The Road Not Taken

Mile Road Productions of St. Paul takes a trip along the north shore of Lake Superior with Robert Frost.

Come Clean Duluth

Manhattan-based photographer Charles Eshelman takes his bathtub to Duluth to capture video confessions. Guests in the tub are Vicki Fingalson & Jeff Madison, Linda Wick, Badger Colish, Mark Swenson, Zach Chase and Calland Metts & Sarah Lawrence.

Tuesday in Duluth

Video by Jake Durham.

Adam Booker – “Unraveled Rival” (Live on The PlayList)

Duluth jazz bassist Adam Booker performs a track from his new album Unraveled Rival on the May 14 episode of WDSE-TV’s The PlayList. Booker’s band features Ryan Frane on keyboard, Tim Stratioti on trombone and Ben Ophoven-Baldwin on drums.

Monster Mob – Human Centipede

Monster Mob logoDuluth punk band Monster Mob has announced it will accept donations for Safe Haven Shelter at all of its shows in 2015. Upcoming gigs are May 22 at Sclavi’s Italian Restaurant and May 30 at the Red Star Lounge.

The band released its debut EP in March.

Video Archive: Duckumentary

In this PDD classic from 2005, Duluthians visit Indianapolis to experience the wonders of duckpin bowling.

Peter Juhl rocks!

Peter Juhl  RocksMinneapolis TV station KARE 11 last night aired a feature from the north shore of Lake Superior, where Peter Juhl balances rocks in ways that defy gravity. (Click the “read more” button to view the video; it starts playing automatically, so we can’t have it on the home page.)

Post some of your favorite rock balancing photos in the comments.

Natural Discoveries: A Portrait of Travis Melin

Nature photographer Travis Melin died on Wednesday, May 6, after failing to recover from an April 21 heart attack. He was a 1991 graduate of Hermantown High School, a former resident of Washington Studios Artist Cooperative and lived his final years in Ely. The documentary above was produced by Mike Jandl in 2013.

A tremendous spirit and body of work lives on …

Travis Melin 2013

Starling of Athens – “The Lord is Not My Real Dad”

This video by Brian Barber was part of the 2015 Homegrown Music Video Festival. Click that fancy link to view more videos from this year’s festival.

Lester Park Waterfall Time Lapse

Video by Douglas Feltman.

Danecdote (featuring Brian Ring) – “I’m Gonna Say You Will”

This video by Garrett Tiedemann was part of the 2015 Homegrown Music Video Festival. Click that fancy link to view more videos from this year’s festival.

The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank – “Old Number Four”

The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank‘s new album, American Shuffle features the song “Old Number Four,” an ode to retired Packers/Jets/Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. As of this morning, the YouTube upload of the song (embedded above) had reached nearly 30,000 listens.

Thank you, Mayor Ness, from Homegrown

Folks from the Duluth music and arts scene say thanks to the mayor for his role in improving the Homegrown Music Festival in specific and Duluth in general. Video by Dan Branovan.

The Best of Clyde at the 2014 Homegrown Music Festival

Here are highlights from the big Homegrown 2014 show at Clyde Iron Works, (via The PlayList) featuring Actual Wolf, Southwire and the Black-eyed Snakes with Charlie Parr.

Northern Roots: Growing Food in the Western Lake Superior Region

A student-created documentary profiling regional food production in the Western Lake Superior region that includes a 15-county area in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Students in an anthropology course called Ethnobotany filmed, wrote and edited four segments on local food producers.

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