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Don Ness and Duluth musicians re-inaugurate NorShor Theatre


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One chapter in the long and complicated history of Duluth’s NorShor Theatre is the role it played as a rock venue and casual hangout for the city’s burgeoning music scene of the late ’90s and early 2000s when heavy hitters like Low, Trampled By Turtles, and Charlie Parr were just starting their careers. Following that…

‘The future is bright’: Duluth music insider Emma Deaner on making north country magic


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Bringing music to Glensheen is just one of the many dreams Emma Deaner is living. There are plenty of sparks giving light to Duluth’s thriving music scene, but at just about every turn, this northwoods native is found offering fresh ideas, making new connections, and keeping the beat as drummer with Superior Siren. I profiled Deaner…

New venue SOUND: Duluth opens its doors in the Zenith City


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The doors at 132 E. Superior St. opened again Friday for the first sneak peak at SOUND: Duluth, the new restaurant and venue set to occupy the upper two floors of Duluth’s historic city hall. The space has a tumultuous recent history, having undergone a $2.4 million renovation prior to opening as Tycoon’s in late…

The Current Goes to Duluth 2017: Two days of live music and good vibes


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Testing a mic at the Duluth Coffee Company on Friday in his best radio-hypeman voice, Brian Oake referred to The Current’s new 104.3 FM frequency as “Duluth’s 100,000 watt flamethrower!” Well, not quite — but it’s great to have a new, stronger signal in the area, one that will soon be supplemented by 94.1 to…

Seventh annual Duluth Dylan Fest will include music, a museum exhibition and more


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This year marks the seventh annual Duluth Dylan Fest. Taking place May 20-28, this year will feature tons of music, trivia, bus tours, and a Bob Dylan display at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. The museum display will run through June 30. Blogger Ed Newman alluded to some of the items on display at the…

What time should a show start in Duluth?


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Duluth is on the map. People know it. Sure, it’s a picturesque outpost in the Great Lakes region that lends itself to outdoor adventure tourists. It was even Outside Magazine’s 2014 “Best Town in America.” But that’s not quite what I mean. In 2010, I was in London chatting with two Czech gentlemen who eventually asked…