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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Da Ping Luo

Hilary Lorenz is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Like a lot of artists she has many projects going on. One of them is the Moth Migration Project, which is an ongoing international project where people worldwide created moths out of paper... Read more

Literature

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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... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Graham Haber

John Stetch was already part of the New York City jazz scene when he first played in front of classical pianist and teacher Burton Hatheway in Fairfield, Connecticut back in 1993. Hatheway, who is still teaching at the age of 87, didn’t mince... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Lucie Desaulniers

A nun, another nun, and a mystery illness all contributed to the development of Lucie Desaulniers as a singer. Growing up in the small Manitoba community of St. Jean Baptiste, not far from the U.S. border, Desaulniers attended a Roman Catholic... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-01, Illustration: Shauna Jones

Appearing nightly in vaudeville, burlesque, ballets and operas, on tiny rustic stages of the Wild West mining camps and in the frontier theatres of the Pacific Coast, by the 1870s the cancan was in North America to stay. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Steve Mynett

Memphis, Tennessee has been dubbed both the "Home of the Blues" and the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll". But it's no slouch in the jazz department, either. In a four-year span from 1934 to 1938, at least half a dozen future jazz luminaries were born... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-01-25, Illustration: Shauna Jones

Although the cancan made its North American debut with Offenbach’s opera Orpheus of the Underworld in 1861, it wasn’t until it appeared in the first American musical that the cancan became a true phenomenon in North America. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Willie Jones III

Willie Jones III isn't shy about crediting his late father, a renowned pianist from Los Angeles, with sparking his interest in jazz. "Even before I started school, he would take me to rehearsal with him and I would watch while he rehearsed... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: IMDB.com

The epic saga of immigration is brought to human scale in Brooklyn, a critically acclaimed film based on the novel by Irish writer Colm Tóibín, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Released in 2015 and available on DVD at the Whitehorse Public... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: John Abbott

Musical talent is over-rated, and taste is under-rated. At least, that's how Canadian-born sax player Grant Stewart sees things. "I know many, many, many players who can play anything they hear, and that's kind of what you're told is the ideal to... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jane Seawell

Etsy.com’s coast-to-coast pop-up event is back in Whitehorse for a second year, celebrating local artisans. Over a dozen vendors will be there with wares for you to touch, smell, see and drool over, and buy. The event takes place in 38... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: kozzi.com

June brings summer and Father’s Day, and is also a time of special significance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community (LGBTQ). June was chosen as Gay Pride Month to serve as a reminder of a pivotal moment in the fight for... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Mel Hattie

When you think of the Greek philosopher, Plato – if you think of him at all – the expression "party animal" might not come to mind. But Zuppa Theatre Co. would like to change that. The Halifax-based troupe has taken one of Plato's best-known works... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Enquiring (and even inquiring) minds want to know: what the heck is a hack, anyway? In response to numerous queries on that very subject (none, actually), I've been hacking my way through the undergrowth of lexicography trying to decode a term the... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Several months ago I walked into a beauty salon for advice on a skin problem. Kayla Dewdney appeared from the back of the shop. She looked at my skin and offered her advice. It worked! Today I made an appointment with her for a facial, which... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of The Cookers Quintet

They took their name from a Blue Note album recorded live at New York's Club La Marchal in April, 1965 that's been described as "one of the most compelling documents of a live band in full flight". That album, The Night of the Cookers ... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: by courtesy of Eric Pateman

Most youngsters try on adult roles from time to time, but few go from role-play to reality as seamlessly as Eric Pateman moved into a career in hospitality. The founder and president of Edible Canada has photos of his 5-year-old self with ... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: MIche Genest

In New York, speakeasy-style bars are all the rage. Dark, guarded by doormen or hidden behind a “front” establishment like a hot dog stand or a drugstore, these modern shrines to the cocktail recall the thrill of illicit drinking during Prohibition. Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

An old Remington typewriter sits on a wicker shelf in Sid’s home, nestled among vintage 1950s View-Masters stereoscopes. “That typewriter is probably from the 1920s,” says Sid. “I’ve had that old typewriter for a long time.” Read more

, Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Miche Genest

There was fog hugging the ground at La Guardia Airport. Flights had been cancelled all day. My companions and I sat in Ottawa, checking the board and watching our fl ight get delayed. We sipped Pinot Grigio. We ate nachos. Finally, finally, ... Read more

Beverages