Arts & Culture

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Bluesman Bob Bingham releases new CD, "New Ground"

Local bluesman Bob Bingham joined Buck & Dick in Studio A June 13 to celebrate 50 years in the music business as well as the release of his fifth self-produced album, "New Ground." Bob was one of the founding members of the now-legendary Lamont Cranston Band. Fun stories abound in this interview, which also includes three cuts from Bob's new CD.


Poet Ralph Latham Shares His Work and Process

After years of writing and teaching, Grand Marais poet Ralph Latham has produced a slim volume of poems.


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Musician Jim McGowan stops by The Roadhouse

Buck & Dick welcomed singer/guitarist Jim McGowan to Studio A June 6. Jim was in town to perform at Cascade Lodge Pub the next evening. They talked about music as well as Jim's new job as executive director of the MN Alliance of YMCAs, and Jim played some great tunes.


Betsy Bowen Illustrates "Plant a Pocket of Prairie"

Local artist and illustrator, Betsy Bowen, has collaborated on a new book called ‘Plant a Pocket of Prairie.’  North Shore Morning host Randy Eastlund talked with Betsy abou


WTIP's Executive Director, Deb Benedict

WTIP's Deb Benedict Recognized in "The Woman Today" magazine

WTIP's Executive Director, Deb Benedict, was recently featured in the June/July 2014 issue of "The Woman Today" magazine.  


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Mark Lambert tells story of Warren MacKenzie, one of the fathers of American pottery

Potter/filmmaker Mark Lambert & his crew have created a documentary, "Warren MacKenzie: A Potter's Hands," about the process and work of this remarkable artist. Buck spoke May 30 with Mark to learn more about the film, which is being screened Friday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. You can watch a 2-minute trailer here. 


 

Chris Gillis & Gordon Thorne play The Roadhouse

Dick Swanson & Ann Possis welcomed Chris Gillis (keyboard) and Gordon Thorne (guitar) to Studio A May 23 for a fun set of music and chat.


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The WolfGang plays classical music using instruments of Mozart's time

Four members of the WolfGang, a classical sextet from the Twin Cities, joined Dick May 23 to talk about the music they play, the period instruments they use, and more. Two cuts from their CD are played in part during the interview. They were in Grand Marais to perform at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts May 24. Learn more about the Wolfgang here.


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LSProject: Mercury and Fish Consumption

Mercury is present in most of our waters in northeastern Minnesota, and often ultimately ends up in our bloodstream.  In this edition of the