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Marilyn Morrison directs Range Lake North School's Junior Choir at a choral session during the Yellowknife Music Festival at Northern United Place in 2011. This year's Yellowknife Music Festival begins April 29 and runs until May 6. - NNSL file photo
Youth strike a chord
Sixth Yellowknife Music Festival kicks off next week

Sarah Bradfield
Northern News Services

As Classics On Stage Yellowknife celebrates its sixth Yellowknife Music Festival, organizers are expecting to see 500 to 600 participants. News LinkContinued

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Entertainment briefs

E-mail: entertainment@nnsl.com | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Out with the old, in with the new

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The Aurora Arts Society (AAS) is holding an artist studio spring cleaning garage sale for members at 9 a.m. May 3 in the library meeting room.
Artists are invited to swap or sell any materials can be used for art such as pastels, inks, furs, glue, tools, features, leftovers, magazines, books, and even the kitchen sink.
After all, one man's trash is another man's treasure!
Doors will be open to the public an hour into the sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

So you want to be a script writer

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival is accepting applications for the imagineNATIVE Script and Development Lab, a program that encourages young writers to develop their script writing skills. Four indigenous artists First Nations, Metis and Inuit will be selected throughout Canada, who will later complete a first draft of a feature-length screenplay. The workshop starts with a retreat on Whitefish Lake First Nation, in northern Ontario in late May. The program is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and features indigenous filmmakers as mentors. Interested applications have until May 7 to make their interests known.

Narratives in quilting

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Behchoko-born Celine Mackenzie Vukson will be displaying her quilting through the trunk show exhibit, Dene Rose and Landscapes, for the Yellowknife Quilters Guild's annual general meeting May 8.
Mackenzie Vukson is currently working on her PhD in indigenous studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. She learned to quilt in 1979 when she was a Tlicho language reporter for the CBC during the Mackenzie Valley Berger Inquiry. Now, she draws on traditional and modern techniques that draw from indigenous history and methodology.
The AGM will be held at the Baker's Centre at 8 p.m.

A taste of Northern living

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Food First Foundation works to support healthy eating for children and youth throughout the North.
In lieu of Mother's Day, they will be hosting the culinary event, A Taste of Northern Living, at the Explorer Hotel on May 10.
On the menu is a wide array of northern themed foods, including a bison dish as well as a variety of exotic foods.
In addition to the fine dining is a silent auction and door prizes from various Yellowknife venues.

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