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It's the other part of the Halloween Freakout at The Underground: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

It's the 1975 film that attained cult classic status with its outrageous characters, unknown actors who went on to become big name stars, utterly danceable music and its evolution from a film you watch to an event, complete with audience partici................................................................................................................pation.

Eve and Gary Wallinga share their guide to the best waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore, including ratings on hike difficulty, trail quality, the length of the round trip and the experience of the waterfall itself.

Grand Marias Art Colony

This week  I thought we might take a road trip up the North Shore to see what’s happening at the Grand Marais Art Colony. On Friday Oct 28 it's the the Annual Member show and on November 10 the Art Colony co-sponsors the Annual Empty Bowl fundraiser to combat hunger in Cook County. Also up through November 13th is the exhibit from the September Grand Marais Plein Air Painting Festival.  We share stories from this years judge and Minnesota plein air painter Dan Weimer.  Check out the Grand Marais Art Colony if you are up the shore, there is always something worth checking out.

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The Duluth Art Institute's Make Your Mark event at Duluth Timber Company was not only rich in ambiance ... held in the warehouse of the antique reclaimed wood business, it was one of the best-smelling fund raisers in recent memory.

Crimson Clear Productions

Actor/director Alec Schroeder talks the Underground's rotation of two cult classics over the next two weeks: Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The Tweed Museum of Art is hosting The Folger Library 400 year Anniversary tour of Shakespeare's First Folio this month and we all have one more week to see it on display here in Duluth.  The first folio will move  out on Wednesday October 26 but the accompanying shows will continue through the year.  

Duluth Timber Company

If the wood doesn't get you ... the artists will.

Set against the backdrop of the Duluth Timber Company, the Duluth Art Institute's Make Your Mark event will feature 10 local artists creating work on the spot.

And DAI executive director Annie Dugan is equally excited  about Duluth Timber's Max Taubert providing a place where our "outdoor culture mixes with art culture."

Andy Miller

The story of a 600 pound man wrapping up the loose ends of his life features a powerhouse cast,  including an actor known in the Twin Ports for his physicality.

Confined in a prosthetic suit, director Julie Ahasay says Kujawa has to redirect that energy in different directions.  "It's all in his face; it's all in his voice -- it's all in how he connects with different people."

You can take the ranger out of the Iron Range ... but you can't take the Iron Range out of the ranger.

Historian Jeff Manuel looks at where - and when - culture and livelihood intersect, plus how the identity of a place can be sustained by people who don't even live there any more.

Ten Thousand Things

Even for professional actors, like those in Ten Thousand Things' production of Pericles, finding the extremes of Shakespeare's characters can be a challenge.

But they've found their mentors - and their inspiration - in their unconventional audiences.

Sue Rauschenfels

This week on Radio Gallery we head downtown Duluth to share some very friendly watercolor paintings, up at the Lake Superior Bakehouse for October. The work of local artist Sue Rauschenfels brings whimsy and warmth to images of a perfect Duluth day like the farmers market, Park Point and friends in the rain.  She also has a selection at work up at The Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors. Rauschenfels talks about finding inspiration and how knew she found her medium when she first tried watercolor.  

Annie Dugan says Shakespeare's first folio is a little like "The Wizard of Oz."

Perhaps not in so many words.

But the executive director of the Duluth Art Institute continues to marvel at the "richness of storytelling" that Shakespeare's works have given us to explore ... and in turn, the riot of color and events stemming from the black and white pages of the First Folio.

More on the First Folio exhibit is here.

©Wise Fool Shakespeare

Wise Fool Shakespeare opens their production of "Othello" tonight, another bright light in the constellation of events surrounding the arrival of William Shakespeare's First Folio in Duluth.  

Rudy Senarighi's love of fishing can be traced back to two incidents.

His first fishing trip, when, intimidated by the size of Big Lake, he was afraid to go out in the boat.  His father and their fishing companion lifted the boat and placed it on the dock, where the threesome happily fished the day away.

The second came when, as a boy, the excitement of chasing a local black bear (to catch him and put him in the circus) wore off and his friend said, "Let's go trout fishing instead."

And Rudy, as he says, was hooked.

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