- Member for
- 4 years 7 months
Victoria Schaffer is a rags-to-fewer-rags business owner who accepts a loan from the kind of people who might chop off a debtor’s finger in lieu of payments in Wesley Ellenwood’s first feature-length film. The murder-mystery opens with the protagonist, reeking of beer and gasoline, sneaking through the night from Williston, N.D., to Duluth where she plans to wrangle a deal with her wealthy, albeit estranged, father.
There are a lot of stories out there about the lovable curmudgeon Russell Gran, 81, an artist who died last week after a major heart attack. He was a cane-shaker. He yelled at people on the bus. He was loving and caring. He was a great consumer of books and movies, and his tastes spanned from Japanese art films to "Ted," the tale of a man and a childhood teddy bear that comes to life.
LOON opens 'Rigoletto'
Theater fest celebrates women When the Duluth Playhouse sent out requests for new one-act works by previously unpublished women, the universe responded. "I didn't expect to get 200 scripts, but we did," said Robert Lee, director of The Underground. "What She Said: One Act Festival" will feature seven shows written by women from Downey, Calif., to Jamaica Plain, Mass. — and directed by women — on topics ranging from teens spending seven minutes in a closet together to a terminally ill woman escaping the hospital for the day.
There are two kinds of bloody mary drinkers in the world: the no-nonsense, keep-it-simple sippers who are fine to gnaw a beef stick but don't require an over-the-top garnish; and the other, who favors a drink that answers the question "just what — and how many — weirdo-foods can one bartender stuff into a pint glass?" The News Tribune investigated five regional variations on the drink and found a creative use of kimchi, a healthy squirt of squeeze cheese and a sculpture fit for a modern art museum. Here are five takes on a favorite breakfast drink.
Lake Ave Live has two-day mega lineup
It's been more than 20 years since Art Alexakis, still plenty inflated from the success of his first major-label album, whipped up a follow-up called "Pure White Evil" and handed it over to his A&R guy at Capitol Records. The response kicked his butt, Everclear's frontman recalled in a recent phone interview from his tour bus. "He's like, 'You know what, man? It's a good record. It's not a great record. This isn't the album you want for your career. Arthur, you can do better. You just have to dig deeper,' " Alexakis said. No one, by the way, calls him "Arthur."
Friday EVERCLEAR This West Coast alt-rock band caught on toward the end of the grunge era. Singer-songwriter Art Alexakis is the only remaining original member. Everclear played Bayfront Festival Park in 2012 as part of the Summerland Tour, which he hosted alongside Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, with Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground and Lit. • Sing-along song: "Santa Monica" FASTBALL
Joe Klander's baby-eating professional wrestling persona will soon face an unyielding and remorseless opponent — the gong.
Every time Kat Fox looks at a music festival lineup, she sees the same old thing: just two or three women on the bill. "That bothers me," the local hip-hop artist said during a recent phone interview, as she drove through the Mark Twain National Forest in southern Missouri. "I'm constantly actively trying to get myself on these sorts of things."