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Do you find green beer to be bilious?

This ad is from 1906.


Dad’s Acid – “Red Surf”

This music video from Duluth band Dad’s Acid kicks a reasonable amount of ass. The footage is from the film They Call Her One Eye.


Northern Lights Express Survey

There is a survey listed on the Minnesota Department of Transportation page for the Northern Lights Express(NLX). The Northern Lights Express is a proposed high-speed passenger rail project that would provide rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth. If constructed, NLX will operate on approximately 155 miles of existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail corridor.

The survey closes on March 15. It doesn’t take long to fill out.


Wired’s 15 Most Fascinating at SXSW – Duluthian Mike Scholtz

Mike Scholtz and Amy C. Elliott

Wired magazine posted “The 15 Most Fascinating Filmmakers and Stars at SXSW” and right up there with Tilda Swinton, Robert Rodriguez, and Jon Favreau is our very own Mike Scholtz and his partner on Wicker Kittens, Amy C. Elliott.

Wicker Kittens premiered at SXSW, and apparently got great response. Here’s the trailer.


“Plumb” by Caleb Wood

Caleb Wood drew columns of freehand animation directly onto the gallery wall at Duluth’s Prøve Gallery for this snappy little video.


Smokers needed

The School of Medicine at UMD is enrolling smokers for a “quit smoking” research study. All participants will receive one-on-one counseling for smoking cessation and will work with staff to set and prepare for a quit day. Effects of stress and appetite are also evaluated and all participants are compensated for their time. For more information please call 218-726-8896.


This Week in Lake Voice

Catch up on Lake Voice stories about art, the outdoors, and cuddly animals.

A mouthful of ugly: sea lampreys in the Great Lakes
Tour Duluth: How many kilometers can you ski in one day?
Duluth artist sculpts passion into career
Fishing on Superior Ice: Dedicated anglers doing what they love
Animal Allies shelters itself from the winter
Ice caves boost local economy
Lakeside dance studio owner works alongside family

We’d love to hear your lake voice; share your stories by e-mailing lakevoicenews @ gmail.com.


Video: Mötley Crüe at the DECC in 1998

Well, here it is, nearly an hour’s worth of amateur video from Nov. 25, 1998, when Mötley Crüe played the DECC Auditorium on its Greatest Hits Tour. Local metal band Nobody opened this show.

It was the Crüe’s third performance in Duluth — the band played a sold-out Duluth Arena show in 1985, before the DECC was the DECC, and returned in 1990 to play for over 8,000. By 1998, things were on the downswing for the band. Tommy Lee had been out of jail for two months when this show came to town. His sex tape with Pamela Anderson hit the Internet about a year earlier.


“It’s Not Only Academic” — Conferences in “Social Inquiry” and in Writing

In the last two weeks, I have been to two conferences, one at UW-Superior featuring entirely student presenters, and one at Lake Superior College. In both cases, it was clear: the university is learning to respond to the community, and the faculty and students are committed to making the community a better place.

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Duluth Band Profile: Troy Rogers

Troy Rogers ventures into the future with music-playing robots. In this interview, he talks about the current state of musical robotics and his work with Expressive Machines. He is currently building his musical robotics workshop. Click on the image above to listen.


A Trip to Grand Marais


I don’t have a property license posted in my apartment …

Where I’ve been living for the past three years is a dump. $815/month + utilities. Now I’ve had inspectors come in and view the apartment while the landlord is there. Every time I’d try to point something out to the inspector, my landlord would cut me off. Recently a drainage pipe from the roof of my apartment burst and flooded my dining room, as well as the basement. I’m curious about what I can do to get this place fixed up, as my landlord never keeps his promises. Also, there is no property license posted in my home. What’s legal and what’s not?


Actual Wolf – “You Can’t Leave” and “Honey Honey” (Live at First Avenue)

Duluth band Actual Wolf performs “You Can’t Leave” and “Honey Honey” at First Avenue in Minneapolis as part of the Current’s ninth birthday celebration.


This week: derby, bock and ides

  

Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.

Browncoat Mondays continue tonight at Zinema 2 with two episodes and Prof. Lisa Horton presenting on feminist and anti-feminist themes in Joss Whedon‘s Firefly.

Art for Ed’s Sake is a fundraiser at the Depot on Wednesday for Visual and Media Arts Education in the Duluth Public Schools and you know it’s cool because Chris Monroe did the poster art.

Lots of plays and musicals happening this weekend:

It’s Bockfest weekend at Fitger’s with beer tents in the courtyard Thursday through Saturday.

Saturday is the Ides of March and that means local musicians pay homage to their influences with special concerts at Beaner’s Central on Friday and R. T. Quinlan’s on Saturday.

Your Harbor City Roller Dames host a roller derby double header on Saturday at Pioneer Hall in the DECC.

So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know.


Mustache March Run 2014 Video

The Mustache March Run took place on March 1. The mustache-themed event, put on by Momentum Racing Events, is a fun event for anyone! You can grow your best mustache, wear a fake mustache, or just run mustache free.

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Duluth Mystery Photo #8: Darling Blond

This photo is for sale on eBay under the title “Vintage Photo Girl Child Tricycle Antique Cars Duluth Mn Houses Picture #166.”

The description notes it is “a great vintage snapshot picture of darling blond girl riding a tricycle on a street in Duluth Minnesota. Picture is from the 1920. In the background are old cars and houses. Found in a photo album of pictures of a family living in Duluth.”

Can anyone identify the house? Pin down the neighborhood? Identify the darling blond?


Where near Duluth?


Minnesota All Hockey Hair Team 2014



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Seeking volunteer opportunities in Duluth that benefit the environment

I’m looking for some good organizations that provide volunteer opportunities that benefit the environment and people in any shape or form, thanks.


Homelessness and Water

I drove, again, along the highway that sometimes feels like it mostly exists to serve paper mills to see the openings at the MacRostie Art Center.


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