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MIAC/ACIM

MIAC/ACIM (Music Industries Association of Canada/Association canadienne de l'industrie de la musique).

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Milton Acorn

Milton Acorn, poet (b at Charlottetown 30 Mar 1923; d there 20 Aug 1986). A carpenter by trade, Acorn supported himself on a disability pension from an injury sustained during WWII.

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Ada Kent

Ada (Jane Fairlina) Kent (b Twohy). Pianist, organist, composer, b Denver, Colo, of Canadian parents, 8 Feb 1888, d on a visit to London 23 Jul 1969; LAB 1904, B MUS (Toronto) 1906.

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Zoë Ada Caldwell

Zoë Ada Caldwell, actor (b at Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 14 Sept 1933). Caldwell was educated in Melbourne and made her acting debut with the Union Theatre Repertory Company in 1953.

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Ada Bronstein

Ada Bronstein (b Lvoff). Pianist, accompanist, teacher, b Harbin, China, 1916, naturalized Canadian 1957. She studied piano in Harbin and Shanghai with Boris Lazareff, pupil and son-in-law of Alexander Siloti.

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Adam Beach

Adam Reuben Beach, actor (born at Ashern, Man 11 Nov 1972). Adam Beach was raised on the Dog Creek Reserve near Ashern and began his career at age 16 when he attended the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg.

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Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik, essayist, author, critic (born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 24 Aug 1956). While born in America, Gopnik was raised in Montréal, where he completed a BA at McGill University. He moved to New York, a city that remains his home, to attend graduate school.

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Graeme Mercer Adam

Graeme Mercer Adam, publisher, editor, author (b at Loanhead, Midlothian, Scot 25 May 1839; d at New York City 30 Oct 1912). During his career in Canada, Adam was a tireless supporter of Canadian letters.

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Adam Shortt

Adam Shortt, economist, historian (b at Kilworth, Canada W 24 Nov 1859; d at Ottawa 14 Jan 1931). Educated at Queen's U (BA 1883, MA 1885) and at Glasgow and Edinburgh, Shortt joined the staff at Queen's in 1886 and was professor of political science 1891-1908.

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Adam Schott

Adam (Joseph) Schott. Bandmaster, b Mainz, Germany 1794, d Poona, India, 4 Aug 1864. This son of the founder of the German publishing house B. Schott's Söhne became a bandmaster in the British army.

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Adam Pettle

Adam Pettle, playwright (born at Toronto 1973). Adam Pettle is one of the most high-profile graduates (1999) of the National Theatre School of Canada's (NTS) playwriting program. He received a BA in theatre from Dalhousie University in 1994.

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David Adams

Adams began his training and performing career with Gweneth LLOYD, founder of the Winnipeg Ballet (later ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET), and matured as a fine classical dancer in England and Canada.

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Ernest Adams

(Douglas) Ernest Adams. Baritone, administrator, b Winnipeg 17 Dec 1920, d King City, Ont, 23 Jan 2011. Raised in Vancouver, Adams sang there as a boy soprano and later studied voice with Isabelle Burnada.

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David Adams Richards

David Adams Richards, CM, ONB, novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, Member of the Senate (born 17 October 1950 in Newcastle, NB). An acclaimed author of novels, short stories, memoirs, essays, poetry and plays, David Adams Richards is one of only three Canadian writers to be awarded a Governor General’s Literary Award for both fiction and non-fiction. Perhaps best known for his fictionalized accounts of his native region of Miramichi, New Brunswick, Richards’ work increasingly tackles complex explorations of conscience, morality, integrity and consequences. He has been compared to Leo Tolstoy, Albert Camus and William Blake. He has won the Giller Prize and two Gemini Awards, and is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of New Brunswick. He was appointed to the Senate in 2017 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams released his self-titled debut album for A&M Records in 1980, and he's remained with the label for his entire career.

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Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams' first single, "Let Me Take You Dancing," was a disco hit in 1979, and was followed by the albums (for A & M) Bryan Adams (SP-4800) in 1980 and You Want It - You Got It (SP-4864) in 1981. Of his other early singles, "Fits Ya Good" was popular in 1982.

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Lydia Adams

Lydia (Muriel) Adams. Piano accompanist, choral conductor, arranger, b Glace Bay, NS, 18 May 1953; B MUS (Mount Allison) 1975, B ED (Mount Allison) 1976, ARCM vocal performance 1979, hon D MUS (Mount Allison) 2003.

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Gillian (Gil) Adamson

Gillian (Gil) Adamson, poet, novelist (b at North York, Ont, 1961). Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, Gil Adamson studied anthropology and philosophy at the University of Toronto.