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Inuk singer Kelly Fraser dies at 26

Sanikiluaq’s Kelly Fraser, who had plans to release her next album by May 2020, has died. photo courtesy of Kelly Fraser Editor’s note: This story has been updated. Inuk pop singer Kelly Fraser is dead, according...

Weekend Yellowknifer editorial: This theatre has a ‘NACC’ for the North

The issue: Lively arts We say: Help lift up life The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre opened its doors for an Easter production of Handel's Messiah in 1984. Since then, the plucky non-profit charitable organization known as...

Yellowknife’s Carmen Braden named top composer in Western Canada

When Carmen Braden's name was called from the shortlist of five nominees at the 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards in Whitehorse on Oct. 3, she was so surprised that she didn't know how to...

First time onstage in Kuujjuaq

Rankin Inlet's own Sam Tutanuak brought his sound from the Kivalliq to the Aqpik Jam Music Festival at the Kuujjuaq Forum in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, from Aug. 12 to 15. This year's festival included an impressive...

Kayden Mercer: A star on the rise

It's been quite the ride for young musician Kayden Mercer since he decided to pick up a guitar to learn how to play and write songs less than a year ago in Rankin Inlet. Mercer,...

Katuutiit rocks again

If you walk past Rankin Inlet’s rec hall late at night you might notice the faint rumble of a rhythm which has a slight Credence Clearwater Revival tinge to it. Nearly 10 years since they...

Norm Glowach dives into family history for new show

Lifetime Yellowknifer and musician Norm Glowach will take the NACC stage as a new character named Johnny Cole on Saturday evening. Through a multimedia performance and music, Johnny Cole – Meet Me at the Rex...

The Honky Tonk Psychiatrist comes to NACC

Yellowknife musician ‘Baby’ Brian Weadick will hit the NACC stage with a fresh set of twangy tunes on Friday night. Weadick, along with a five-piece band, will be playing some of the singer-songwriter’s well-known and...

New music festival coming to Yellowknife

  Yellowknife's newest festival is set to kick off next month. The inaugural Longshadow New Music Festival will run from June 14 to 16, organized by local musician Carmen Braden. The festival will celebrate contemporary music from...

Grammy-winning jazz oboist to play in Yk

Tomorrow evening the sounds of a highly orchestrated, dramatic and interesting kind of jazz with strong components of funk, Latin and traditional swing will fill the NACC auditorium. That’s according to John Krosnick, the drummer...

Folk on the Rocks announces final wave of artists

Friday Folk on the Rocks festival announced the third and final wave of artists hitting the stage this summer. Canadian storyteller Fiver, garage rock band Light Bulb Alley, Lazarus and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will be joining...

Folk on the Rocks announces second wave of 2019 lineup

Folk On The Rocks Music Festival announced its second wave of artists on April 5. The 39th annual festival will be hosting performances by 'nocturnal electronic pop' performer La Force and Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba. The...

Focus on business: YK Rocks

The man behind YK Rocks, the newest concert promotion company in town, is looking to invigorate the music scene by hosting open jam nights and running a concert series at the Black Knight Pub. Patrick...

Inuvik man to open music school, store, studio

Glen Brake is in the planning stages of opening a multi-purpose music centre in Inuvik. The centre will feature a music school, a retail store, a recording studio, and a performance area. "There's a great...