January 2011 Posts

Nate Lindstrom Photo Exhibit

Featured photographer Nate Lindstrom’s photography will be exhibited at the Duluth Photography Institute, 405 E. Superior St. in Duluth through February. There is a free public reception at the DPI facility on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 5-8pm.

Nate will be available to discuss his work and refreshments will be served. RSVPs are encouraged, but not necessary – e-mail dpi @ duluthphotographyinstitute.com, go to the DPI website at duluthphotographyinstitute.com, or look for the DPI on Facebook. For more information on Nate and his work, go to natelindstrom.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/nlindstromphoto.

Hope to see you there!

Early Bird Music at Chester Creek Cafe January 29, 2011

G. Love & Special Sauce at Clyde Iron Works on April 27

G Love & Specials SauceFirst Ave. is announcing G. Love and Special Sauce with special guests The Belle Brigade will be performing at Clyde Iron in Duluth on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Tickets on sale this Saturday, January 29 at 10:00am.  I am assuming via Ticket Master but I do not see that show listed as of yet on ticketmaster.com.

“G. Love’s new album, Fixin’ To Die, is set for release on February 22nd on Brushfire Records. Recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC, and produced by Scott and Seth Avett (The Avett Brothers), this new body of work is arguably G. Love’s most sincere and candid work to date.”

Read More at www.first-avenue.com

Why I love Duluth

At about 1:25 pm today, I rushed down 27th Avenue West and onto the highway, speeding toward the dentist appointment I was going to be late for. As soon as I pulled into traffic, everything slowed to a standstill. Even more confusing, I could see that all lanes were stopped, but forward of 15 cars ahead of me the road was wide open. I tried to look ahead to see what was causing the delay (and bitching that I was going to have an upset dentist waiting for me). I was looking for signs of a car accident, but didn’t see any cars out of place. A quick moving shadow drew my attention – there was a black lab running around on the highway!

25 Influential Minnesotans in Washington

I just heard an interesting interview on MPR with Michael S. Berman, the UMD graduate who founded the Duberstein Group, a DC campaign consulting organization.

25 Influential Minnesotans in Washington

Walk? Bike? Bus? Don’t own a car at all? We want to hear from you!

I’m making a short video about alternative transportation in the Twin Ports, and I’m looking for people who would be interested in being interviewed. The goal of this project is to show different reasons why people don’t drive, and why it’s important to support alternative transportation (buses, sidewalks, bike routes, etc). I am looking to interview people from all walks of life, including, but not limited to…

– People who walk, bike, or bus by choice
– People who walk, bike, or bus out of necessity
– The youth
– The elderly
– The physically disabled
– People who don’t drive much and have kids
– People who live walking distance to everything they need
– The guy who clears the sidewalks for the City
– Anyone else who might be interesting for this project

If you have something to say and think you would be a good interviewee, or know someone who might fit the bill, please email me at lesem002 @ umn.edu. Interviews will be held between February and May.

8th Street Video on 9th Street is for sale

8th Street Video on 9th Street

I’ve noticed a for sale sign on the 8th Street Video on 9th Street store.  Does anyone know why the owners are selling and what the owner’s plans are?

Also does anyone know the history of how 8th Street Video on 9th Street got its name?

What are the biggest sellers here: movies, ice cream or candy?

PAVSA’s I ♥ Consensual Sex Party

Join us for a night of music, food and awareness raising!

Music by:
Hattie Peterson
Charile Parr
Cars & Trucks
Coal Car Caboose

Drink special with the purchase of an event T-shirt!

New this year! This an 18+ event from 8-11 p.m. Underagers are invited to join in on the fun from so bring your friends and get ready for a great night!

All proceeds to benefit Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault.

Special thanks to local Duluthian Sam Luoma for T-shirt and poster designs!

Another new Lava Lake mix online now!

Here, for your listening enjoyment, is another brand new Lava Lake mix!

Head on over to KKXYB, click digital download, and then leave some feedback at Lava Lake’s Facebook page.

Thanks a bunch!

(P.S. Minecraft cover art, ooooh yeeeaaah. )

WOJB Presents Kelli Scarr Live Feb 19

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kelli Scarr spent much of 2009-2010 recording and touring with Moby, including a collaboration for NPR Music’s Project Song. Scarr is currently touring in support of her new album, Piece, and she’s making an exclusive Northern Midwest appearance Feb 19 at the Park Theater, 15791 U.S. Highway 63 in Hayward.

Show time is 7:30PM – Molly Otis & the Danger Band open.

$18/$20 – purchase tickets at wojb.org or 800-776-3689.

Roller Dames “Heartbreakers Brawl”

Hello there friends and fans! Harbor City Roller Dames are inviting you to an evening of tough love on Feb. 19 at World of Wheels Skate Center in Superior. We will be hosting our Heartbreakers Brawl, a roller derby mash-up of Valentine’s Day and classic 1980s heavy metal. For the first time ever, it’s HCRD against HCRD as we split up into two teams for the night: Motley Cupids vs. Stuns N’ Roses!

Tim Pawlenty, president of the United States of Apocalypse

Center of the Universe

A physicist explains why parallel universes may exist

These guys stole my idea circa 1997, probably while they were cruising the astral plane, that our universe may be one among many, perhaps overlapping. Not to draw on the big picture here, but any thoughts? Verify your veracious vicissitudes and I will venerate you.

Art Needs You!

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is currently accepting applications from individuals wishing to serve on its Board of Directors.  There are currently openings for the following two Board positions:  an At-Large representative and a Student Ad-Hoc representative.

New Ayurveda 30-day Challenge

What do you know about Ayurveda? No matter your experience level, this 30-day challenge will deepen your knowledge in a practical way that you can incorporate into your life.

Starts this Sunday, Jan. 30. Meets once a week from 6-7:15pm until Feb. 27.