Arts and Entertainment

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 ...

Another rebel yell: Billy Idol returning for Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rebel yell will be heard again in Las Vegas. Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation on Tuesday have announced Billy Idol is returning for his second residency at the Pearl Concert Theater. The 62-year-old, known for such hits as "Rebel Yell," ''Dancing with Myself" and "Mony ...

Romance, amusement and amazing talent

Bringing in not only local talent but also talent from around the country, the Western Plains Opera Company’s upcoming show is expected to wow viewers with their sound, lighting, effects, costumes and more. A love story mixed with comedy at every turn. The upcoming show has a fun story to ...

Meet the artist: Name: Andrew Knudson

Current Hometown: Scandia, Minn. (formerly of Minot) Where can we see your work? At Lien’s Jewelry and the Taube Art Museum. Do you have work for sale? I always have many pieces for sale, large and small, at the various businesses that display my work as well as in my studio. In what ...

Meet the artist: Ryan Stander

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? I show my work on a regular basis across the state and country, but you can see it anytime on my website: www.ryanstander.com or on Instagram at ryanstander. Do you have work for sale? Absolutely! Please contact me for prices. In what ...

Meet the artist: Nick Perpich

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? 318studios.com (the website is still being built) You can also email me at: info@318studios.com and I can send anyone interested some samples in the meantime Do you have work for sale? Only my videography services In what media do ...

Meet the artist: Name: Rylie Webb

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? At Minot High School and at the seasonal art shows in Minot. Do you have work for sale? No. Most of the work I do is for a school assignment, personal practice, or for gifts. In what media do you work? Ballpoint pen, pencil, ...

Rod Stewart: More than 50 years into his career, he’s not slowing down

NEW YORK (AP) — More than fifty years into his career, Rod Stewart shows no sign of slowing down. When he's not on tour, he's busy at home chasing his two young sons, Aiden and Alastair, around the yard. And on Sept. 28, he will release his 30th studio album, "Blood Red Roses." While ...

Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. The rock band announced Wednesday that "Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild" would kick off April 6, 2019, at the Park Theater, where Lady Gaga will launch her residency in December. Aerosmith announced 18 ...

Art museum to feature paintings by rocker Mellencamp

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works. "John Mellencamp: Expressionist" opens Sept. 20 at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown and runs ...

Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when he began traveling behind the Iron Curtain in 1975 to document a Jewish community on the verge of dying out after centuries of existence in Poland. He couldn't have foreseen a Jewish revival that came after the fall of ...

Patrick Stewart to reprise ‘Star Trek’ role in new series

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he's been before — "Star Trek." CBS All Access said Saturday that Stewart has been tapped to headline a new "Star Trek" series, reprising his "Star Trek: The Next Generation" character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The new series is not ...