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Issue: 2019-05-15, Photo: Amber Church

If you’ve never heard of Paul Chartier, it’s with good reason. History doesn’t usually remember what might have been. “If he had succeeded in what he set out to do, his name would be taught in every classroom in the nation,” said Doug Rutherford... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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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: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Comedy Festival

Ricard Eden makes no apology for putting the focus of the Yukon Comedy Festival on the performers as much as on the audience. “We obviously want to bring up talent that residents are going to want to see and we want to make our ticket price... Read more

Humour

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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: 2019-01-30, 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: 2018-10-31, COVER ART: J.D. Sipe

It’s been a fairly typical autumn for bluesman Brandon Isaak. Typically busy, that is. The former Whitehorse musician spent most of September on tour in Germany and Holland, including an appearance at the prestigious Guitar Summit in Mannheim... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: courtesy of Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Fate has a habit of steering flute and saxophone player Jane Bunnett in unexpected directions. If tendinitis hadn’t forced a break from her intense piano practice regime, for instance, she might not have gone to San Francisco and met Charles... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Gwaandak Theatre

Wren Brian was just 10 years old when the first X-Men movie came out in 2000. The film’s opening scene, set in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, triggered a fascination with the Nazi Holocaust that remains with her today... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Jenny Grandfield

The Yukon portion of Culture Days will happen at numerous locations around Whitehorse on the last weekend in September as part of a national effort to increase participation in arts and culture. The event was created in response to the success of... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Halin de Repentigny

Evolution and expansion are the words to describe the next steps in Halin de Repentigny’s 40-plus-years journey as a northern artist. His upcoming gallery showcase, “Homestay” - Keep the Fire Burning, in September, will continue his depictions of... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Manus Hopkins

Intense break-dance battles, powerful performances, live painting showcases and wild parties—CypherFest consistently delivers it all. Every year, during one hot week in July, dance crews from Whitehorse and some from outside, as well as local... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Alex Jegier

The Yukon Arts Centre and Paradise Music Festival are partnering to bring a new spring concert series to the Whitehorse Wharf on Front Street at the end of Main. Beginning on May 31 at 5 p.m., guest DJs will perform, providing a summer dance floor... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

Yukon visual artist Claire Strauss’ life changed forever when her partner James Kirby was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Kirby dedicated his life to his craft and when news of his terminal illness came to light, the Yukon Artist... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Rick Massie

In an instant, everything changes. Electricity fizzles out, networks crumble and the collected knowledge of humanity – stored in digital archives like Wikipedia – vanishes. The world is left in the middle of a cold, dark winter... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of the Playwrights Guild of Canada

On a dream and a successful grant, Monique Renaud will visit Whitehorse for the first time to co-host the first Yukon Playwright’s Conference this Saturday at the Old Fire Hall. Renaud is the Public Relations Manager at the Playwrights Guild of... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyle Clark

The Yukon stand-up comedy scene can be fickle. Some years comics will perform to packed houses that turn people away at the door. Other years, not so much. Whether it’s a lack of comics, audience, or both, northern life can bring a number of... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Anneke Hymmen

Yukon storyteller Ivan Coyote and songwriter Sarah MacDougall are excited to premier their latest collaboration in Whitehorse. "That really feels special, for both of us, to unwrap it for the first time in the place that made it," Coyote said... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Onegin

Since Nakai Theatre launched the Pivot Festival in 2008, there have been some big names and unforgettable performances that have graced stages and pop-up theatre settings in Whitehorse. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Better Man Film

This year’s 16 Days of Action to End Gender-Based Violence was packed with some powerful events. The kick off at Epic Pizza featured the local talents of Emily Ross and the Ukes of Hazard... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: courtesy of the CFLPA

As part of this year’s 16 Days to End Gender-based Violence campaign, former BC Lions player and 2011 Grey Cup Champion, J.R. LaRose will be returning to the Yukon. LaRose will be visiting on behalf of the Be More Than A Bystander program, a... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle