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Claire Ness

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

On June 20, 2016, Jenny Hamilton sat in quiet awe trying to take it all in. Her stand up career was about to take a significant leap in front of a packed house at the Yukon Arts Centre. When it was her time to go, Hamilton focused and told herself... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Augusto! Children’s Festival

“We are proud and excited to be founding the Yukon's only dedicated art and music festival for children,” says Darlene Sillery, one of the five main organizers of the Augusto! Children’s Festival in Haines Junction this weekend. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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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: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

If Claire Ness had her druthers, she’d be performing for children by day and providing cabaret-style adult fare once the sun goes down. But not just as a singer-songwriter. “There's something about straight music that lacks the theatrical part... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Claire Ness

Claire Ness wasn't even born in 1969, when the most famous rock festival in history took place. It's possible her then-20ish parents, Roy and Penelope, have regrets about not joining the throngs of music-loving hippies who flocked to Max Yasgur's... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Cirque du Soleil sets the bar high when it comes to circus-style performing arts. In the Yukon, there happens to be a society dedicated to performing and teaching circus performances. At the head of things is Claire Ness. Having gathered... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Courtesy of Music Yukon

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still a great music festival that you can catch. Taking place in Victoria, B.C., the Breakout West festival takes place Sept. 17-20. The festival has been going for 13 years strong. more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Gary Bremner

As a shout out to Gary Bob Joe Bremner’s love of specialty cocktails, I conducted our interview at Whitehorse’s newest, not-yet-open, cocktail-andwine bar, Woodcutter’s Blanket, on Strickland and 2nd (known to most as the two-moose building). more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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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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Whitehorse-based singer-songwriter and comedian Claire Ness is right in her element; the local performer is releasing a new live album called Jackfish Girl, which will drop with a celebratory concert on September 26 at the Old Fire Hall. more

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Founded in 1998, the YWIM collective brings together female singer-songwriters who pool their talent and resources for concerts and recording opportunities. To date, it has released a live album, a sampler of pre-recorded tracks and a more cohesive more

Feb 21, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Already getting tired of the long, cold winter? Well, a local quartet plans to present you with a perfect cure—they want to get rid of your winter blues by adding some of their own. more

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Storytelling has always been an integral part of Yukon history and tradition, in all its forms and mediums. That's why this year, the non-profit Yukon Women in Music (YWIM) chose to make it the theme of their fourth and latest compilation album, "Son more

Dec 6, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Music

"I'm building my army of clowns," she says with a sinister chuckle. Is she describing her dire plan to take over the world? Well, not quite. Not that we know of. When the statement comes from cheerful professional clown Claire Ness, we're willing t more

Jun 14, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

The Celebration of the Harvest takes place at Shipyards Park again this year on Thursday, this time with a special visit from mythologies past. more

Sep 15, 2011 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

The first time I saw Rob Stalkie take the stage, I could tell he was a natural. And now, only one short year later, this young comedian has fought through some of the toughest competition to be crowned the "Last Comic Standing" in the Yukon. more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Humour

Dear Yukoners, Warm greetings from Adelaide, Australia! Bloody hot greetings more like it. Your very own Yukon Gold Comics (Jenny Hamilton, George Maratos, Stephen McGovern, and I) are going through a creative comedy makeover by shaking their pasty more

Mar 28, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

The circus is coming, the circus is coming! But don't expect three rings, elephants and a lot of sawdust under the Big Top. more

Feb 16, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

Not many people my age know it, that's for sure. If only there were a Mump and Smoot video game ... They even had a cult following back in the 1990s. That is a feat in itself, especially while calling themselves "Horror Clowns". more

Sep 22, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment