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R.I.P. Sleazy »

Peter Christopherson passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 24th November 2010 at his home in Bankok.

14th Annual Franconia Sculpture Park Art and Artists Celebration »

Franconia Sculpture Park

art and artists fest

14th Annual Franconia Sculpture Park Art and Artists Celebration
Saturday · September 25th · 10:00am to 9:00pm · Rain or Shine

. . . is a day-long festival celebrating the artists, the new sculpture installations, and our amazing community. A full day’s entertainment with artist-led tours, live music, dance, poetry, kids’ activities, and great food.

This year’s Franconia Fellowship and Intern Artists will be exhibiting their new sculpture installations – some interactive, some climbable, most simply amazing. There will be artist-led tours of the exhibition for those who like to get the inside scoop on the artists and their work.

Franconia Web Site

Facebook Link

Tim Kaiser UMD Market in the Plaza Wednesday »

UMD Market in the Plaza
Every Wednesday 1:30 – 4:30
UMD Kirby Plaza
1120 Kirby Drive

Vendors from Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota offer bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, vegetable transplants, fresh fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, farm fresh pasture raised eggs, organic culinary herbs, lotions, balms, cold relief teas and drops, skin products and more!

Market Plaza

Tim Kaiser

Art In the Plaza

A constantly changing bazaar featuring goods and demonstrations from local artists and crafters. Everything from jewelry and decorative garden stakes to paintings, craft items, and hand-blown glassworks.

Experimental Music Fest and Workshop »

Bent Fest

Who is interested in attending a short experimental music fest in Duluth? I’ve got interested performers and workshop presenters. I could probably wrangle some funding, too. I’m looking at some time in the fall for a Friday-Saturday kind of thing. Still need a venue, a couple of interested volunteers and a potential crowd of workshop participants and performance attendees. Express your desires here or contact me directly through my web site.

Wax Your Runners! Laskiainen! »

Laskiainen Finnish Sliding Festival
Feb. 6 & 7 (Sat.Sun.) at the Loon Lake Community Center in Palo MN

Celebrating the ethnic heritage of customs, crafts, music, sports,
marketplace, foods and of course sliding! Free and super family-friendly. Featuring the infamous vipukelkka or whipsled! An excellent opportunity to generate your own exclamation points!

http://www.ironrange.org

816 Highway 100 Palo
Aurora, MN 55705

Laskiainen

Laskiainen

The Corporate Coup is Complete »

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60K3SK20100121

SCOTUS

SCOTUS

Actual Job in the Arts »

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is Hiring an Assistant Director

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is looking for an individual knowledgeable about the regional arts community, self motivated, computer literate and eager to be part of an organization serving artists and arts organizations in the Arrowhead. ARAC has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Director to assist the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and to oversee selected grant programs which will receive funding from the new Arts and Cultural Heritage Amendment passed in November, 2008.

Interested individuals need to submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position and their skills and abilities along with a resume by January 15, 2010. The ARAC will fill this position by January 31, 2010. Application may be made by email or mail.

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Merry Christmas!! »

Kenny wishes you all a Happy Holiday!

Kenny wishes you all a Happy Holiday!

After numerous comments on my “Merry F***ing Christmas” thread, I got a phone call from Chief Gordon Ramsey. He was most cordial and apologetic about my ticket and offered to take care of it in a manner amenable to me. So, I deleted the previous thread- and have a lot of respect for the power of this little ol’ PDD blog and for our DPD Chief. Kenny wishes you all a Happy Holiday (and he is still for sale).

RIP Teddy »

Kennedy

February 22, 1932 – August 25 2009

R.I.P. Torr »

Tom Torrison

A non-cantankerous, very funny guy and talented actor.

Anti-Government Rally Today! »

Horton

Local hater and  ne-er do-well Chuck Horton is rallying the troops to the steps of City Hall today to protest corruption in city government and to demand the resignations of a couple of councilors. (6:00 pm).  To make this my perfect Duluth day, I’d like to see some counter-protesters holding up signs with snappy slogans, like “Hey Horton, Get a Job!” or “Carinda is hotter than Sharla” or “Taxes = Anarchy.” I’m sure you guys get the idea. If you are too busy to counter-protest, at least share your pithy placard pronouncements on Perfect Duluth Day!

Cinderella X 3 »

3 cultures, 3 stories, 1 timeless tale of hope and goodness in the face of adversity…

Presented by the East Hillside Youth Theatre Camp

SHOW TIMES:
Thursday, July 23, 1 pm
Friday, July 24, 1 pm & 7 pm
Saturday, July 25, 7 pm
at the Harbor City International School Theatre 332 West Michigan Street, Duluth. Admission is FREE, donations welcome.

Sponsored by: CDBG, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth Parks & Recreation, Grant Community School Collaborative, Grant & Nettleton Magnet Schools, ISD #709 EEAC, ISD# 709 African American Cultural Center, ISD #709 Asian Pacific Cultural Center, The Incredible Exchange, MDE 21st Century Community Learning Center, Northern Lakes Second Harvest Food Bank, Ordean Foundation, St. Mary’s Corporate Contributions, ISD #709 Title 1, True North Americorps, United Way of Greater Duluth, VISTA, Y.E.S. Duluth, YWCA of Duluth, and individual donations.

Show and Tell, my turn »

This nice little button celebrates the dedication of Enger Tower. The King and Queen of Norway were on hand along with many prominent Duluth dignitaries. I’ve had this thing for more than 30 years- I think an ex-girlfriend’s mother was cleaning out a junk drawer and gave it to me…Button

The Rake’s Progress »

It’s that time of year where I’m in need of your retired steel-tined leaf rake. It cannot be plastic or bamboo- it must be steel. I chop the tines off for thumb piano keys and I need a whole lot of them for a music program/workshop I’m doing later in the spring. If your rake is missing all but one of it’s tines, I’ll still take it. You can contact me through yelling loudly or the internet thingy.Rake3

Sacred Heart Experimental Tuesday »

Sacred Heart Music Center

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* 8 p.m. — Rivulets

* 9 p.m. — Sight Like December

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Your Turn to Serve! »

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is Seeking New Board Members

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is currently accepting applications from individuals wishing to serve on its Board. The following four Board positions will be open as of July 1, 2009: the Student Ad Hoc position, the Lake County position, and two At-large Board positions. The ARAC serves individual artists and non-profit arts organizations who reside in the seven counties which make up the Arrowhead Region: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis. (more…)

Make Day at the Science Museum »

Make: television presents – Make: Day! from make magazine on Vimeo.

Teach Your Children Well… »

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You have to read the product reviews!