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Claire Ness

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The German term zeitgeist is generally rendered in English as the spirit of a given time, as shown in prevailing thought or customs. (Think, perhaps, how Carnaby Street reflected the social values of mid-1960s Britain.) In 2019, are Yukon... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

If you love to sing, but you’ve never stepped onstage in front of a crowd of people to do it, maybe you’ve just never had the proper motivation. How does $1,500 sound? That’s the top prize for the winner of the Superstar competition, taking place... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

A dark Tuesday evening in early January needs something special to draw Yukoners away from our post-December hibernation. The fourth workshop in an eight-part series hosted by Gordie Tentrees provided just the right comfy, intimate mood that you’d... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

No summer in the Yukon can be complete without the yearly Canada Day events. The very mention of Canada Day can conjure up memories and build anticipation for just about any Yukoner. Like any other year, 2018 is promising the fun Yukoners have... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

On March 9, Yukon comic Stephen McGovern will be gearing up to take the stage at the Just for Laughs Northwest comedy festival in Vancouver. The 10-day event beginning March 1 offers a wide variety of shows that highlight Canadian and... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

With the advertised Burlesque Workshops and the Pub Crawl, at first glance the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous may seem like an event geared towards adults. But there are a lot of activities for kids too. Just like Yukon’s expanding birth-rate... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

On June 20, 2016, Jenny Hamilton sat in quiet awe trying to take it all in. Her stand up career was about to take a significant leap in front of a packed house at the Yukon Arts Centre. When it was her time to go, Hamilton focused and told herself... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Augusto! Children’s Festival

“We are proud and excited to be founding the Yukon's only dedicated art and music festival for children,” says Darlene Sillery, one of the five main organizers of the Augusto! Children’s Festival in Haines Junction this weekend. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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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... Read more

Atlin, BC

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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... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Claire Ness

Claire Ness wasn't even born in 1969, when the most famous rock festival in history took place. It's possible her then-20ish parents, Roy and Penelope, have regrets about not joining the throngs of music-loving hippies who flocked to Max Yasgur's... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Cirque du Soleil sets the bar high when it comes to circus-style performing arts. In the Yukon, there happens to be a society dedicated to performing and teaching circus performances. At the head of things is Claire Ness. Having gathered... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Courtesy of Music Yukon

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still a great music festival that you can catch. Taking place in Victoria, B.C., the Breakout West festival takes place Sept. 17-20. The festival has been going for 13 years strong. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Gary Bremner

As a shout out to Gary Bob Joe Bremner’s love of specialty cocktails, I conducted our interview at Whitehorse’s newest, not-yet-open, cocktail-andwine bar, Woodcutter’s Blanket, on Strickland and 2nd (known to most as the two-moose building). Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Claire Ness

I’m in the ‘98 drinking water (sober January) and waiting for Claire Ness to arrive. “London Calling” by The Clash is playing, which, for some reason, doesn’t feel out of place here. Read more

Yukon People

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Photo: courtesy of Claire Ness

Whitehorse-based singer-songwriter and comedian Claire Ness is right in her element; the local performer is releasing a new live album called Jackfish Girl, which will drop with a celebratory concert on September 26 at the Old Fire Hall. Read more

Yukon Music

Founded in 1998, the YWIM collective brings together female singer-songwriters who pool their talent and resources for concerts and recording opportunities. To date, it has released a live album, a sampler of pre-recorded tracks and a more cohesive Read more

Yukon Music

Already getting tired of the long, cold winter? Well, a local quartet plans to present you with a perfect cure—they want to get rid of your winter blues by adding some of their own. Read more

Yukon Music

Storytelling has always been an integral part of Yukon history and tradition, in all its forms and mediums. That's why this year, the non-profit Yukon Women in Music (YWIM) chose to make it the theme of their fourth and latest compilation album, "Son Read more

Yukon Music

"I'm building my army of clowns," she says with a sinister chuckle. Is she describing her dire plan to take over the world? Well, not quite. Not that we know of. When the statement comes from cheerful professional clown Claire Ness, we're willing t Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

Dear Yukoners, Warm greetings from Adelaide, Australia! Bloody hot greetings more like it. Your very own Yukon Gold Comics (Jenny Hamilton, George Maratos, Stephen McGovern, and I) are going through a creative comedy makeover by shaking.... Read more

Travel Outside

The circus is coming, the circus is coming! But don't expect three rings, elephants and a lot of sawdust under the Big Top. Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

Not many people my age know it, that's for sure. If only there were a Mump and Smoot video game ... They even had a cult following back in the 1990s. That is a feat in itself, especially while calling themselves "Horror Clowns". Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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    Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Claire Ness

    Claire Ness is a prize-winning snowboarder