Arts & Culture
Buck, Dick & Ann welcomed local band Critter du Jour to Studio A during the recent "All Welcome" membership drive. Ken McMillan, guitar; Barb LaVigne, flute; Tom VanCleve, accordion & fiddle; and Susan Maijala; percussion, made lovely music and lots of laughs.
Dick chatted with Norwegian author Vidar Sundstol, whose award-winning crime novel, "The Land of Dreams," was just translated into English. The book is set here on the North Shore, and features people and places of our region. Sundstol lived here for a few years while his wife worked for the forest service.
Buck chatted with polar explorer Lonnie Dupre about his new film, "Cold Love," an exploration of the beauty of the world's frozen places and why they're so important to the health of the planet. The film debuted in Cook County Oct. 11 & 12.
Buck & Bob welcomed Joe Paulik (guitar, vocals), Max Bichel (fiddle) and Derek Smith (percussion) for live music in Studio A Oct. 4.
The 2013 Highway 61 Film Festival occurred this past weekend in Pine City, Minnesota. The competition included one film from Cook County this year. “Sled Dogs to St.
Rick Skoog, who lives in Cook County and drives a snowplow for MNDOT, has another talent you may not be aware of: songwriting. He stopped in to Studio A Sept. 27 to talk with Buck and Dave Seaton about his songwriting career, living and working in Nashville, and lots more. You'll hear two songs he co-wrote in this interview.
The Bricklayers (Matt Trucano, founding artistic director; Kyle Cadotte, co-founding artistic director, and Jonathan Greene, international theater artist) joined Dave Seaton in Studio A Sept. 27. Conversation ranged from what mask theatre is to why theater and improv are important, and more. They performed Sept. 28 in Grand Portage, and are conducting workshops for students at Oshki Ogimaag Charter School the week of Sept. 30.
Boundary Waters lover Barry Johnson has put together a book of essays about his favorite place, the "BWCA Reader." Several dozen stories from different writers run the gamut from fish tales to honeymoons to canoes gone missing. Barry shares how and why he decided to publish this book, why it's important to him, and more, in this conversation with Ann Possis Sept. 20.
Buck & Dick welcomed Tom Paxton, Jon Vezner, and Jonathan Brown to Studio A Sept. 13 for talk and music. The three were in Grand Marais to perform on NPR's Mountain Stage, Friday evening, and Unplugged XII, Saturday evening, both at North House Folk School.