MUSIC REVIEW: Outlaw country poet Steve Earle replays classic album

Outlaw country poet and political pundit Steve Earle received a standing ovation just 10 songs into his sold-out performance at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth on Thursday night. And those 10 songs were the reason many had come to see the show. Earle, the first Grammy Award-winning national touring act to play the refurbished venue, …


Don Ness variety show takes to the stage set by his father decades ago

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 …


REVIEW: ‘Our Town’ a treasure trove of American moments

The Playhouse last staged Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in 2010. Thursday night (May 24), a new production of the classic American play opened at the NorShor Theatre, and I think American society must have advanced at least a quarter-century in those eight years.     Our Town requires a mostly bare stage and a minimum of props. Curtis Philip’s scenic design is elegantly …


Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2017

Minnesota was bustling with construction activity in 2017, with significant projects completed from Duluth to Rochester and across the Twin Cities metro area. An independent panel selected 33 honorees for Finance & Commerce’s annual Top Projects. The projects include the Minnesota Capitol restoration in St. Paul, the Target Center renovation in Minneapolis and the revitalization of the …


We’re looking for some hot stuff at auditions for ‘The Full Monty’

Come audition for the 2018-2019 season opener, The Full Monty! We know it’s Memorial Day weekend, and we want to encourage everyone to do two things: Send in a video audition, OR Reach out to Shad at solsen@duluthplayhouse.org to arrange a different audition time! Here are the audition deets: DATE: Saturday, May 26 TIMES: 10:00am-2:00pm: …

 

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