September 2009 Posts

Duluth Does Woodstock

Twenty local acts perform their interpretations of music from the historic Woodstock festival. All the groovy tunes and good vibes minus the rain, mud and crappy brown acid.

Twins vs. Tigers streaming online free


Those without access to ESPN or FSN, can watch the Twins vs. Tigers online. It’s the biggest game of the year for the Twins, behind the Tigers by 2 games with 5 to play.

More on Skyline Parkway

Here are a few excerpts from Duluth’s Skyline Parkway Corridor Management Plan of 2003:

“New buildings should be compatible with surrounding buildings in size and scale and SHOULD NOT BLOCK IMPORTANT VIEWS.”

“Limit residential development where it can damage … IMPORTANT VIEWS.”

“Avoid lakeside (downslope) development whenever possible.”

Moose on the Loose at Deer River High


From WCCO:

“Students at Deer River High School got a surprise nature lesson without leaving the classroom after spotting a moose wandering around the school’s bus garage.”

Photo gallery here.

Deer River is about 100 miles northwest of Duluth.

Terror Train 2009 Duluth

This biennial Halloween event normally sells out. I can confirm it is a ghoulish good time, even though I missed the train going back to Duluth and was stuck in Two Harbors for the night. I guess Joe Dirt was a little too drunk to hear the last three “All Aboard” calls. That must have been about the time I was in the basement of the Legion doing shots from the mystery bag for a buck.

Got a motorcycle and a warm jacket??

One more First Thursday Motorcycle Ride!!!!!
Sorry no flier for this month’s ride, it was kind of last minute. A group of us are meeting at the Whole Foods Co-op, I’ll be there by 5:30. We plan on heading out at 6, maybe a quick ride around skyline, or maybe out to Jay Cooke. Bring some warm clothes, and pray for clear skies. We most likely won’t ride if it’s pouring rain. See you there!

Morley Park Fall Fundraising Festival

This Saturday is the Fall Fundraising Festival for Morley Heights Park. Join us from 10am to 2pm for a free fun outdoor party in the park and help us raise the money to erect a new playground for our neighborhood. Enjoy live music by Rachel Kilgour and the Duluth Suzuki Violin students, food, and free games and activities for the whole family!

Directions to Morley Park: From Snively Road, turn northwest onto Morley Parkway and follow up the hill to the park.

For more information on our efforts, visit our blog at or find us on Facebook. Hope to see you there!



Our next festival is this Friday, Oct 2! If you’re heading this direction or looking for something interesting to do, stop on by! A Whisper in the Noise and Tim Kaiser will perform later in the evening, while Logan “logain” Erickson will give a circuit bending demo and performance earlier on. Bruce Nelson, who hasn’t performed in over 10 years, opens the show (for those of us crusty old folks, he’s the grizzled guy who used to run the open stage at Quinlans in the early 90’s where many cut their performing teeth).
All info is at

UWS Theatre Alumni production of “The Fourth Wall”

In conjunction with UW-Superior Alumni Days Events, and in honor of Professor John D. Munsell’s induction into the UW-Superior Communicating Arts Wall of Service, Rubber Chicken Theater is working in cooperation with University Theatre to present an All UWS Theatre Alumni production of the comedy The Fourth Wall by A. R. Gurney. The Fourth Wall will be performed at the Experimental Theatre inside the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center at UWS.

The show will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 8, 9, and 10 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for current UWS students and can be reserved by calling (218) 213-2780 and are also available at the door.

Iran will allow Swiss access to detained hikers

Associated Press story via KARE 11 TV.

Brian Olson’s mural of the Palace Theater


Two blocks from the site of the old Palace Theater in Superior is the new Palace Theater, a painting of the old one. Brian Olson created this mural on the back side of the Douglas County Historical Society building.

Pretty sweet.

Fall Colors – Trestle Inn – On the Road with Jason Davis

Good “On the Road” segment that aired a few weeks ago on KSTP 5 Twin Cites. It was nice to see my friends at the Trestle Inn get some free advertising. I was up there on Grouse opener to have lunch and a couple drinks and was talking to the owners and they have got a lot calls since the airing with people asking, “Where are you? I put you into our GPS and it can’t find you.” Sue says, “OK first turn off the GPS and I will tell you how to get here.” They insist, “But my GPS can’t find you. What is the problem?” She politely says again, “OK if you want me to help you find us just turn off your GPS and I will tell you how to get here.”

Duluth Honking House Hearing


Did anyone go to tonight’s Duluth City Council meeting to watch the show as the council debated potential parking restrictions on Skyline Parkway near the infamous Honking House? (Back story found on this post, including a link for the even further back story.)

Or did you all stay home and ironically watch part two of Ken Burns’ documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea?

The council voted unanimously against the two resolutions.

Twin Ports Veg Week Kick-Off Party!

Tuesday, September 29th – 8:00 – FREE! Featuring Charlie Parr, Toby Churchill, Lookdown Moon, and RJ Johnson.

Free raffle with gift certificates from Chester Creek Cafe, Duluth Grill, Red Mug, India Palace and more! Also giving away t-shirts, tote bags, books, and hand-made jewelry!

Come out and support animal rights!

Music Resource Center in Duluth?

RecordingSession448957Duluth’s Crystal Pelkey traveled to Charlottesville, Va., in June to research the operations of the Music Resource Center there. She’s been exploring the possibility of creating an MRC branch in Duluth.

Crystal will present her Music Resource Center research on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m., at the Teatro Zuccone theater, 222 E. Superior St.

Founded by John Hornsby in 1993, with initial financial support by the Dave Matthews Band, the Music Resource Center is a state-of-the-art facility where teens learn the latest technology in the music industry and participate in every phase of music production and performance.

If you are interested in this project, here’s your chance to find out more and become involved in the next steps of the process.

Music Resource Center website:
Crystal’s e-mail: crystalpelkey [at]

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