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Briand Morrison makes music to accompany father George Morrison's art

Dave TerSteeg & Ann Possis welcomed local jazz guitarist and composer Briand Morrison to Studio A March 13. He's working on a new project called "Briand Morrison Presents Musical Impressions, The Art of George Morrison," in which he composes and performs music to accompany a series of slides of his father's work. In this interview he explains the project and share three of the 12 songs. You can learn more about Briand and his work at www.briandmorrison.com.


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Karen Babine discusses her new book, "Water and What We Know"

Karen Babine, an English professor who grew up in northern Minnesota, is just out with a book of essays exploring the meaning of place and identity: "Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life." She spoke with Ann Possis Mar. 13 about the book and why she feels place is so important in our lives. You can learn more about Karen and her writing at www.karenbabine.com.


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Author John Vaillant on his first work of fiction, "The Jaguar's Children"

John Vaillant, best-selling author of "The Tiger" and "The Golden Spruce,"  has turned to fiction with his debut novel about a young man trapped during a border crossing from Mexico to the U.S. Buck spoke with him Mar. 6 about the book and its amazing, chilling story. You can learn more about John and his work here.


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The Thunderheads rock Studio A

Twin Cities-based band The Thunderheads (Steve Blexrud, Craig Paquette, & Don Blue) visited The Roadhouse Feb. 27 before their appearance at the Tavern. Listen for fun conversation and great music. You can learn more about the band here.


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Snow King adorns Grand Marais harbor

Community member Elise Kyllo and her family have constructed a snow sculpture on the shores of Lake Superior in Grand Marais horbor, one of several in the area.


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Local Music Project: DJ Beavstar

Andrew Beavers is the DJ at Papa Charlie's during their dance parties every Thursday night during winter.


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Teague Alexy & Marc Gartman make great music in Studio A

Teague Alexy & Marc Gartman were in town to play the Gun Flint Tavern and stopped by The Roadhouse Feb. 13. Listen for great tunes and fun conversation, including info on more upcoming appearances on the north shore.


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Eric Frost & Bill Hansen stop by The Roadhouse

Local musicians Eric Frost & Bill Hansen visited Studio A Feb. 6 to play both covers and originals (Eric on guitar, Bill on dobro) and chat with Buck and Dick. Conversation ran the gamut from the recent TV taping at Papa Charlie's to falling through lake ice. 


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George Morrison retrospective exhibit opens Valentine's Day at MN History Center

George Morrison was an Ojibwe artist from the North Shore who became a major figure in the modern art movement. Kristin Makholm is executive director of the MN Museum of Modern Art, which organized the exhibit opening Feb. 14. She spoke with Dick Feb. 6 about Morrison's art and influence, what you can expect to see at the exhibit, and much more. You can learn more about the exhibit here


The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams: Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Summer Vacation

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)