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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Miyuki Kato

Many people wouldn’t be surprised to hear that long-time Yukoner Josée Carbonneau is a passionate fisher. Like many northerners, Carbonneau has an affinity for fishing. It’s what she does with the fish that leaves people awestruck. Long after her... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Reid Vanier

If you think Captain America’s corny and overrated, you’re in good company – with the likes of Thor, Spider-Man, and Nick Fury. They’re just three of the heroes who will spend a night laying burns on the Captain at a “roast” during YukomiCon this... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: courtesy Manu Keggenhoff

There are so many East Coast-ers performing at this year’s Atlin Arts and Music Festival, organizers felt it only made sense to program an East Coast kitchen party during the festival, taking place in Atlin July 7 to 9. “Definitely (the kitchen... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Graham Haber

John Stetch was already part of the New York City jazz scene when he first played in front of classical pianist and teacher Burton Hatheway in Fairfield, Connecticut back in 1993. Hatheway, who is still teaching at the age of 87, didn’t mince... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by Jessica Prentice

On October 1, the Yukon Comic Culture Society will invite Yukoners of all ages and experience to leave their solitary art holes and create comics alongside one another for 12 straight hours. If you’ve heard of the Nakai 24-Hour Playwriting... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Clayton Windatt

Our community will soon welcome an expected 100+ Indigenous curators, artists, and academics participating in the first northern gathering of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. The collective is a national service organization of Indigenous... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Nicole Bauberger

Two new exhibitions curated by Jennifer Bowen Allen, of the Cree Nation, opened Sept. 2 at Arts Underground. In the Focus Gallery, a group show called Hands of Time: Bush Women on the Land honours the way that women who live on the land have... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Rhoda Merkel

From beading to working with hide and hair, “Textile and fashion endeavours are followed by a huge number of locals,” says Heiko Hähnsen. He’s the director of the Junction Arts and Music, or JAM, an organization that “nurtures the arts”, according... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Timber Schroff

For the sixth year in a row, Breakdancing Yukon Society (BYS) is inviting professional and aspiring dancers from across Canada for a weekend of performances, dance battles and workshops. This year they are bringing up two renowned dance groups to... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Two brightly coloured shows of paintings adorn the walls of Arts Underground. While they share intense palettes, their worldviews contrast profoundly. The Things You Know by Whitehorse artist Heather Von Steinhagen offers a surreal, disturbing... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Two new exhibitions at Arts Underground take doodle-like lines to new levels. In Wearable Art, Qaqtis (pronounced like cactus) uses these kinds of lines in acrylic paint to make hoodies and sneakers unique. Her show is in the Focus Gallery, in the more

May 19, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Arts Underground

If you are looking for a memorable and activity-packed March Break, there is no reason to leave town. In addition to normal family-friendly programming, many organizations are offering special camps for kids. If you missed your chance to get your... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of Jocylyn McDowell

When the detection of gravitational waves was announced earlier this month, the space community rejoiced. They cried out, “Einstein was right!” and “This changes everything we know about space.” For me, this announcement had the resonance of a... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

If you’re looking for something fun to do this New Year’s Eve in Whitehorse, local band Soul Migration has a plan for you. Members Roxx Hunter and Alex Machidon on lead vocals and guitar, Selina Heyligers-Hare on guitar, keys and vocals, Pam... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-12-17, Cred: Courtesy of Arts Underground

Arts Underground recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a small party and the launch of a show commemorating the anniversary, called ten. ten features art by the Yukon Arts Society Members, and it includes a variety of mediums. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It was a hit in Dublin in 1741 and it remains a hit in Whitehorse in 2015. For the second time in the Yukon, the audience of Handel’s Messiah will be invited to sing along in the resonant setting of the Whitehorse United Church. Director Rachel... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Courtesy of Sarah Lewis

This Friday and Saturday the Northern Lights School of Dance will be performing their annual run of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker.. The annual show functions as the school’s annual ballet recital. This year over 50 students will be... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Courtesy of Jesse Devost

In his most recent show, Jesse Devost investigates how we gather and hold images in our mind. Optic Nerve, showing at Arts Underground until Nov. 28, explores how the optic nerve continuously captures images and transmits them to the brain, ... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

In the Focus Gallery at the front of Arts Underground, Michel Gignac’s Bells and Airplanes communicates mixed emotions about his work as a guide in the Peel region over two seasons. His raw-feeling installation communicates a sense of chaos... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Lea Roy

Armed with everything they need to make art, plus some delicious egg salad sandwiches, 12 Yukon artists left their lives behind and tucked themselves into the woods to make art together. Members of the Southern Lakes Artist Collective got... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts