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Atlin Arts and Music Festival

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Cosenti Graf-Smith

Meet Lee Campese, Yukon’s most recent import and the latest addition to the groovy rhythmic assemblage, Major Funk and the Employment. Campese, who has been drumming for 18 years, is no stranger to the spotlight, but this summer marks his first in... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Elaine Schiman

Jazz lovers in Whitehorse often look at each other and say, “There’s so much music going on. And so much jazz!” And there is. We are blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the arts. However, jazz pianist Grant Simpson noticed a... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

“Artists show the world unseen,” says Tahltan First Nation artist Rhoda Merkel. “Teachers show students a better form of themselves.” Merkel, who was raised in Whitehorse but lives in Atlin, combines both talents in her newest project, the Sam... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

WaRRmAuth is one of the most intriguing bands to be rising out of Whitehorse’s small but strong musical talent pool. At the forefront of the metal scene revival, these teenage stars rock harder than most with talent and ingenuity to back them up... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Daniel Cross

Director Daniel Cross visits the southern United States with his latest documentary I am The Blues (2016), highlighting living blues legends in the heart of American music origins. As it became more ingrained into the South’s economy during the... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Leigh Righton

Ping pong might be what prevents Shawn Hall from harpooning Matt Rogers, or keeps Rogers from dismembering his musical partner with an axe. The duo known as The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer discovered the stress-relieving game in London... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Blomer

In 2015 Victoria-based poet Yvonne Blomer paid a visit to Whitehorse and did a reading of her poetry book, As If a Raven. In her poems she described various types of birds and also amused the audience by imitating the call of a peacock... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

The Atlin Arts and Music Festival is preparing for weekend of music, visual arts, film and food, taking place in Atlin, BC from July 8th to the 10th. Kim Winnicky is from Whitehorse. She has been the festival coordinator for six years... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Music-industry types mingled with arts funders and a few musicians at the Yukon Transportation Museum on June 15 for a different kind of brown-bag lunch event – a team from the Polaris Music Prize was in town to announce its long-list of 40... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Usually after a long Yukon winter, you look forward to packing away your warm winter coat and saying goodbye to your winter activities for another season. Maybe the winter wasn't as cold and as long as it used be, but it was still there and we all... more

Jun 13, 2016 3:15 PM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Submitted by Jona Barr

Saturn is somewhere in its grand orbit when you’re born. When it comes round again, 29.5 years later, astrologers say it can mean big changes in your life. For Whitehorse musician Jona Barr, it was during his own period of Saturn returning that he... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Festival season is in full swing, and every weekend sees crowds descending on another Yukon community for a bit of all-night sun revelry. My personal favourite, and often my only festival of the summer, is the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Lee Gunderson

The second best thing about a 68-year-old writer listening to an 81-year-old singer at the 2015 Atlin Arts and Music Festival was feeling young again. The first was admiration, knowing the “Ol’ Cowboy” still has what it takes to captivate a... more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-25 PHOTO: courtesy Douglas Drake

A few years ago the Yukon Film Society (YFS) unsuccessfully bid on a lease for the Hatch House in Shipyards Park, in hopes of hosting an artist residency. Although that didn’t work out, it planted a seed that has borne fruit this summer. more

Jun 25, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Claire Ness

I’m in the ‘98 drinking water (sober January) and waiting for Claire Ness to arrive. “London Calling” by The Clash is playing, which, for some reason, doesn’t feel out of place here. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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September 4, 2014

My first time skinny-dip comes among a swirl of firsts. It happens in Atlin, my first time in that pretty town, in my first month living in the Yukon. It’s my first time taking my clothes off where strangers can see me, my first time standing tall a more

Sep 4, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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July 3-2014

A long-time favourite for local families, the Atlin Arts and Music Festival is an institution. Now in its 11th year, the event draws visitors and performers from across Canada and beyond. more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

Each summer the population of Atlin, B.C. swells from its normal 400 to 2,500, as the Atlin Arts and Music Festival swings into gear for a weekend in mid-July. This year, the festival's tenth anniversary, will be no exception. more

Jul 4, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Real music for real people, that's the Gibson Brothers' philosophy. "You have to believe what you're singing about," says guitarist/vocalist Leigh Gibson, who plays with his brother Eric. "I hope that people, when they listen to us, even if they don more

Jul 4, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Music festival season is just around the corner... it's time to map out a plan and buy tickets since some of the festivals sell out long before the actual date arrives. more

May 30, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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