This week’s Wave

Wise Fool Shakespeare and North Central Productions joined forces for the holiday themed dinner theater event “Fezziwig’s Feast.”

Here’s what you will find in this week’s December-friendly edition of the Wave:

Lawrance Bernabo gets super nostalgic all over the local theater scene and re-visits some of his favorite moments (with a little help from some of his reviewer friends). Lots of fun memories here.

Music reviewer Tony Bennett spins the Mark Anderson Trio’s punny-titled holiday album and mentions Jeff Beck and Django Reinhardt. Thumbs up and a solid stocking stuff.

Best Bets include a last chance (in some cases) to see holiday-themed theater, the Rose Ensemble and a chance to consider your preferred soundtrack for the end of the world.

Also on the internet:

A bunch of Minnesota artists of interest were part of the Magnetic Fields tribute project “Absolutely Cuckoo: Minnesota Covers 69 Love Songs.” You will find artists you either a) run into regularly in the streets of Duluth or b) who wander into our area to play songs for a night or two. You can download the album here for free.

Love year-end lists? Here’s one from Strib music writer Chris Riemenschneider. And here is some Best Of stuff from the City Pages.

Also, Duck Duck Punch, a former Duluth-based synth pop band featuring Trent Waterman and Bryan Ruddell, is releasing the album “Human Chemistry” in mid-January. Here’s the video for “RGB.” (I’m a bad judge of whether things are safe viewing for all ages and viewing locations so I’ll just tell you that there are like three to five cleavage shots, but that none of them are very scandalous. Also, sometimes someone sucks on a sucker. And the end might make you queasy. Those are your warnings).