Don Ness

Man with guitar, woman playing drums, man playing bass
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For some, it was an emotional homecoming to a venue that hosted some of the most memorable moments from Duluth's music and arts scene from the '90s to the mid-2000s. For others, it was a first chance to experience music in one of Duluth's last remaining historic  theaters.

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Brian Matuszak, the founder and leading (lime) light of Rubber Chicken Theater may have stepped off the stage as an actor, but he's stepping out - in snowshoes.

Andy Bennett of Renegade Theater Company offers tips on creating an impersonation ... and takes notes on an evolving piece of sketch comedy involving Duluth Mayor Don Ness and UMD Theater professor Tom Isbell as Nice Midwestern Guys.

Duluth Mayor Don Ness talks the micro and macro view ... unearned advantages ... and his transition from Donny the Kid Councilor to Don Ness, mayor, in this glorious picture book for adults: the journey of a man and his city and how they both grew up a little on the way.

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Duluth Mayor Don Ness, Jim Benning of Public Works, and Marianne Bohren of WLSSD join us for a conversation about Duluth's aging infrastructure, past, present and future.