Arts and Entertainment

Meet the artist: Ashley Nilsen

Current Hometown: Minot What kind of art/arts do you practice? Theater How did you get started? I was always interested in performing from a young age, I would watch movies and see these actors living these different lives through the characters they created and decided it was what I ...

Meet the artist: Devan Shumway

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? You can view more of my photographs and videos online at my website. (https://devanshumway.wixsite.com/dsfilm) Do you have work for sale? I am more than happy to make prints of my previous work if someone is interested! I also love ...

From “Sister Act” to “Seussical,” summer theater is here

Summer is underway as June continues on and what that means for Minot State University is the beginning of their Summer Theater’s play performances for Season 53. Starting June 12, the MSU Summer Theater will begin bringing their four summer plays to the stage. The plays they’ve chosen are ...

Art from a female perspective

Summer exhibits at the Northwest Arts Center showcase art with a female perspective, with photographs by Williston artist Jamie Azevedo plus a selection of 25 works by women represented in the Minot State University Permanent Art Collection. The exhibits will hang in the Walter Piehl Gallery in ...

Dark comedy ‘Dietland’ seems timely in #MeToo times

NEW YORK (AP) — If there's any TV show this summer that seems to have both anticipated and fed off the #MeToo movement, it's "Dietland." The AMC dark comedy that debuted this week features as one of its story lines a mysterious group of vigilante women who murder sexual predators and drop ...

Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement officials say New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. The officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. They say she left a ...

Griffin honored for LGBTQ activism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kathy Griffin paid tribute Tuesday night to Kate Spade by dressing head-to-toe in the late designer's apparel to accept an honor for her activism and fundraising for LGBTQ causes. Griffin did not personally know the designer, but gave a brief tribute to Spade while ...

Minot Camera Club ends year with variety of awards

On Monday, the Minot Camera Club hosted their year-end banquet where they presented awards to those who had won their year-end photography competition. The club had 21 members for their 2017-18 season and many ended with awards. Kyra Hansen of Minot won Photographer of the Year. Other Minot ...

Meet the artist: Susan (Skaare) Granrud

Current Hometown: Williston Where can we see your work? Website - www.randomness-by-design.com, Instagram - granrudsusan, Facebook - Randomness by design, Viewbug - www.viewbug.com/member/skaare123 Do you have work for sale? Yes - you can purchase right off of my website. If you see ...

Mark Holter chosen to exhibit his art in a solo show

North Dakota artist Mark Holter announced this week that his abstract series “Layers of Identity” was chosen for a solo art exhibition at the James Memorial Art Center in Williston, ND. Mark Holter is an up and coming artist whose abstract painting style is dynamic and utilizes color and ...

Central Campus art show starts today

Central Campus High School will have their student art show on May 17 throughout the day until 7 p.m. The show is open to the public and held in the commons area of the school. This show features rework done by students in classes taught by Mike Stein, Anne Houser, and Joan Hansen.

Meet the artist: Harrison Foltz

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? Online at harrisonfoltz.com or instagram.com/h.foltz. Do you have work for sale? I can make prints of any of my pictures and I am available for hire as well! In what media do you work? Photography. How would you describe your ...

Meet the artist: Matt Doyle

Current Hometown: Williston Where can we see your work? Mattdoylefineart.com, various arts and craft shows across Montana. Do you have work for sale? Yes In what media do you work? Oil painting. How would you describe your style? I strive for realistic, high detailed wildlife ...

From catchphrases to fashion: ‘Scandal’s’ pop culture impact

NEW YORK (AP) — As "Scandal" wraps up its seventh and final season on ABC, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as professional problem solver in the nation's capital will leave behind a number of contributions to pop culture including catchphrases and a killer wardrobe. The finale ...

Amy Schumer tackles body image

(AP) — If you've ever walked into a store and were embarrassed to tell the salesperson your real size, or entered the gym locker room and wanted to hide, you're part of the target audience for Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty." Whatever age or gender you happen to be. Self-esteem issues related ...

Spielberg taking on DC Universe film ‘Blackhawk’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg is flying into the DC Universe with the World War II action adventure "Blackhawk." Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the film for the studio. The "Blackhawk" series started in 1941 ...

Simply the best? UK critics praise Tina Turner stage musical

LONDON (AP) — British theater critics on Wednesday praised a new stage musical about the life of Tina Turner — one that also has the approval of the star herself. Turner was in the audience for the opening night of "Tina" at London's Aldwych Theatre. After the show Tuesday, she joked that ...

Pink, and her children, grace cover of People beauty issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pink is on the cover of People magazine's beauty issue, and she's got some adorable company — her young children. The magazine has rebranded its "Most Beautiful" issue as "The Beautiful Issue" and features dozens of celebrities, including some posing with their best ...

Photo exhibit at Northwest Arts Center

Minot State University Bachelor of Fine Art student Hannah Streccius will present a solo photography exhibit, “Mise-En-Scene: Stories in Stills,” in the Northwest Arts Center’s Hartnett Hall Gallery May 4 through June 3. Opening reception will be May 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the ...