For those of you without a roster: Sean Bigler (1979); Tony Brown, Tom Bunkers and Steve Elsmore (1980); Scott Rous, Dominic Jakubek, Jim Gannucci and Patric Doherty (1981); Richie Hennes (1982); Patti Puglisi and Amber Netzel (1983); Chris Vaydich, Matt Pfister and Jason Mahle (1984).
This is powerful Latin music from Chick Corea, the Stan Kenton Band, and others, displaying influences from samba, bossa nova, Afro-Cuban and more. Hear Kenton’s “Malaguena” (ala bullfighters), throw in a funk tune and a few mellow songs and you’ve got a great program. This full concert will raise money for Community Action Duluth’s Circles of Support to build connections and relationships across race and class lines in Duluth.
Thursday, February 3rd. 7:30 pm at Clyde Iron, 2920 W Michigan St.
Tickets are available at the door, $5 for students and seniors and $8 for everyone else. See you there.
The Playhouse and Westlake Reed Leskosky architects are holding needs and assessment surveys on the NorShor Theatre this week. Here’s your chance to chime in.
“If you are interested in having a voice, which we highly encourage you to do, please take some time to fill out this survey. Time is of the essence on this front as Westlake Reed Leskosky will be returning next week to conduct meetings with interested groups. The survey is available here: NorShor Programming Questionnaire.
To schedule a meeting time with the architechts to discuss and voice your opinions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability. We will be scheduling times between 8am and 6pm on January 25th and 26th.”
Someone recently wondered why there had not been a PDD post regarding Social Security being “bankrupt.” Here goes:
Social Security currently has a 2.5 trillion dollar surplus. This is partly due to Ronald Reagan raising SS taxes on working people. Then he started to raid the fund to make it look like he could cut taxes on the rich and corporations, bloat the military, and still “balance” the budget. Well, he still wound up turning a surplus into a massive deficit, but I digress. Continue Reading
Last summer I was digging post holes in my yard near 47th Avenue East and Superior Street and was finding, about a foot down, a two-inch band of mysterious ashen charcoal material everywhere I dug.
I doubt many geologists are trolling on PDD, but I wondered if this could’ve been from the great fire of 1918, or if anyone else has discovered a similar oddity? It must take longer than 90 years to accrue over twelve inches of clay.
There was a documentary on the fire recently which mentioned the local neighborhoods affected, mostly to the west. Prehistoric shoreline fire? Site of ancient burning ritual? I guess it would be interesting to know if anyone has evidence of the fire near their dwelling anyway.
After a great showing in the still ongoing Google fiber campaign Duluth has another chance to “Cheer” for ourselves in the “We Hear You America” contest from Reader’s Digest.
I guess the contest has been running for a few months, but I’m not much of a Reader’s Digest Reader so I just found out about it yesterday. I “cheered” and I encourage other PDDers to play along. Yeah, I’d love for us to get the $5 million bucks or whatever it is, but I also like the idea of people mobilizing to be positive about our town. It has been fun to do with Google Fiber and this should be no different. Continue Reading
Twin Ports Action Coalition is hosting a Valentines Party and Silent Auction on Feb. 11. It will be held from 7pm to 12am. This event will be held at the Venue at Mohaupt Block – 2024 W. Superior St. There will be a DJ, a cash bar, and door prizes. Tickets are $7 for singles and $12 for couples. Twin Ports Action Coalition works on issues of homelessness and poverty. We are working with the 10 year plan, the Affordable Housing Coalition and many other committees. For more info call Scott at 218-260-5390.
I’ve been doing this in St. Cloud for a looong time and finally it will be simulcasted in Duluth. If you have a group of friends with an array of arcane interests and an arsenal of reference books and computers, you have to sign up and play from here. Oh, and you have to stay awake for 51 hours. Or just get a taste simply by listening in Feb. 11-13.
Ochre Ghost Gallery · Saturday, January 22nd · 6–10PM Local artist, David Moreira (SkatRadioh), is having a gallery showing of hand screen printed poster art.
It consists of the past two years of artwork promoting local and national bands + more. Graduating soon from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, this show marks an achievement as a student and a view of what’s to come in the future. Posters and artwork will be for sale at the opening. Plus music (unknown, but probably some kind of Mike Wilson something). David will also be demonstrating the screen print process during the opening.
If you haven’t been to Ochre Ghost, this should be a great show. It’s just up from Hippie Dick’s place. Ochre Ghost plans on hosting openings every two weeks. Every two weeks!
Ochre Ghost Gallery, 22 2nd Ave. E. (715-498-2599)