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Jim Heffernans Blog · 2W ago

Gala Opening Night of the Historic NoShor Theater...

The historic NorShor Theatre, in the midst of a revival and now managed by The Duluth Playhouse, has its official grand opening gala event, along with the hit play, Mamma Mia tonight. The......
Jim Heffernans Blog · 3W ago

The Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party Tour Through Duluth: 59 Years Ago...

The original poster advertising the eventJanuary 31 marks the 59th anniversary of three days before "the day the music died" when Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens died in a p...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 1M ago

NorShor Revival...

NorShor Marquee"New Life. New Legacy."  As Duluthians are aware, the historic NorShor Theatre is in the midst of a revival and now managed by The Duluth Playhouse. February 1st will mark the...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 3M ago

Paul Wellstone Fifteen Years Later: Big Shoes to Fill

Today -- Oct. 25 -- is the fifteenth anniversary of the day Sen. Paul Wellstone, members of his family and aides were killed when their plane crashed on the Iron Range. Later that day, Wells...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 5M ago

Vietnam: So far away, yet so close to home...

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/home/By Jim HeffernanI’ve been watching the gripping PBS documentary “The Vietnam War.” I might have been drafted to serve in Vietnam — I was the ...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 6M ago

Bombs in the news…

By Jim HeffernanBombs have been in the news a lot lately — the N-bomb, the F-bomb, Michael Moore’s Broadway show (bombed). Now the United States and North Korea are staring each other down o...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 6M ago

Washington clichés, fake news and ‘poiticianese’

By Jim HeffernanThe other day I heard our president, Donald J. Trump, refer once again to "hard-working Americans." He isn't the only politician to describe all Americans all the time as... ...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 7M ago

Where East Was East and West Was West, in Duluth...

What follows is one of several columns I wrote for the on-line magazine Zenith City Online, started and edited by Duluth publisher Tony Dierckins. ZCO is still active as an area... for more...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 10M ago

One Duluth Man's WWI Experience...

By Jim HeffernanGeorge Henry Heffernan in WWI Uniform, circa 1918On a bright, beautiful garbage pickup day a few years ago, I watched as the truck lifted our bin, dumped the contents into it...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 10M ago

The Times They Are A Changin' for sure...

Yes, as Bob Dylan sings (YouTube) in 1964, The Times They Are A-Changin'. They certainly have changed for Bob from the time in 1959 when he witnessed Buddy Holly and other performers (along ...