Arts & Culture
“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
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!" is a musical production opening Friday, July 17, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.
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.
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.
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.
Local bluesman Gordon Thorne stopped by The Roadhouse July 3 for a few tunes... as well as conversation about everything from obscure blues singers to waterskiing.
Local artist Betsy Bowen visited Uganda in 2009 and 2010. While there, she met artists and taught art to kids. An exhibit of work by Ugandan wood block artists Fred Mutebi and Hassan Mukiibi, as well as woodcuts by more than 20 kids Betsy worked with, opened recently at Betsy Bowen Studio. Betsy joined Dick July 3 to talk about her experiences in Uganda. The exhibit runs through July 19, and you can learn more here.