You can listen to ‘An Evening with Two Many Banjos’ and get more information here. Be sure to see them performing at Duluth Homegrown!
Two Many Banjos is a dynamic and engaging band out of Duluth, MN. Producer Doug MacRostie joined singer/songwriter Marc Gartman before the performance at Terrapin Station to talk about the band’s latest release Fatwa.
Harbor City International School will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream between Thursday, April 28 and Sunday, May 1. With the exception of the Sunday performance, which is a 2 PM Matinée, all performances are at 7 PM. The theater is located on the second floor of the school at 332 W. Michigan St. Admission is eight dollars for adults and three dollars for students.
Performance Description: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic comedy of William Shakespeare’s. This particular performance takes place in the 30s, with settings, costumes, and music appropriate for the time period, with a certain emphasis on jazz and blues. The play intertwines three stories — that of a group of lovers turned astray from their state, divided by their uneven interests in one another; that of a group of workers who conspire to perform a play and are beriddled with conflicts as a result of their own incompetency; and that of a squabble between the King and Queen of the faeries, who in their fight play with the emotions of the lovers and enchant the lead performer of the laborers. All these events revolve around the marriage of Duke Theseus and the queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. The play is a comedy, renowned for its ridiculous humor and says a number of important things about the way we love and what is important in our relationships.
At this time of year, 20 or 30+ years ago, the hot topic in Duluth and Superior would have been the status of the smelt run.
Duluth’s mostly-vanished smelting tradition has been discussed on Perfect Duluth Day at least once before. It’s been a frequently requested item for the News Tribune Attic to cover.
So, by popular demand, the latest post in the News Tribune Attic includes a bunch of photos and a couple contemporary accounts of smelting in Duluth in the early 1980s. Enjoy!
These snippets are from the 1924 edition of The Zenith, Central’s yearbook. If you wish to read the text and find it too small, click on any image to see it bigger.
Please help us raise money for Rachel Sandell, a Duluth East High School student, undergoing expensive treatments for liver cancer. Jillian Holmen and Stacy Holden will be leading a women’s yoga circle at Yoga North (4628 Pitt Street, Duluth, MN) from 10a-12p on Saturday, April 23.
Mamas, daughters, sisters, aunties, grandmas, friends…of all experience and acquaintance welcome. We will move and sing, chant and pray — individually, as partners, and in group poses. Maybe cry, probably laugh, and definitely send lots and lots of love (and some money!) Rachel Sandell‘s way.
All proceeds will go in support of funding Rachel’s healing. Suggested donation of $50 per pair or pay what makes you happy. Cash, check & credit cards accepted.
Register through Yoga North or call 218-722-YOGA.
This Friday night you can catch a fantastic show out at the Thirsty Pagan in Superior. Sunny Era just had a CD release last weekend and are coming hot off its coat-tails.
8pm // 21+ // $5 suggested cover but FREE if you so choose
Saturday, May 7, 5 to 7 p.m., at Pizza Lucé
Monday, April 25:
An Evening with DeAnna Cummings: Arts for Social Change in MN, 6pm, UMD Kirby Rafters
Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments Provided.
Public Meeting: Friday, April 29, 11 a.m. to noon at Lake Superior College. Click here for details.
Artwork by Jeredt Runions. Live music by Marc Gartman, Hattie Peterson, Ashley Northey and Shaunna Heckman. Fire dancing from the Spin Collective, hors d’oeuvres from Lave Avenue Café.
I Google-mapped Duluth East High School today for various reasons and found that the corner of E. Eighth St. and N. 26th Ave. E. is “Minnesota’s oldest concrete pavement.”
Is that the cobblestone-y stuff back there, and is it seriously the oldest?
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See it. Hear it. Read it.
I had a chance to take a pack of kids out to a working orchard near Wrenshall, MN (pictured above) and it was just a fantastic experience, I’d never seen anything like it before, except in books. There used to be groves like this, and “wild” groves used by people and critters for sustenance all around our region, but there aren’t many left anymore according to the experts at UMD.
Imagine an apple production and consumption culture within a thriving orchardist community, small orchards dotting the landscape, filled with heritage varieties locally adapted to our region. This was the reality of the area around Duluth, Minn., during the first half of the 20th century. But the advent of the industrial food system divested this community of its heritage, although those abandoned orchards beckon our call back to a more sustainable way of life.
Last fall, I read about a new orchard coming in near 6th Ave E in Duluth’s Hillside. Today I found out about this chance to win an orchard for the Duluth Area from Edy’s Fruit Bars. Here’s a link to sign in and vote, vote early and often.
As of today Duluth was placed 3rd in the nation: Not too shabby. Hopefully if people can stay on this we can come out on top. Almost forgot: Duluth community members and organizations will get the fruit. If this is successful expect a surge in NICE homegrown Duluth pies & cobblers in the next 5-10-15 years.
Make those lists! The schedule has been posted for a while, so let’s hear everyone’s top five picks for this year’s Homegrown!!!
Make a music video and win a free pass to homegrown!
We’re looking for filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers, and anyone who has ever wanted to put pictures to music.
Kick off is April 19 at 7pm at the Homegrown Chicken Shack: 202 E. Superior St. — the same night as the Homegrown volunteer training. Filmmakers, etc, will draw songs at random and have until May 1 to create a video from the song (we can draw for you if you can’t make it tomorrow). We’ll play the finished work at Zinema 2 the Monday of Homegrown week. Everyone who turns in a video gets a free pass.
Let me know if you are interested or want me to draw a song for you.
annie at freerangefilm.com