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Marquee arts and cultural calendar - October 15, 2015

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The Klondike Roots and Blues Festival is coming up tomorrow and Saturday night!

This is the second year of the festival.

Once again, Friday night's show features accoustic acts... like Dan Livingstone, Harpdog Brown, Lonesome Buckaroos and Brandon Isaak.

Saturday night is Electric night with local act The Midnight Sons Band.

Smalltown Playboys will play some funky blues.

Plus there's J-W Jones, young, blues guitar player who is making a name for himself.

That's a taste of the Klondike Roots and Blues Festival tomorrow night and Saturday at the Yukon Convention Centre.


Whitehorse Concerts presents the premier classical piano quintet "Ensemble Vivant."

This dynamic group is based in Toronto.

It will be performing a programme titled "From Bach to Piazzola."

There'll be something for all musical tastes.

The concert is set for Saturday at 8pm at The Yukon Arts Centre.


The next Jazz on the Wing is coming up Sunday.

This time, The Cookers Quintet, out of Toronto, will be performing. That's Jazz on the Wing Sunday at the Yukon Arts Centre at 7:30pm.


Boom opens in the Yukon tonight...

It's a one-man performance by Rick Miller who is known for his show MacHomer.

Boom is his latest multimedia performance. The show explores the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation, from the first boom of the Atomic Bomb in 1945 to the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.

That's Boom tonight and tomorrow at 8 at the Yukon Arts Centre.


Kim Beggs is on tour with Ben Sures and Amber Suchy

She's filling in for Jay Aymar now on the Canadian Troubadour Trilogy tour.

The three songwriters are playing the Yukon, Alaska, NWT and Alberta.

They'll be in Mayo today at the J-V Clark school.

Tomorrow, they play the Sourdough Café in Keno City.

Saturday night, the trio plays Pelly Crossing at the Link Building...

... with special guests Dena Zagi and Stephen Joe.

Sunday, they play the St. Elias Convention Centre in Haines Junction.


The next home routes tour is on the territory.

This month blues artist Terry Gillespie is touring the Yukon.

He'll be in Whitehorse tomorrow night, Atlin on Saturday and Crag Lake on Sunday.

Check out www.homeroutes.ca for details.


To visual art...

Halin de Repentigny's new show opens to the public tomorrow.

It runs until the 18th at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse.

The title is "Divergence, a straight path is a boring path."

You can see more than 30 new works - landscape and nudes.

The Friday show opens from 5-9pm.

The Saturday show is open from 11-4pm ... and Sunday 12-4pm.

That's at the Old Fire Hall.


Author and storyteller Reneltta Arluk is on tour with Yukon Public Libraries this week.

She's of Inuvialuit and Dene descent originally from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

She was raised by her grandparents on the trap-line until school age.

For over ten years, Arluk has been a part of Aboriginal Theatre across Canada and overseas.

She'll be storytelling and giving a talk tonight in Faro at 7pm at the Community Library.

Arluk heads to the Ross River library tomorrow morning at 10am.

Saturday afternoon, she'll be at the Tagish Library at 2pm.

And Sunday, she'll be at the Whitehorse Public Library at 3pm.


Just a few more days to catch some live local theatre...

The play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is on stage at the Guild Hall in Porter Creek.

It features some of Yukon's young local actors playing the Peanuts' characters in their teens.

It runs until Saturday. Shows start at 8pm.


Back to music... the Yukon's Gordie Tentrees is on the TOUR OF THE NORTH this week.

It will feature songs from his new record 'Less is More."

This Monday night, come celebrate his new record and for the first time in the North hear these new songs.

It will feature opening act Jaxon Haldane from Oklahoma.


And that's your Marquee.

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