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The News Tribune asked local writers, readers, artists and instructors to recommend must-read books in honor of Women's History Month. Responses ranged from a historical look at a superhero to an essay born of a TED Talk to popular young adult literature. Here are the picks: THE ART OF EATING By M.F.K. Fisher
Pablo Casals had already played for a president and a queen, at palaces and Carnegie Hall when he settled in for a Matinee Musicale concert 100 years ago at First Methodist Church in Duluth. A News Tribune reviewer described the musician as a “Spanish wizard” and an “eminent Spaniard,” and said the concert ended in “a blaze of glory,” which she acknowledged might sound like hyperbole, but was accurate this time.
Nicole Emery's recent trip to Duluth from Minneapolis yielded two unforeseen highlights: First, she installed a gasket in a tri-clamp, then she used a pallet jack — "and didn't crash," she added. And toward the end of a day of beer brewing, she poured a bag of hops into a whirlpool which, she said, was like a facial.
The California-bred alt-rock band that closed out the 1990s with songs like “Every Morning” and “Someday” is returning to Duluth to headline Grandma’s Marathon. Sugar Ray, fronted by Mark McGrath, plays at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Big Top in Canal Park. Tickets for the all-ages show are $20. Belfast Cowboys opens the show and Big Wave Dave & The Ripples play after Sugar Ray. Tickets go on sale Thursday at grandmasmarathon.com. Sugar Ray broke into the scene with “Fly,” and followed with hits including “Falls Apart” and “When It’s Over.”
On Wednesday afternoon, it was possible that the paint was still wet on Karen Savage's submission to "Phenomenal," an upcoming art exhibition of works by women of color. The topic is just as fresh.
Styx, REO Speedwagon return to the DECC
In 40 years of rock 'n' roll music, through lineup changes, aesthetic buffing, popularity shifts and, in some cases, experimentation — here is a constant: Both Styx and REO Speedwagon have continued to make periodic tour stops in Duluth. REO Speedwagon's first show here was in 1974 — relatively pre-fame, alongside ZZ Top and Dr. Hook. They returned in 1978, 1983 and 1988. Styx played the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in 1977 alongside Rush, and returned the following year with Eddie Money.
The cross-country ski course is on the left side of the Salmela family's driveway. To the right, there is a banked luge course that winds around the house from the backyard. These are Olympic people. Chad Salmela, in his fourth Winter Olympics as a commentator for NBC, provided the "YES! YES! YES!" heard around the internet. His call was the soundtrack as Minnesotan Jessie Diggins pushed past Stina Nilsson of Sweden to win the women's team sprint freestyle race — and the gold medal — in Pyeongchang.
Travel to a family-friendly 'Treasure Island' Jim Hawkins is the son of English innkeepers in Wise Fool Theater's adaptation of "Treasure Island." When an old sea captain dies at the inn, he finds a treasure map within the guest's belongings. A merry band takes off to find the buried treasure — but not everyone aboard is on board with the plan. See also: mutiny. This is a family-friendly children's show, and all of the kids in the audience get a free copy of the book. Performance on Sunday, March 11, is sensory-friendly.
In the 1920s, the women working at a watch factory in Illinois put the tips of a paintbrush into their mouths to create a fine point — it was faster, better for painting the glow-in-the-dark numbers on the face of the timepiece. In Duluth-raised writer Melanie Marnich's play "These Shining Lives," which is based on a true story, it's referred to by one character as "a lip, dip, paint routine."