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Whether you're a runner with a hankering to don your medal and dance 'til you're dizzy under a Big Top tent, or you're a Maple Grove-ian with a curiosity about what it's like to live here, there is a scene for you this weekend. Grandma's Marathon will draw thousands of athletes, fans, friends of athletes and fans to Duluth, and celebrating will be done — both before and after. We've compiled a list of music options to match a mix of moods. POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME
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Savannah Conley to headline Fourth Fest; Indigo Girls, Diana Krall, Hairball also in Bayfront’s summer lineup
A few things you might not know about Denfeld High School: In a battle between a swimming pool and a clock tower, the architects won — though there are still traces of the unrealized pool. The tunnel that runs the length of the school probably wouldn't have made for a good fallout shelter — for circulation reasons — and anyway, the civil defense's pre-packaged crackers stashed there were recreationally consumed eons ago. And while the stories of a haunted auditorium haven't been proven, at least a few people believe.
In this take on Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," the men are returning from summer break, not war. And forget about pumpkin pants and doublets. The college-aged actors have opted to pull looks from their own closets. "We were joking last night because we realized one of the characters ... reminds us of Jay and Silent Bob," said actor Addison Sim, referencing characters from filmmaker Kevin Smith's universe.
She belongs: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play acoustic show Pat Benatar, the gritty 1980s voice, no-nonsense rocker, and MTV-friendly vibes behind hits like "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love is a Battlefield," "We Belong" and "Invincible" plays a show with her longtime husband Neil Giraldo. The duo first worked together on her debut album "In the Heat of the Night" in the late 1970s and in 1982 — a few years after she was the first female and first guitarist to play on MTV — they were married. They've continued to work together since then.
It's been about 30 years since a humorist with a lot of local connections compared Duluth to a gifted individual with an inferiority complex — and then tried to do something about it. "That's what Duluth seems like," Don Ness Sr. told the News Tribune way-back-when. "We hope to improve the city's self-image a bit by displaying its good points, with humor and integrity."
Annika has left the party. Things got heavy, beyond her box. The monied and mannered hostess had cornered her for a few-wines-deep monologue about youth. Mark, the older mismatched man she is drawn to, just presented a poem to a room full of sailing aficionados. So she took his car, found a party on the shore and joined the winter bonfire — still in her black cocktail dress and heels, blurry, uncertain. Her love life has gone off-script. She tosses a single shoe into Lake Superior.
Duluth-Superior Film Fest continues Duluth-Superior Film Fest continues with a mix that includes regionally-themed movies, Q&As with filmmakers, Minnesota premieres, shorts, music, a script reading and a grand finale at the Comet Theater in Cook.
Nick Swardson recently pitched a television show, he's working on a movie script, and "The Buddy Games," a movie directed by Josh Duhamel that stars Olivia Munn and Dax Shepard, is soon to be released. But right now the Twin Cities-raised comedian — known for "Reno 911" and his frequent collaborations with Adam Sandler — is in the midst of a national tour that includes shows in his home state. The DNT recently caught up with Swardson while he was on a tour bus between Boston and Philadelphia, in advance of his show today at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.