This week’s Wave

Bob Dylan performs at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, Minn. Tuesday July 9, 2013 during a stop on the Americanarama Festival of Music. (Clint Austin /

It’s about to get real Dylan-y up in here as the world spins toward the Duluth native’s birthday. A bunch of musicians with ties — well, at least emotional ties — to the musician will play A Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan on Saturday at Sacred Heart Music Center. It’s a fundraiser for the Armory Arts & Music Center. Also, here’s a story about Dylan’s upcoming album.

Here is a one-stop shop look at what’s playing at Bayfront Festival Park this summer.

Goofy titles, silly pants and out-there artwork lend to Guided by Voices’ looney tunes on “Cool Planet.” Here’s Tony Bennett’s review.

Here is my column about becoming obsessed with 40-year-old gossip.

Best Bets include: A Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan, Red Mountain and Mary Bue, Chicken Hat Plays, printmaking art show, Arrowhead Chorale, live radio theater, Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade.