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Taiyamo Denku and Jantzonia

Acoustic soul & hip hop in the Magic City

Acoustic soul and hip-hop performances will be featured throughout the Magic City tonight as Hey Soul Sister performs acoustic covers at Ebeneezer’s Eatery & Irish Pub at 8:30 p.m. and by rising rap stars Taiyamo Denku and Jantzonia performing at the Blue Rider at 9 p.m. Audiences are ...

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“Hens and Chicks, The Vitko Collection,” by North Dakota photographer Kari Barchenger, was inspired by Minot native Don Vitko and contains more than 220 images showcasing cacti and succulents.

ND photographer captures world famous collection

Inspired by the wondrous beauty provided by the International Peace Garden, Kari Barchenger, a North Dakota photographer, has captured the splendor of world class cacti and stunning succulents presented in 2009, by Don Vitko, a Minot native, in her recent book titled “Hens and Chicks, The ...

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Dancers at Studio X rehearse for their upcoming presentation of “The Lion King.” Show dates and times are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn-Riverside in Minot.

Lion King roars into town this weekend

Clever choreography matched with mesmerizing music will be displayed by Studio X, at the Holiday Inn-Riverside in Minot, as they present “The Lion King,” Friday at 7 p.m. followed by a double showing Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Throughout their large scale production, approximately 82 ...

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The Daughters of Norway shared wedding traditions in Minot, which included wearing silver to protect brides from evil energy, the various foods to provide during a wedding feast and additional resources to plan a happy Norwegian wedding.

Daughters of Norway share wedding traditions

As the warmth of summer sweeps across the Magic City, the Daughters of Norway are sharing the excitement of traditional Norwegian weddings. From the majestic towering cake known as Kransekake to adorning brides with Norwegian bridal crowns, the Daughters of Norway are happy to continue the ...

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Marco’s Pizza owner Nathan Heinert prepares pizza dough as team members prep the sauce, cheese and toppings for a pizza order.

Marco’s Pizza opens at Oak Park Shopping Center

The amazing aroma of pizza, subs, chicken wings and salads is creating excitement at Oak Park Shopping Center, as Marco’s Pizza becomes the newest pizza parlor to open its doors in the Magic City. Nathan Heinert, owner of Marco’s Pizza, expressed great enthusiasm about the food and ...

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Concertgoers can enjoy the legendary sounds of poet, songwriter and musician Rick Watson, Friday.

Classic Rock Coffee to host benefit concert

Classic Rock Coffee is providing the perfect blend of locally roasted coffee along with Magic City musicality Friday night, during “Coffee Lovers Unite,” from 7- 10 p.m. Throughout the festive evening, concertgoers can enjoy the legendary sounds of poet, songwriter and musician Rick ...

FILE - British actor Roger Moore, playing the title role of secret service agent 007, James Bond, is shown on location in England in 1972. Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor.  Roger Moore's family said Tuesday May 23, 2017 that the  former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer  (AP Photo, File)

With an arched brow, Roger Moore found humor in Bond, life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sir Roger Moore always made sure to laugh at himself before the audience could. With a mere arch of an eyebrow, Moore, whose wit was drier than James Bond's martinis, could convey a skepticism of his accidental profession, disarming good looks and the suave characters he ...

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Prince Edward, portrayed by Kason Hanson, sweeps Ella Cinder, performed by Skyler Ballard, off her feet in the romantic and comedic musical “Ella Cinder.”

Modern Cinderella story comes to Minot

Timeless elegance, riveting dance and spectacular charm will grace the stage of Anne Nicole Nelson Hall, as the Rinat Mouzafarov Institute of Dance and Ballet perform the Broadway classic “Ella Cinder.” Featuring a cast of more than 50 performers, “Ella Cinder” is a musical tour de ...

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Prairie Storm”, by photographer Tim Zeltinger, of Glenburn, was awarded first place in the color photography division.

Photo Magic

Described as “The best of the best” by Betty Nordstrom, a member of the Minot Camera Club, this year’s crop of photographers captured the eyes and imaginations of judges during the 2017 “Year-End Competition” held by the Minot Camera Club at Planet Pizza, May 15. Winning first place ...

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From pumping water from the Pioneer Village well to watering flowers in the Pioneer Village garden, children and adults can travel back in time and experience life as a homesteader.

Celebrating the lives of homesteaders

Classic cars and covered wagons will be on display Saturday during the Pioneer Village Historical Museum’s spring opener, titled “Down on The Farm.” Throughout the homesteading celebration, visitors can experience the joys of frontier living while discovering an interactive journey to ...

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Legendary tribute band Hairball will perform Saturday at the North Dakota State Fair Center.

Hairball to perform rock classics

Big hair and classic rock will be performed by legendary tribute band Hairball, Saturday at the North Dakota State Fair Center. From Mexico to Japan, Hairball has delivered stadium anthems, timeless power ballads and mesmerizing performances. Throughout their elaborate set, spectators can ...

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Kari Jenks, a Minot oboist, has earned the historical honor of becoming North Dakota’s first musician to perform at Carnegie Hall, as a member of the NYO2 program.

Minot musician makes ND history

Kari Jenks, a celebrated Minot oboist, has earned the historical honor of becoming North Dakota’s first musician to perform at Carnegie Hall, as a member of NYO2. Described as an outstanding young American instrumentalist by NYO2, Jenks fondly recalls her experience as she received the ...

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Pepsi Arena to host ‘Music Stars & Classic Cars’

Bodacious bikes, vintage trucks and spectacular hot rods will be displayed, as iconic rock stars perform at Pepsi Rink at Maysa, during “Music Stars & Classic Cars” Friday and Saturday, with the concerts beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The classic car ...

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Styx enjoying ‘The Best of Times’

For Lawrence Gowan, there is a moment onstage at every performance he and his bandmates give when the enormity of the situation strikes him. “It’s during ‘Renegade’ ... always toward the end of the song,” Gowan said. “I don’t sing on that song so I feel like I am in the ...

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Minot area printmakers are welcomed to study, design and create personal messages and symbolic stories with MSU students, faculty and community members.

World Print Day celebration returns to MSU

Minot area printmakers are invited to participate in the global celebration “Print Day in May,” Friday and Saturday at Minot State University inside Hartnett Hall room 215 E. During this free event, printmakers are encouraged to study, design and create personal messages and symbolic ...

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During concerts, Erik Anderson is known to rock his cello by swaying side-to-side when performing extremely difficult and entertaining pieces.

Rocking the classics

Across the country, audiences have celebrated the spectacular talents of Minot resident and musician Erik Anderson. Known for his exceptional showmanship and electrifying stage presence, Anderson is introducing listeners to his technical yet flamboyant style of cello playing. From the ...

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Artists across North Dakota saluted the brave men and women of the military with paintings and drawings for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, hosted by the VFW Auxiliary. In addition to presenting personal tributes, students are competing for a $10,000 scholarship.

Patriotic art

Artists across North Dakota presented personal tributes honoring the lives of veteran and active military members during the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, hosted by the VFW Auxiliary. Margie Bolton, owner of Margie’s Art Glass Studios, was delighted by the incredible array ...

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Lela Selma Peterson pays homage to her grandparents Selma and Johan Sjoqvist, in her latest book titled “Selma: Swedish Fortitude on the North Dakota Frontier,” which is now available a Main Strteet Books.

Honoring the lives of homesteaders

Reynolds native and author Lela Selma Peterson, pays homage to the gallant lives of homesteaders in her latest book titled “Selma: Swedish Fortitude on the North Dakota Frontier.” Throughout Peterson’s biographical journey, readers are introduced to her grandparents Selma and Johan ...

TV’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ honors slain character

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of "Orange Is the New Black" could do a double take this week in several large cities around the world — a familiar face may be looking back at them. Netflix has commissioned artists in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, San Francisco, Sydney and ...

Lena Dunham plans to take feminist Lenny Letter on the road

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now that HBO's "Girls" has wrapped its six-year run, the women behind the series are focusing on their other female-centered project: turning their digital newsletter, Lenny, into a real-life experience. Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are bringing to life as ...