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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Liz Beddall

Falen Johnson doesn’t hold back when it comes to Gwaandak Theatre. “I love Gwaandak,” the Six Nations writer says straight out. “It’s a place where you know you’re immediately welcomed as an Indigenous playwright.” Johnson’s play Two Indians is... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Conrad Boyce

When Michael Heney was just 14, he ran away from the family farm in the Ottawa Valley to work for an uncle who was building a portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) near Georgian Bay. His father quickly dragged him home to finish his... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: IMDb

The film Hell or High Water is a modern western written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie. This hour and forty two minute flick stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Initial impressions… wow, just wow. It is rare these... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-10-06

Suicide Squad is DC Comics’ latest attempt to capture comic book magic on the silver screen. This flick comes in just over two hours and is written and directed by David Ayer. Full disclosure: I am a fan of the Suicide Squad comics and though I... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Jessica Rose

From Beirut to Buffalo, then Whitehorse. That's how Clare Preuss sums up the summer of 2016 from her standpoint as an itinerant stage director. The Toronto-based actor, choreographer and director is currently in the Yukon to steer the Guild... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTOS: Courtesy of Gwaandak Theare

Gwaandak Theatre is known for producing high quality, thought provoking and original productions. A large portion of its mandate is to help cultivate Aboriginal and Northern artists gain professional experience and exposure on stages close and far... more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Andree Lanthier

“The play was inspired by the shooting of a young man named Freddy Villaneuva,” Vancouver-based playwright Omari Newton tells me. “A young man that was apparently unarmed, had no previous criminal record. He got into some kind of altercation with... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.org

In 1918, a young American soldier emerged from the ruins of a military kennel with a frantic, famished German Shepherd and her five newborn pups. Their survival on the battlefield in France was almost miraculous; Lee Duncan, their saviour, kept... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Improv Project

Theatre-goers, is your relationship with plays getting a little humdrum? Are you looking for more spontaneity in your live-performances? Are you tired of rehearsed scripts, structured plot lines and carefully planned story arcs? Then maybe it’s... more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Craving a dose of good old fashioned Vaudeville fun? Yukoners looking for something new and adult to do this holiday season have the opportunity to find it at Furlesque: A Northern Cabaret. The variety show will feature, among other things, belly... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-11-26

Props, actors, lighting, sound, marketing; these are some of the small but numerous little details which turn a “piece” into a “show.” These things need hands to make them happen and cost money - sometimes a lot of money. Many of the shows put on... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Max Fraser

Whitehorse director and playwright Arlin McFarlane strives to captivate. She has developed a unique, one-actor play about our ability to change our lives around thanks to neuroplasticity. The play is about a young girl who is prone to... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Promotional

Another comedy that’s not really a comedy – that’s been my reaction to many contemporary films that seem to centre on the sad-clown school of funny, balanced heavily on the side of making me sad, and not in the fun way. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Yes, TV and movies in colour are enjoyable and entertaining, but there is something about black-and-white film that sparks intrigue - especially the genre known as film noir. In my opinion, the acting in these films was perfect. more

Aug 27, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: eonline.com

Walt Disney’s magic touch on celluloid created indelible memories for many moviegoers, but it induced tears of rage in P.L. Travers (born Helen Goff) at the Hollywood premiere of Mary Poppins in 1964. At least that’s what she said. more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

It can't be easy to find your identity as a chubby performer in Hollywood. In an industry notorious for its worship of physical perfection, overweight actors must sometimes feel adrift. more

Feb 13, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Sometimes people stumble upon their passions accidentally; such is the case with Sophia Marnik. After studying to become a teacher at McGill University, she came North to the Yukon, in 1996, with an open-ended future in front of her... more

Aug 13, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon People

"Like all actors, I enjoy the spotlight. So if there's an opportunity, I like to break out." That is how 21-year-old Winluck Wong explains his antics on the karaoke stage at the Boiler Room more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

The grace of she who moves like silken water, her feet the slaves to wild demanding beats. The master of motion and most pleasant to watch, her dance to leap to fly with sky she meets. A twist, a flick, a painter is painting quick, more

Jun 6, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment