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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

As a musician, you put yourself out there in the public and you have to be ready to appease your fans. That means answering questions after the show. The most common question I get is, “How long have you been playing?” Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s Coffee House/Open Mic time at the KIAC Ballroom once again. This is a monthly event that usually takes place on the first Saturday of every month from September through to May. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote

Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote is bringing his own unique combination of music, comedy and puppetry to Whitehorse for a Halloween-themed show on Oct. 10, 2019 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Music, costumes and Halloween are all part of Ready, Set, Howl... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Marzena Manganaro

One person’s trash is another’s treasure. When Larry Fuller’s older brother brought home an upright piano a cousin was discarding, the “little kid” from Toledo discovered a passion that would take him to the forefront of North America’s jazz... 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: 2019-09-18, PHOTO: courtesy of BreakOut West

With the emergence of streaming services, social media and new technology redefining challenges in the musical industry, how does an emerging musician advance their career past the local scene and into touring stardom? That’s the question that... 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: 2019-05-29, 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: 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: 2019-04-24, 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: 2019-04-10, 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: 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: 2019-03-27, 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