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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: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: courtesy of the Dungarees

James Murdoch is the 38-year-old namesake and only son of the co-creator of the Yukon’s famed Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue. The Revue closed its doors for good in 2017 after an incredible run of 47 years. During that time, 1.5 million tourists... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: Harry Kern

The Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival (KMBF) has an unfair advantage. It has never had to work to attract world-class performing acts and is known widely on the festival circuit as “the one to play.” The performers, awestruck by the St. Elias... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Girls Rock Camp

In a society where girls are socialized to be quiet and not take up too much space, permission to be loud can be an important tool when it comes to raising a generation of youth who are empowered to speak up for themselves and others. Lana... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Brian Pelchat

Spring is coming and so is the merry month of May, when a choir director’s fancy turns to … tartan? Yes, the Whitehorse Community Choir will be celebrating all things Celtic in its spring concert, Ceud Mìle Fàilte (Gaelic for A Hundred Thousand... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Imran Babur

When Kate Weekes plays in Whitehorse on May 2, the audience will hear something new and maybe surprising, even if they’re already fans. Having lived in the territory from 2003 to 2014, the singer-songwriter still spends several months here each... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The German term zeitgeist is generally rendered in English as the spirit of a given time, as shown in prevailing thought or customs. (Think, perhaps, how Carnaby Street reflected the social values of mid-1960s Britain.) In 2019, are Yukon... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Jack Gorton

Jack Garton stood in a cemetery on Galiano Island, talking on his cell phone about his latest record. It seems like a weird place to field media requests, until you consider that Garton’s day job, as cemetery sexton, seems to have influenced the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Alex Jager

Everybody knows the Yukon has its share of folk music and roots rock, but they don’t often think about electronic music. According to Kevin Jack, they should. Four years ago, when Jack opened to the public what had been an invite-only affair for... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: courtesy of The Dark Fruits

The Dark Fruits kind of accidentally ended up with an album. Three years ago, singer Jeff Wolosewich booked time at Jordy Walker’s studio, planning to record a single song. The next thing he knew, he’d laid down bed tracks for more than 20 songs... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Danielle Holbert

His music soothes the soul like that first warm beverage on a busy morning; his lyrics surround your senses with the sort of calm that’s equivalent to a warm, lingering hug from someone you love. Once described as “Canada’s best kept secret... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Home Routes sends performers out to do about a dozen house concerts, six times a year, in 11 different touring zones from the Maritimes to the Yukon. We are part of the Aurora Trail, which includes a bit of northern British Columbia and the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

It may be an exaggeration to say that Kermit the Frog saved my life, but only slightly. It was 1971. I was 17. The Beatles sang “The Long and Winding Road” and I was deep in the swamp of solipsistic angst in the way that only teenagers can be... Read more

Yukon Music

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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: 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: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Katie Thiroux

A legendary bass player who died almost two decades ago indirectly influenced Katie Thiroux’s decision to inject a healthy dose of standard jazz content into her concerts and recordings. “I learned a lesson, by way of Ray Brown, that it’s a good... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Peggy Baker

Relieved - that’s how Peggy Baker feels to be bringing her latest choreography to the stage after more than a year of preparing for it. “We’re so ready to do this,” she said over the phone, two weeks before who we are in the dark comes to... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Major Funk and the Employment

Dawsonites had a chance to “Get up with the get down and come on down” at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall on Feb. 23. Whitehorse band Major Funk and the Employment were in town, bringing with them not only a high-energy funk-style dance party... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Angela Drainville

Fawn Fritzen hasn’t always considered herself a feminist. The Whitehorse jazz singer/songwriter wasn’t using that term in 2013 when her first CD, Bedroom Voice, came out. Or in 2016 when she released her second album, Pairings... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

If you love to sing, but you’ve never stepped onstage in front of a crowd of people to do it, maybe you’ve just never had the proper motivation. How does $1,500 sound? That’s the top prize for the winner of the Superstar competition, taking place... Read more

Yukon Culture