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Soul Brothers: Big Wave Dave and the Ripples

WDSE-TV‘s The Playlist has released it’s 2016 documentary on Big Wave Dave and the Ripples for internet viewing. Here it is: 49 minutes and 34 seconds of funk, soul, rhythm and blues.

Brew North: A Beer Story

WDSE-TV‘s recent documentary on the brewing history of northern Minnesota can now be viewed online … right here. Brew North: A Beer Story explores the many ways beer established a niche in the Duluth area and continues to leave its mark on the region.

Gaelynn Lea on The PlayList

The May 25 episode of WDSE-TV‘s The Playlist is a documentary about Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea, with performance segments shot at the Red Herring Lounge and First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry.

Duluth Folk School on The PlayList

The May 4 episode of WDSE-TV‘s The Playlist featured this segment about Duluth Folk School and how it plans to teach skills in the community. Co-founder Bryan French explains the purpose and many options for students in this interview with Karen Sunderman.

Tour Duluth MakerSpace with The PlayList

The April 27 episode of WDSE-TV‘s The PlayList features this segment with host Karen Sunderman getting a guided tour of Duluth MakerSpace from Miranda Durbin, a shop manager.

Video Archive: Paul Connolly cuts a 2007 Homegrown promo

Ten years ago the Homegrown Music Festival was in its ninth year — second year as a nonprofit. Don Ness was festival director at the time, but steering committee member Paul Connolly was called on to make an appearance on WDSE-TV’s Almanac North to talk with hosts Julie Zenner and Eric Olson. Connolly went on to serve as festival director for the 2008 and 2009 festivals.

Following the conversation, the band Cars & Trucks performs “Over the Moon.”

Spring 2017 Duluth-area Beer Festival Primer

Beer-Fest

The United States now boasts over 5,000 craft breweries as the thirst for quality beer continues. The Twin Ports are clearly part of the trend. Duluth and Superior are home to eight breweries, with two more planning to launch in 2017. Several others dot the north and south shores of Lake Superior. The great news for beer aficionados: there’s no shortage of local beer and opportunities to taste the latest batches. The next three major swillfests are highlighted here.

Old English radio spot from 1943

Via WDSE-TV, enjoy the sounds of this Old English 600 ad. Peoples Brewery in West Duluth developed the recipe for Old English 600 in the 1940s. The company sponsored a radio show with old-time music and several pitches for Regal Supreme Beer and Old English 600 Malt Liquor.

The documentary Brew North follows the boom, bust and rebirth of brewing in the Arrowhead region. The premiere broadcast is on Monday, March 6.

What’s all the folio fuss?

First_Folio_lo_resDr. Krista Twu, associate professor of Medieval literature at UMD, and Matt Rosendahl, director of UMD’s Kathryn A. Martin Library, chat with Almanac North hosts Julie Zenner and Dennis Anderson about the rare copy of the Bard’s “First Folio.”

Bulldog & WCHA Hockey on WDSE-WRPT

Get a front row seat for WCHA action, right in your living room! Live from the new Bemidji Regional Event Center, WDSE-WRPT will broadcast WCHA Hockey games on the Minnesota Channel (8.4/31.4) this fall.

The PlayList season 2 kicks off Oct. 7

Experience trumpets and trombones, an insider’s look at a hilarious local musical, beautiful hand weaving by Two Harbors’ Deb Cooter, and more!  Join us for a front row seat as The PlayList launches a second season of exceptional, local arts programming Thursday, Oct. 7 at 9pm on WDSE-WRPT’s PBS North (8.1/31.1)!

Portraits in photos, paint and music on the PlayList!

Discover Sarah Brokke’s portrait painting, the DAI’s new portrait show and stories from songwriters Bill & Kate Isles. Thursday, May 13, 9pm on WDSE, Channel 8 & 31. Online at theplaylistonline.org!