Arts & Culture

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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.


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Musical duo Cherry Dirt makes Roadhouse debut

Buck & Dick welcomed Staci Stringer (vocals) & Ryan Cihlar (vocals & ukulele), the duo known as Cherry Dirt, to the studio July 18 for wonderful music.. including some great yodeling. You can learn more about them on Facebook.


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Dan Quick & Leslie Quick Pedersen remember their father, artist & Grand Marais Art Colony founder Birney Quick

Leslie Quick Pedersen & Dan Quick stopped by The Roadhouse July 18 to talk with Buck about their dad, Birney Quick, an artist and instructor who founded the Grand Marais Art Colony, Minnesota's longest-lived art colony. They share delightful stories about the early days of the art colony, their dad's special way with people and, of course, the famous fish fries. An exhibit of Birney Quick's work, some of which has not been seen by the public before, opens with a reception  Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. at the Johnson Heritage Post Gallery in Grand Marais.


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The Grand Marais Public Library subscribes to Minnesota Grantmakers Online

The Grand Marais Public Library recently became a subscriber to Minnesota Grantmakers Online, a program that gives library patrons access to inform