Arts & Culture
Tom Van Cleve (fiddle) and Ken McMillan (guitar) braved chilly conditions to make some great toe-tappin' music June 20 at the Wooden Boat Show at North House, where The Roadhouse was broadcasting
In 1999, Julie Buckles and her new husband built a wood and canvas canoe and set off on a 1,700-mile canoe honeymoon on the Voyageur Highway from Lake Superior to Wollaston Lake. She recently wrote a book about their adventure, "Paddling to Winter," available in bookstores and online. Julie spoke with Dick June 20 live at the North House Wooden Boat Show on the harbor.
Local writer Andy Keith paddled downstream through the three different watersheds that originate in northern Minnesota. He joined Dick live at the North House Wooden Boat Show June 20 to talk about his adventure and give a little preview of his next day's presentation. The book he wrote about this experience, "Afloat Again, Adrift" is available on Amazon.
Local bluesman Bob Bingham joined Buck & Dick in Studio A June 13 to celebrate 50 years in the music business as well as the release of his fifth self-produced album, "New Ground." Bob was one of the founding members of the now-legendary Lamont Cranston Band. Fun stories abound in this interview, which also includes three cuts from Bob's new CD.
After years of writing and teaching, Grand Marais poet Ralph Latham has produced a slim volume of poems.
Buck & Dick welcomed singer/guitarist Jim McGowan to Studio A June 6. Jim was in town to perform at Cascade Lodge Pub the next evening. They talked about music as well as Jim's new job as executive director of the MN Alliance of YMCAs, and Jim played some great tunes.
Local artist and illustrator, Betsy Bowen, has collaborated on a new book called ‘Plant a Pocket of Prairie.’ North Shore Morning host Randy Eastlund talked with Betsy abou
WTIP's Executive Director, Deb Benedict, was recently featured in the June/July 2014 issue of "The Woman Today" magazine.
Potter/filmmaker Mark Lambert & his crew have created a documentary, "Warren MacKenzie: A Potter's Hands," about the process and work of this remarkable artist. Buck spoke May 30 with Mark to learn more about the film, which is being screened Friday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. You can watch a 2-minute trailer here.