Videos Posts

The History All Around Us

The Duluth Library Foundation made a video history tour available yesterday as part of its virtual “Learning & Libations” event. The video was embedded on PDD for a few hours today, but … whoopsie … it was supposed to have been password protected on Vimeo and not available for free viewing.

So, to check out the video, featuring authors Tom Peacock and Tony Dierckins telling stories of life at the western tip of Lake Superior before the city existed and how it came to be 150 years ago, visit the foundation’s website and register for the virtual event.

Nate J. Mattson – “Moon Racer”

This experimental music video by Duluth’s Nate J. Mattson features Shereé doing her “Original Tiger Dance.”

Heely Tricks with JamesG: August 2020

Another monthly installment of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

Lake Superior Aquaman: Trench Lyfe

Things the camera saw looking out of a Lake Superior trench.

Richard G. Hofacre – “City Lights of Duluth”

This song by Richard Gary Hofacre, which hit YouTube in 2012, has roots going back about 60 years.

Raina Costello: Tick and Mosquito Researcher

In this video Raina Costello talks about her work researching ticks and mosquitos at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, about 15 miles north of Duluth.

Mark Sertich Mini-Documentary

Director Max Haben was one day into a shooting a documentary about the world’s oldest hockey player when COVID-19 put a stop to the project. Duluth’s Mark Sertich was still skating when he turned 99 in July. He died on Aug. 24 from complications of a stroke.

Selective Focus: Creating Apart

The Tweed Museum of Art will be hosting an exhibition, “Creating Apart: Local Artists Respond to a Global Pandemic” with work by Ivy Vainio, Moira Villiard, Sarah Brokke Erickson, Karen Savage-Blue, Joe Klander and Brian Barber. Annie Dugan curated the exhibition and worked with local documentary filmmaker Mike Scholtz to create a series of short films about each of the artists involved.

The exhibition was originally scheduled to open on Aug. 31 in the Court Gallery of the Tweed. Shifting plans for colleges and gatherings have already affected the actual schedule. In the meantime, the Tweed has released the brief teaser above featuring the artists who were interviewed. Profiles of each artist will be released on a regular schedule in the coming days and weeks, and we will be posting them here on Perfect Duluth Day as they are available.

Mary Bue – “The World is Your Lover”

Former Duluthian Mary Bue has a new 14-track album out. Above is the video for the title track, produced by Kate Harrison and featuring Brittany Rae Broman.

Charlie Parr – “On Stealing a Sailboat”

Duluth’s Charlie Parr has released a new video for this track from his 2019 self-titled album. The video is directed by Lance Lindahl.

The Brothers Burn Mountain – “The Dark Exchange”

The second video release from the Brothers Burn Mountain‘s new album The Dark Exchange features Dawn King joining the Dermody brothers at the homestead. And the brothers are joined musically by Alan Sparhawk on electric guitar and vocals, and Brooke Anderson on vocals.

The Brothers Burn Mountain – “I Won’t Wait for a Ride”

The Brothers Burn Mountain are releasing a new album, The Dark Exchange, in early September. It’s a collaboration with Alan Sparhawk of Low and several other musicians, including Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling. The video for “I Won’t Wait For A Ride” is directed by Roger D. Feldhans.

Thomas X featuring Brandon Graves – “I’m Anishinaabe”

From the Red Lake Reservation, about 100 miles northwest of Duluth, comes this musical celebration of Anishinaabe Ojibwe culture.

Thomas Barrett, aka Thomas X, leads a group of Red Lake Boys and Girls Club members who sing and dance along to Barrett’s original song, “I’m Anishinaabe.”

Redhead Mountain Bike Park Overview

Red Head Mountain Bike Park opened this summer on former Iron Range mineland near the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm.

Duluth Eye Candy: An Aerial Voyage

Why we live here.

Discover all-new views of our home in this series of my favorite drone footage shot in 2020.

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