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Backyard Almanac: you mean they're not called "twirling helicopter thingies"?

" Samara." That's what they're called: samara. And of course, they're "a winged achene, a type of fruit in which a flattened wing of fibrous, papery tissue develops from the ovary wall. A samara is a simple dry fruit and indehiscent (not opening along a seam). The shape of a samara enables the wind to carry the seed farther away than regular seeds from the parent tree, and is thus a form of anemochory." And the Wikipedia entry goes on to say " A samara is sometimes called a key and is often...

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Mary Bue
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9/12 Live from Studio A: Mary Bue

Since our last visit with this Minnesota native, she made the difficult decision to close her Twin Cities yoga studio in order to follow the pull of making music her full-time job. Bue assembled a new band to record her forthcoming album, The World is Your Lover . Her website describes the collection, due to be released early next year, as "power pop, piano dream waves, and layers and layers of shimmery 90’s influenced guitars." A lifelong seeker, Bue recently traveled to India, which led to...

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Green Visions: "Why educate yourself when no one is listening to the educated?"

Well, some people are listening to the educated. On Friday, all across the globe, young people (and others) will walk out of their schools and workplaces to "demand an end to the age of fossil fuels." Here in Duluth, the Climate Strike Rally will include young activists like Harbor City International School's Harper Glisczinski and Will Smith, and if you're wondering if this is just an excuse to skip school, or if they think their efforts will do any good, just listen to them.

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Friday, April 14th at 1pm.

Join us for an in-studio session with David Boone.

Joe performed in our studio on April 21st, 2006.

www.joecrookston.com.

April 21st, 2006

This Minnesota guitar virtuoso had to re-train himself to play his instrument left-handed after suffering from a disease that affected his hand. He stopped by our studios to talk about this and other aspects of his career, and to play some tunes.

www.billymclaughlin.com

Friday, April 21st at 2pm.

Join us for a session with Erik Koskinen and Frankie Lee.

In our studios Friday, April 7th at 1pm.

Join us for a session with some of the local bands featured on "Duluth Does Dylan Revisited," a second compilation paying homage to our best-known native son.

Live from the Weber Music Hall on Friday, April 7th at 3pm. This session is open to the public, so join us for what promises to be a fun hour of music and conversation.

Tom Russell joins us for a preview of his show at the Sacred Heart Music Center.

Listen to our session with this Wisconsin group, headed by singer/keyboardist Liz Woodworth, recorded in our studios on March 10th, 2006.

www.lizwoodworth.com

In our studios Friday, March 10th at 1pm.

Colleen Myhre plays at Fitgers Brewhouse and Jenny Dalton opens for Dorothy Scott at Beaner's Central later the same night.

This reknowned South African group joined us for a special session live from the Weber Music Hall on March 6th, 2006.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: www.ladysmithblackmambazo.com
www.mambazo.com

Features music from Marcia Ball, Greg Brown, Paul Thorn, and more.

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We're currently experiencing a technical issue with our home page streaming player. The good news is that while we work on that, you still have several options for streaming KUMD online. Not sure which one to choose? Try the MP3 stream, which works well for many computers and devices.

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9/20 Reina del Cid at Prove Gallery

Sep 17, 2019
Reina del Cid
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Reina del Cid's following has gone from the internet to venues all around the world.
"Del Cid teamed up with instrumentalists Toni Lindgren, Andrew Foreman, and Nate Babbs to develop a sophisticated sound with broad appeal, drawing in mixed crowds from jamheads to college students to white haired intelligentsia."
Be sure to welcome them back from their European tour on September 20th at Prove Gallery here in Duluth.

When: Friday, September 20 2019, 8pm - 8:30pm

Where: Prove Gallery, 21 N Lake Ave, Duluth MN 55802

Cactus Blossoms
Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms – Minneapolis-based brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey – bring their original, yet classic harmonies to the Sacred Heart Music Center.

Their 2016 debut You’re Dreaming, a stunning and transporting collection of original songs, earned high praise from Rolling Stone and Vice Noisey. Now their unlikely rise continues with new album Easy Way, to be released on their own label Walkie Talkie Records.

Tune into KUMD this Wednesday to win tickets!

When: Saturday, September 21, 8pm-11pm

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KUMD Live from Studio A Volume 1

KUMD is pleased to announce the release of Live from Studio A Volume 1 , a collection of 16 tracks recorded in our studios over the past several years.

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