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Where in Duluth?


Free Local Music

My 5 songs in 5 days project is complete.

Enjoy (or perhaps tolerate) as you would like.

Looking for dancers

I’m mustering a group of 12 or more dancers for a New-England Contra workshop on Tuesday evenings in March.

Informational flier

A Duluth Riddle

Winter thunder needs no rain.
A harbor view shows its maker plain.

Old Time Luce Brunch

Get your square dance on

Thank you for all your input in the previous article.  We will be hosting 4 fourth Monday square dances at the All American Club. The first one will be…

Monday, Aug 22: 7 pm cocktails and sound check, 7:30-9:30 dancing

All dances will be taught. It’s helpful to listen to instructions, but no previous experience is necessary. And if you get stuff wrong, it’s still a lot of fun.

Live music provided by the All-American String Band (Tom, Brandy, Sarah, Clancy and Adam K-not shown)

Calling provided by Tom and Sarah.

Sweet Corn Analysis

I just now noticed that “analysis” could be thought of as having a prefix. Anyway, the ears on the left are from the Whole Foods Coop and the ones on the right are from the guy in the Pizza Hut parking lot on Central Entrance.

Co-op price was .99 each (or .89 with my membership). Pizza Hut price was $6/doz or .50 each.

Square Dance Input Request

I just attended my first Monday Night Square Dance in Minneapolis and want to build a similar event in Duluth. I am asking PDD for input on location or other thoughts.

Old Timey at Thirsty Pagan

Tom & Brandy at Red Mug

Four Mile Portage

Doughnuts, music, dance

Dance at Avalon Education Institute

O’Neil Family band of East Grand Forks will be here Saturday, 7:30pm.   Square dance, contra and Appalachian circles all taught by caller.  Come alone or bring friends.  Smoke and alcohol free.

Peerless Auto Body Fire

I woke up at 4 a.m. to pee and saw a blaze out my window. It was so huge, we thought it might be Prax-Air. As of 8 a.m., it’s still burning.

Tamarack Dance Association Presents:

Another old-timey barn dance on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Come early and stay late:
7:30 – two-step, honky-tonk dance lessons
8:00 – old-time dance with the Red Pine Resonators
10:30 – two-step dancing with Orienta Car Wash

More details at

Get your do-si-so on

Musicians and callers up from Minneapolis this Saturday. Also, we’re excited about a new venue – the Avalon Ed Institute – c’mon out!

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