Arts & Culture

Sawtooth Mountain Students on a Snowshoe Hike

Sawtooth Elementary Kindergarten Snowshoe Hike

On a warm February day, Sawtooth Elementary kindergarten students spent the afternoon snowshoeing and practicing their five senses in the outdoors.


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Gordon Thorne's 'Long Winter Song' from The Roadhouse, March 7, 2014

Deb Benedict and Buck welcomed blues master Gordon Thorne to Studio A March 7 during our "Spring Forward" membership drive f


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Musician Maria Nickolay makes her Roadhouse debut

Buck & Dick welcomed Hovland musician Maria Nickolay to Studio A March 14. Maria is just back from five months in Ireland, Israel, and Palestine, and music played a large part in her adventures. Learn about what she did, and hear some gorgeous vocals.


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Inuit art premiere guests Tom Chapman & Looty Pijamini join gallery owner Jan Sivertson in Studio A

Dick and Buck welcomed Inuit stone carver Looty Pijamini; Tom Chapman, president of Upper Canada Native Art; and Sivertson Gallery owner/founder Jan Sivertson on the eve of the 14th Annual Inuit Premiere weekend at the gallery. They chatted about the challenge of getting art from remote places out to the world, Looty's evolution as a carver, and much more.


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Local author & artist Kelly Dupre checks in from Anchorage

Buck chatted Feb. 28 with Kelly Dupre, local artist and author who, with her husband Jeff Stork, is spending a year in Anchorage. They caught up on her various book projects, including illustrations for John Hendricksson's new book, "Over the Portage and Into History," and lots more. You can learn more about Kelly and her work here. 


 

Eric Frost & Bill Hansen play The Roadhouse

Dick & Buck welcomed Eric Frost and Bill Hansen to Studio A on a snowy February night. They played a mix of original music and covers and, of course, there was lots of talk and laughter.


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Gordon Thorne, a Roadhouse favorite, stops in to play during membership drive

Deb Benedict and Buck welcomed blues master Gordon Thorne to Studio A March 7 during our "Spring Forward" membership drivefor lots of great music, including a wonderful song about spring that Gordon wrote specially for the drive. Take a listen. And don't forget the fourth annual fingerstyle guitar weekend, happening April 12 at Bluefin Bay in Tofte.


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Cal Hand & Amanda Hand play The Roadhouse

Buck & Dick welcomed steel guitar and dobro master Cal Hand, and his singer-songwriter daughter Amanda Hand, to The Roadhouse Feb. 14. Cal, longtime performer on A Prairie Home Companion, was in town for a new North Shore Music Association event, "The Grand Marais Ole Opry." They chatted and played some gorgeous music.


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Local Music Project: The Grand Marais Ole Opry

The North Shore Music Association presented the first ever Grand Marais Ole Opry on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  WTIP Classic Country host, Carl Solander, emceed the event which featured four ac


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Gordon Thorne warms a winter night with great blues

Dick & Ann welcomed local musician Gordon Thorne to Studio A Jan. 31 for fun conversation and wonderful blues guitar. Gordon is offering guitar workshops every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. through March at Moondance Coffee in Lutsen. And April 12 is the fourth annual Fingerstyle Masters weekend at Bluefin Bay in Tofte.