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Stage Door: Techs

‘Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.

Dorothy Dora Whipple, courtesy of Wendy Makoons Geniusz

Anishinaabe Way: Dorothy Dora Whipple

"Chi-mewinzha" means "A Long Time Ago" in the Ojibwe language. It's also the title of a book of bilingual Ojibwe stories by Leech Lake elder Dorothy Dora Whipple.


Plucked Up String Band makes Roadhouse debut

There's a new band in town, the Plucked Up String Band, and they stopped by Studio A to chat and share their great original music. The band is Elliott Noyce on mandolin, Will Moore on upright bass, Matt Nesheim on banjo, and Bill Hansen on dobro. You can hear more from the band at Radio Waves, Saturday, Sept. 12, and at Unplugged at North House, Sept. 17.

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: From Bayfield to Baikal

Last summer a group of students and adults from Bayfield, Wisconsin, traveled to Lake Baikal in Russia.


Joe Paulik brings original music to The Roadhouse

Local singer/songwriter Joe Paulik's work is heavily influenced by nature and conveys his sense of connectedness to the Earth. He joined Dick and Dave Aug. 21 to talk about his music and play several tunes. You can learn more about Joe and his music here.


Dan Hansen's art exhibit, "Sofia," opens Aug. 27 at North House

Dan Hansen, a Duluth digital artist and son of Mark & Wendy Hansen of Grand Marais, has been delving into the history and meaning of numbers. His art exhibit, "Sofia," is a work of historical fiction presented as an archaeological find of the lost writings of Pythagoras. It opens Thursday, Aug. 27 (opening reception 7 p.m.) at North House Folk School and runs through Sept. 7. Dick spoke with Dan Aug. 21 to learn more about the exhibit and what inspired him to create these pieces. 

Timmy Haus

Timmy Haus plays The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Dave TerSteeg welcomed local musician Timmy Haus to The Roadhouse Aug. 14 for fun chat and great sound. 

Jerry Vandiver in Studio A, Aug. 2015

Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Vandiver makes annual stop at The Roadhouse

Grammy award-winner Jerry Vandiver stops by Studio A every summer when he's in town for his annual BWCAW canoe trip. Dick & Ann welcomed him Aug. 7 for lots of fun talk and great tunes. You can learn more about Jerry and his music here.

Ladies Music Club

Ladies Music Club full live session on The Scenic Route

The Ladies Music Club is a group of four women from St. Paul playing classic and contemporary folk songs.


Rendezvous Days re-enactors, fiddler stop by Studio A

Rendezvous Days was Aug. 7 to 9 at Grand Portage National Monument. Two of the historical re-enactors, Ray and Kelly James,  joined Dick Aug. 7 to explain how the encampment and re-enactment work. And fiddler Carrie  Dlutkowski played some amazing tunes of the period.