Arts & Culture
Rich Mattson and his band the North Stars (Germaine Gemberling, Eli Bissonett, and Russell Bergum) dropped by The Roadhouse Sept. 5 on their way to play Radio Waves later that evening. Listen for wonderful original music. You can learn more about Rich's music here.
Dick & Ann welcomed local musicians John Gruber (guitar) and Max Bichel (violin) to Studio A Aug. 29 for fun conversation and delightful music. They were both scheduled to play a few times at this year's Radio Waves music festival.
Cartoonist Bill Barnes chatted with Ann Possis Aug. 29 about what's so special about cartooning, how the Web has changed the business, how people can get into it, and lots more. He was in Grand Marais Sept. 4 to teach a two-hour class at the Grand Marais library. Check out his comic strips Unshelved and Not Invented Here.
Ann Possis & Roger Linehan hosted The Sweet Papa Dave Band in studio Aug. 8 for high-energy, original music that will get you out of your chair. The band, David Hart on guitar, Keith Manske on bass, Randy Mickelberg on guitar, and John Tetrault on drums, was in town to play at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino the next evening.
Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jerry Vandiver stopped by The Roadhouse Aug. 8 with his guitar to chat and play a few tunes, including what he calls paddling music. His new CD, "Every Scratch Tells a Story," features one he wrote about our town, "In Grand Marais." He was in the area for his 20th straight annual Boundary Waters canoe trip. You can learn more about Jerry and his delightful music here.
Ann chatted Aug. 8 with Mary Relindes Ellis, author of "The Bohemian Flats,"a novel set in a vibrant immigrant enclave in Minneapolis in the early 20th century. The book is rich in historical detail as well as a fascinating story of a family who moves from Germany to America. You can learn more about the author and the book here.
The North Shore Music Association will be sponsoring a concert with rockabilly singer and guitarist Rosie Flores on Saturday, August 16, starting at 7:30 p.m, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.
Dick & Ann welcomed the band Floydian Slip (Scott McCafferty, bass; Olaf Kirsten, guitar; Andy Noyes, guitar; and Jeff Kriner, drums) to Studio A Aug. 1 for fun conversation and great original music & covers. They were in town to play two shows at the Gun Flint Tavern. You can learn more about them and where they play next here.
New "By Way of Water" exhibit at Cook County Historical Museum features artifacts, multimedia displays, and more-
"By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior" is a new exhibit at the Cook County Historical Museum in Grand Marais. It shares stories of how the Lake shaped the people and communities of our region. Director of the museum Carrie McHugh joined Ann Aug. 1 to talk about all the cool items and displays in the exhibit, and what people will learn about when they visit.