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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: 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: 2019-03-13, 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: 2019-03-06, 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: 2019-03-06, 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: 2019-02-27, 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/Erik Pinkerton Photography

Vikki Quocksister was still booking mainstage performers for Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous the week before the festival’s kick-off, but, after six years of being in charge of the stage, she was pretty calm about the last-minute confirmations... Read more

Yukon Music

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

When it comes to the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous lip sync competition, you might have to bring more of an A-game than you’d have to bring to a contest where you actually sing. Somehow, lip sync competitions have come to attract a level of... 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

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Shane Cook

Having won over judges at competitions around Canada and the United States with his uniquely Canadian style, Ontario born fiddle player Shane Cook is coming to Whitehorse this Rendezvous for his first gig north of 60... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Lonnie Powell

Lonnie Powell’s passion for percussion dates back to a childhood night in B.C.’s Kootenay region, when he attended a wedding reception with his mother and watched a “really animated” drummer strut his stuff... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Jodi Proznick

By her own admission, Jodi Proznick, an award-winning bassist and member of Triology, has enjoyed an “incredible performing career, and had opportunities really beyond anything I could have imagined for myself at the beginning of this journey.” Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

A dark Tuesday evening in early January needs something special to draw Yukoners away from our post-December hibernation. The fourth workshop in an eight-part series hosted by Gordie Tentrees provided just the right comfy, intimate mood that you’d... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

A traditional Christmas Eve in Dawson City begins with an ecumenical carol and pageant service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, located there simply because it is the largest of the available church buildings and can hold the most people. By that... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

The time-honoured English tradition of the Christmas pantomime (known affectionately as just “panto”) was not part of my childhood. My British father did grow up attending pantos, before going on to become an usher in post-Victorian music halls... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Alison Hasbach

After more than two decades as a jazz guitarist, Sheryl Bailey still invokes the name of a player who first inspired her love of the genre, but who died when she was just two years old. “I got into jazz when I was about 15. I heard Wes Montgomery... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Christmas—’tis the season to be jolly, for many; but for others, not so much (think “Grinch”!). Perhaps … just maybe … a little balance to the celebrating is in order? This year on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, the Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: courtesy of MacBrie Museum

The MacBride Museum of Yukon History has been hosting Music@MacBride, a series of evening shows by local musicians, for 12 years, and will continue this winter in the newly renovated MacBride Museum Aurora Hall... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Carl Lender via Wikimedia Commons

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 134-minute chronicle of the formative years of Queen, and a loosely based bio on the late Freddie Mercury. It is directed by Brian Singer and stars Ramie Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee... Read more

Photography - Film