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Arts & Culture

Jay Arrowsmith Decoux (left) and Jeff "J." Niesen

The Beginnings of the "Artworks" Artists' Co-op

Artworks is a forthcoming artists' co-operative in Cook County that is the brainchild of Grand Marais mayor Jay Arrowsmith-Decoux and local artist J. Neisen.


Floydian Slip in Studio A

Floydian Slip rocks the Roadhouse with original jam music

South Shore jam band Floydian Slip made a return appearance on the show May 13 with great original tunes. They've been working on a new album, set to come out this summer, and they'll be back in town for Fisherman's Picnic. Floydian Slip is Andy Noyes, Jeff Kriner, Olaf Kirsten, and Scott McCafferty. You can learn more about the band and their schedule here.  


"You Must Only to Love Them"

Cook County resident Ann Marie Mershon's new memoir on teaching and traveling in Turkey

Cook County teacher and writer Ann Marie Mershon spent nine semesters teaching in Turkey. She's written a memoir of her time there, "You Must Only to Love Them: Lessons Learned in Turkey." She chatted with Dick recently about what it was like to live and teach there, what she learned about Turkish culture, and much more. The book is available locally and on Amazon. You can learn more about Ann and her work here


Plucked Up String Band

Plucked Up String Band plays The Roadhouse

The Plucked Up String Band (Bill Hansen, dobro; Amanda Hand, guitar & vocals; Matt Nesheim, banjo & vocals; Elliot Noyce, mandolin & vocals; Kieran Scannell, drums; and Will Moore, upright bass & vocals) stopped by Studio A shortly after their big tour. Listen for great original music and fun stories about being on the road.


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New exhibit at Duluth's Karpeles Museum features Dylan memorabilia

Local historian Bill Pagel, who runs the Dylan website www.boblinks.com, has an enormous collection of Dylan memorabilia. He's chosen some of the best pieces for an exhibit titled "Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood," open through May 31 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Duluth. Dick spoke with John Bushey, co-curator of the exhibit, about the treasures within, and about the sixth annual Duluth Dylan Fest May 22 through May 29.


Briand Morrison in Studio A

Briand Morrison brings cool jazz to The Roadhouse

Local jazz favorite Briand Morrison stopped by The Roadhouse Apr. 29. Learn about his upcoming gigs, new guitar, and what he's working on now...and hear some great jazz guitar.


Dusty Heart

Dusty Heart's special live session on Women in Music

Dusty Heart is a new Americana duo based out of Minneapolis comprised of Barbara Jean Meyers and Molly Dean.


cover of "Through the Ashes"

Maria Nickolay's debut album "Through the Ashes"

Cook County native Maria Nickolay is spending the next few years in Belfast, but before she left she recorded her debut full-length album, mixing and mastering each track herself.


Self-portrait by Jeff Niesen

Artist Open House - Jeff Niesen

Jeff Niesen is a longtime North Shore visitor whose art guided him to move to Grand Marais in 2013.


Moheb Soliman

Grand Marais Public Library hosts presentation on "A Great Lakes Vista"

Poet and performance artist, Moheb Soliman talks about “HOMES – A Great Lakes Vista” with WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson.