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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

The 2018 Moosehide Gathering in Dawson City was, once again, a smashing success. The local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in relocated to Moosehide, two miles north of Dawson City on the Yukon River, during the gold rush of 1898, to escape the insanity of... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Show was a staple for Yukoners and visitors alike for 47 years, bringing gold-rush themed vaudeville performances to the stage. Last year, owner Grant Simpson lowered the curtain on the show and it appeared that it... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Mike Stockstill

November, 1972. California-born musician Mike Stockstill and two friends packed their instruments into the car and headed for Alaska. The car was a 1942 Dodge truck that had six months earlier been a chicken coop. Mike, a mechanic, and his friends... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Submitted by Jona Barr

Saturn is somewhere in its grand orbit when you’re born. When it comes round again, 29.5 years later, astrologers say it can mean big changes in your life. For Whitehorse musician Jona Barr, it was during his own period of Saturn returning that he... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-23

Teslin is a Tlingit village that has accommodated change with beauty, culture and strength. This weekend, it’s the go-to destination for the Tlingit Hà Kus Teyea Celebration. As well as a giant family reunion, with coastal connections to Juneau... Read more

Teslin

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

For anyone who has fallen into a burning ring of fire, who are boys named Sue, or who have been to Folsom Prison, in real life, or just in song, A Tribute To Johnny Cash, on Friday, February 27, at the Yukon Convention Centre, is for you. Read more

Yukon Music

Buddy Tabor, from Juneau, Alaska, is a great friend of the Yukon music scene. He's performed at countless festivals, collaborated with local musicians and his songs are frequently covered live and on recordings. Read more

Yukon Music

There are three ways to get a CD made. The traditional way is to pay your dues, playing live and building up your experience and renown, and applying for grants to cover some of the costs. Read more

Yukon Music

The wild, infectious fiddling of Old Crow's Boyd Benjamin rings through Shipyards Park, coaxing people to dance as he works his way through jigs, reels and duck dances with his band, Home Sweet Home. Read more

Yukon Music

Gwaandak Theatre is putting on a reading series this summer featuring three plays written by First Nations playwrights, borrowing the skills of some local First Nation actors — some who are brand new to the theatre stage. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Best known as the lead singer of the celebrated Undertakin' Daddies, Barr is a frequent Whitewater Wednesday jammer. With his hair flying when he's in the swing of it, he plays traditional country songs with love and an infectious enthusiasm that Read more

Yukon Music

Back on my 40th birthday, earlier this summer, I had a pleasant surprise: celebrating at Flipper's Pub, on a Saturday afternoon, I heard a fabulous new jammer and a newcomer to Whitehorse, Jasmine Netsena. Read more

Yukon Music

The cast of Studies in Motion has been checking out the temperatures here daily. Yet they will all be nude sometime during the play when it shows at the Yukon Arts Centre March 24 to 27. Read more

Theatre - Dance