Today’s A&E roundup

Here are the A&E-ish things that you will find in the DNT (both today and yesterday):

Here’s a review of Rubber Chicken Theater’s production of “Evil Dead: The Musical.” It’s even more campy and fun than you want it to be.

Features editor Melinda Lavine reviewed “A Long Way Down” and gave it a D.

This week’s Weekend section  has a look at a few of the haunted tours.

Reporter John Lundy reviewed “Such Good Girls” by R.D. Rosen.


And here is the story behind the show. I didn’t link to it yesterday because I made a much-mocked typo and was hating life about it. But I’m better now, thanks for asking. (Typo=fixed)

Tony Bennett reviewed a throw-back album for this week’s A&E section. How about some originals? he asks of Sundae+Mr. Goessl.

Here’s a story about a musician who used recordings of Gaelic music by a late Duluth folk singer as the starting point for her most recent album.

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Peter Passi had an interesting story about the curious case of the A.H. Zeppa Foundation as the arts complex celebrates its fifth birthday — and moves in a different direction.

Here is Lawrance Bernabo’s review of the Minnesota Ballet’s “Who Cares?” a triple bill.

A certain special lady (me) wrote something that prompted a letter to the editor. (Also: I would just like to note that because of the leggings-as-pants column, I no longer feel comfortably wearing jeans in public.)

Today’s A&E roundup

Today’s A&E-ish things that appear in the DNT include:

An obituary for favorite University of Minnesota Duluth English professor, Joseph Maiolo.

Here are some horror movies to match your many moods, a compilation in the Weekend section.

And here are some spooky reads as a companion piece. Including a few favorite Stephen King novels by copy editor Tamara Gruhot.

Features Editor Melinda Lavine spent four hours learning about the Freddie franchise. She gives “Never Sleep Again” a D+ in her IndieWatch column.

Today’s A&E roundup

The Minnesota Ballet opens its season Friday with “Who Cares?” a triple bill that includes classical, modern and cinematic pieces. “Clowns and Others,” the second performance of the night, opens with the dancers-as-clowns posed comically in a line. (SteveKuchera/

The Minnesota Ballet opens its season with “Who Cares?” a triple bill that includes a modern piece featuring clowns. Here’s the story.

I wrote a column about how the internet can make a person so mad! Some might consider this a preemptive move, considering I’m presenting a list of awesome horror flicks for Friday’s News Tribune and someone will probably hate on it. (All together now: “THIS IS NEWS?!”)

Best Bets include: The aforementioned ballet, Caroline Smith at The Red Herring Lounge, Jason Schommer at The Encounter, UMD’s Homecoming Parade, Nerd Nite and Dalia Basiouny’s one-woman show.

Music reviewer Tony Bennett wasn’t feeling Ash St. John’s “Dreams Made Real.” 


Today’s review roundup

Here’s some A&E-ish stuff to read in today’s DNT:

Reviewer Paul Brissett calls Renegade Theater Company’s production of “Grace” a “virtually perfect theatrical production.”

The Weekend section includes a review of Lena Dunham’s “Not that Kind of Girl.”

Mike Creger wrote about upcoming zombie-themed events.

Melinda Lavine gives “Mister and Pete” a “reluctant C” in her Indiewatch column.


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Jim Johnson begins his second run as Duluth’s poet laureate in November. (Photo courtesy of Jim Perlman)

This week’s A&E section includes a story about Jim Johnson, who has been named Duluth’s Poet Laureate for a second time.

Tony Bennett reviewed the super prolific Brothers Burn Mountain.

I wrote what seems to be a controversial column about … leggings as pants. Some people are getting mad about it; Some people are getting mad at the people who are getting mad.

Best Bets include: “Grace” at Teatro, the DSSO’s “New Frontiers” concert, Matinee Musicale, a screening of “The Thing,” Chance’s tribute to an environmentalist and belly dancing.


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Here is the A&E stuff that ran this past weekend.

Wise Fool Shakespeare’s production of “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” caused lots of kiddie giggles on opening night — but Gen Xers will also find the stage adaptation of Judy Blume’s famous novel worth visiting. Here’s the review.

Lawrance Bernabo reviewed the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s season opener.

Lest you were Duluth-bound during the inaugural Festival Palomino, here is the scene as seen by the Star Tribune.

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Louisa Scorich is Pauline Clench (left) and Luke Moravec is Alan Dangle in the Duluth Playhouse production of “One Man, Two Guvnors.” (Clint Austin /

This week’s A&E section includes a story about the happy couples behind the Duluth Playhouse’s production of “One Man, Two Guvnors.”

Tony Bennett reviewed The Resonance’s album.

Here are all the Best Bets.

Then, today, we had a story about a “Firefly” uprising. (The local chapter of Browncoats is hosting a shindig on Sunday).

And LB reviewed the Playhouse’s production of “One Man, Two Guvs” and had lots of good things to say about Jody Kujawa.

This week’s A&E roundup

Renegade Improv players Cory Anderson (left) and Mary Fox, both of Duluth, gesture while talking at Teatro Zuccone in Duluth on Tuesday afternoon. (Clint Austin /

This week’s A&E section includes the annual Back to School content. So hold on to your hats, this list is gonna get longish.

It all starts with this story about Renegade Improv.
Here are some picks for hitting the trails.
There are a lot of local bands. Here are a few to watch.
The upperclassmen had a few words of wisdom.
Here’s the list of cheap eats.

Then we had some regular A&E content like Best Bets, which includes a country show at Grandma’s, an album release show for Charlie Parr, a live read of “Ghostbusters,” etc.

Country singer Jon Pardi talks about his move from California to Nashville.

Tony Bennett reviews Black River Revue’s “Spring Thaw.”


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“Bare: A Pop Opera” opens today at The Underground. Photo by Andrew Benusa

Reviewer Paul Brissett called Renegade Theater Company’s “Things to Ruin” a“varied and energetic show.” 

Lawrance Bernabo says “Bare: A Pop Opera,” which opened Thursday at The Underground, is gut-wrenching.

Features editor Melinda Lavine lists 10 Robin Williams movies that are now available for streaming in her Indie Watch column.