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Fiona Solon

Fibi Zonnet

Issue: 2015-02-05


Fiona Solon aka Fibi Zonnet is a bean counter, singer, and producer. She is not a writer. Contact her via editor@whatsupyukon.com.


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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Cosenti Graf-Smith

Whitehorse, it seems, has such an insatiable appetite for high-camp horror that the Guild Theatre has added another week to its run of Evil Dead: The Musical. The spring break-themed romp comes with a caution: if you intend to sit in the first few... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: Tao Wong

Varietease VI: A Burlesque Carnival is the Yukon’s very own burlesque variety show. Varietease runs every second year. This is an on-year, Oct. 25 to 29 at the Yukon Arts Centre. This year’s theme is a repeat of the 2009 carnival and promises to... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Hélène Roth

Make no mistake, Major Funk and the Employment is a big band with a big sound and big plans. It has also had some big personnel changes since bassist Etienne Girard put the group together two years ago. "We wanted to have a trumpet onboard from... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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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: 2015-03-12 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: The Wooden Sky

For Yukoners who miss having a music festival in February, the Yukon Film Society has stepped up. This year, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) has expanded to include musical performances. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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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

Etienne Girard starts bands. “I guess I do start lots of bands. It’s kind of what I do,” he admits with a chuckle. Known for his earlier work with the heavy-metal group Nemesis and the punk-rock Hammerhead, the Whitehorse bassist is ... more

Sep 4, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

That's right, I am moving on to different pastures (not necessarily greener). So for my final article I thought I would showcase someone in Whitehorse who clued me into fashion the most and showed me the way to fashion glory. more

Aug 25, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

The sexiness and sass of Varietease combined with the high energy, easy-to-dance-to rockabilly stylings of Sasquatch Prom Date. Throw in a promises-to-be-scary haunted house, bat girls hanging from the ceiling, prizes for best costume, not to... more

Oct 28, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

Sharon Shorty and I first met back in 2005 when I worked at the Yukon College Library with her awesome husband, Derek Yap. Sharon was born and raised in Whitehorse and is a member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation. She is a storyteller, beader, ... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Mike Thomas/Yukon News

Howard Chymyshyn (aka Chymy) was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1946 (my mom was born in the very same town 10 years later). His parents were both in the Army, and when Howard was young, the family moved to rural Manitoba. At that time, ... more

Sep 3, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Fiona Solon & Peter Jickling

Peter Robertson Jickling and I decide to meet up at the liquor store and see where the universe takes us. After almost T-boning his purple Honda Civic, I tell him to get in the truck - that he has been officially kidnapped. more

Aug 13, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: courtesy of Barry “Jack” Jenkins and Peggy Hanifan

We decided to go back to where it all began. The first jam night that Peggy Hanifan ever hosted was at the Kopper King and that is where we found ourselves on none other than a good old “Thirsty Thursday”. Barry “Jack” Jenkins moved from... more

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy of Fibi Zonnet

If you haven’t met Saxophone Freddie up in Dawson City, you should. He is, after all, the first face you see when you fly into Whitehorse — if you enter through the new side of the airport. There is a huge photo of him playing… you’ve got it, the... more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Lesli Barnes

I’m almost at the Tagish Bridge when 106.7 CFET kicks in and the truck is flooded with Estonian pop music. I’m on my way to interview the fellow that makes this happen. I spent some time growing up in Tagish, and it’s there that “Radio Rob” Hopkins.. more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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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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by Fiona Solon Federoff posing outside his old digs

We get down to business so that I can learn about Vince’s rock’n’roll history , and my first question stumps him -- he can’t remember the name of his first band! We get a good laugh out of that before moving on. more

Jan 15, 2015 7:46 PM Yukon People

Walking into Meshell Melvin’s house I am instantly at home. There are pet greeters, delicious smells, and my jacket falls naturally on the couch. With the lovely addition of artful fish hanging from the ceiling, I have the sense of entering a menager more

Dec 3, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts 1 Comments

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