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Weird Waves Season 1: Great Lakes

Shoe company Vans brings its branded content team to Duluth, and the locals show them some of the winter surf “hot” spots.

Selective Focus: Amber Burns

Amber Burns is a true advocate for the arts. She has worked as a dancer, choreographer, painter, teacher and is now Artistic Director of the Duluth Playhouse Family Theatre. This week she talks about her love of many types of expression, and how she builds the work of other people as well as the many disciplines of her own.

AB: When I think about my medium I more like to think about what I love to create, which is visual movement, whether it is through my choreography, directing, through sculpture or on a canvas. Sometimes my medium is paint and sometimes it is physical bodies. I am a dancer, actor, director, choreographer, and visual artist. When I was just three years old I started dancing at a studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota and when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I said, “I already am a dancer!” As I got older I developed passions for many other things, including drawing and painting. When it was time to pick a career and go to college I decided to b become an art teacher, and graduated from UMD in 2011 with a BFA in Art Education, all the while I was still dancing and teaching dance classes. At UMD I also received a minor in dance, and this is where I was introduced to the theater world.

The Slice: Ice Climbing in Quarry Park

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

In this edition, Adam Dailey and Rick Kollath talk about the thrill of ice climbing at Duluth’s Quarry Park.

North Shore Adventure in 60 Seconds

Joe Esenther of Excelsior posts videos of his travel adventures on YouTube under the moniker “Wild by Nature.” His most recent travelogue shows him exploring the North Shore of Lake Superior with friends.

Video Archive: Tim Kaiser on PBS’ “Make”

It was ten years ago — January 2009 — when Duluth musician Tim Kaiser was featured on the public television program Make.

Bigotry to Brook Trout: A Watershed Moment

Geoff Vukelich, who lives just north of Duluth, is the subject of the short feature “Bigotry to Brook Trout,” which is part of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival.

Synopsis:

Bigotry to Brook Trout features one man’s transformation from a life of ignorance and hate to quiet solitude on the waters of northern Minnesota. Hard truth and honest self-reflection parallel the beauty of Fall brook trout in this rare display of vulnerability and acceptance. Geoff Vukelich owns his past and speaks his truth, reminding us that we have the capacity to change our lives.

The traveling festival will hit Duluth on March 22 at Zeitgeist Arts.

Skating the Duluth Harbor

Matt Porter and friends laced up and skated on the Duluth Harbor back in mid December for this video.

Video: Rad Surfing on Stoney Point

Once again Brent Eliason of Ease Drones has captured some exceptional aerial video of Lake Superior surfers at Stoney Point. The footage is from Dec. 28.

“All the surfers in this video were killing it!!!” Eliason wrote in the YouTube description. “My favorite shots are between 2:20 and 2:40. At 2:20 you will see UMD’s Randy Carlson just dominating on the SUP.”

Perfect Duluth Day’s Best Videos of 2018

We come to the close of another year, and look back on some of our favorite videos that were posted on PDD. It really does get harder and harder to choose favorites with so much variety and quality these days. But we’ve looked through the music videos, the drone videos, the extreme sports videos, the travelogues, the absurd experiments, and we’ve got twelve here that feel like a pretty good summary of 2018 in Duluth. Let us know if we’ve missed any of your favorites.

Video Archive: KDAL-TV Anniversary Video from 1974

Check out this video. If you’re a fan of 1974 TV in Duluth, then you’ll enjoy this. It’s a recording of KDAL-TV’s 20th anniversary as shown on the Town and Country Show with Kathy Linde. The video features many of the most recognizable personalities from the Channel 3 studios during that era.

Video: Burntside Lake Christmas Ice Carousel

Joe Bianco and Cam Regan of Ely built a giant Christmas carousel on Burntside Lake, about 100 miles north of Duluth.

It’s Going to be a Merry Christmas

John Holden obtains a set of fancy speakers in the grocery store parking lot.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Shoemaker Sally”

A song about painting over from Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

Oct. 10, 2018: Record-setting Surf

Flashback to the big storm on Oct. 10: Brent Eliason of Ease Drones shot this aerial video as surfers took advantage of the 50 m.p.h. wind gusts at Stoney Point on Lake Superior.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “The Holly & the Ivy”

A short little Christmas tune from Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.