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Yukon Arts Centre

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

“Prepare to be moved, disturbed, engaged. Come for the film. Stay for the conversation,” says Canadian author and media critic Geoff Pevere. Pevere is director of programs for Rendezvous with Madness, a Toronto based film festival focused on... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: David Popoff

“Come as you are, bring a friend or a parent or a daughter or a nephew, and be prepared to be blown away by NYO Canada's talented and passionate young musicians,” says Blanche Israël, external relations manager at the National Youth Orchestra... more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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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: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Arts Centre

There’s a lot to look forward to at the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) this coming season. “We want all Yukoners to enjoy the arts and not have to go down to Toronto,” says YAC Marketing and Development Director Sarah Frey. This season the centre is... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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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: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Edward Westerhuis

What does it take to make a puppet show that is also a stage show and a live-action video all in one? A script, a bunch of performers, some music. Lights, cameras, action. And cardboard. Miles of cardboard, according to Edward Westerhuis. more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Al Cushing may be leaving, but he’s not going anywhere. When he steps into retirement at the end of this month, one aspect of the Yukon Arts Centre’s evolution during his nine years at the helm pleases Cushing the most. more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Edith Belanger

The fiddling tradition is alive and well in the Yukon thanks to the Fiddleheads, a group of young fiddlers ranging in age from seven to fourteen years old. The local youth fiddle club is teaming up with groups in Haines Junction and Dawson City to... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Marc Atkinson

From Tomaso Albinoni to Django Reinhardt, by way of Led Zeppelin? It’s all part of guitarist Marc Atkinson’s musical journey. The 48-year-old Atkinson grew up on B.C.’s relatively remote Quadra Island, without YouTube, or even television, but with... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Lucie Desaulniers

A nun, another nun, and a mystery illness all contributed to the development of Lucie Desaulniers as a singer. Growing up in the small Manitoba community of St. Jean Baptiste, not far from the U.S. border, Desaulniers attended a Roman Catholic... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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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: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

An exhibit featuring paintings by 22 year old Yukoner Anna Thompson is currently on display at the Atco Electric Yukon Youth Centre Art Gallery. Thompson has a cognitive disability as a result of a brain injury as a baby which left her with... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Linda Ohama

At 2:46 p.m. on a Friday afternoon in 2011, the fourth most powerful earthquake in recorded history hit the Tohoku region of Japan, causing mass devastation, the loss of thousands of lives, and the eventual meltdown of three reactors at the... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-02-01

Now in its 15th year, the Available Light Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3 with a musical performance by John K. Samson and the Winter Wheat. The festival features over 40 events: film, media art, live performances and artist talks... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Steve Mynett

Memphis, Tennessee has been dubbed both the "Home of the Blues" and the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll". But it's no slouch in the jazz department, either. In a four-year span from 1934 to 1938, at least half a dozen future jazz luminaries were born... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: David Hou

The Pivot Theatre Festival - Nakai Theatre's annual performance showcase - begins a seven-night run this weekend in multiple Whitehorse venues. In addition to smaller-scale offerings such as a theatrical pub walk, an evening of spoken word... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Daniel Janke

Trying to provide professional-calibre orchestral music in a small northern city can be ... well, problematic. Just ask Daniel Janke. "The main problem is we don't have an orchestra. We live in a community where the demographic doesn't really... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by courtesy of Sébastien Heins

It started when Sébastien Heins was a student at the National Theatre School in Montréal, tasked with creating a 15-minute piece that addressed a burning personal question. But when Nancy Palk, of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre, put her hands on his... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Women Make Movies

In the 2016 film Captain Fantastic, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings, A History of Violence), is a father with meticulous survivalist and socialist ideals. He lives live an isolated off-the-grid life in the forests of the Pacific... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Stephanie Barnes

Full disclosure: Steve Maddock and I have a few things in common. We're both PKs (preacher's kids) who grew up in southern Ontario adding our piping, angelic treble voices to the choirs in our fathers' churches. Point of departure: I struggled... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music