Videos Posts

Happy holidays from PDD

Virtual holiday hugs from all of us to all of you.

To visit the ghosts of Christmases past, check out A Perfect Duluth Christmas: PDD’s Holiday Video Showcase.

Steve’s Overpopulated One-man Band – “The COVID Pokie”

From the Iron Range city of Palo, Steve Solkela sings about … you know … what it’s all about.

Julebyen Troll Patrol

Learn all about the infestation of trolls in the Knife River area.

Highlights: UMD Choir and Vocal Jazz Fall 2020 Concert

Singers at the University of Minnesota Duluth overcame great odds this semester during the COVID-19 pandemic. They wore masks and rehearsed online, outdoors and in large lecture halls, ultimately sharing their musical talents in a virtual concert on Nov. 13. Some highlights are in the clip above.

An audience of more than 150 joined together on Zoom to hear the University Singers, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, Lake Effect and Chill Factor perform on location in Weber Music Hall, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, and around Duluth and the UMD Campus.

Michael, Jesus and the Dream Space Capsule from Duluth

The historical TV drama The Right Stuff mentions Duluth in episode 7, which premiered Nov. 13 on the video-on-demand service Disney+. The series is loosely based on the 1979 book by Tom Wolfe. There is also a critically acclaimed 1983 film adaptation of Wolfe’s story.

James G – “No Pressure”

Here’s the latest from former Duluthian James Geisler, aka hip-hop artist JamesG.

Aerial View of Pastoret Terrace

Duluth’s symbol of 19th Century opulence and 21st Century blight is the subject of this recent aerial video by Jack Rendulich. Pastoret Terrace is best known in modern times as the Kozy Apartments and Bar, which closed after a major fire ten years ago today — Nov. 15, 2010.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: October 2020

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

Selective Focus: Uncle Clutch’s Video Horror Shop

In the tradition of campy late night B-movie monster and horror hosts like Elvira, Svengoolie and my personal favorite from Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Sanguinary’s Creature Feature, the Twin Ports now has a B-movie host to call its own. Joe Klander (previously on PDD) plays the part of Uncle Clutch, his pro wrestling, baby-eating alter ego. He now grumpily operates one of the last video rental stores in the world.

The Slice: Zeb or Zeke and the Run Away Screamings

Luke Moravec is a one-man Scooby-Doo band.

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.

The Slice: Spooky Scenes at Two Harbors Lighthouse

The Lighthouse at Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Two Harbors gets a little eerie on stormy days near Halloween.

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.

Excursion to Thomson Dam by Air

Duluth musician and pilot Israel Malachi experimented this past spring with attaching a Go-Pro to the wing of his plane, flying over locations in Duluth and Superior. He also composed music to go with the videos. Above is his flight over Thomson Dam. Malachi’s other videos are on his Israelaeon YouTube channel.

enTraance – “Quarantine”

“Quarantine” is the first music video for Twin Cities-based band enTraance, featuring the beautiful landscapes of Duluth and the north shore of Lake Superior.

The Slice: Windows into Grief

Mary Plaster explains how Duluth artists honored All Souls Night through “Windows Into Grief,” an event held across Duluth storefronts.

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.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: September 2020

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

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