lee Silver. Lyric soprano, b Glace Bay, NS, 18 Nov 1938, d London 28 Jul 1971; BA (Mount Allison) 1957, B MUS (Mount Allison) 1958.

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Rosita del Vecchio

Rosita (Rosa) del Vecchio. Mezzo-soprano, actress, b Montreal 15 Dec 1846, d there 11 Feb 1881. A descendant of an Italian family which settled in Quebec in the late 18th century, she studied at the Sacré-Coeur Convent in Sault-au-Récollet, where she was a friend of Emma Albani.

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George Zukerman

George (Benedict) Zukerman. Bassoonist, impresario, b London, of US parents, 22 Feb 1927, naturalized Canadian 1967; MA (Queen's, New York) 1949.

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André Villeneuve

Villeneuve, André. Composer, teacher, b Quebec City 10 Mar 1956; premier prix counterpoint (CMM) 1979, premiers prix analysis, composition (CMM) 1983.