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Radio Gallery 8.8.12: Mark Poirer

This week Radio Gallery celebrates the historic Duluth Armory as guest Mark Poirer, the Vice President of the Duluth Armory, shares plans to restore the Armory as an arts and music center. It is located at 1624 London Rd, Duluth, MN.

By Liz Pedersen and Maija Morton


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The Duluth Armory has been an important part of the community in Duluth since it opened in 1915 and was the infamous venue where Bob Dylan saw Buddy Holly perform which inspired him as a young musician. Poirer joins Radio Gallery this week to talk about to open the Armory's doors to the community as an arts and music center. He shares how the mission is to preserve the Duluth Armory and its historic value to American culture and the arts, while encouraging its re-use, placing emphasis on arts education. This incredible restoration of the Duluth Armory will provide Duluth with a place that encourages all ages to become involved with art and music, and will also stand as a venue allowing the opportunity for all to embrace Duluth's rich heritage. The Armory is located 1624 London Rd, Duluth, MN.

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Radio Gallery airs Wednesdays at 4pm and Thursdays at 7:45am and is brought to you by:

The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
The Duluth Public Arts Commission

Former Program Director, Maija Jenson teaches journalism in the Department of Communication at UMD and was a part of KUMD 2008-2019. She hosted a weekly arts program "Radio Gallery." She shares a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 20 years of public radio experience with KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.
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