Elaine Schiman

New Kate Weekes CD reflects singer-songwriter’s growth as a musician

When Kate Weekes plays in Whitehorse on May 2, the audience will hear something new and maybe surprising, even if they’re already fans. Having lived in the territory from 2003 to 2014, the singer-songwriter still spends several months here each year. Many Yukoners are familiar with her work. However, her new CD, Taken By Surprise, serves …

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A Quarter Century of Fusing Delicious Food and Great Music

It’s a summer Friday night in Haines Junction, and almost anybody who loves good food, good music and the spectacular St. Elias Mountains knows right where they’d like to be. As the dinner hour draws near, so do the patrons of the Village Bakery and Deli, tucked into a tree-lined corner just a stone’s throw …

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Taking the Sound of the Yukon to a National Stage

On July 1, the community choir, along with the Persephone Singers and the Chamber Choir, will take their sound to Ottawa. As part of the annual Unisong Choral Festival, they will sing with and for choir members and audiences from around the country and the globe.

A Feast of Jazz

After several vocal jazz workshops “There was no outlet for the singers to practice what they’d learned.” said Simpson. Enter Café des Voix

Singin’ into Spring

When Jazz Yukon and Music Yukon announced a vocal jazz workshop with Vancouver vocalist Karin Plato, I was quick to sign up. In my days as a CBC Radio host, Plato had been a favourite choice as I picked music for the noon show. I loved her sound. Getting to learn from her was going …

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Voicing a Passion for Jazz

Karin Plato loves her art form, but she is not blind to the fact that jazz music can be a tough sell. Plato herself came late to the genre and she knows that jazz is not everyone’s cup of tea. That said, she is also a living, breathing example of the way that jazz can …

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