September 2010 Posts

26-hour Renegade Improv Marathon starts this weekend!

This is our official trailer for this weekend’s 26-hour Renegade Improv Marathon.

Hermantown Fall Fest

Hermantown Fall Fest this Saturday, Sept. 25, 10am-3pm
Over 50 vendors, farmers market and local history displays

Hermantown History Center
5255 Maple Grove Road

Duluth Street Scene, 1909

Street scene, Lake & Superior Streets 21 July 1909 (Minnesota Reflections)

I ran across this photo last year on Minnesota Reflections.

It was the people who caught my interest though. Looking into the faces of people caught in a random freezeframe of Superior Street traffic from 101 years ago grabbed me for whatever reason. I guess the fact that they’re gawking at a ruined street gives it a timeless quality.

Old Duluth Rock Shows/Posters?

A coworker recently left this poster in her office so I:

1) Pounced all over it.

2) Wondered if others in Duluth have old posters from big name (whatever that means) rock shows that took place here.

Does anybody else have posters they can upload a picture of … or just knowledge of other big acts that have come through Duluth?

River Icarus cello and film performance with Kathy McTavish

In 2009 Kathy McTavish was awarded an American Composers Forum / Jerome Foundation commission and an Arrowhead Regional Arts Council / McKnight Foundation grant to compose, record and perform a work for electrified solo cello called: “River Icarus: Rusted Bridge / Deep Water.”

The “River Icarus” project explores myth and memory, the ways we construct our personal story, the relationship to our physical surroundings and the myths/ghosts that exist in that landscape. This fusion of film and cello explores the ephemeral, elusive underworld of personal experience.

Join Kathy and Jodi Christensen on Thursday, Sept. 23, 7-8:30pm, Deep Peace Wellness Studio, located at 31 W. Superior St., Suite 501 (Enter through the avenue).

Watch, listen, draw, journal, meditate, or relax in restorative yoga poses.

Donations appreciated.

Wednesday night at Hartley Nature Center

Adult Night Out at Hartley Nature Center:

This week, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.- Fabulous Ferns! Learn to identify our areas “top ten” most common ferns and which work well in home gardens. Speakers include Carol Andrews, President of the Arrowhead Chapter of Wild Ones, and Clayton Oslund, author of What’s Doin’ the Bloomin’?

Free for Wild Ones and Hartley members, $4 donation for non-members

West Duluth 100 Years Ago


The photo above is from 1910. It was almost certainly shot from North 59th Avenue West, near where Tacony Street intersects it. I tried to replicate it with the modern shot below, but trees, fences and houses kept me from shooting at the same spot, and the view is much more limited.


Behind all the trees across the street is a rock outcropping that matches the one in the 1910 photo.

Ghettos don’t just happen …

This is response to the post “Looking for Duluth apartment” in which “j-i-l-l-o” posted that someone was looking for a centralized location in Duluth and “Losjasmo” said that was a synonym for “ghetto-town.”  “Wildgoose” took offense. So did I.

This summer I heard Majora Carter speak and something she said really struck me. “Ghettos don’t just happen … they are planned.”

Where do I buy celestial binoculars in Duluth?

Please don’t say Wal-Mart.

Twins on cover of Sports Illustrated


Calling All Ladies!

We are having a Ladies Night of Indulgence this Thursday at Kress Hall in the basement of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior from 7p-9p. Come on out and meet some of the 15+ vendors we have available to demonstrate massages, facials, clothing, jewelry and more! This event is 21+ only. Free! Plus we will have wine tasting and fancy snacks. This event is a Friendraiser for Guiding Star Women’s Center.

Don’t they ever stop migrating?

Shawn Nicholas made it as a featured image in today’s Gizmodo post about photo composites.

Looking for Duluth apartment

A friend of mine is at her wits end trying to find a one-bedroom or studio apartment that is in a centralized Duluth location and is not totally ghetto. She is a sweet, responsible person and is about ready to give up hope, so if you have any ideas or leads, I’d really appreciate you leaving a comment. Thanks so much!

Belly Dance Classes with Anna


Anna - Belly Dance Instructor - Duluth, MN

A new belly dance class starts Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7:30-8:30pm at the Washington Artist’s Coop.  The class runs six weeks for $48.  New classes will be offered throughout the year.  For more information or to register email Anna at annaraks @ or call 218-727-6339.

Beaner’s One Week Live – Day Two

Tuesday, Sept. 21 | 8pm | $6

Teague Alexy Trio * Sarah Krueger Band
The Breeze * Shaunna Heckman Band

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