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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Musical ear candy – that’s how Daniel Janke describes the Problematic Orchestra. “It’s pretty wacky music,” he said of the 20-person chamber music group he directs. “Some of it is very playful, as the title implies. “It’s not often you get a... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Cosenti Graf-Smith

Meet Lee Campese, Yukon’s most recent import and the latest addition to the groovy rhythmic assemblage, Major Funk and the Employment. Campese, who has been drumming for 18 years, is no stranger to the spotlight, but this summer marks his first in... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

It was 30 years ago, but Andrea McColeman still remembers what Lucie Desaulniers was wearing the first time they got together to jam: neon leggings and a fitness headband (à la Olivia Newton John) propping up her permed ‘do. more

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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

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: John Berryman

A dancer, instead of moving her body on stage, will show images in a video. A singer, instead of performing at the piano as she usually does, will leave the instrument behind. A painter, instead of using the brush, will make magic with an overhead... more

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Michelle Peters

Add a fruity kick to your fall with a lychee martini! Try the cocktail at the CD release party and concert for Yukon musician Nicole Edwards. On Sept. 23 the songstress releases Genre Bender at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse. more

Yukon Music

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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

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PHOTO: Barry “Jack” Jenkins

Nicole Edwards was raised on the Muppet Show, and she dreamed of duetting with Kermit since she was a kid. As an adult, she decided to make her puppet dreams a reality. She debuted her new video, Lychee Martini, to a packed house at Epic Pizza... more

Yukon Music

Why settle for karaoke night in a bar when you can parade your singing talent at the Yukon Arts Centre? "I think people miss singing in their lives, or miss music in their lives," claims Whitehorse composer and filmmaker Daniel Janke. "It can just more

Yukon Music

Kim Barlow's Send-Off Concert will feature Barlow playing with Helene Beaulieu, Dave Haddock, Andrea McColeman, Lonnie Powell and Micah Smith, as well as special guests Kim Beggs, Natalie Edelson Bob Hamilton and Daniel Janke. more

Yukon Music

Originally from Northern Ontario, Brenda Lee Katerenchuk grew up in a musical family. Her father was a professional drummer and her mother was a ballroom dance teacher. She went on to study classical guitar at Queen's University. more

Yukon Music

The First Nations tradition of passing stories down from generation to generation is alive and well at Grey Mountain Primary School. This week, the school will host its sixth annual Thai' May Dhäl Storytelling Festival. more

Yukon Culture

Yukon Women in Music (YWIM), in collaboration with the cultural sector of Association franco-yukonnaise, have organized a Café-rencontre -- the traditional Friday dinner with the Francophone community -- followed by a show featuring female Yukon musi more

Yukon Culture

In 1998, at the home of Lucie Desaulniers, a small but passionate group of women musicians started meeting to address the need for community, support and more venues for their songs and, in May 2000, the ideas thrown around at that first meeting came more

Yukon Music

Question: What do you get when a pedal steel guitar player of many years puts his considerable musical abilities toward creating a CD? Answer: A sizzling, yet subtle group of 10 songs that has echoes of the many types of country music that have more

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