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Stage Door: Interview with Sue Hennessy

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

Stage Door: Sam Kern

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

Marcia Hyatt

Stage Door: Marcia Hyatt

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

The Wrong Omar, July 2016

The Wrong Omar visits The Roadhouse for membership drive

The Wrong Omar (Joey Shaheen, Becky Shaheen, and Laura Lou, with Brian Reidinger on percussion) brought their fun brand of music to the big tent during membership drive last week. Be sure to listen for Joey's dream and the resulting can learn more about the band and their schedule at


Local book group focuses on just one author...Shakespeare

Local residents Tom McCann and Hillary Freeman are organizers of a read & study group that focuses on the works of Shakespeare. They chatted with Dick recently about the whys and hows of this unique book group. Interview includes their email addresses if you'd like to join them. 

Wayne Horvitz

Electronic composer Wayne Horvitz and "21 Pianos"

Wayne Horvitz is a composer and electronic musician based out of Seattle who recently recieved a grant from the McKNight Foundation to bring a new project called "21 Pianos" to Minnesota.

Katrina Axtell and Julian Hernandez

Axtell makes their American Radio debut on the Scenic Route

Katrina Axtell and Julian Hernandex are Axtell - a guitar and ukelele duo from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Rich Mattson & the Northstars

Rich Mattson & the Northstars bring cosmic folk to Studio A

Rich Mattson and the Northstars stopped by The Roadhouse to talk and share their unique brand of original music. In studio were Rich, Germaine Gemberling, Kyle Westrick, and Curtis Mattson, and hosts Dave TerSteeg & Berta Bauer. You can learn more about Rich's music and his recording studios, Sparta Sound, here

courtesy Minnesota State Fair

New foods for Minnesota State Fair this summer....SPAM sushi, anyone?

Dennis Larson is the lucky guy who chooses new foods each year for the MN State Fair. He chatted with Berta Bauer recently about what he looks for and what's new for this summer. This year's fair is Aug. 25 to Sept. 6; you can see the complete new foods list and lots more here.

From left, Amberly Rosen, Jerry Vandiver, host Dave TerSteeg

Jerry Vandiver & Amberly Rosen make beautiful music on The Roadhouse

Award-winning Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver and his fiddle partner, Amberly Rosen, stopped by The Roadhouse for what's become an annual visit. They played several songs from Jerry's latest CD, "Mixed Dry Bag," and chatted with Dave and Ann. You can learn more about Jerry's music, workshops, and performance schedule here.