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Musicians at last year's festival.

Valley Fresh Buskers Festival in Thunder Bay on July 25-26

The Valley Fresh Buskers Festival is back in Thunder Bay this weekend.

"Feelin' Groovy" artwork created by Karie Wrich

"Feelin' Groovy" membership drive a success!

WTIP wrapped up our “Feelin’ Groovy” membership drive at noon on Monday, July 13, and we have a lot of people to thank for helping us meet, and exceed our goal of $30,000.

"Moon Over Buffalo" opens July 16 at Arrowhead Center for the Arts

“Moon Over Buffalo” is a comic play set in Buffalo, New York, in the 1950s and will open July 16 as part of the Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Festival. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson

The Wrong Omar

The Wrong Omar lands in the right studio--on The Roadhouse

Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar (from left, Becky Shaheen, Laura Lou, and Joey Shaheen) dropped by the station during membership drive to chat, laugh, and play some great original music. 

"I Love You, You're Perfect! Now Change!" opens July 17 at Arrowhead Center for the Arts

"I Love You, You're Perfect! Now Change!" is a musical production opening Friday, July 17, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

courtesy Lou Pignolet

Former chemistry professor transforms self into expert bowl turner

Lou Pignolet retired to Hovland about 10 years ago and took up woodturning. He's now an expert who makes gorgeous bowls and teaches at North House. He joined Buck July 10 to talk about how he got into this art and what it means to him. You can learn more and see his bowls here.

courtesy Sala Architects

Architect & 'cabinologist' Dale Mulfinger talks all things cabin

Architect, author & 'cabinologist' Dale Mulfinger stopped by Studio A on a recent visit to the shore. He chatted with Dick about our beloved cabins, what makes a cabin special (as opposed to a house), and recent developments in cabin architecture. You can learn more about Dale and his firm here.

Gunflint Trail Historical Society 10 Year Celebration, picture by Sally Valentini

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 10

Summer has turned the corner so to speak as daylight minutes begin to trickle away. Conditions in the upper Gunflint have been fairly normal, but did present a sticky spike last weekend.

Cobblestone structures in Tofte Park

West End News: July 9

I was surprised and honored to be named Citizen of the Year at this year’s 4th of July celebration in Tofte.  As I said in my acceptance speech, off the top of my head I can think of 20 peo

Michael Monroe in Studio A

Michael Monroe plays from most recent album, "Folk Legends"

Local fav Michael Monroe stopped by Studio A July 3 to play a few songs from his most recent album, "Folk Legends," and to talk about his music and log cabin concerts. You can learn more here.