Arts & Culture

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The Thunderheads return to Studio A

The Thunderheads (Steve Blexrud, Craig Paquette, Brad McDonald) brought their great music to Studio A May 16. They were in town to perform at the Gun Flint Tavern that weekend.


Photo by Mitch Huang via Flickr.

The North Shore Music Association presents Erica Ternes with The Wolfgang

On Saturday, May 24, the NSMA is sponsoring a concert at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Kate Fitzgerald, the director of NSMA, talked to WTIP about the event.


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Local Music Project: Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling

This edition of the Local Music Project features long time Minnesota music makers Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling.  Rich and Germaine reside in Sparta, Minnesota where Rich runs his recordin


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Fascinating facts & stories about nature in three-minute bites, from scientist/outdoorsman Robert Zink

Robert Zink's new book, "The Three-Minute Outdoorsman," distills the latest news from the world of science & nature into three-minute tidbits of interesting information for the regular reader. He chatted with Dave TerSteeg May 9 about the book, and tells some great, quirky stories. Did you know that chickadees in our neck of the woods are smarter than most? Can you guess why? Take a listen.


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Printmaking Intensive: Seeing Possiblitites

MCAD instructor and printmaker Mary Leikvold will be teaching at the Grand Marais Art Colony May 29th through June 1st.


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Slinky! Gumby! Barbie! New MNHS exhibit explores toys of years past

Buck spoke May 2 with Adam Scher, senior curator at the MN Historical Society, about their new exhibit, "Toys of the '50s, '60s & '70s," opening May 24 at the MN History Center in St. Paul. You'll recognize many favorites as well as a few you haven't heard of...like the Johnny Horizon Environmental Test Kit? Many of the toys have Minnesota connections. Listen, have fun and learn a few things all at once.


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The Joe Paulik Band plays Studio A

Buck & Ann welcomed the Joe Paulik Band (Joe Paulik, Jessi Nicholson, John Mianowski & Derek Smith) to The Roadhouse Apr. 25 to play a few tunes and talk about the second annual Cook County Ramble, coming up May 2 at 7 p.m. at Cascade Lodge Pub.


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"Zenith City" offers personal & historical take on the city of Duluth

Michael Fedo has just written a new book, "Zenith City," a collection of essays about his growing up in Duluth. Ann Possis spoke with him April 25 and learned all about it. He reads a brief passage from one very funny essay, as well. You can read more in his blog, here.


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Michael Monroe & Prudence Johnson make great music on The Roadhouse

Dave TerSteeg & Buck welcomed local musician & songwriter Michael Monroe and his guest, Twin Cities musician Prudence Johnson, to Studio A Apr. 18. Prudence was in town to appear at Michael's Log Cabin Concert the following evening. Listen for fun conversation and some gorgeous sound.


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Folk singer & activist Peter Yarrow visits The Roadhouse

Legendary musician and activist Peter Yarrow joined Buck Apr. 18 for a conversation about his work and music, and the legacy he's working to create. Peter will perform and speak at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais Sat., April 26 at 7:30 p.m.