Friday, January 18, 2008

This Week's Shameless Budgeteer Plug: Freecycle, Northern Room, 'The Trial of Goldilocks' and Harry Welty's bigass Pinocchio

Strange combo, innit? No fear; it's time to strike up the band:

"One Duluthian's Junk is Another Duluthian's Treasure"
-- With more than 3,000 members, the local Freecycle movement shows no sign of slowing. I take a look at this massive online community by interviewing a handful of its users and chatting up its "owner," Summer Emison.

"Bringing Snow to Life" -- This shot of Harry Welty's unbelievable front-yard snow sculpture (of Pinocchio) netted me the cover, yay! (Whoop! Whoop!)

"Children's Theater Growth Continues" --
Pat Castellano, the director of the Duluth Playhouse's production of "The Trial of Goldilocks," remembers the black sheep the medium used to be in Duluth.

"From Milwaukee with Love" -- A Q-and-A with Northern Room's Andrew Jonathan, the up-and-coming group's "energy-emanating" vocalist. These boys from the Cream City are on fire, if you will.

Finally, another week, another "Where in the Northland is Matt Perrine?" contest. Things are really heating up at the Budge, with new sponsors being added weekly. Joining us now are Hell's Kitchen, the Duluth Playhouse, the Duluth Children's Museum, Burrito Union, KDAL, Lake Superior Zoo and Tugboat Children's Theatre -- which means more prizes for you if you win! Bonus clue for this weekend's entry: It played a prominent role in a recent Low music video.

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