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Nat Harvie is releasing their first full-length album, "Nat Harvie's Broken Record," at a show Saturday at Karpeles Manuscript Museum.
It's been about 25 years since a new-to-Duluth dancer choreographed Act II of "Swan Lake" for the Minnesota Ballet, and in the following years, it's been seen here and there. As Robert Gardner approached a milestone season — 25 years with the company, 10 at its helm as artistic director — he said the ballet's board of directors asked about his dream production. Adding on to what he started all those years ago: A three-act "Swan Lake," he told them. "Let's make it happen," he said he was told.
It's Valeri Mudek's turn for what she refers to as a "rite of passage" for actors in New York City: The former Duluthian has a guest spot on an episode of "Law & Order: SVU," which airs Wednesday on NBC. "Everyone takes a turn," she said in a phone interview from her home in Brooklyn. "My number was called and it's my turn to be on the show. I've joined the club, which is great."
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.
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.
Styx, REO Speedwagon return to the DECC