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Skywalk

Skywalk. Vancouver instrumental ensemble in the fusion-jazz style.

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Lawrence Cherney

Lawrence Cherney. Oboist, administrator, teacher, b Peterborough, Ont, 1 May 1946, BA (Toronto) 1969, M MUS (Toronto)1978. After studying 1959-64 with Perry Bauman at the RCMT, he entered the University of Toronto in 1964 as a philosophy student while continuing his studies with Bauman.

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The Record

The Record. Weekly trade publication, founded in 1981 in Horning's Mills, Ont, (and later moved to Toronto) by David Farrell (editor 1975-7 of Record Week and subsequently of Music Notes) and Patricia Dunn-Farrell, with Richard Flohil and Larry LeBlanc.

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Godfrey Ridout

Ridout began teaching at the TCM in 1940 and at the University of Toronto in 1948; he retired from the latter in 1982as professor emeritus.

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Rodeo Records Ltd.

Rodeo Records Ltd. Parent company to several labels producing country and folk music and Melbourne, in the classical genre. It was founded in 1949 in Montreal by Don Johnson and George Taylor. Taylor (b 8 Sept 1911, d Peterborough, Ont, 12 Sept 1986). Taylor soon assumed sole control.

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Guido Molinari

Guido Molinari, painter (b at Montréal 12 Oct 1933, d there 21 Feb 2004). He studied briefly at the School of Design at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1950-51), and began making drawings and paintings combining

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Édouard Clarke

Édouard Clarke. Pianist, organist, teacher, b Montreal 4 Nov 1867, d Biddeford, Me, 2 Feb 1917. He studied 1874-88 with Rosalie Euvrard, Paul Letondal, and Dominique Ducharme at the Institut Nazareth in Montreal. Despite his blindness Clarke was both a brilliant performer and a fine accompanist.

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Karl Pukara

Karl Pukara. Accordionist, arranger, teacher, born Sudbury, Ont, 31 May 1931; died 1998. A largely self-taught accordionist who played both stradella and free-bass instruments, he has performed on Toronto radio stations and in 1960 on CBC TV's "Talent Caravan.

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Hugh Davidson

Hugh Hanson Davidson, administrator, broadcaster, composer, writer (born 27 May 1930 in Montréal, QC; died 14 July 2014 in Victoria, BC).

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CAMMAC

CAMMAC (Canadian Amateur Musicians/Musiciens amateurs du Canada). Non-profit organization founded in Montreal in 1953 by the brothers Georges and Carl Little and their wives, Madeleine and Frances, with the aim of encouraging the activities of amateur musicians at all levels.

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Francis Mankiewicz

Francis Mankiewicz, filmmaker (b at Shanghai, China 15 Mar 1944; d at Montréal, Qué 14 Oct 1993). His parents fled Nazi Germany, landing in France, then China and Montréal. He studied film in England at the

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History of the Canadian Film Industry

From its earliest days, filmmaking has been a powerful form of cultural and artistic expression, and a highly profitable commercial enterprise. From a practical standpoint, filmmaking is a business involving large sums of money and a complex division of labour engaged, roughly speaking, in three sectors: production, distribution and exhibition.

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Lucien Sicotte

Sicotte, Lucien. Violinist, teacher, b Montreal 22 Sep 1902, d there 23 Sep 1943. He studied violin in turn with Émile Taranto, Alfred De Sève, and Maurice Onderet and theory with Oscar O'Brien and Claude Champagne.

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Charles Henry Porter

Charles Henry Porter. Organist-choirmaster, teacher, composer, b Naugatuck, Conn, 1 Feb 1856, d New Haven, Conn, 26 Sep 1929. Porter is known to have been in Halifax as early as 1877, when he conducted the Halifax Philharmonic Union in the inaugural concert of the Academy of Music.

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Pierre Flynn

Pierre Flynn. Singer-songwriter, keyboardist, b Quebec City 17 May 1954. In 1971, he founded in Montreal the rock group Octobre with Mario Légaré (bass), Jean Dorais (guitars) and Pierre Hébert (drums), and he wrote most of their songs.

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Nepheline Syenite

Nepheline syenite is a white to light grey medium-grained IGNEOUS ROCK. It consists mostly of soda feldspar, nepheline and potash feldspar, accessory magnesium and iron-rich minerals.

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Smuggling

Smuggling has always been an important issue of Canadian history and life and remains so to this day. With over 7000 km of shared border with the US, the opportunity to smuggle is ever-present. The provinces with a shared US border are not the only ones at risk.

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Impaired Driving

Impaired driving, also known as drunken driving, driving while impaired (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI), has been a serious social problem as far back as the beginning of this century, when social scientists took note of the often deadly combination of alcohol and motor vehicles.