Arts and Entertainment

‘Found Fictions’ mixes the human body and art

For millennia, artists have been inspired by the beauty of the human body. It can be both beautiful and mysterious but also funny and awkward. It is this mystifiying diversity of the human body that printmaker Rudy Salgado presents in his artwork. Salgado, along with his wife and fellow ...

‘New Land, New Life’

RUGBY – A new exhibit telling the story of Norwegian immigrants who settled the prairies of North Dakota and beyond a century ago opened recently in the Austin Gallery at Rugby’s Prairie Village Museum. Titled, “New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration to the Upper Midwest,” the ...

Regina is already a King, but what about president?

NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a ...

Get ready to say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Mary Poppins is making a comeback all around here in Minot. First “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to the original 1964 film, was released in theaters at the end of 2018. Now Central Campus Playmakers are bringing the original memorable characters to life on the stage with Mary Poppins ...

Leaving big impact on small voices

Rebecca Petrik’s announcement in December that she will be retiring this spring as director of the Western Plains Children’s Choirs came as sad news to the young singers who’ve blossomed under her disciplined but nurturing style. Calling the opportunity to work with the children’s ...

Wander the Taube, be social, and enjoy soup

Browse local art, enjoy an array of soups and bread, and help benefit the Taube Museum of Art in Minot on Feb. 23 at its annual Soup It Up Social fundraiser. The event will offer different soups to be served as guests roam around the Taube to see all the museum has to offer with the various ...

Win or lose at the Oscars, Glenn Close is loving the moment

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close stands doubled over laughing in the doorway to her downtown Manhattan apartment while her loyal white Havanese, Pip, circles an arriving reporter. It's star time for both. Close, among the most accomplished performers never to win an Oscar, may finally break ...

Flippin’ Flea Market success

POEM Studio here in Minot hosted their first ever Flippin’ Flea Market event this past weekend alongside the Minot Flea Market. The competition encouraged participants to buy unique items from the market to flip into something new. Four teams took part in the event and scoured the Minot Flea ...

Get artsy with MSU Art Department

People have been creating ceramic pieces since as early as 24,000 B.C. Ceramics can be anything from artware to figurines to sculptures to tableware. Pieces can be plain or intricate depending on the artist’s design. To continue the artistic practice, Minot State University has opened its ...

Grammy nominees Dan + Shay feel at home in pop world

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a week before the Grammy Awards, country duo Dan + Shay seem pretty relaxed ahead of the biggest performance of their career coming up at Sunday's awards show. Until they start talking about it. "I should probably stop talking because I am psyching myself ...

‘Glass’ stays at No. 1, while ‘Miss Bala’ opens in third

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the distraction of the Super Bowl, freezing temperatures affecting large portions of North America and only one big new release in theaters in "Miss Bala," movie going audiences largely took the weekend off from the theaters in what is estimated to be the ...

Andy Cohen welcomes his first child

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen is a dad. The 50-year-old posted on Instagram that Benjamin Allen Cohen was born Monday. He weighed 9 pounds 20 ounces and is named for Cohen's grandfather. Cohen wrote he's "in love" and "speechless. Cohen says he's ...

Madonna to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna will be honored at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards for a lifetime of accelerating acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group announced Tuesday it will present Madonna with its advocate for change award. The ...

Linda Perry, pioneering producer, smashing through history

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Perry didn't originally set out to be a music producer, but the singer who was focused on writing lyrics would hear noises in her head. She couldn't describe it, but she knew what she wanted a song to sound like, and maybe more importantly, what she didn't want the ...

Minot State Art Scholarship application process open

The Minot State University Art Department has announced the Harvey and Arlone Twyman Scholarship application process is now open for the 2019 academic year. The scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and transfer art students and will be awarded up to $2,000. The scholarship awards are ...

Nathan Bowles comes into his own

Nathan Bowles, one of the lead performers in this weekend’s “Into the Woods,” has a wonderful baritone voice. This rich instrument is put to good use in the show as his character, “The Baker,” sings a variety of songs. Some are snappy, some jolly, some melodious and touching. Bowles ...

‘Glass’ is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director's "Glass," while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates ...

Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children’s hospital

DALLAS (AP) — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children's hospital. Timberlake took a break from his "Man of the Woods" tour to pop in and pose for pictures with the young patients at HCA Healthcare's Methodist Children's Hospital in San ...

Gandolfini’s son cast as young Tony for ‘Sopranos’ prequel

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of James Gandolfini has been cast as the young Tony Soprano in the planned "Sopranos" prequel, "The Many Saints of Newark." Michael Gandolfini will play a younger version of the iconic character his late father played on the HBO series. The 19-year-old actor has had ...

Cardi B is getting her 1st Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cardi B will have her first Las Vegas residency this spring. Palms Casino Resort announced Wednesday the 26-year-old singer's appearance as part of its debut of KAOS, a dayclub and nightclub amphitheater-style complex that is set to open in April. Above and Beyond, ...