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The Wrong Omar

The Wrong Omar lands in the right studio--on The Roadhouse

Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar (from left, Becky Shaheen, Laura Lou, and Joey Shaheen) dropped by the station during membership drive to chat, laugh, and play some great original music. 


"I Love You, You're Perfect! Now Change!" opens July 17 at Arrowhead Center for the Arts

"I Love You, You're Perfect! Now Change!" is a musical production opening Friday, July 17, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.


courtesy Lou Pignolet

Former chemistry professor transforms self into expert bowl turner

Lou Pignolet retired to Hovland about 10 years ago and took up woodturning. He's now an expert who makes gorgeous bowls and teaches at North House. He joined Buck July 10 to talk about how he got into this art and what it means to him. You can learn more and see his bowls here.


courtesy Sala Architects

Architect & 'cabinologist' Dale Mulfinger talks all things cabin

Architect, author & 'cabinologist' Dale Mulfinger stopped by Studio A on a recent visit to the shore. He chatted with Dick about our beloved cabins, what makes a cabin special (as opposed to a house), and recent developments in cabin architecture. You can learn more about Dale and his firm here.


Gunflint Trail Historical Society 10 Year Celebration, picture by Sally Valentini

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 10

Summer has turned the corner so to speak as daylight minutes begin to trickle away. Conditions in the upper Gunflint have been fairly normal, but did present a sticky spike last weekend.


Cobblestone structures in Tofte Park

West End News: July 9

I was surprised and honored to be named Citizen of the Year at this year’s 4th of July celebration in Tofte.  As I said in my acceptance speech, off the top of my head I can think of 20 peo


Michael Monroe in Studio A

Michael Monroe plays from most recent album, "Folk Legends"

Local fav Michael Monroe stopped by Studio A July 3 to play a few songs from his most recent album, "Folk Legends," and to talk about his music and log cabin concerts. You can learn more here.


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.