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Minot State University Theater Arts Department presents “The Shape of Things,” tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at Hartnett Hall, Minot State University.

MSU Theater presents romantic comedy ‘The Shape of Things’

The power of love will be on display in the romantic comedy titled “The Shape of Things,” presented tonight through Saturday by the Minot State University Theater Department at the Black Box Theater in Minot State University’s Hartnett Hall. Directed by Benjamin Weinert-Lishner, “The ...

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Foreigner’s Tom Gimbel looks forward to performing a saxophone solo during their popular hit “Urgent,” Saturday at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge.

Saturday night rock with Foreigner

Regarded as rock ’n’ roll royalty, Foreigner will grace 4 Bears Casino & Lodge Saturday at 7 p.m. To celebrate their 40th anniversary, the Songwriting Hall of Famers will perform popular hits “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” and ...

Comedic sensation Drew Lynch sits beside his canine companion Stella as they bring their comedic tour to Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University, Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

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Empowering the world with laughter

Across the country, audiences are quickly embracing Drew Lynch, a rising comedian with an uplifting story. From his extraordinary success on the hit television show “America’s Got Talent” to appearances on “The Dr. Oz Show,” Lynch is becoming a must-see quipster with a growing ...

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Minot Symphony Orchestra to showcase ‘Out of this World!’ sci-fi music

Feel the force as the Minot Symphony Orchestra takes on the empire in John Williams’ “Star Wars Suite,” Saturday, April 1, during their sensational showcase titled “Out of this World!” Starting at 7:30 p.m., concertgoers can experience an evening of sci-fi adventures as the MSO ...

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Fabric and ceramic monster by Rachel Alfaro; mugs by Kalyn Dewitt.

Mugs & monsters

The Northwest Art Center will host a public reception for artists Kalyn Dewitt and Rachel Alfaro’s collaborative exhibit “Mugs and Monsters,” Thursday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery at Minot State University. Dewitt produces functional ceramic ...

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Country singer Ned LeDoux looks forward to performing his latest hit “Forever a Cowboy” at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge.

A cowboy’s creed

Rising country star Ned LeDoux is blazing a trail of country hits with his latest album titled “Forever a Cowboy.” Inspired by the grit and wholesome wisdom rooted in farm life, the Wyoming native upholds the cowboy’s code of hard work, honesty and treasuring family. On Saturday at 4 ...

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World renowned soloist Alina Kiryayeva, will showcase her powerful command of the piano, Monday, March 27, at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall located on the campus of Minot State University at 7:30 p.m.

World-renowned soloist Alina Kiryayeva to play at MSU

Audiences along with critics have praised Alina Kiryayeva, for her powerful command of the piano and electrifying stage presence. Monday at 7:30 p.m., Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall will host a world-renowned soloist, admired for enchanting audiences with her ...

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Susan Cleveland, a celebrated designer, author, teacher and inventor looks forward to teaching the latest quilting techniques at the 24th Annual Prairie Quilt Festival.

Quilt Festival returns to Minot

Colorful visions of spring paired with eye catching designs will be displayed during the 24th Annual Minot Prairie Quilt Festival Friday-Sunday at the Grand Hotel in Minot. For three days, visitors can observe the sight of vibrant honey bees basking in a floral paradise before visually ...

Steve Harvey, left, and Tyra Banks appear at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Burbank, Calif.  CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday, March 22, 2017, for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards.  The awards ceremony will air April 30. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

CBS and ‘Young and Restless’ lead with Daytime Emmy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards. TV's remaining trio of soap operas, "General Hospital" (23 nominations), "The Bold and ...

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Fargo native and “Song Stories” author Kyle Bylin, left, sits beside Minot native and contributor Derek 
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Soundtrack for a generation

Two friends from North Dakota have captured the universal power of music in the newly titled book “Song Stories.” Author Kyle Bylin, a native of Fargo, alongside contributor Derek Pinnick, a native of Minot, collectively write about the transformative experiences provided by music. With ...

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Cooper is a competitor in the 2017 Dog Beard Photo Contest hosted by Beardstock.

Dogs with beards

For the first time in Beardstock history, canines will have the chance to earn the title of best beard in show. Today through Wednesday, March 22, dog owners can compete in the 2017 Dog Beard Photo Contest by uploading their photos at www.facebook.com/hashtag/dogbeardcontest. Canines can ...

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Comedic sensation Eric O’Shea will entertain audiences Tuesday, March 21 at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall inside Old Main at Minot State University.

Comedian brings Emmy magic to Minot

Bright smiles followed by roaring laughter describes an evening with award winning comedian, Eric O’Shea. Awarded “Male Performer of the Year” by Campus Activities Magazine, Minot audiences can experience O’shea’s exhilarating wit and colorful impersonations, Tuesday, March 21 at ...

Tonight, inside the Aleshire Theater at Hartnet Hall on the campus of Minot State University, audiences can examine self-portraits by artists David Driesbach and John Kaericher that illustrate common influences in their early styles.

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Artistic spotlight

Tonight, the artistic brilliance of David Driesbach and John Kaericher will be on display as Ryan Stander, an assistant professor of art at Minot State University, presents an informative lecture spotlighting the work of each American artists inside the Aleshire Theater at Hartnet Hall on the ...

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Visitors are welcomed to sample foods from all over the world and enjoy a cup of tea with Brendan Chella, the adult services librarian at the Minot Public Library.

Food for thought

African spices paired with Canadian maple will greet visitors during the “World Culture Cook-Off and Tea Tasting” hosted by the Minot Public Library, this evening starting at 5 p.m. During today’s palatable festivities, visitors can enjoy an educational experience as they sample ...

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“Lemon” by Elaine de Kooning will be one of many featured paintings during “Women, Wine & Chocolate” tonight at Artspace Suite 1 Gallery.

Honoring artistic contributions of women

To celebrate women’s contributions to art, Artspace Suite 1 Gallery is hosting “Women, Wine & Chocolate,” tonight, from 6- 8 p.m. Fun, factual and interactive, visitors can discover the universal impact created by women from Minot and abroad. Paul Huffman, the media manager of ...

Taube Museum invites kids to pop their pets

Pop art! Soda Pop! Popcorn! Pop music! Get your POP on!! Looking for a fun time for your children to immortalize your pet on canvas? The Taube Museum of Art is holding a Pop Your Pet Kids Edition March 18, 2017 from 4-5:30 p.m., for ages 8 years and up. Your child will receive guidance to ...

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From left to right, Emma, played by Alayzia McLeod, tries to reason with her classmate turned teacher Mr. Jeff Knightly, played by Micah Carter, during “Emma!,” opening tonight and running through Saturday at Minot High School-Central Campus.

Pop musical ‘Emma!’ opens at Central Campus

The pairing of high octane fashion alongside timeless pop songs creates “Emma!,” a romantic comedy that sparkles with musical magic. Tonight and Saturday night, performers from Minot High School Central Campus will showcase dashing style, clever lines and vocal prowess as they share the ...

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss

To honor the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss, the Minot Public Library is hosting their 17th Annual Celebration of Reading, Sunday, from 1-3:30 p.m. Fans of the iconic author can play a round of Cat in the Hat ring toss, receive a Daisy-head Mayzie head band and read the numerous classics from ...

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LEFT: Residents can discover the latest decorating trends to create the home of their dreams starting Friday and running through Saturday inside the Magic Place Room at the North Dakota State Fair Center.

Shopping Extravaganza

Exciting attractions will be featured at the North Dakota State Fair Center as they host the Minot Home & Garden Show and the Minot Flea Market this weekend. Starting Friday and running through Saturday, people can discover the latest decorating trends to create the home of their ...