Arts & Culture

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Cartoonist Bill Barnes talks about his craft

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. 


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Pete Kavanaugh does acoustic set on The Roadhouse

Bob Carter & Dick Swanson welcomed local musician Pete Kavanaugh to Studio A Aug. 15 for fun conversation and great tunes. You can learn more about Pete and his music here.


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The Sweet Papa Dave Band rocks Studio A

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. 


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Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Vandiver drops by The Roadhouse

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. 


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Author Mary Relindes Ellis on her new novel, "The Bohemian Flats"

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.


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Rosie Flores comes to the Arrowhead Center for the Arts

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.


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South Shore band Floydian Slip rocks The Roadhouse

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.


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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.


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Moments In Time: The Mill

Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, their son, Herb, and family friend, Bob Pratt, remem


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Maria Nickolay brings both covers & original music to The Roadhouse

Buck & Ann welcomed local singer-songwriter Maria Nickolay to The Roadhouse July 25 for fun conversation and beautiful music. She's playing at several venues around the county this summer.