Arts & Culture

Erik Hahn performing with Frozen Britches

Local Music Project: Erik Hahn

This edition of the Local Music Project features multi-instrumentalist Erik Hahn. 


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Critter du Jour brings music & fun to The Roadhouse

Buck, Dick & Ann welcomed local band Critter du Jour to Studio A during the recent "All Welcome" membership drive. Ken McMillan,  guitar; Barb LaVigne, flute; Tom VanCleve, accordion & fiddle; and Susan Maijala; percussion, made lovely music and lots of laughs.  


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Norwegian author Vidar Sundstol's "The Land of Dreams," mystery set on the North Shore

Dick chatted with Norwegian author Vidar Sundstol, whose award-winning crime novel, "The Land of Dreams," was just translated into English. The book is set here on the North Shore, and features people and places of our region. Sundstol lived here for a few years while his wife worked for the forest service.


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Polar explorer Lonnie Dupre discusses his new film about the earth's frozen places, "Cold Love"

Buck chatted with polar explorer Lonnie Dupre about his new film, "Cold Love," an exploration of the beauty of the world's frozen places and why they're so important to the health of the planet. The film debuted in Cook County Oct. 11 & 12.


 

Joe Paulik, Max Bichel & Derek Smith play The Roadhouse

Buck & Bob welcomed Joe Paulik (guitar, vocals), Max Bichel (fiddle) and Derek Smith (percussion) for live music in Studio A Oct. 4.


Filmmakers Patrick Knight & Kelly Schoenfelder (Photo by Stephan Hoglund)

Local film selected for Highway 61 Film Fest

 The 2013 Highway 61 Film Festival occurred this past weekend in Pine City, Minnesota. The competition included one film from Cook County this year. “Sled Dogs to St.


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Local songwriter Rick Skoog visits The Roadhouse

Rick Skoog, who lives in Cook County and drives a snowplow for MNDOT, has another talent you may not be aware of: songwriting. He stopped in to Studio A Sept. 27 to talk with Buck and Dave Seaton about his songwriting career, living and working in Nashville, and lots more. You'll hear two songs he co-wrote in this interview.


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Chicago-based The Bricklayers mask theatre performs, conducts workshops in Grand Portage

The Bricklayers (Matt Trucano, founding artistic director; Kyle Cadotte, co-founding artistic director, and Jonathan Greene, international theater artist) joined Dave Seaton in Studio A Sept. 27. Conversation ranged from what mask theatre is to why theater and improv are important, and more. They performed Sept. 28 in Grand Portage, and are conducting workshops for students at Oshki Ogimaag Charter School the week of Sept. 30.


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Delightful new book assembles stories from the Boundary Waters--plus trivia to boot

Boundary Waters lover Barry Johnson has put together a book of essays about his favorite place, the "BWCA Reader." Several dozen stories from different writers run the gamut from fish tales to honeymoons to canoes gone missing. Barry shares how and why he decided to publish this book, why it's important to him, and more, in this conversation with Ann Possis Sept. 20.