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Homegrown Field Guide 2015

Homegrown Field Guide 2015

Apparently this thing is hitting the streets today.

42 Days in Duluth: Kip’s Memory Card Dump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuANFbqo_Oo

Photographer Kip Praslowicz “went a little crazy with the burst mode” and filled his memory card in under two months. This video shows all the photos, from Feb. 26 to April 8, set to random free music available on YouTube.

Selective Focus: Trees

Hansi Johnson

Hansi Johnson, untitled

I’ve heard there is an austere beauty to deserts, though I have never lived in one. Still, I can’t imagine, being from the North, a landscape without trees, or being without their practical, aesthetic, poetic, mythical, and allegorical implications — all there is of oxygenation, fuel, foliage, building, climbing from our simian origins, tree of life, the axis mundi, tree of knowledge…

When the geeks inherited the Earth

Ten years ago today the fourth iteration of Geek Prom was held at Pizza Lucé. The G4 cable network sent the Attack of the Show crew to Duluth to capture all the excitement.

Duluth Band Profile: The Farsights

Thumbnail The Farsights take one part storyteller and one part punk for a rocking good time. Phil Jents, Ryan Nelson and Brynn Sias explain how they developed the band’s sound. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

The Red Door brightens Duluth’s East Hillside

Photos by Jamie Merideth

Photos by Jamie Merideth

Hibbing native Sharon Kangas has been a Head Start teacher and cosmetologist. Now she’s an entrepreneur. In September 2013 she opened the Red Door, an ornate consignment shop in Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood.

I want to raise and slaughter sheep in my Duluth backyard

Lambs rather … I enjoy the old-world taste of their meat and find it difficult to procure at my local super mart. I feel their presence would reduce the amount of lawn mowing while cutting down on my risk of heart attack or stroke as they sooth me with their constant bleating and licking of salt from my fingers. I’m talking like one or two maybe, but there is some (dumbass) rule in zoning preventing me from doing this legally, or they’d be everywhere. What if it was small and I kept a muzzle on it at night?

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Awesomeness

Do you want to see what your regional arts council is funding in your community? Check out the list below, congratulate friends and neighbors who won money, then take a look at the bottom of this message for more about ARAC.

Homegrown Photo Show Wants Your Photos

Homer Bass

It is open call for entries this year for the Homegrown Photo Show. Any photos you have that somehow relate to the Duluth Music scene are eligible. Deadline for submissions is April 10th. Additional information and entry system can be found at the following url.

http://www.duluthhomegrown.org/homegrown-photo-show-2015/

Duluth Band Profiles: Ire Wolves

ThumbnailIre Wolves mixes a healthy blend of melody and metal. Guitarist Mike Trepanier and bassist Dustin Fennessey explain the theme behind The Ascetic. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Jade Fountain purchased by owner of neighboring restaurant

Jade Fountain

Bill KalligherBill Kalligher has been owner of Gannucci’s Italian Market for four years. During that time the three-decades old West Duluth eatery expanded in both size and scope, and in October was featured on the cable television show Diners, Drive-in and Dives. Last week Kalligher expanded his holdings by acquiring one of the area’s oldest restaurants, Jade Fountain.

Located at 305 N. Central Ave., two doors down from Gannucci’s, Jade Fountain has been a staple in West Duluth since George Wong opened it in 1968. Wong sold it in 1997 to Sick Cheung Lee, who had just immigrated to the United States. Lee died in November and his widow Kwok Chun Mak was looking to sell.

Popular Minneapolis chef will open resort restaurant in Pengilly

Sarah MasterSarah Master has announced she will leave her position as executive chef at Minneapolis’ Café Barbette to open a restaurant and resort 75 miles outside of Duluth in the Iron Range city of Penguilly. Her partner in the venture is Dan Beckwith, who had been working as the financial controller of Bryant-Lake Company.

Mr. Roberts Resort is expected to open on June 1 at 28179 East Shore Drive. A news release announcing the plans refers to it as “a unique combination of a full-service restaurant, bar, cabins and RV sites, all situated in a bucolic setting on Swan Lake in Northern Minnesota.”

Easter Sunday Fire at Applewood Knoll Apartments

Photo by David Heinecke

Photo by David Heinecke

A Facebook page has been established for “Donations for the victims of the Easter fire Duluth MN.”

This Week: brews, tunes, flicks and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

Fans of internet cat videos are getting their own festival, Mike Scholtz will screen a film and then defend his selection, the Arrowhead Home and Builders Show gets underway, multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs at Sacred Heart and people can sample local music and local beers at Mitchell Auditorium.

Minnesota rock legends Soul Asylum play the Sports Garden, underwater photography is exhibited at the Red Herring, science is celebrated at UWS, the 2015 Fitger’s 5k Run and Walk goes down on Saturday morning and the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest hits Wessman Arena.

R.I.P. DNT

RIP DNT

Don’t worry, the Duluth News Tribune is still a thriving enterprise and the sign on the back of the building is holding strong. The visibility of the sign, however, is slowing diminishing as the future Maurices headquarters climbs skyward.