Arts and Entertainment

FILE - In this June 6, 1937, file photo, Amelia Earhart, the American airwoman who is flying round the world for fun, arrived at Port Natal, Brazil, and took off on her 2,240-mile flight across the South Atlantic to Dakar, Africa. A new documentary "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," which airs Sunday, July 9, 2017, on the History channel, proposes Earhart didn't die without a trace 80 years ago. Instead, the film argues that she and her navigator Fred Noonan crash-landed in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands, were picked up by Japanese military and that Earhart was taken prisoner. (AP Photo, File)

A film claims to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s fate

NEW YORK (AP) — The photo is haunting. Among a number of figures gathered on a dock, the fuzzy image seems to be that of a woman, her back to the camera, gazing at what may be her crippled aircraft loaded on a barge, and perhaps wondering what her future might hold. Is this Amelia Earhart, ...

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Local country singer Chris Basden continues to entertain Magic City audiences with his fusion of Southern rock and progressive country. Basden will perform at Oak Park tonight at 6 p.m

Country soul: Chris Basden to perform at Oak Park

Melodic vocals matched with impassioned storytelling will resonate across Oak Park this evening as local country singer Chris Basden performs a stirring mix of original songs. Basden, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, continues to entertain Magic City audiences with his fusion of Southern rock ...

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Known for their  dynamic vocals, striking musicianship and exceptional harmony, Hey Soul Sister will be one of the featured artists to perform at Bacon & Brew at the Zoo.

Roosevelt Park Zoo hosts summer party

With the summer season in full effect, the Roosevelt Park Zoo is hosting its third annual Bacon & Brew and Wine Too at the Zoo from 6-10 p.m. tonight with a members only event scheduled between 5-6 p.m. During the 21 and older celebration, partygoers can anticipate an evening of live ...

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Dafne Keen, right, and Hugh Jackman in a scene from "Logan."  (Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

TV, films turning to young girls for their new action stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before. Though Nancy Drew was solving mysteries in ...

“Coloring outside the lines” by Walter Peihl is part of a 34 artists showcase at the Taube Museum of Art.

Small works and mixed media returns to Taube

Vibrant displays of emotion paired with striking artistry will be featured during the 10th Annual Small Works Exhibition and Auction, at the Taube Museum of Art until July 28. Described as a must-see exhibition for the Magic City community by Taube Museum executive director Nancy Walter, ...

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Shantelle Carey’s “The Gift,” is a 7-foot-by-9-foot painting on a bison hide, featured in her exhibition “An Individual Exploration of Spirituality.”

Expressions of spirituality

A showcase featuring animal hides, pouches and psuedo-ceremonial weapons is coming to the Northwest Art Center’s Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery at Minot State University from June 26 to July 28. Titled “An Individual Exploration of Spirituality,” Minot State University art student ...

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“Kings Castle” by Steve Holmes, is a popular painting that continues to draw attention to the awe-inspiring talents of the Garrison resident. Audiences can see Steve Holmes Sunday at Oak Park between 4-7 p.m.

Steve Holmes paintings to be displayed at Oak Park

Steve Holmes, an award winning wildlife painter, continues to create awe-inspiring images of birds in flight. With strokes of his paintbrush, Holmes masterfully captures the stillness and movement provided by nature’s most precious moments. From American Bald Eagles soaring across the ...

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Children read to feline friends at the ‘Kitty City’ located in the Souris Valley Animal Shelter.

Sharing the joy of reading

Children are invited to experience a judgment free reading experience during the Souris Valley Animal Shelter’s “Read to the Animals” program, Friday, from noon- 1 p.m. Founded in 2016, “Read to the Animals” is designed to help children retain their reading skills over their summer ...

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From Las Vegas to London, Eric Giliam, the recipient of the Houdini Award, will perform Sunday at 1 p.m.

Gift of magic returns

World famous magician Eric Giliam will perform a thrilling showcase with Minot magic-man Blake Krabseth, Sunday, June 18, at the North Dakota State Fair Center during the 2nd annual Dive, Search & Rescue Team charity event titled “Las Vegas Magician & Illusionist Family ...

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Saturday night soul

Nicknamed “The Best Show on Surf,” Yacht Rock Revue is cruisin’ and groovin’ to 4 Bears Casino and Lodge, where they will perform their infectious brand of high-octane funk, electrifying rock and scintillating soul. Hailing from “The Empire State of the South,” the Georgia septet ...

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Dwight Yoakam to perform classics songs and latest hits from his newest album, “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars,” 7 p.m. Saturday at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge. Featuring 12-tracks, audience members can listen to blue grass renditions of “Purple Rain” by Prince and a remake of Dwight Yoakam’s “Guitars, Cadillacs.”

Dwight Yoakam shares blue grass spirit

Country legend Dwight Yoakam will grace the stage at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge, Saturday at 7 p.m., to perform hits from his latest album, “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars.” Hailed as a honky tonk extraordinare, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records with chart-topping songs “Guitars, ...

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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 ...