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Gordon in studio July 3

Local blues favorite Gordon Thorne visits Studio A

Local bluesman Gordon Thorne stopped by The Roadhouse July 3 for a few tunes... as well as conversation about everything from obscure blues singers to waterskiing. 

courtesy Betsy Bowen

New exhibit of Ugandan art now at Betsy Bowen Studio

Local artist Betsy Bowen visited Uganda in 2009 and 2010. While there, she met artists and taught art to kids. An exhibit of work by Ugandan wood block artists Fred Mutebi and Hassan Mukiibi, as well as woodcuts by more than 20 kids Betsy worked with, opened recently at Betsy Bowen Studio. Betsy joined Dick July 3 to talk about her experiences in Uganda. The exhibit runs through July 19, and you can learn more here.

Sam Miltich on guitar

The North Shore Music Association presents The skyBlue Jazz Quartet

On Saturday, July 11, gypsy-jazz musician Sam Miltich is coming to the Arrowhead Center for the Arts to perform with the skyBlue Jazz Quartet.

A mini-class on spoon carving will take place over 4th of July weekend

4th of July at North House Folk School

To celebrate the 4th of July, North House Folk School will be putting on a range of classes and demonstrations for kids and adults.

Mural by David Gilsvik

Anishinaabe Way: Butch Deschampe

Grand Portage Band member Butch Deschampe comes from a long line of fishermen, including his Grandfather Joe and his father Sam Deschampe.

Artist's Point

History Speaks: Artist's Point

Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake Superior.

The Grand Marais Arts Festival

The 25th Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival

Grand Marais Art Colony events director Carolyn Fritz came into WTIP to discuss their many upcoming classes and events, including the highly anticipated 25th annual Grand Marias Arts Festival.

Bowl by Lou Pignolet

Hovland Arts Festival showcases art created by local residents, July 3-4

This weekend in Hovland there’ll be two days of art, music and food.


Woodland Chamber Music Workshop celebrates eighth year on the North Shore

The eighth annual Woodland Chamber Music Workshop took place the last week in June at Surfside Resort in Tofte, with a record number of people registered for workshops. The event's creator, conductor and cellist Josh Aerie, talked with Dick about chamber music, their philosophy of teaching all levels, and the several concerts open to the public that weekend. You can learn more or register for next year's workshop here.


Great (and unusual) new foods at the MN State Fair this year!

The MN State Fair just announced new foods for this summer's fair, including Snicker Bar salad, deep-fried ribs, and walleye-stuffed mushrooms. Dennis Larson, the lucky guy who gets to choose the new offerings, chatted with Dick about all things food at the fair. You can see the mouth-watering complete list here. This year's fair runs Aug. 27 through Sept. 7. Photo courtesy MN State Fair.