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Frostbite Music Festival

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Bruce Binder

Junction Arts and Music (JAM) has a big year planned. After 20 years, close to 400 events and more than 17,000 attendees, they have a lot to celebrate. They kicked off their anniversary year in January, with Sarah MacDougall performing in Haines... Read more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Elaine Schiman

Yukon accompanist Grant Simpson helped found Café des Voix in 2016 as an extension of Jazz Yukon workshops that had been occurring since 2011 and as “a safe and supportive space for local vocalists to learn and perform.” Today, the program is... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Frostbite Music Festival Society

The Frostbite Music Festival returns in 2018 after going on hiatus in 2014, 2015 and 2017. The 2016 Frostbite Music Festival was a scaled down event, with only local musicians participating. This year, on a new date, the festival has embraced the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Courtesy of Nicole Edwards/Alistair Maitland

The first time I heard Nicole Edwards’ voice, it drew me down a Yukon College hallway during the 1998 Frostbite Music Festival and into one of the festival’s classroom venues. There I found Nicole Edwards, new to the Yukon at that point, singing... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Yukon’s winter music festival is back, some might say, finally. Since taking the task on in 2014, a small group of volunteers have been spending their spare time working hard to make this happen. Initially hoping to bring it back for 2015 and... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

Sharon Shorty and I first met back in 2005 when I worked at the Yukon College Library with her awesome husband, Derek Yap. Sharon was born and raised in Whitehorse and is a member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation. She is a storyteller, beader, ... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Jessica Vallenga

Jessica Vallenga has an eye for quality-made clothes; she is an artist trained in textiles, and she makes clothes. She turns embroidery into pendants and earrings, and she makes lingerie. As well as making clothing, Vallenga keeps her eyes peeled... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Marjolène Gauthier doesn’t accept the idea that the territory’s small population means arts organizers don’t need to improve how they serve their customers. “What I really hate to hear is, ‘Oh, we’ve been doing that forever. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

Dan Mangan is almost as excited to see the Yukon again as Yukoners are to see him. In 2010, Mangan played both the Frostbite and Dawson City Music Festivals and was impressed by the local cultural scene. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2014-02-06, PHOTO: Rick Massie

For 35 years the Frostbite Music Festival has been bringing bands to Whitehorse to showcase new music to an appreciative audience. Year after year organizers chose acts that were a combination of emerging talent breaking onto the music scene in a... Read more

Yukon Music

A staple of the Frostbite Music Festival will kick off this year's event and showcase the multitude of young talent in the territory. The annual Battle of the Bands competition will take place Friday, February 15 in the Yukon College's woodshed and w Read more

Yukon Music

For Barr, this year will be nothing new, except for one thing: this will be the first year he performs his own solo project, Old Cabin Read more

Yukon Music

"We're not four guys with instruments," he says. "We're a band with a plan. We try to entertain and encourage laughter... it's a full show. We've got a multimedia, multifaceted performance." Read more

Yukon Music

In the cold of February, Whitehorse is due for some well-deserved warmth from Bahamas. Not from a misdirected trade wind, but from the musical act of that name that's blowing into town for this weekend's Frostbite Music Festival. Read more

Yukon Music

Strong singer-songwriters and high-energy techno-twist bands support this year's Frostbite Festival, a celebration of diverse music. Read more

Yukon Arts

Pegasus Wing beckons listeners to recall the profound messages and blissful sounds made by artists whom (unbeknown to them at the time) stood at the 80's doorstep of strange musical wonder, having just come off a 70s classic rock high. Read more

Yukon Music

What goes together even better than peanut butter and chocolate, Laurel and Hardy, or ice cream and dill pickles? We think it is beer and music. Read more

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The bearded man shrugged on his Carhartt jacket and then levelled a gaze at Genesee Keevil. She was sitting by the window, wearing a cover-your-eyes bright-pink wig, and her slightly too-loud voice only added to the spectacle. Read more

Yukon Music

"Frostbite used to see bands play ... and then you would see them play on the world stage," says Patrick Singh, Frostbite Festival's new producer and general manager. Read more

Yukon Music

Juno nominee Danny Michel is a singer/songwriter, producer and soon-to-be CBC radio host. With a long list of qualifications under his belt and numerous touring dates set up across the country, Michel has made time to come up to the Yukon. And he sa Read more

Yukon Music