Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Lorin Robinson talks about this work of historical fiction, and the modern-day pitfalls of writing across cultural lines.

"The 13: Ashi-niswi" is published by Open Books.

Director: Daniel Stine

The Duluth Superior Film Festival celebrates opening night with the Northland premier of the locally-filmed heart-warming story "Virginia Minnesota" on Wednesday, May 30 at Clyde Iron Works.

mtarvainen, The Wolf Law Library/Flickr

It's no coincidence that the Duluth Dylan Festival is paying a bit more attention to the literary aspect of its favorite son's career, now that he's a Nobel laureate.

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Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  

Okeh/Sony Masterworks

The Bill Frisell Trio played at Sound in downtown Duluth on May 18th, 2018. Bill Frisell is a renowned guitarist, composer and arranger who has made a variety of recordings over the past few decades, both as a solo artist and as a collaborator with many different types of musicians.  

Skye

There are different viewpoints on what constitutes a long song.  When it comes to writing, Bob Dylan has spun some long yarns like the 11 verse "Hurricane" or 10 verses of Desolation Row.  Never have they seemed so long as when written out, by hand, stenciled in 2 inch type.  "Some of his longer songs are 27 feet long" says installation artist Skye.

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Arne Vainio

"In the Spirit of Medicine" is a new feature on Northland Morning, airing for the first time Monday, May 14 at 8:00am.

University of Minnesota Press

Bill Sullivan spent years as a roadie with The Replacements, traveling with the band at first in the "lemon jail," a late 70's Ford Econoline van named Bert.   Their escapades are the stuff of legend, but even when things seemed dire, as Sullivan relates, "we were 22 years old and were having a lot of fun, really."

Sullivan's memoir Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements was published in 2018 by the University of Minnesota Press.

Most people who go to a tattoo parlor are looking for body art.  But one Duluth couple found love.  UMD Journalism student Katherine Burke has the story.

The Duluth Playhouse / Underground Theatre

What started as a few friends dancing for fun at home has become a production at the Underground Theatre of The Pursuit of Love, a familiar journey through life in the search for "true love."  With cabaret flair, the show is filled with dancing, singing and comedic skits, featuring the music of Etta James, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Christina Aquilera.  The show performs tonight and tomorrow night at the Underground.  

Tara Austin

This week painter Tara Austin opens her new body of work "Boreal Ornament" in the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute.  Along with Jonathan Herrera, Austin welcomes the public the opening on Thursday, May 10, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 - 9pm.

An MFA graduate from UW Madison, Minnesota native Austin brings the northland and Nordic traditions of rosemåling into her vibrant flora, patterned paintings.  Listen for more about her process and inspirations and check her work on display at The Duluth Art Institute May 10-July 1.

Dr. Melissa Walls

With over 150 members, the KwePack Running Group includes native women from across the region who run together, but also talk together, share, encourage and redefine the standard of health and wellness in native women's lives. 

Dr. Melissa Walls (who is also an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health at UMD) joins us to talk about the group's successes and impact on their lives and the lives of their families and communities.

Tara Austin

Annie Dugan puts us in the know about several new events this week:

Author Yvonne Pearson's charming book for kids is the perfect read for little folks who might be uncertain about camping for the first time.

Sadie Braves the Wilderness is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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