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Roxann Berglund & Briand Morrison play The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison (guitar) & Roxann Berglund (keyboard, vocals) took time from a gig at Voyageur Brewing to visit with Dave and play some beautiful music. They're performing around the county in the next few weeks--see WTIP's music calendar for details. And on Jan. 30, Briand will join up with gypsy jazz musician Sam Miltich at Beaner's in Duluth. Find Briand's full schedule and more here.


Director Michel Poulette discusses his new film, "Maina," which tells story of first encounters between First Nations and Inuits

Nov. 20-22 was the annual Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Festival at North House. One of the featured films was "Maina," an award-winning movie that tells the story of the first encounters between First Nations and Inuits 600 years ago. The film's director, Michel Poulette, joined Dick in studio to talk about the making of the film. Michel was also teaching a workshop the next day. You can see a trailer from the movie here

courtesy Dave Seaton

Dave Seaton on becoming a luthier

Dave Seaton owns and runs Hungry Jack Outfitters with his wife, Nancy. You may not know that he is also an accomplished luthier, or someone who builds guitars. He stopped by Studio A Nov. 6 to explain how he got started in the craft, and more. You can learn more about Dave and his guitars here.


The North Shore has a rich literary history--Patrick Coleman explains

Patrick Coleman, senior curator & acquisitions librarian at the MN Historical Society, stopped by the studio Nov. 6. He was in town to discuss "The Literary History of the Shore" during the first-ever North Shore Readers & Writers Festival. Ann Possis chatted with Pat about books, maps, the influence of the Shore, and lots more.

Stage Door: Auditions

‘Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse.


Maria Nickolay plays The Roadhouse

Maria Nickolay of Hovland stopped by Studio A Oct. 30 with her guitar and gorgeous voice. She played several original tunes and talked about the album she's currently working on.


West End News: October 29

The umpteenth annual Lutefisk and Ham Dinner at Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, from 5-7 pm.  This very popular fundraiser has deep roots, going back to the

Sunny's huskies

Sunny's Back Yard: Adopting two huskies

Adopting dogs that need homes can be rewarding but challenging. Sunny tells us about 20 years of living with - and loving - huskies. 


Pete K rocks the Roadhouse

Local blues guitarist Pete Kavanaugh stopped by Studio A Oct. 16 on his way to a gig at Cascade. You can hear and learn more here.

courtesy MNHS

New MNHS exhibit explores Twin Cities suburban culture

A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center creates a picture of Twin Cities suburban life from after World War II to the 1970s. Dan Spock, director of the center, joined Will Moore Oct. 16 to talk about the exhibit and why the suburbs are and were such an important cultural phenomenon. You can learn more about the exhibit here.