Join Sustainable Twin Ports this Thursday, July 28, for the premiere screening of The Early Adopter Project, a documentary by Chani Becker.
5pm: A premiere party hosted by Sustainable Twin Ports will kick off the evening at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, followed by 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm screenings of the film at Zinema 2 theaters. Continue Reading
Summer is going. Should get new roof on. I got 20 dollars. Tis only theater left from the old days. Talking about the NorShor. Hey I’d volunteer. It’s a great roof up there. Always thought about winning the lottery and buying the Shor and putting a Penthouse on the top with roof gardens and have Neil Young play downstairs and party upstairs later. Best stage in town. But you can’t change it. Is what it is. Leave it alone. Oh now I’m wondering. Just put it back as it is. It’s the only one left. Shoud get a roof on. I got 20 dollars.
The Duluth Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 69-year-old male. Walter Clock was last seen on Saturday at noon, leaving his residence in the 2200 block of West Second Street.
That was the headline above this photo collage from the Sept. 30, 1914 edition of the Duluth News Tribune. (Click on the image to see it bigger if you want to read the text in that little box in the corner.)
Of course, the Lyceum, Rex, Grand, Zelda and Empress are all gone now. Only the Orpheum remains — remodeled and renamed the NorShor Theatre in 1941.
I am working on a film project that uses a variety of sources – DV Tape, CGI, Photoshop, etc. I want to try to put the DV images which are 720×540 on part of the screen and something else on the other part because I want the film to end up as 16:9 and all the DV is 4:3.
I have been all through all kinds of Lynda.com etc. and can’t find the answer to this. I am including a picture to show where I am trying to go.
In Premier Pro how do I set up my project? I use square pixels right and a custom resolution? Or do I need to use standard HD resolution?
Are any of you film makers generous enough to help me with this?
Thanks in advance!
I am looking at trying to plan a bike ride from Duluth to Madison, and maybe back. I was wondering if anyone out there:
- Had done this trip
- Knew of good resources for planning such a trip
- Had suggestions on a good route
I thought I’d lucked into an easy way to map out the ride using Google maps, which has a fancy “bike” option for directions. It gives me three options that I think you can see here. However, it has me going what’s called the Wild Rivers Trail and what I’ve read about that trail suggests that it may have fast-moving ATVs and loose gravel more suited to mountain bikes and even says cycling is “not recommended.”
So, I’m not so sure. I once did a backroad drive from Madison to Duluth on the old state road that more or less parallels the Interstates. That seemed pretty and quiet. However, as I say, I’m hoping to get some recommendations from others.
Entirely not enough PDD attention has been devoted to canoeing small rivers in the area. Yesterday, we canoed the Brule, a formidable opponent when the water is low, any other favorites? Has anyone put in at Jay Cooke and gone all the way to the mouth in an aluminum canoe?
Huge Antique Sale Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30,
9 am to 6 pm, at the Ely Ice Arena.
Visit the Ely Minnesota Pickers at their booth. Logging, Mining, primatives, tools, books, knives, lures, glass, fishing decoys, furniture, lamps, spears, pottery, rods, coins, copper, more. Featuring a Late 1800s Walking Spinning Wheel in excellent condition used just last year. Early 1900s friendship basket quilt in excellent condition. All wood Flax breaker from the 1800s (a great quilt display!).
There will be over 60 other craft vendors including Rebecca Stouffer’s new soaps, lotions and oils: Wild Green Onion! Behind the School 4th & Harvey.
My wife and I are trying to paint the house this year and have discovered a substantial carpenter bee nesting area under the eve. We don’t want to have them exterminated because we love these nice bees. The hive is inside the sofet and are accessible to the right bee charmer.
Sondheim’s Into the Woods, with its incorporation of fractured fairy tales, may seem like kid’s stuff at first glance. In reality, it’s anything but.
The first act weaves together a number of familiar fairy tales through a quest narrative that involves a Baker and his wife securing a number of objects (a cape as red as blood, a slipper as pure as gold, etc.) to undo a curse, courtesy of the witch next door, which has left them childless.
The first act closes with the fulfillment of wishes for the heroes, and deserved comeuppance for the villains. However, the distinction between heroes and villains is blurred as things devolve quickly in the dark second act, when our heroes (still wishing for more) must reckon with the consequences of securing their wishes. A number of weighty themes are explored: moral relativism, isolation, loss, and parent/child relationships.
Into the Woods paintsthis last issue as especially bleak: whether overprotective, indifferent, or absent, parents can’t seem to avoid inflicting lasting damage on their children. Ultimately, it remains up to the individual to decide what’s morally right, though, as one of the final songs affirms, “no one is alone.”
Despite such heavy themes, Into the Woods remains a very fulfilling show; to their credit, the Playhouse cast conveys the emotional highs and lows with equal gusto. Though the performances in the first act were a bit uneven (perhaps just some bad juju?) things definitely picked up in the second half, and the cast delivered when it counted. The orchestra (under the assured baton of Blake Peterson) and singers ably tackled a notoriously difficult Sondheim score in this ambitious production. Continue Reading
The last time I ate at the Burrito Union, I had no idea they hosted a cribbage tournament. If I’d known, I would have bought a Starfire Pale Ale and signed up. I don’t live in Duluth anymore, but I’d like to play some crib with Duluthians (and even our neighbors in Superior).
I’d also like to invite everyone to a fantastic event at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis — on Saturday, August 20, the Walker’s Open Field program is collaborating with me on an event called Cribbage in the Field. Continue Reading
Super short notice … Nick Pawlenty is the featured artist. Come celebrate the one-year anniversary of the salon. Food, wine, coffee tea, etc. DJ Olee and Nola and live performance by Jessica Myshack and the artist, Nick’s band!
Saturday, July 23, 6-9pm, 1131 E. 4th St. www.jlydiasalon.com
My name is Lance Karasti. I have recently returned to Duluth after living in Hollywood for the past 2 years. This was my thesis film. I’m hoping to make a feature film in Duluth, as well as a handful of short films.
The short film is based on a Hollywood rumor about Martin Scorsese. He got the idea to change the color of the blood at the end of “Taxi Driver” in order to get out of an X rating. This film is a fictional version of how he got that idea.
This was shown in the Sound Unseen Film Festival at Zinema 2 and got a great response.
UMD Library’s Northeast Minnesota Historical Center recently contributed 493 images of Duluth businesses to the Minnesota Digital Library. This is a great collection of images, selected by NEMHC curator Pat Maus. These images add to the over 2000 photographs, documents, and maps from the Center already in the Digital Library.
The collection includes business interiors and exteriors and business owners and workers dating from the 1880s to the 1960s. Most of the photographs are of downtown Duluth but there are quite a few that show the Grand Avenue and Central area in West Duluth as well as a small selection of West End businesses. A major highlight of these selected images is a set of photographs by Perry Gallagher of Superior Street in 1963 that cover every block on both sides of the street from Third Avenue East to Sixth Avenue West.
The Minnesota Digital Library’s Minnesota Reflections website offers nearly 62,000 images and documents shared by more than 120 cultural heritage organizations across the state. The site offers a variety of resources on Minnesota’s history for researchers, educators, students and the public.
To look at the Businesses of Duluth, Minnesota collection go to: