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Jazz Combos

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 • 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

Combo I • Tom Pfotenhauer, director
Combo II • Ryan Frane, director
Combo III • Billy Barnard, director
Combo IV • Gene Koshinski, director
Adult $8 • Senior $7 • Student $5 • UMD Student $3
Tickets:  218-726-8877 or (online tickets incur an additional $1 fee.)

I want more return on my investment.

State Finances: Federal Taxes Collected vs. Federal Funding by State

According to this, Minnesota ranks #50, meaning we get about $0.50 back in federal funding for every dollar in taxes we pay (using 2007-2009 figures).

This does not make me want to take former Senators Dayton and Coleman out for dinner in downtown Duluth.

It also brings this question to my mind:  how much influence do governors have over federal funding?  Are governors involved in the discussion of federal funding in any concrete way?

The View From Your Duluth Window

Andrew Sullivan’s blog features a contest called “The View From Your Window” where people submit views, as it were, from their windows, and people have to guess where in the world it is. This week features a view familiar to Duluthians. He quotes my entry but I didn’t win.

Seed Math II Digital Reissue


Here’s the second of four Seed Math digital reissues. Originally released in spring 2004.

New Seed Math album coming soon.

RIYL: Ween, Beck, Melvins, Flaming Lips, new wave, psych

NOT RIYL: Creed, Nickelback, Hitler

Peace be with you,

Korean Cuisine in Duluth?

Does anyone know of some authentic Korean cuisine around town? As much as I enjoy the standard Chinese options that are standard in every joint around, I’m hinkerin for a change. I’ll even expand the range to Northern Minnesota if need be. Come on folks, help me out!

Lets keep the ‘grilled-fido’ comments to a minimum, Thanks in advance.

Homegrown Music Video Festival

Call for music!
Call for filmmakers!

We’re doing another Homegrown Music Video Festival this year. Filmmakers draw a song at random from a beautiful top hat, then make a music video from said song.

Here is the PDD link to last year.

Would you be willing to donate a song or two to the cause?
Would you like to make a music video for a free pass to Homegrown?

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Duluth’s week in photos

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos last week for LakeVoice News. You can check out your pictures at the Week in Photos page on LakeVoice.

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It’s Geek Week!

Geek Prom is Saturday. Put your hands in the air!

Do Lutherans still adhere to the Augsburg Confession?

Have you felt confused about what it means to be a Lutheran today? Are you concerned about the direction of the Lutheran church? Do you yearn for the vibrant faith of yesteryear?

Come hear a review of the first 21 articles in the Augsburg Confession on Saturday, April 9. Pre-registration is suggested.

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Exercises in Style: An art show by Rob K-S

Local artist Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein will be opening his exhibition entitled Exercises in Style on Tuesday, April 5, from 4-6pm. 

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A Winter Downpour w/ Lion or Gazelle + The Horror

A Winter Downpour w/ Lion or Gazelle + The Horror

This Friday at Beaner’s CentralA WInter Downpour with Lion or Gazelle and the debut of The Horror! Show gets started at 8pm, costs $5 and is open to all ages.

Help out an aspiring Duluth runner

Hello Duluthians.  I am trying to do more running as the season warms up … although at this point what I actually do is closer to “lumber” or “amble quickly.”  Anyway, running on the Duluth Lakewalk is fine, but I would like to focus on a closed 1/4 mile track.  Does anyone know of a track (or similar item) that is open to the public?

For those about to beer

Read about the region’s first commercial non-Duluth beer being brewed for taps at your local bar and growlers for sale.

Castle Danger Brewery

MN DNR license fee increase meeting

Join the W.J. McCabe Duluth Chapter of the Izaak Walton League for an informational meeting on the proposed MN DNR license fee increases. A representative from the MN DNR will give a presentation and answer questions relative to this important issue for the future of natural resource managament in Minnesota. The event will take place at Hartley Nature Center (3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth) on Wedensday, April 6, @ 7 p.m. Call 218-525-3745 for more information.

This event is free for Izaak Walton and HNC members. A $4 donation for non-members.


We Are One

We Are One

Please join us for a Noon Rally at City Hall to draw attention to the attacks on collective ing and workers’ rights across the country as well as the right wing’s “cuts only budget” that rates high in political rhetoric and low on moving Minnesota forward. These attacks and budget cuts impact real people and we want to stand up to them.

Then this evening, join us for a silent march and vigil to remember and honor Dr. King and all those who have been silenced in the struggle for equal rights. We will meet at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial at 5:30pm then march silently to the federal building where we will be greeted with music and will hold a vigil.

Low and Uncle Jesse?

Where in Duluth?

Vocal Jazz Cabaret – “Workin’ 9 to 5”

April 7-9, 7:30 pm
Clyde Iron Works
2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth

A new venue serves up hot vocal jazz entertainment with dinner option at Clyde Iron Works. Dinner includes Italian Pasta Bar with homemade penne pasta with alfredo and marinara sauces, Italian sausage, meatballs, and grilled chicken, classic garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette and fresh baguettes. Price includes pasta bar, beverage and gratuity; dessert may be purchased separately at the event (wood-oven baked New York style cheesecake.) If selecting the dinner option, please note dinner seating is general admission with eight per table with dinner served from 5:45 pm – 7 pm.

Lake Effect and Chill Factor
Tina Thielen-Gaffey, director
Concert only: Adult $15, senior/student $10, UMD student $5 Dinner & concert: Adult $35, senior/student $30, UMD student $25
Tickets: 218-726-8877 or (online tickets incur an additional $1 fee.)

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This week in LakeVoice

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Spin Collective at Clyde Iron Works with Paul Broman and Kevin Craig

Video by Timothy Johnson