The University of Minnesota Duluth theater department will open the 2018-19 season with a play about the holocaust written in the 1990s by theater professor Tom Isbell and seven of his students.
A show that combines choreography and well-toned male torsos — billed as an “ultimate ladies’ night experience” — returns to Symphony Hall. “Magic Men Live!” is a touring group with shades of the “Magic Mike” franchise. It stars ripped men in theatrical scenarios with a side of special effects. The show is at 8 p.m. May 10 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets including the DECC box office and Ticketmaster.com.
Big hair, big ballads, big pyrotechnics. Hairball returns to Duluth for its annual Rockin’ the Park with Hairball concert on July 3 at Bayfront Festival Park. Hairball is like an ’80s tribute band — but more. The band — which has local ties — channels AC/DC, Poison, Prince, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Journey, Queen, Aerosmith, KISS, etc. Tickets are available at etix or Ticketmaster outlets including the DECC box office and ticketmaster.com.
Five bands — including a few local faves — have been added to the Trampled By Turtles concert scheduled for July 7 at Bayfront Festival Park. The show starts at 4:30 p.m., and tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door at etix. Children younger than 12 are free.
What exactly is "affordable" housing, and what's wrong (and right) with the housing in Duluth? This week Jeff Corey, executive director of One Roof Community Housing, joins us to talk about Duluth's aging housing stock, helping the homeless population and the renovation of Gateway Tower. Oh, and here's something you might not know: Corey is into skiing, biking and trail running — even though he is legally blind.
Today DULUTH Afternoon: Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departing with coal. Afternoon: James R. Barker arriving to load iron ore pellets. Afternoon: Oakglen arriving to load iron ore pellets. Evening: Algoma Transport arriving to load iron ore pellets.
News Tribune, April 18, 1978 Fire yesterday did extensive damage to Fleming's Book Shop, 113 W. 2nd St. in Duluth, and forced the evacuation of elderly residents of the Demeria Foster Care Home, 119 W. 2nd St. The residents were given temporary shelter in the nearby Downtown Motel. Buhl School Superintendent Neil Dietrich is planning to hire teachers to replace the 34 Buhl teachers who have been on strike since April 3. An ad in the News Tribune offers licensed teachers $70 a day to finish out the school year. News Tribune, April 18, 1998
Current Minnesota Duluth assistant coach Matt Hockett, along with Dan Evans, Jeff Horner and Justin Wieck, are the four finalists for the Minnesota Duluth men's basketball coaching vacancy, announced Tuesday.
A pair of national champions — men's hockey forward Karson Kuhlman and track and cross country runner Emi Trost — were bestowed with Minnesota Duluth's Outstanding Male and Female Senior Athlete Awards for 2017-18 at the eighth annual Dinner with Champions banquet Tuesday at the UMD Kirby Ballroom. Grant Pulver of the men's track and cross country teams and Catherine Daoust of the women's hockey team received this year's E.L. "Duce" Rasmussen Award as the school's top scholar-athletes.
The Duluth Transit Authority has begun rerouting westbound buses traveling to and from the Duluth Transportation Center, and a part of Superior Street is closed to traffic. Drivers heading east into downtown from Interstate 35 or West Superior Street will be detoured to Michigan Street or up Mesaba Avenue to Second Street, according to the city. To view a detour map, visit superiorstreet.org/parking-skywalk.