Rapper Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon, in Montreal, Thursday December 13, 2012.  This year he released his latest album, Hope In Dirt City.   ( Phil Carpenter/ THE GAZETTE)

Rapper Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon, in Montreal, Thursday December 13, 2012. This year he released his latest album, Hope In Dirt City. ( Phil Carpenter/ THE GAZETTE) 

Kent Nagano took over as music director for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra  in 2006.  (THE GAZETTE/Phil Carpenter).

Kent Nagano took over as music director for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 2006. (THE GAZETTE/Phil Carpenter).  

Jazz pianist Oliver Jones stands with a grand piano in his home in Cote St Luc, Tuesday October 4, 2016.  He is a winner of the Goldbloom Awards, handed out by the Quebec Community Groups Network.  (Phil Carpenter / MONT

Jazz pianist Oliver Jones stands with a grand piano in his home in Cote St Luc, Tuesday October 4, 2016. He is a winner of the Goldbloom Awards, handed out by the Quebec Community Groups Network. (Phil Carpenter / MONTREAL GAZETTE).

Former Olympic swimmer and head of the first World Outgames, Mark Tewksbury. (The Gazette/Phil Carpenter).

Phyllis Lambert, founding director emeritus of the Canadian Centre for Architecture,  in the Tea Room at the Centre in the Shaughnessy Village in Montreal, Tuesday March 30, 2010. (Phil Carpenter/Gazette).



Canadian pop singer Kristina Maria in Montreal, Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  (Phil Carpenter / THE GAZETTE)

Canadian pop singer Kristina Maria in Montreal, Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  (Phil Carpenter / THE GAZETTE)

PC 0920 HARPER1 SHOW --   BEN HARPER SAYS HIS MUSIC IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INTERVIEWS.

American singer-songwriter, Ben Harper in Montreal, in Montreal, September 20, 1999.  (Phil Carpenter/The Gazette)

Montreal Swimmer Audrey Lacroix in Montreal, May 13, 2005. The Gazette/Phil Carpenter

Montrealers (L-R): Jesssica Dubuc, Anouk Reniere-Lafreniere and Marie-Pierre GagnÈ, all 22 years old, are three of the Canadian Women's Synchronized swimming team. They have been together on the 10-member team for 8 years, and all three competed in the 2004 Olympic games in Greece.  (Phil Carpenter/The Gazette)

LAC MEGANTIC, QUE.: JUNE 2, 2014 --  English teacher Anne-Julie Hallee in her backyard in Lac MÈgantic east of Montreal, Monday, June 2, 2014.  She witnessed the fire and explosions following a train derailment in the town in July 2013 which killed 47 peo

English teacher Anne-Julie Hallee in her backyard in Lac MÈgantic east of Montreal, Monday, June 2, 2014. She witnessed the fire and explosions following a train derailment in the town in July 2013 which killed 47 people. She thinks that the younger generation, her age group and younger, are more upbeat and positive this summer in the wake of the disaster, and are looking forward to the opportunity to rebuild. (Phil Carpenter / THE GAZETTE)

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