Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyra Shaughnessy

Multilingual Quebec musicians Andrée Levesque-Sioui and Kyra Shaughnessy are in the Yukon this month for a series of workshops with high-school students. The workshops are aimed at promoting bilingualism in the Yukon and are conducted in French... more

Mar. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Education


Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Delhi 2 Dublin

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day party happening at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre is presented by Northern Vision Development and the Yukon East Coast Cultural Association with a hint of Bollywood... more

Mar. 07, 2018 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Peripheral Vision

When a band calls itself Peripheral Vision, you might be excused for thinking it’s a rock group, or possibly a folk/roots, or even bluegrass ensemble. But you’d be wrong. What the Toronto-based quartet serves up is a musical bouillabaisse with... more

Feb. 28, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Rolf Hougen

Our Yukon heritage is a mix of different traditions and different eras, including First Nations history, gold rush stories, the construction of the Alaska Highway and the evolution to the current day. The Yukon’s magic has captured the imagination... more

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


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... more

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Don Schmid

If he hadn’t been so exhausted from a 23-hour train ride, Kevin Kane might have joined forces with fellow singer/guitarist Bryan Potvin 30 years sooner than he did. Back in 1984 (or possibly ’85), The Grapes of Wrath, a pop-rock group Kane fronted... more

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of BYTE

The annual BYTE Battle of the Bands, which will feature up to 10 groups, has been taking place for over a decade and has teamed up for the second year with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous as an affiliated event at Shipyards Park. The event takes place on. more

Feb. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The Skookum Jim Folklore Show has become an annual tradition that celebrates First Nation traditions, community and culture. The first Folklore Show was organized by the late Doris McLean, an elder and former chief of the Carcross/Tagish First... more

Feb. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Charmaine Cheung

The Chinese New Year is the celebration of the Lunar New Year and considered the beginning of spring. Due to the Chinese calendar’s reliance on the lunisolar cycle, which is based on the exact astronomical observations of the sun's longitude and... more

Feb. 07, 2018 midnight Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Kim Friedenberg

No tradition is sweeter than the All-City Band’s annual fundraising Dessert & Dance. Now in its 18th year, the event is held every February on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day to raise money for band trips out of the territory... more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: (s)hiver Arts Society

Ask most people what they do during the cold month of January, and they would say, “Stay inside and keep warm.” The (s)hiver Arts Society, however, wants to change that. They are encouraging people to come out into the cold and attend the 4th... more

Jan. 24, 2018 midnight Yukon Arts


Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) will be holding its annual general meeting on Thursday, January 18, at Yukon College. The meeting was to have been before Christmas, but analysis of the topics raised at a well-attended membership meeting in... more

Jan. 17, 2018 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Wink Richardson

Jen Hodge had just spent five hectic days in Asheville, North Carolina, rehearsing every day and performing late into every night as part of the massive celebration of swing music known as Lindy Focus XVI. more

Jan. 17, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of The Trews

When Barry Bellchambers acquired the Whitehorse Lions Pool in 2004, filled it, and created the Yukon Convention Centre, he had a vision of bringing live music to the Yukon. Classic rock bands like April Wine, Nazareth, Randy Bachman, Steve Earle... more

Dec. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Office of the Commissioner of Yukon

According to the Yukon Commissioner’s office, the New Year’s Levee is an old tradition that dates back to King Louis XIV of France and was first introduced in Canada when fur traders would pay respect to their government representatives on New... more

Dec. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon People


Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Musical ear candy – that’s how Daniel Janke describes the Problematic Orchestra. “It’s pretty wacky music,” he said of the 20-person chamber music group he directs. “Some of it is very playful, as the title implies. “It’s not often you get a... more

Dec. 13, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

Bob Williams knows the residents and staff at Copper Ridge Place quite well. That’s because the longtime Yukoner, musician and volunteer has been playing music at the continuing care facility since it was built eight years ago. On Wednesdays at... more

Nov. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Ken Bolton

Anyone who has attended a Kim Beggs concert, or listened to one of her CDs, knows that the subject of death often shows up in her lyrics. It certainly did on October 12, during the sixth of 41 stops on her current two-month marathon tour... more

Nov. 22, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeremy Pelt

The email said Jeremy Pelt was between engagements in Europe and China, with just a “sliver of time” of time for a phone interview from his New York City home. For the first few minutes, the answers were terse, non-committal, perhaps a bit... more

Nov. 22, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Just because their album is being released on November 24 doesn’t mean it’s finished. That’s what Daniel Ashley said over the phone from Montreal earlier this month, where he and his recording partners, the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers (DKD) were touring... more

Nov. 15, 2017 midnight Yukon Music