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Feb 09 2024

Spring sparks inspiration in 2024

By Amy Kenny Nothing wakes Yukoners up like the return of spring, and the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is hoping that excitement trans...
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Jan 26 2024

Some weather coming to town

By Amy Kenny Tamara Lindeman is a winter person. It’s one of the reasons she’s excited to be bringing her band, The W...
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Dec 11 2023

Sharing stories of the Filipino diaspora

By Amy Kenny Tita Jokes is a love letter its performers wrote to themselves.  The show, coming to Whitehorse as part o...
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Nov 09 2023

Graduation regalia exhibit going to London

In collaboration between the Yukon Arts Centre and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre a smaller selection of the Honouring&...
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Oct 04 2023

Untold storytelling

By Amy Kenny When Brianne Bremner got the email from the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC), asking for her company, GBP Creativ...
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Sep 14 2023

Taking the North on tour

Don’t be shocked if you recognize Sharon Vittrekwa in Argentina. Or Dennis Shorty in Brazil. Or Violet Gatensby in Uganda. T...
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Jul 27 2023

Forgetting and remembering

By Amy Kenny The work that comprises The Forgetting is based on something Suzanne Paleczny couldn’t for...
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River Spirit Dance to perform Confluence July 5.

Jun 22 2023

A different kind of river dancing

By Amy Kenny In a way, when Michelle Olson dances in front of you, she’s speaking to you. She didn’t always realize t...
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Zany performer coming to Midnight Sun Moppets Children's Festival on June 11.

Jun 05 2023

Making the possible impossible

By Amy Kenny In the good ol’ days, Gustavo could set stuff on fire. Back in ’92, on the European street performance c...
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May 01 2023

The many sides of motherhood

By Amy Kenny When you have a baby, everyone else becomes an expert on parenting. At least, that’s what they think.  &...
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Apr 19 2023

Workshop for youth teaches the art of interviewing

By Amy Kenny They’ve got questions and they’re hoping you’ve got answers — if you’re between the ag...
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Mar 17 2023

We don’t even know what we don’t know

By Amy Kenny Prophecy Fog is only a solo performance if you don’t consider the rocks to be performers. Jani Lauzon does.&nb...
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Feb 28 2023

Two new exhibits opening on March 2 at YAC

By Amy Kenny Intimidated. That’s how Michel Gignac felt when he and Alia Shahab were commissioned by the City of Calgary to...
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Feb 03 2023

A one-woman show that celebrates vulnerability through humour

By Amy Kenny It can be hard to keep anything fresh when you’ve done it 700 times. Stéphanie Morin-Robert ensures her...
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Duo creating opera piece inspired by Robert Service's The Cremation of Sam McGee poem

Dec 02 2022

Strange things done

By Amy Kenny It’s time Sam McGee had a song to sing—specifically an aria. That’s what librettist Royce Vavrek t...
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Nov 16 2022

It’s a northern thing

By Amy Kenny It’s not every day a performance offers political analysis, singing, dancing, power point presentations, a lot...
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Nov 08 2022

YAC to give people a new place to gather

By Amy Kenny In 2023, the Yukon Arts Centre will invite visitors in by asking them to gather outside. That’s the idea behin...
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Oct 31 2022

Ostara Project addresses Jazz’s gender problem

By Amy Kenny The Ostara Project wants to work itself out of a job. That’s what Lisa Buck says. Buck is the Calgary-based ba...
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Oct 03 2022

Will Stroet: from study hall to the stage

By Amy Kenny Will Stroet didn’t expect his degree in education would lead to a career in entertainment, but that’s ho...
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Aug 24 2022

Arctic Highways breaks down borders

By Amy Kenny Tomas Colbengston prefers to show his work outdoors. Perhaps that makes sense for someone who takes a lot of inspira...
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Aug 18 2022

Wonder no more—full festival lineup has been announced

By Amy Kenny All of downtown Whitehorse will serve as event grounds for this year’s Wonderhorse Festival. Or, at least, tha...
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Aug 03 2022

Tethers and ties to each other and the land

By Amy Kenny It wasn’t planned, that a show featuring works from Northern Indigenous artists from across the country would ...
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Jul 15 2022

YAC: 30 years of raising the bar for the arts

By Amy Kenny Stop me if you’ve heard this one before—a southern visitor walks into a bar and starts gushing about the...
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Jun 15 2022

Young Alaskan artists tackle climate change

By Amy Kenny Climate change is a massive topic to tackle, but it’s the one a group of Alaskan teens wanted to take on when ...
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May 18 2022

A birthday bash for the family

By Amy Kenny If you’re young at heart, nothing makes more sense than combining your 30th birthday party with a children&rsq...
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May 06 2022

Open Pit’s Radio Silence is a feast for the senses

By Amy Kenny They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but how many words is a performance worth? The Yukon Arts Centre ...
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Apr 22 2022

A new look at an old issue

At a time when concern about the housing crisis in Whitehorse is at a fever pitch, a show at the Yukon Arts Centre serves as a rem...
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Apr 13 2022

Weaving Stories

By Amy Kenny The city of Vancouver grew up around the Squamish First Nation, says Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George. When...
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Mar 22 2022

Taking time to tell her stories

By Amy Kenny Kim Beggs tends to look for the silver lining. In March 2020, when the pandemic meant she had to halt recording on h...
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Mar 04 2022

Bodies breaking and coming together

By Amy Kenny Even if you’ve never been a street dancer, you’ll relate to the theme of In My Body. The production, com...
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Feb 11 2022

Live shows returning to YAC

By Amy Kenny You can tell the Yukon Arts Centre loves you because on Valentine’s Day, it announced ticket sales for eight n...
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Feb 02 2022

Good things come in small commissions

By Amy Kenny If you’ve ever had the idea for a work of art, but not necessarily the expertise to bring it to life, now&rsqu...
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Jan 21 2022

Recording and reflecting the Yukon

By Amy Kenny The Yukon Permanent Art Collection is more than a collection. It’s a record and a reflection, says Garnet Muet...
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Jan 11 2022

Learning a new language to tell stories

By Amy Kenny For Janet Patterson, curating is similar to journalism. A former reporter, Patterson didn’t realize how applic...
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Sep 25 2021

A different story of death and devotion

By Amy Kenny Not many love stories start out six feet under, but that’s where The Resurrectionists begins - knee-deep in gr...
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Sep 08 2021

A time to celebrate

By Amy Kenny If you’re looking to feed both body and soul, Street Eats and Beats might satisfy the craving.  The City...
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Jul 22 2021

A feast for the senses

By Amy Kenny If you like ear candy with your eye candy, Loon Returns might be exactly what you’re looking for. The perform...
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Jul 12 2021

The beat of 14 different drummers

By Amy Kenny You have to have a drum. That’s what Joe Migwans says. It’s maybe the most important thing.  &ldqu...
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Jul 07 2021

Artists selected for Chu Niikwän Artist Residency

Yukon artists Sheelah Tolton, Kim Roberts and Rebecca Manias have been selected as the artists of the Chu Niikwän Artist Resi...
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Jun 24 2021

Finalists announced for Yukon Prize

In a competition judged by three outstanding Canadian arts professionals, the organizers of the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts announ...
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Jun 07 2021

You look sew familiar

By Amy Kenny Sometimes it takes a new set of eyes on you to make you feel truly seen. That’s what Meshell Melvin has found ...
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May 28 2021

Alone, together

By Amy Kenny Last year, when Alistair Maitland was approached by the Yukon Arts Centre to exhibit a series of photographs he&rsqu...
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Apr 02 2021

Weather, comedy and improv

By Amy Kenny The weather isn’t small talk anymore. It can’t be, in Anita Rochon’s opinion. These days, if you&r...
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Mar 17 2021

Don’t be late for this very important date

By Amy Kenny Maybe the main reason Alice in Wonderland remains relevant decade after decade is that one of its main themes—...
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Feb 12 2021

World Whale Day festivities take place Feb. 20

By Amy Kenny Forgive the pun, but Joyce Majiski’s Song of the Whale has had a ripple effect at the Yukon Arts Centre. In Ja...
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Feb 04 2021

Stitches tell stories in Indigenous regalia

By Amy Kenny There isn’t a stitch on Megan Jensen’s 2013 high school graduation dress that wasn’t sewn with mea...
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Jan 26 2021

Baby grand piano finds new home at KIAC

By Amy Kenny You could say the upright piano at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture has character. You could also say it so...
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The Yukon is filled with art and culture, and places that are sure to inspire. Let’s take a closer look at where you can find art and culture in the territory.

Jan 01 2021

Where Can I See Art & Culture In The Yukon?

Where Can I See Art And Culture In The Yukon? The Yukon is an inspiring place where artists express themselves using conceivable ...
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Yukon artists to perform seasonal music

Nov 20 2020

Local love

The Yukon bubble may have shrunk back down to the size of the territory this month, but that change won’t impact the kickoff...
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Nov 17 2020

Memories of the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency - Mennell

The Chilkoot Artist Residency has brought artists to the trail for nine years to create unique works of art. With the trail closed...
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Nov 12 2020

Diyet to perform in cross-Canada chorus

By Amy Kenny When Diyet van Lieshout was asked to participate in a cross-Canada rendition of Handel’s Messiah, the singer h...
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Artists form the Yukon Illustration Coalition

Oct 30 2020

Illustrating a point

By Amy Kenny There simultaneously is and is not a lot of space for illustrators to show their work in Whitehorse. On the one hand...
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Oct 23 2020

Reaching an audience through the airwaves

Nothing highlights the value of narration like making the switch from live theatre to radio plays. “In our first episode, t...
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Sep 23 2020

Memories of the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency - Tabbert

The Chilkoot Artist Residency has brought artists to the trail for nine years to create unique works of art. With the trail closed...
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More than 300 Canadian venues will light their buildings red in solidarity with the live events community.

Sep 18 2020

Supporting those behind the scenes

By Amy Kenny This fall, Light Up Live wants to train the spotlight, not on the stage, but on the people behind the scenes of all ...
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Aug 29 2020

Created at the Canyon a diversity of artists

By Amy Kenny Pencils and paintbrushes travel more easily than video cameras and keyboards, but coordinators of this year’s ...
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Aug 20 2020

Theatre in the round gets off the ground

In planning its fall programming, the Guild Hall considered the current climate—both the distancing measures in place these ...
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Cypherfest celebrates its 10 anniversary.

Jul 31 2020

The show must go on

By Amy Kenny In some ways, having to work within constraints has really opened up possibilities for artists. That’s been th...
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Jul 22 2020

COVID can’t stop music camp

By Amy Kenny This year’s Yukon Summer Music Camp is BYOI—bring your own instrument. It’s one of the ways Kather...
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Jul 15 2020

A stressful show

Rick Zuran’s first ever exhibition is the result of stress, but not the kind you might imagine.   His photographs...
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Jun 26 2020

New prize gives artists time and space to create

By Amy Kenny Artists are the best judges of what they need. That’s why a new $20,000 prize in the territory isn’t tie...
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Lisa Dewhurst named First Nations advisor for YAC.

May 26 2020

A resourceful role

By Amy Kenny The first step in learning more is acknowledging what you don’t know. Casey Prescott, CEO of the Yukon Arts Ce...
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May 15 2020

A different kind of art opening

By Amy Kenny Ever wonder what it’s like to have a private showing at a gallery? Beginning this week, you can book one at th...
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May 05 2020

Indigenous music festival makes its debut online

“Artists for Artists”.  That’s the motto behind the upcoming Tkaronto Music Festival: Online, organiz...
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May 01 2020

Wake up, Whitehorse

By Amy Kenny The Awaken Festival was so well-suited to being adapted to an online audience, artistic director Colin Wolf says he ...
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Apr 24 2020

Junction Arts and Music offers recordings of past shows

By Amy Kenny There may not be any new performances taking place in Haines Junction as part of Junction Arts and Music this summer...
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Apr 15 2020

Making do in Dawson

By Amy Kenny It’s normal to be feeling the cabin fever by the time spring rolls around in the North, but spring 2020 has ta...
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Apr 07 2020

Online activities during COVID-19

There are a myriad of activities available online to keep you and your family occupied during these trying times, so we have ...
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Yukon artists find ways to cope with COVID-19

Apr 04 2020

Art in isolation

By Amy Kenny Art may be created in isolation, but it’s experienced by community. What happens for artists, then, when a com...
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Mar 24 2020

YAC brings new exhibit to your home

Since the Yukon Arts Centre is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, a video of its new exhibit, Emerging North, can be ...
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Mar 16 2020

Yukon Arts Centre closed to public due to virus concerns

After careful consideration and growing concerns over the COVID-19 virus, the Yukon Arts Centre will be closed to the public effec...
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Feb 27 2020

A podium that says as much as the speaker

By Amy Kenny The most recent acquisition of the Yukon Arts Centre made its debut in December, but if you missed its unveiling, th...
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Feb 10 2020

It’s A-live (performance of Mary Shelley’s famous novel)

By Amy Kenny On its surface, Frankenstein seems like a straight-ahead horror story, but Sarah Fornace views it as a cautionary ta...
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Jan 24 2020

Are you with the band?

By Amy Kenny You don’t need to be a professional musician to be part of the band. You just need to be in the audience when ...
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Jan 20 2020

Ryan McMahon live podcast recording kicks off ALFF

By Amy Kenny Ryan McMahon calls his own show “the worst named podcast on the Internet,” but he also calls it the best...
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Dec 12 2019

A solstice tradition

By Amy Kenny How do you define Canadian music? Maybe it’s Neil Young, or Buffy Sainte-Marie. Maybe it’s The Tragicall...
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Dec 06 2019

RBC Dominion Securities donates $25,000 to YAC

Dianne Bruce, Director’s Council Investment Advisor for RBC and longtime Yukoner, along with Mike Edwards, Branch Manager fo...
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Dec 04 2019

Solitary and collaborative shows share main gallery

By Amy Kenny Gukki Nuka is a private person. That’s why it’s a surreal experience for him to be approached by strange...
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Jerry Granelli brings the spirit of Charlie Brown on stage

Nov 21 2019

Behind the silver screen

By Amy Kenny It’s the most beloved Christmas special to have almost never happened. It seems hard to believe. When A Charli...
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Nov 12 2019

Jazz Yukon enriches music scene

By Amy Kenny You’ve got to be kidding—that’s the first thing Duncan Sinclair thought when he found out he was t...
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Nov 01 2019

Local comedian to open for Majumder

Yukon's Jenny Hamilton will open for comedian Shaun Majumder at the Yukon Arts Centre on November 16. Hamilton has been enter...
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Oct 23 2019

Blue Feather Music Festival inspires the heart

By Amy Kenny A blue feather is a symbol of hope. That’s why, when Gary Bailie established a music festival in Whitehorse in...
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Oct 16 2019

A modern dance fairy tale

By Amy Kenny For Cas Public, turning 30 isn’t a time to look back—it’s a time to move forward. “I always...
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Oct 07 2019

A collaborative concert

By Amy Kenny Jill Barber needs your help on this tour. It literally can’t happen without you. That’s because every se...
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Sep 27 2019

A participatory performance

Music is a participatory sport. That’s what Norman Foote believes. The children’s performer has been making his audien...
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Sep 20 2019

A series that sings

By Amy Kenny Musicians who come to the Yukon for the Whitehorse Concerts series inevitably ask Steve Gedrose to produce the one t...
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Sep 13 2019

Of myths and motherboards

By Amy Kenny Lillian Loponen’s family is spread across Canada, but her most recent exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre Gall...
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Aug 28 2019

Art collection going digital

By Amy Kenny The Yukon Arts Centre is about to launch the first digitized collection of work in the Yukon, a significant move for...
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Aug 20 2019

To make a memory

By Amy Kenny There’s something about working with your hands that changes the conversations you have, says Sonya Kelliher-C...
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Aug 05 2019

Programming priceless experiences

By Amy Kenny When Michele Emslie looks at the crowd milling around the lobby of the Yukon Arts Centre before a show, she’s ...
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Jul 25 2019

A conversation on the arts

Come join a conversation about the arts with Canada Council for the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault as part of his tour of nort...
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Jul 24 2019

Yukon youth receive awards to write music

Four Yukon youth will be receiving $675 each from the Inspire Song – North for 90 Award to help them write original music. ...
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Jul 19 2019

Putting on the breaks

By Amy Kenny In a northern example of the butterfly effect, the slow speeds of yesterday’s Internet may be responsible for ...
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Jun 25 2019

Out Innerspace wants to limbo with Whitehorse  

By Amy Kenny Tiffany Tregarthen is an expert when it comes to dance, but she tries not to think about it that way when she’...
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May 29 2019

Yukon weaver and carver showcased in new exhibit

By Amy Kenny Ann Smith and Brian Walker sit side by side in the shade of the trees on their Long Lake property. The branches and ...
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May 22 2019

A Tribe Called Red performing at Adäka Festival

The Yukon Arts Centre and Adäka Cultural Festival are co-presenting the Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red as the head...
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May 14 2019

Read all about it: Newsies coming to town

By Amy Kenny Angela Drainville admits it. Founding the Yukon Theatre for Young People was a selfish move. “I have two teen...
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