Where's Art? with Annie Dugan: a cinematic collaboration and the IIAAF

Once again, the Duluth Superior Film Festival and AICHO will team up for the AICHO & DSFF Indigenous Film Screening Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. The Wednesday night event will feature Maamawi , film by Jonathan Thunder , The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open , and will be hosted by filmmaker Khayman Goodsky. (You can listen to another story about the film series from Minnesota Native News here:) Meanwhile, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, various protestors,...

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Live from Studio A: Cory Coffman

This Duluth musician released his debut solo album, Canvas and Color , back in November. Coffman's history in the local music scene includes progressive punk band Phillip of Nazareth and, more recently, pop-rock band the Cuckoo Bees; the new release leans towards the latter, and even includes a few re-worked Cuckoo Bees tracks. We spoke with Coffman on April 15, 2021; listen to our session below. He'll perform at the Ripple Bar in Duluth on Saturday, April 17 at 7pm. Cory Coffman

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Backyard Almanac: ch-ch-ch-changes

The first of the spring ephemerals have popped up in the woods, the vernal ponds are flourishing and things are greening and budding all over. Larry Weber says the walk you take today won't be the same as yesterday's or tomorrow, so you'd better make sure to get out as often as possible.

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Tom Kasper/Open Hands Food Project

Not even a week of rain can dampen Tom Kasper's enthusiasm for the Open Hands Food Project.

Last year, he donated over 2500 pounds of food to the Damiano Center over about three months.  This year he's thinking even bigger: weekly donations for 18 or 18 weeks.  More fruits and vegetables. Partnerships this year not just with the Damiano Center, but with local food initiatives like Second Harvest Food Bank, and the YMCA's meal program.

By Leonardo da Vinci - Getty Images, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75787921

Maybe it's the rain and gloom, but Annie Dugan's thoughts are turning to the dark side of art these days. 

Chances are, if you pay $450 million dollars for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, you expect it to actually be painted by da Vinci.

Find out more about the disappearing Salvator Mundi here: A Clash of Wills Keeps a Leonardo Masterpiece Hidden (New York Times, April 11)

©Lisa Johnson

“I don’t want you to get the impression we’re just putting you on a medicine to hide your problems. Having depression is more common than you know. Continuing to see the counselor is important. These medicines are safe and really have minimal side effects. They don’t make you look at the world through rose colored glasses and needing them is not a character flaw and taking them is not a sign of weakness.

Copyright JR Kelsey. Used with permission.

Close to a week of wind, rain, hail (!) and clouds is enough to dampen the mood of just about anyone.

Until, of course, you hear what Larry has to say about what these days have wrought in our world outside.

Johnny Silvercloud/Flickr

No one's particularly surprised to discover a big corporation or entity is lying to the public.

Actually, we kind of expect it.

But Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is blowing past that kind of defeatism by filing suit last summer against Big Oil, charging they knew in the '60s about climate change, deliberately lied to Minnesotans about it, and made about $775 billion dollars in the process.

The fossil fuel companies had hoped to move their case to federal court, asserting that it was a suit about climate change and most appropriately tried there.

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It seemed unfair to have a poetry series celebrating poets who represent home to people who aren't "from here" originally and exclude Canadians.  So environmental and social justice advocate Jamie Harvie was pressed into double duty this morning.

NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Mars Perseverance rover carried the Ingenuity helicopter carefully to the red planet ... then set it down and "trundled away."

Undaunted, Ingenuity unfurled its solar panels, charged itself up and survived a brisk (-130 ℉) night alone.

Tim White/Facebook

Virtual opportunities to enjoy art abound again this week with a couple of in-person chances as well.

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At this challenging time, live, local radio is more important than ever, and KUMD remains dedicated to sharing music, company, and information with our region at 103.3fm and online here at kumd.org. Tune in for community voices you trust, and for music that provides a welcome respite when you need it. We have suspended all unnecessary face-to-face contact; staff are working from home as much as possible, and we are closing our office to the public. The best way to reach us is via e-mail,...

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The 2021 Homegrown Music Festival is moving online, May 2 - May 9, 2021. Homegrown is accepting submissions to be a part of the festival until March 26 available at https://duluthhomegrown.org/application/

The Hunt for the Frozen 45 Has Ended 2/18

Feb 18, 2021

The Frozen 45 has been found! Clue-sleuthing-sophomore Victoria put her campus knowledge and our hints together to find the Frozen 45, hidden under one of the six planters outside of the Greenhouse.

Thanks to everyone who took part in this year's hunt despite the fridged temps and a special shoutout to UMD Bathroom Reviews for partnering with us this year! 

Take a peek at all the clues on The Basement's Instagram to see if you would have found the Frozen 45! 

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