Arts and Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of "Working on the Highway" and Jon Stewart laced into Donald Trump at a bawdy event Monday in New York that gathered comedians and musicians to help raise money for military veterans. Springsteen, a ...

Roberts, Spacek on co-starring in ‘Homecoming’

TORONTO (AP) — Julia Roberts and Sissy Spacek, two big-smiling big-screen legends, were remembering the first time they met. It was when Roberts, then 13, took a trip to New York to visit her older brother, the actor Eric Roberts, who was making 1981's "Raggedy Man" with Spacek and her ...

People magazine names Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, and the British actor says the honor has given him a boost of self-confidence. Elba, who starred in "The Wire" and "Luther," was surprised after being crowned this year's winner, the magazine said. "I was ...

Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is honoring Ariana Grande. Billboard on Tuesday named the 25-year-old award-winning singer its 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard's 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 6 in New York City. Previous recipients include ...

Rami Malek explains how he dug deep to find Freddie Mercury

NEW YORK (AP) — Rami Malek says he identified with the immigrant side of Freddie Mercury while tackling the role of the legendary Queen frontman. The first-generation American spoke about his starring role at the New York premiere of "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Tuesday. The "Mr. Robot" star ...

Andrea Bocelli teams up with his son for new duet

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with singers like Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Ed Sheeran for acclaimed duets during his career, but singing with his son Matteo is something he hopes feels extra special. "I hope it is a beautiful and enjoyable ...

Recording Academy to honor Willie Nelson before 2019 Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Willie Nelson days before the 2019 Grammy Awards. The academy announced Tuesday that Nelson's career and achievements will be celebrated on Feb. 6, 2019, at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. Neil Portnow, ...

Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate. The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she's working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince's ...

Meet the artist: Micah Bloom

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? I exhibit my work around the city, state and nation. Locally, my work can be seen occasionally at 62 Doors or biennially at Northwest Arts Center’s Minot State Art Faculty Exhibition. Otherwise you’ll have to coordinate a studio visit ...

A broken heart reignites Steve Perry’s love for music

NEW YORK (AP) — In the years after Steve Perry left Journey, he didn't sing for anyone — not even for himself. No songs in the shower, humming tunes on the radio, or private concerts for family or friends. He was that burnt out, despite owning one of the most powerful voices in rock 'n' ...

Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks ‘fiance’ during speech

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga apparently is getting married. The 32-year-old singer and "A Star is Born" actress thanked her "fiance" Christian Carino as she finished speaking Monday night at Elle's 25th annual Women in Hollywood event. A message seeking comment from her publicist was not ...

Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to ...

EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore. They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising ...

Meet the artist: Riley Racine

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? Minot High School and in my home. Do you have work for sale? No: Most of the art I draw is for school assignments and for fun. In what media do you work? Pencil, colored pencil How would you describe your style? I like to try all ...

Exhibit in Tandem

The Taube Museum of Art’s Main Gallery will feature “Exhibit in Tandem,” a group show featuring local oil painters Avis Veikley and Leonard Haabak. Veikley’s work captures different North Dakota landscapes on large canvases while Haabak’s work focuses on landmarks around Minot, from ...

DVCC presented Stirring Up Hope: An Art Auction

Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) is set to present the exciting Stirring Up Hope on Oct. 11 at the Clarion Hotel. The event will feature original work from artists such as Susan Davy, Lynn Fundingsland, Karen Smith, Tom Willis, Shan Cunningham Barb Boesl and more. There are framed prints ...

Meet the artist: Joan Varty Current

Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? In classes, Sone of Norway displays Do you have works for sale? Word of mouth – commission pieces. How do you describe your style? I paint in Traditional Norwegian styles. The areas of Norway have styles that have been carried down ...

Q&A: Chris Pratt on running on screen, Tom Cruise, religion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Chris Pratt is running his fastest, he has a tendency to fall. The "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World" star broke a femur growth plate as a kid, leaving him less than confident in his sprinting abilities — and a bit self-conscious about some action ...

Record-low viewership for Emmy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Television's biggest night wasn't that big. The Emmy Awards drew a record-low audience of just over 10.2 million people, down 11 percent from the past two years. Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" hosted the awards show on NBC Monday. Amazon's "The Marvelous ...

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte ...