Arts & Culture
Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of 29 cookbooks and recognized in the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. Her new memoir, "Homemade," is about growing up in a big Finnish family in northern Minnesota and moving out into the bigger world to become a very successful food writer. She chatted with Ann Possis recently about her experiences growing up, learning to cook and to write, and much more. Did you know she came up with the idea for Jeno's Pizza Rolls?
After completing a West Coast tour, two members of the Minneapolis band Step Rockets came up to Grand Marais to play a special acoustic duo show at Voyageur Brewing, as well as a fundraiser for Birch
Since last February, four young people with a deep interest in traditional crafts have inhabitated North House Folk School as part of the school's intern program.
South Shore jam band Floydian Slip stopped by Studio A on their way to a gig in Grand Marais. Floydian Slip is Andy Noyes, guitar & vocals; Olaf Kirsten, guitar & vocals; Jeff Kriner, percussion; and Scott McCafferty, bass & vocals. You can learn more about the band and their schedule here.
Great Lakes historian and author Michael Schumacher spoke with Dave recently about his latest book, "Torn in Two, " which recounts the story of the 1966 sinking of the freighter Daniel J. Morrell, and of its only survivor, Dennis Hale.
Longtime musician and storyteller Casey Aro makes a surprise appearance during Sunday's Polka Time and Classic Country with Carl Solander.
Curling, though generally only in the public eye during the Winter Olympics, is a long standing seasonal pastime in Cook County.
Jim Hurst is a master of bluegrass guitar, and an experienced instructor and session musician as well. He was in town for the 26th annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort, put on by the North Shore Music Association. Jim stopped by The Roadhouse to chat about his music and career, and play a few tunes. You can learn more about Jim and his music here.