They joined forces in 2007 and five CD releases later, Two Many Banjos grace The Playlist studio with their presence. The band pairs the dueling banjos of Marc Gartman and Dave Carroll, with bass player Matt Mobley, along with the varying sounds of a violin and a washboard. For the finale of The PlayList's second season, Two Many Banjos performs live!
Neil Sherman celebrates the moment. He's one of Grand Marais' premier plein-air painters! His latest project captures the atmosphere and visuals of the Lake Superior Hiking Trail, in oils. Sherman's work, painted on location and in the studio, has earned him top awards in juried art shows statewide. He is among more than 70 artists who will display their works at the annual Grand Marais Arts Festival on July 9 & 10.
The Playlist also gives you a sneak peek of a local production of the hit musical, Cabaret. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, the musical focuses on nightlife at the Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the young English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Cabaret is scheduled for nine performances at the Spirit of the North Theatre in Fitgers, beginning July 14.
A confluence of forces in art, music and culture spawned "Psychedelic Signatures," the latest exhibit on display at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth. Samples of rock music posters drawn from the collection of Andrew & Victoria Olson offer a unique window into the art and artists of the 1960's, a time when poster designers used pulsating patterns, intense colors and images borrowed from pop culture to promote and mimic rock music. The collection offers a visual touchstone of the era.