John Gorka to appear at Arrowhead Center for the Arts on October 10

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:33pm

The North Shore Music Association will present renowned Minnesota singer/songwriter John Gorka on Oct. 10 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

Gorka got his start in the late 1970s at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Folk meccas like Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads. It wasn’t long before his rich multifaceted songs gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe, where his tours led him through Italy, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland, and Germany.

"I see my music as a refuge,” says Gorka. “I see it as a place where people can relax, take in the lyrics, and I see it as a way for me to share that refuge."

Over the years, Gorka has produced 11 critically acclaimed albums under the Red House Records and High Street Records labels. In 2010, he released an album with his friends and Red House label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson under the name Red Horse. Getting high praise from critics and fans alike, it landed on the Billboard folk charts and was one of the most played albums on folk radio.

Many well-known artists have recorded and performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell.

Gorka’s most recent appearance in Grand Marais was with Lucy Kaplanksy and Eliza Gilkyson as the trio Red Horse — a concert hosted by NSMA in 2013.

 For more information contact the North Shore Music Association at (218) 387-2916.


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Sons of American Legion donate to Cook County Food Shelf

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:31pm

One of the missions of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 413, in Grand Marais, is to serve the community. The Legion Sons have done this for many years by contributing to the Cook County Food Shelf. The Food Shelf has seen a great increase in use in the past year and volunteer Gwen Lenz said there have been shortages. On the September 7 distribution day, the Food Shelf had insufficient supplies of many staples, such as canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese and fruit juice.

Lenz said the Food Shelf would put the $800 donation to good use. American Legion Sons member Ben Silence presented the check to the Food Shelf on September 14.

To find out how you can help the Food Shelf, call Lenz at (218) 387-9860.


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Weather warming up

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:57am

Rain will give way to warmer fall weather. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Regular Cook County/Grand Marais EDA meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 4 p.m. - City Hall Council Chambers


Call to order

Beth Schwarz - School levy presentation

Personnel committee update

EDA Board Vacancy Update

Superior National Golf Course Update

Monthly reports


Others that may arise


CONTACT: city hall
PHONE: 387-1848
DATE: 10/08/2015 10:42am