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Four funny people to perform at NorShor Theatre Four nationally-known comedians walk into a revamped historic theater ... stop us if you've heard this one. Duluth's first Comedy Fest, by Jade Presents, features four biggies in the biz — including headliners Gary Gulman (Friday), a stand-up comedian with "Last Comic Standing" cred and Tig Notaro (Saturday), a Grammy Award nominee and the creator-star of the Amazon series "One Mississippi."
Like it or lump it, you will be seeing hearts and flowers today. There are plenty of options for how to channel your own feelings toward this mid-February holiday, whether you choose to take in some sweet tunes, get the smell of coffee in your hair, or throw a hip-check at a pinball machine. Here are some options, depending on whether you're in the mood for ... Rage journaling
Trampled By Turtles will return for what has pretty much become an annual summer concert in Duluth. The band with deep local roots will play as part of a day-long show on July 6 at Bayfront Festival Park. Also in the lineup: Erik Koskinen, Gaelynn Lea, Early Eyes, Zoo Animal and Adam Kiesling. Tickets for the all-ages show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at etix.com. Last year’s Trampled concert hit max capacity before the day of the show.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior's Soul Food Dinner and Program will include a full menu in addition to keynote speaker Mary Canty Merrill and a performance by Girl Power, students from Denfeld High School. The annual event is at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at UWS's Yellowjacket Union Great Room. Tickets are $7 for faculty, staff and community members. The first 100 UWS students may attend free. Tickets are available at uwssoulfood2019.eventbrite.com.
A heavy-touring rock band with roots in the 1990s and a festival-friendly group with a new album will play a summer concert at Bayfront Festival Park. O.A.R., American Authors and Rozzi will play at 6 p.m. Aug. 1, Jade Presents announced Tuesday morning. Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at jadepresents.com. O.A.R., a collection of musicians who met in high school, has been in the biz for more than 20 years, and most recently released the song "Miss You All the Time." They are scheduled to release their ninth studio album, "The Mighty," in March.
It was so cold last week that schools closed for three days, and the U.S. Postal Service, who famously deliver through rain, snow, sleet and hail, canceled delivery for a day. Low tire pressure warnings glowed. Eyelashes turned white. So much boiling water was tossed into the below-cold air, just so it could evaporate for a Facebook audience.
Sheena Guzzo and pro Alex Loch paired for a sassy story dance filled with big oopsy-faces, hip checks and a butt pinch to win the people's choice award Thursday during the Minnesota Ballet's Celebrity Dance Challenge. Guzzo, a senior buyer at Maurices by day, was full-on comedy for 2 minutes of choreography. The duo played rivals at a dance-off: Guzzo wore a twirl-ready skirt, Loch — shirt open to here — peeked out from beneath the folds. She shimmied, he did an aerial, and they got in each other's faces. Back and forth they went.
Reina del Cid plays Sacred Heart
Eric Huie's double-win at the Minnesota Ballet's Celebrity Dance Challenge lasted more than a night, more than a year, it maybe even lasted five years. In 2010, the stylist from A Touch of Plasch paired with then-company member Suzanne Kritzberg for "A Touch of Bollywood" — quick-paced hip-shaking and arm-waving that incorporated feats ranging from the Roger Rabbit to a cartwheel. The duo took both people's choice, as voted on by the audience at Fregeau Auditorium, and judges' choice.
About this time 60 years ago, the up-and-comers on the Winter Dance Party Tour had finished a concert at the Duluth Armory and were en route to Green Bay, Wis. Most of the musicians were warm-weather bred, and it was cold. The bus was rickety; the heaters didn't work; the drummer ended up hospitalized. Buddy Holly fan Dan Heikkinen of Cloquet calls the scene "the final straw." "That bus breaking down and Carl Bunch getting frostbite was pivotal in why (Buddy Holly) chartered that plane," Heikkinen said.