Arts and Entertainment

Gallery in central Mexico displays a trove of folk art

ATOTONILCO, Mexico (AP) — It’s been said that if you’re not an artist when you first visit San Miguel de Allende, you’ll certainly be one by the time you leave. Similarly, if you step into Mayer Shacter’s Galeria Atotonilco as a novice, you’ll walk out an appreciator of fine Mexican ...

Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyonce album

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce's new album inspired by "The Lion King" features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce announced Tuesday that "The Lion King: The Gift," which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, ...

Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free. "If he was attracted to middle school ...

‘Orange is the new Black’ leaves legacy for women of color

NEW YORK (AP) — From corrupt, brutal overseers to the fraught world of inmate hierarchy to unlikely friendships and romances, "Orange is the New Black" told deeply rich and complex stories about life for women behind bars that resonated far beyond prison walls. While it was originally ...

‘Golden Girls’ appears to get better with pop culture age

Alexandra Wilkinson was only 2 months old when "The Golden Girls" ended its television run in 1992. But she became a fan last year while taking a course called "Women and Aging: Lessons from the Golden Girls" at California State University, Long Beach. Now she streams episodes on Hulu. She ...

Patti LaBelle gets her very own street in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patti LaBelle now has her very own street in her hometown of Philadelphia, and the legendary soul singer christened it with a song. A stretch of Broad Street was renamed "Patti LaBelle Way" during a ceremony Tuesday. "The Godmother of Soul" thanked the throngs of fans ...

Leonardo DiCaprio helps create new environmental alliance

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environ- mental powerhouse charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. The new organization, Earth Alliance, ...

Museum toasts history of California wine

OAKVILLE, Calif. (AP) — At a spacious Victorian in the heart of California's Napa Valley, light glows from the windows as guests inside study old tools and taste new wines. 1881 Napa, a wine history museum and tasting salon, opened this month in Oakville, about 60 miles north of San ...

California show explores Warhol’s social & tech foreshadowing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol’s work on display in San Francisco ...

Stop and smell the roses at the Secret Garden Tour

Take time to stop and smell the roses at the Minot Symphony Orchestra’s 25th annual Secret Garden Tour and Garden Vendor Store on Wednesday July 10 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. What makes the tour so “Secret?” First, you won’t find the addresses on Facebook or printed in the newspaper. Your ...

MSU Summer Theater presents second play

As the MSU Summer Theater’s 54th season continues on, they will be putting on the fast paced British farce “Cash on Delivery” starting tonight at 8:30 p.m. and running through July 1. This play follows a con artist who has duped the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of ...

Annual Bacon & Brew & Wine Too planned at zoo

Enjoy bacon delicacies, a variety of domestic and craft beers and wine, great music and fun in the sun while supporting Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot. The 5th annual fundraiser, Bacon and Brew & Wine Too, will be held Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the zoo. Those attending must be 21 and older. ...

New museum opens at Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) — A new museum at the Statue of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the iconic structure has had on the world. The 26,000-square-foot museum on Liberty Island, opened to the public May 16, is the new home for the statue's ...

Prince Harry champions mother’s cause: clearing land mines

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has offered his support to a new initiative to clear land mines from a wilderness area in Angola, saying it will protect lives and help communities. In backing the 47 million pound ($60 million) initiative of the Angolan government and the Halo Trust, Harry ...

Joy Harjo is first Native American named US poet laureate

NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time. "I've been an unofficial poetry ambassador — on the road for poetry for years," the 68-year-old Harjo wrote in a recent email to The Associated Press. "I've often been the ...

Zoo plans activities for World Giraffe Day on Saturday

Tall and long-necked reticulated giraffes attract much attention from visitors at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo. On Saturday, the zoo will observe World Giraffe Day with a number of activities planned from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and it will also be Member Appreciation Day at the zoo. World Giraffe Day ...

Magic City Equality plans Minot Pride Festival

Magic City Equality will host the fifth annual Minot Pride Festival next week. According to a press release from the group, the festival will begin Sunday with a brunch at Broadway Bean & Bagel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will then be an official kickoff for the festival at Arny’s 2.0 ...

Taube Museum calls all artists

Small Works Exhibition is one month away. The Taube Museum of Art is searching for entries for their Small Works Exhibit taking place next month. The deadline to submit works is July 13. Artists interested must be 18 years old or older. All works must be original artwork, ready to sale and ...

Midsummer Night Festival brings food and music

The Scandinavian Heritage Park will be holding the Midsummer Night Festival in the Park on June 19. The event will host food, music and a movie. A meal will start the event, running from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. or while supplies last. At 7 p.m., the Minot City Band will begin playing and a flag ...

Summer heats up at Minot’s RibFest

The pits were fired up, lemonade was flowing and live music played in the distance Friday and Saturday evenings as Minoters headed to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds for Minot’s RibFest. The event offered live music Friday from the Missing Lynx followed by Top Dead Center and Saturday ...