Arts and Entertainment

Head ‘Into the Woods’ with Western Plains Opera

Go and watch as Cinderella, Jack and the Giant, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and many more fairytale characters take the stage of Ann Nicole Nelson in “Into the Woods.” The musical will be performed by the Western Plains Opera Jan. 25-27. “Into the ...

Eddie Money is ready to rock

Rock ’n’ roll performer Eddie Money has many different descriptions. He is a singer, a songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist. He has performed worldwide and has been performing for just over 50 years. Now he is coming to North Dakota. 4 Bears Casino & Lodge will play host to Eddie ...

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play. Also headlining the 8-day event, which ...

Keith Richards reissuing 1988 solo debut ‘Talk Is Cheap’

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his solo debut album by reissuing it. Richards originally released "Talk Is Cheap" in 1988 and will reissue the album on March 29. It will include six bonus tracks and will be released digitally, on CD, on vinyl and as a ...

Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son. Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct a new installment in the Ghostbusters series for Sony Pictures set to come out in the summer of 2020. Reitman tweeted Tuesday night that he's "finally got the ...

POEM: Minot’s hidden gem

Your imagination is your limit. If you can think it, you can do it. These are just a few of the sentiments echoed at People of Earth Matter Studio in Minot, which has been referred to as one of the town’s hidden gems. “Our equipment is really limited to your imagination,” founder ...

Come out and enjoy music

Every year the Frozen Fingers Music Association works to bring a festival full of bluegrass and classic music to Minot. The Frozen Fingers Festival will be returning again for two days of music and fun on Feb. 8-9. The Frozen Fingers Festival will take place at the Sleep Inn and Suites with a ...

Tia Fuller, fierce woman in jazz, takes shot at 1st Grammy

NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Tia Fuller was crying in bed. And praising God. She'd just received the news that she was nominated for her first-ever Grammy Award — but it's not just any nomination: Her inclusion in the best jazz instrumental album category is a historic moment for women ...

Tom Hanks to present SAG’s lifetime award to Alan Alda

NEW YORK (AP) — One of America's sweethearts hands the torch to another when Tom Hanks presents Alan Alda with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Award ceremony. The 82-year-old Alda, a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winner, will become the 55th recipient of the annual ...

Olympian Michael Phelps honored for mental health advocacy

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Phelps is picking up more hardware — this time for what he's been doing outside the pool. The Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more opportunities for the disabled, said Tuesday the Olympic champion is the recipient of its fifth ...

Top TV moments of 2018: ‘Roseanne,’ Oprah’s speech, message funerals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a remarkably dramatic year on television, with much of it unscripted. While prime-series including “This Is Us” and “Atlanta” reached notable emotional and provocative highs, TV impressively fulfilled its role as witness to gripping real-life events. We ...

Meet the artist: Kami Hanson

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? 62 Doors Gallery, as well as the Peddlers Market and online on the Skull Kandy website, Instagram, Facebook and Etsy. In what media do you work? Acrylic hand painting and decorating on European Mounts and Cow Skulls. Other mixed media ...

2018’s top movie moments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A film doesn't have to be great to have a great moment. They're not mutually exclusive of course, but a great movie moment is something more ephemeral — a few minutes of pure, inexplicable joy, or even jaw-dropping disbelief that you want to revisit immediately. It's ...

AP names ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ its top TV show of 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 TV shows of the year by Associated Press writer Alicia Rancilio. 1. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," on Amazon Prime. From its costumes to the dialogue to the music to the quirky characters, this show is a delight. Watch it to feel good. 2. "This is Us," on NBC. ...

AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2018

A scene-stealer from "Crazy Rich Asians." A teen actress who brought aching realism to a movie about adolescence. A boundary-breaking country star. And a comedian who used everything from laughter to rage to make a searing statement on women and society. Awkwafina, Elsie Fisher, Kane Brown ...

Hugh Jackman, the pop star, readies massive world tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman is set to launch a pop star-like tour next year, but he's done his research: He's been to a Beyonce concert. A Justin Timberlake concert. AND A MICHAEL JACKSON CONCERT. "I've seen some of the greats," Jackman said in an interview with The Associated Press on ...

‘Walking Dead’ actor to adopt bonded donkey, emu

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina animal rescue group says that thanks to "The Walking Dead" actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, a donkey and an emu who've bonded with each other can stay together. The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Founder Jennifer Gordon says Morgan is ...

Pete Davidson addresses bullying after Ariana Grande breakup

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Davidson says he's not going to "kill myself." Davidson is breaking his silence in an Instagram post following his short-lived engagement with Ariana Grande. The 25-year-old "Saturday Night Live" cast member says he's been getting bullied online and in public for nine ...

Actor-comedian Kevin Hart will host 2019 Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream. Hart announced his selection for the 91st Oscars in an Instagram statement Tuesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ...