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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Lisa Sakulensky

Bestselling Canadian author Lawrence Hill pursues a lifelong interest in African diaspora narratives. As a part of the research for a book he’s writing about the contribution of African American soldiers to the construction of the Alaska Highway... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The cupboard behind Dan Sokolowski’s head is still covered with the multi-coloured Post-it notes he’s been using to assign the 86 short films in this year’s Dawson City International Short Film Festival to various categories for Friday, Saturday... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

You never quite know how the monthly coffee house/open mic sessions in the KIAC ballroom at the Odd Fellows Hall are going to go. For several months recently the evenings have started out with Peter Menzies leading a group of young fiddlers in an... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Anthony Seck

Basia Bulat is returning to the Yukon. Bulat is a multi-instrumentalist – she plays guitar, autoharp, banjo, ukulele, charango, hammered dulcimer, saxophone and flute – and has a powerful voice. She comes by her musical interests naturally... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Jen Edwards

Scott Wilson doesn't credit either '50s TV host Arthur Godfrey or campy falsetto Tiny Tim with the current popularity of the humble ukulele. Instead, the Whitehorse musician thinks it likely stems from a few years back, when Hawaiian singer Israel... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

On Easter weekend the ballroom of the Oddfellows Hall will be filled with hundreds of short film fans celebrating the 17th edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) and cramming in as much as they can of the 500 hours... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

November 7 turned out to be an incredibly busy evening for anyone involved in community events in Dawson. There was the closing banquet for the Youth Art Enrichment program, which I mentioned here a few weeks ago. There was an outdoor art... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Students in rural schools can miss out on a number of things in terms of course offerings and opportunities. There are specialty programs in the city that attract a number of rural students to spend time in Whitehorse. Our daughter, for instance... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Karen Dubois

Karen Dubois knows how she wants to be remembered when she eventually leaves her job as executive director of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City. “I hope my legacy is going to be a new furnace for this building. more

May 14, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Janice Cliff

Dawson City has created a filmmaker out of a doctor. So says Suzanne Crocker, creator of All the Time in the World, a full-length feature film that is making waves around the country. It will be screened in Dawson City at the Odd Fellows Hall... more

Apr 2, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dan Sokolowski is caught up in the work of making sure everything is organized for Easter Weekend, the weekend that the Odd Fellows Hall becomes the home of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival for the 16th year. more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: Eamon MacMahon

Eastern European roots run strong in the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. The band name is inspired by a song from Odessa —the third largest Ukrainian city — that refers to lemons as money, like “dollah dollah bills,” clarifies Mark Marczyk more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Photo: Dan Davidson

I’ve been the opening act at the last two monthly coffee houses. We meet on the first Saturday of every month in the Odd Fellows Hall ballroom. We’ve been doing these evenings for the better part of a decade. more

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

Barnacle Bob Hilliard is ubiquitous on the Dawson City music scene. Since arriving in the early 1990s he's been a fixture in the bars around town, starting at the Westminster, and also playing in the bars of the Eldorado and Downtown Hotels... more

Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City