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Manus Hopkins

Manus Hopkins

Manus Hopkins is a Whitehorse-based journalism student and musician.


Beneath The Broadcast

Rick Massie

Last winter, nine bands entered the CBC Yukon basement. There, each completed a one-shot live music video. The clips were compiled into a 45-minute segment and released as Beneath the Broadcast at an April screening in Whitehorse. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Paris Pick

Paris Pick has been up to a lot this past year. Last November, she was featured in What’s Up Yukon for the local release concert of her debut album, Feeling Love, and its subsequent touring. It’s been nearly a year since then, but the Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-07-31, PHOTO: Robert Postma Photography

Dawson Bealieu, known by his stage alias Groan Boy, is instantly recognizable in his blue blazer—the same one he’s wearing on the concert flyers plastered all over town. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-06-19, courtesy of Adäka Cultural Festival / Archbould.com

It was in 2011 that the first ever Adäka Cultural Festival was held on the waterfront outside the Old Fire Hall. Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

There are few events in Whitehorse that mark the arrival of summer like the kick-off of Arts in the Park. With its 23rd annual season underway, Arts in the Park has become an important cornerstone in the Yukon’s music and arts scene... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Manus Hopkins

Take a listen to Antarticus’ album—you almost won’t believe it was released this year. The prog-rock record is packed with extended solos, synthesizers and sci-fi/fantasy themes. As if that’s not old-school enough, it’s also being released on... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Darius at Shakat Art & Photography

There hardly seems to be a local show these days without the presence of singer, musician, songwriter and enthusiast of all things tack, Paris Pick. In her six years of living in Whitehorse, Pick has gone from being the new kid in town to one of... Read more

Yukon Music

48 Hour Music Video Challenge

Courtesy of Music Yukon

Yukon Film Society, Music Yukon and KIAC partner up to take on the 48-Hour Music Video Challenge from August 26 to 27 Read more

Yukon Music

Yukon Astronomical Society

Photo: Erik Pinkerton

After testing the waters in 2017 with the first-ever Yukon Star Party, the Yukon branch of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is bringing back the event, with promises of education, fun and most of all, community engagement. Read more

Hobbies

Canada Wide Science Fair Winners

Grace Snider

The Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) has been happening since 1962, and every year around three projects from the Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair are chosen to be part of the annual national event. This year, the CWSF took place in Ottawa, where, Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Sam Roberts Band

Aurora is a Canadian company that produces and distributes medical marijuana and prides itself on acting ethically while providing patients with good-quality, affordable product. This summer, Aurora is putting on a national series of free concerts... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: James Weekes / courtesy of Iron Kingdom

In the beginning, there was Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Motörhead, arguably the three most important bands in the history of metal music. The 1970s saw the rise of a dominant new scene, referred to as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, or... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Manus Hopkins

Intense break-dance battles, powerful performances, live painting showcases and wild parties—CypherFest consistently delivers it all. Every year, during one hot week in July, dance crews from Whitehorse and some from outside, as well as local... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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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: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: courtesy of BC/DC

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ’n’ roll, but British Columbia’s famed tribute act to legendary rockers AC/DC, aptly named BC/DC, is already there. Paying homage to a band that has inspired generations of musicians to learn to play... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

This month, Yukon Pride: 24 Hours of Gaylight is happening for the sixth year in a row—and it just gets bigger every year. With more people involved and more events happening, 2018’s edition of 24 Hours of Gaylight is a hotly anticipated weekend... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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

Etienne Girard, bassist, songwriter and visionary for Major Funk and the Employment, is all enthusiasm as he lays out his plans for his band’s huge upcoming summer. “It’s been an impossible dream,” said Girard. “We’ve been working up towards this... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Whitehorse’s ninth annual Ride for Dad is happening … and you can help out. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 11 Canadian men died of prostate cancer each day in 2017. Approximately 58 men were diagnosed each day. This means... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Manus Hopkins

The end of the school year is always an exciting time, but students of Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks and the Heart of Riverdale have something else to look forward to in addition to being free from teachers and homework. The upcoming edition... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Manus Hopkins

“You’re Doing Great Work” reads the massive block letters on the front of Splintered Craft’s building on 4th Avenue. Other messages, pictures and tags cover nearly the entire exterior, and all have been made by local youth. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Tanco-Smith Photography

This August, Whitehorse heavy metal music enthusiasts will be treated to a blast from the past, augmented with an infusion of new blood. Heavy-gigging juggernaut Warrmauth will be returning from hiatus to play a very special one-off show at the... Read more

Yukon Music