Issue: 2009-07-09

Yukoner President of National Arts Organization

Whitehorse’s own Mario Villeneuve has just been elected president of Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), Canada’s national association of professional visual and media artists. It’s the first time a Northerner has held the high-profile position. CARFAC is legally appointed to negotiate with national organizations on behalf of all visual artists in Canada …

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The cozy, friendly music festival

The intimate “anti-stadium” music festival, that is the Atlin Arts & Music Festival, has gotten even smaller this year, July 10 to 12. The performing arts director, Rick Newberry, says this is a good thing as organizers were responding to the wishes of performers and audiences. “They both said they want to spend more time …

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The kids are alright

If you fear for the future – the future of a world threatened by environmental, economic and moral collapse – then I know just the tonic for you. Attend a high school graduation ceremony. You may be able to smell success, but “potential” has a feel. And that is what will overwhelm you when you …

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Pass the mint, please …

If you have just one little empty spot in your greenhouse, I would consider planting just one or two peppermint plants. Peppermint does grow outdoors, this is true, but it grows profusely in the greenhouse. I learned this by accident as for years I had planted peppermint outdoors and it did so-so. Mind you, our …

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Toe-Tappin’ Tunes from One Generation to Another

If you were to draw broad strokes, you could say that the music contained on this CD is classic old-time mountain music. The “primer coat” of this CD may be old-time mountain music, but to leave the description there, would be grossly simplistic and leave a false impression of what is contained within these tracks. …

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The Italian Connection

I guess when most of us think of Italian food, we think spaghetti and those old-school straw-covered flasks of Chianti. I am channelling that scene from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp where they slurp on opposite ends of the same pieces of spaghetti and then share the meatball. So when I spent 10 days in …

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