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Issue: 2009-02-05

"I don't want someone who can do 37 voices," says Director David Mackay. "I want 37 characters." Therein lies the magic he hopes to capture with local actor Brian Fidler when they team up to present Fully Committed at the Guild Hall Feb. 5 to 21. Read more

Theatre - Dance

She removes her glasses, needle between thumb and forefinger, lifting another translucent gold bead from the white dessert dish in front of her. Suzanne Picot, office administrator for Hospice Yukon, is stitching another Feelie Heart. Read more

Health and Wellness

I was on Skype, talking to my old friend, Ed, back in England. "Have you seen much wildlife?" he asked. "I certainly have, Ed," I replied. "I've seen porcupine, eagles, caribou, bison, grizzly bear, black bear, wolves, even a lynx, but my most extra Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Two months trapped in the cold, ironically chained to this post, snow-ploughed up to the axles, Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2009-02-12

Welcome to 2009, the International Year of Astronomy. This event celebrates Galileo's first look at the night sky with a telescope, over 400 years ago. Imagine the rush of excitement and discovery he must have experienced seeing, for the first... Read more

Hobbies

Balancing school work and rehearsals is Wren Hookey's latest priority. The 17-year-old high school student just began her fourth year with the popular Music, Arts and Drama (MAD) program. Read more

Theatre - Dance

The decision was made to go weekly in our usual What's Up Yukon manner: we were chatting. Then Tammy Beese, the publisher, spent half the night running the numbers while Mark Beese and I wondered if this was a case of "Be careful of what you wish for Read more

Literature

I am a geek. I've travelled the length and breadth of the geeky spectrum. In my teens I was cooping myself up in darkened basements, surrounded by junk food and simulated adventuring detritus. My equally dorky pals would pour through ludicrously... Read more

Humour

I mentioned in one of my last articles, in 2008, that I am a big fan of red wines. I have found, to my delight, that there are far more of my fellow wine drinkers, here, who choose red wines over whites. I wondered if this was a Canadian thing or... Read more

Beverages

Yukon writers are pairing up to give a series of weekly readings at the Whitehorse Public Library starting Feb. 5. The readings begin with Al Pope and Miche Genest, on Feb. 5, followed by Patti Flather and Clea Roberts on Feb. 12. Read more

Literature

Bellows and Brass is a trio of three respected and accomplished soloists. Each have been invited to perform as concerto soloists with orchestras such as the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Oregon Bach Festival.... Read more

Yukon Music

"Go easy on the references to the Holocaust," Jonathon Young says to me over the phone. "People will go into the theatre expecting it. "This play is much more about memory and how our actions affect our descendants." Read more

Theatre - Dance

Yukon writers are pairing up to give a series of weekly readings at the Whitehorse Public Library starting Feb. 5. The readings begin with Al Pope and Miche Genest, on Feb. 5, followed by Patti Flather and Clea Roberts on Feb. 12. Read more

Literature

Centered in one of the Yukon Arts Centre galleries, as if on a page, stand 10 plinths and a "desk." Imagine the other 10 plinths stuck together without the spaces between them – that is the desk. A clear-handled, wide-edged brush ... Read more

Yukon Arts

When a prolonged winter continues cold, colder and coldest, one can counter with thoughts and tastes of the sunny South. Here is a muffin, loaded with tropical flavour to help you get through the grip of winter. The "white stuff", coconut, adds... Read more

As soon as Nerissa Rosati leaves the room, Harreson Tanner leans over and says, "Talk about what an amazing person I get to work with." He then waves his arm to show the half-finished art gallery the two of them are building; Read more

Yukon Arts