All the stage, none of the people
It’s business as usual for Mary Bue, who will play an album release show even if you won’t be there. Well, there-there. The musician with Duluth ties, whose “The World is Your Lover” comes out this week, will take the stage at Sacred Heart Music Center for a show that will stream on the venue’s Facebook Live and YouTube channel. She will be joined by Sonja Martin of Feeding Leroy.
“The World is Your Lover” is a 14-song full-grit, raw rock ‘n’ roll collection that opens with the dusty “S*** Storm,” includes a song with Adam Levy and a pretty cover of Tom Petty’s “Insider” alongside Alan Sparhawk. She has an ode to her ego, dabbles in tequila, and has some strong words for the people in her life.
Downward dog, now with goats
If you've ever practiced yoga, but felt that something was missing ... the answer might be goats. Duluth Goat Yoga is setting up at Cedar Lounge for two sessions on Saturday and in September. It's billed as a beginner yoga class with miniature goats to pet and cuddle. If you can't get into one of these sessions, check out the group's Facebook page, where there are enough cute goat vids to sustain you until the next go-round.
Duluth Goat Yoga is at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at Duluth Cedar Lounge, 1715 N. Third St., Superior.
"She's Always in My Hair" is a panel discussion, the second in the PRN Alumni Foundation's, "Alumni Shares: Stories from the Park" series, this featuring the women Prince worked with on stage and in the studio.
It's hosted by Sinbad and includes Candy Dulfer, a saxophonist from the "Musicology Live 2004Ever Tour," Kat Dyson, a guitarist on "Emancipation" and "Crystal Ball," dancer Mayte Garcia of the New Power Generation and bassist Rhonda Smith of "New Power Soul" and "Emancipation."
Sinbad is moderating the panel.
Proceeds will go to New Power Generation keyboardist Chance Howard, who is recovering from a car accident. The PRN Alumni Foundation is comprised of former employees of Paisley Park and Prince and supports youth programs, music programs, community gardens and more.
"She's Always in My Hair: Performing with Prince" is at 10 p.m. Aug. 22. Tickets at prnalumnievents.org.
Simply Superior considers protest music
This week's episode of "Simply Superior," hosted by Robin Washington, is a re-play with update of the documentary "Hear the Drumming: The music of the Kent State and Jackson State tragedies."
This originally aired on May 1 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings, in which unarmed students at the university in Ohio were killed by members of the National Guard during a peaceful protest of the Vietnam War. Music: "Ohio," by Neil Young.
The episode considers works by the Beach Boys, the Isley Brothers and more. The rerun is tied to the anniversary of the Sterling Hall Bombing a the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this case, protesters accidentally killed a grad student.
"Hear the Drumming" airs on Simply Superior at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 on KUWS-FM 91.3.
It was a dark and not-so-stormy night
In past pre-pandemic years, the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium and Visit Cook County have joined forces for events celebrating the dark sky. This year, the six days of events will be held online.
The Facebook Live shows start at 7 p.m., then the planetarium staff will stream the view from its telescope and answer questions from viewers.
Virtual Dark Sky Caravan is at 7 p.m. Aug. 24-29 on Facebook Live.
Climate as muse
An upcoming poetry event at Wussow's Concert Cafe considers the climate emergency with poetry read by Tina Marie Higgins Wussow, Gary Boelhower, Marie Zuikhov and more.
Climate Emergency Poetry is at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at Wussow's Concert Cafe, 324 N. Central Ave.
Note: The time and list of poets for Climate Emergency Poetry has been updated.