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Shredders, new Doomtree crew, plays Red Herring Shredders, a group featuring Lazerbeak, P.O.S., Sims and Paper Tiger — all from the Midwest hip-hop collective Doomtree — will play a show with Astronautalis Friday at The Red Herring Lounge. The group released the album "Dangerous Jumps" and, at the time, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that it was mostly he and P.O.S. trying to "out-rap each other for most of the record."
In legal circles, "Ultra Vires" is a term that means "beyond the powers." The Latin term is also the title of a four-movement violin concerto written by an emerging local composer. Wendy Durrwachter will be premiering the piece — along with others — during a showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Music Center. Tickets are $12 in advance at eventbrite.com, $16 at the door.
On a mid-July night in 2016, a wicked storm with hurricane-force winds whipped through the region. There were violent thunderstorms. Trees bent; powerlines fell. Entire roads were blocked, and some Northlanders lost electricity for days. Erin O'Daniel had no idea. She was fresh from Hinckley, Minn., where she had just seen Dolly Parton in concert for the eighth, maybe ninth, time. Back at home the storm raged, and she was plugged into headphones in a state of "pure Dolly bliss," she said.
In Greek mythology, a siren is a vocalist of the sea. Sailors, drawn to the sound, ruin entire ships by ramming into rocky shores. As Laura Sellner, Duluthian, was developing her musical lean, she favored eerie tones, deep and mythological. Superior Siren seemed like a fitting name. "It stems from a connection to place and Lake Superior," she said. "And I'm a Pisces."
Liz Pawlik is a self-described dabbler; it has been this way since she was a kid — T-ball teams, volleyball camp, pottery classes, golf lessons. She's tried weaving, knitting. "If I'm knitting a scarf, it takes a really long time," she said. "I don't have the attention span for that or the patience." Then Pawlik tried making jewelry. She saw progress more quickly — pieces she could be proud of that she was able to finish much faster than, for instance, making a shawl.
A celebrity posts a buzzed-about selfie. A cat finds a way to navigate a recording device, takes a selfie. A man is on a plane that is crashing, takes a selfie. Alicia Eler was on it. In the early 2010s, the then-freelance writer covered the pictures-of-oneself beat in what was loosely called 'The Selfie Column' for Hyperallergic, a contemporary arts blog.
In the upcoming year, you will see new albums by local favorites, the re-opening of a historic theater, lots of retro rockers and a staged version of one of Stephen King's greatest hits. As you say goodbye to 2017, here are some ways to say hello to 2018. Google calendar, activate. JANUARY
Parr returns to town — and Wednesdays It's a little like the old days. Charlie Parr will play Cedar Lounge on Wednesdays through January. The local blues-folk singer, who released the album "Dog" earlier this year, had a history of playing Wednesday shows, billed as a "midweek bracer," for years. Cut to so much crazy-dancing, while the local favorite sat hunched over his guitar. Meanwhile, Parr has just returned from touring out west, where he played shows in Utah, California, Oregon and Montana (alongside John Mark Nelson for at least part of it.)
So you say you're in the mood to party like it's 1999. Maybe you want to celebrate early and be tucked into your hoodie-footies before the ball drops. Or perhaps you want to close out 2017 with the slow, meditative movements of a two-toed sloth. Here are a range of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve — whether you're a sequin-aire, latte lover or would prefer the proceeds of ticket sales go to something more meaningful than noise-makers and a tacky toast. Consider the following, if you are: Feeling purple
The News Tribune asked former Twin Ports-ians about coming home for Christmas. How does it feel? What do they miss? And what are the must-do Duluth-y things? Here is what they said: 'THAT FEELING OF COMING HOME AGAIN' "I took a really pretty picture of Duluth outside of my plane window. I love looking out the window and seeing Park Point and the Aerial Lift Bridge. The plane curves over the lake and the ore boats waiting to get into the harbor. Coming in over the snow. That feeling of coming home again."