Weekender

Old Main fills with music

The halls of Old Main on Minot State Campus will fill with music this weekend as the Minot Symphony Orchestra and the Western Plains Children’s Choirs each have performances. Minot Symphony will take the stage Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. Then Sunday, the Western Plains Children’s Choirs ...

After a long, bumpy journey, ‘Mowgli’ settles in at Netflix

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say Andy Serkis has been through the ringer with his adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" is a bit of an understatement. It was always going to be an ambitious project for a first time director — dark, intense and more in the spirit of Kipling's stories, ...

In ‘Seduction,’ Howard Hughes’ Hollywood no haven for women

(AP) — Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth's "Seduction" is an astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker Howard Hughes. Hardly anyone emerges from the pages of "Seduction" unblemished by ...

Mellencamp puts fearless touch on American classics

(AP) — In his youth John Mellencamp was known to be cocky. That brashness carried him to the big stage, where he became a stadium-scale rocker with an adventurous spirit. He mostly fell short of the stature attained by contemporaries named Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, but he sometimes ...

Embrace TV nostalgia with just the right retro holiday gift

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no nostalgia quite like TV nostalgia, for just the right binge-watcher or old time fanatic, at least. A few ideas for retro TV gifts pegged to hit shows through the decades: “THE HONEYMOONERS” Search around for vintage doll sets of favorite characters in ...

Buy a tree, save a life

Local church, Eagle Wings Community Fellowship, is pairing with global organization group People for Care and Learning, to bring a special seasonal event to both give back and help those in need. Focusing on helping not only those in need around the world but also locally, Eagle Wings will be ...

Pride Minot to host World AIDS Day event

Pride Minot will be partnering with the First District Health Unit to offer Human Immunodeficiency Virus screening as part of World AIDS Day Saturday in the Theater Room at the Sleep Inn and Suites, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is free to the community. “Testing is very important, not just for ...

Minot State to spread holiday cheer through musical events

Minot State University will spread holiday cheer through several musical events at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall leading up to the winter holidays. University events include the “Messiah” on Sunday, the Minot Symphony Orchestra’s “Holiday Magic”on Dec. 8 and the Western Plains ...

Joyce Carol Oates views past via future in latest novel

(AP) — In Joyce Carol Oates' future America, history and free thought are off-limits. Thus, high school senior Adriane Strohl is arrested for treasonous speech when it's revealed that her valedictory address is comprised of questions that her classmates haven't the nerve to ask. While the ...

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy reflects on life, death

(AP) — Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy isn't known for being warm and fuzzy. So it's with some irony that his first proper solo record of all new material is titled "Warm." But it's also so Tweedy. Take "Let's Go Rain," for example. At first blush its upbeat tempo and catchy chorus makes it ...

Mick Jagger on new Stones tour, Aretha, acting and Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger likes a buzz. A natural buzz. The Rolling Stones frontman, who will tour America next spring with his iconic band, says live shows give him a rush that can't be matched and is the reason that at 75, he still loves touring. "When you go out in front of all those ...

Classic Christmas movie hits theater stage

Many people have memories of the 1983 Christmas comedy “A Christmas Story.” A holiday staple in some homes, the family comedy is now hitting the entertainment scene in a new way in Minot. The Mouse River Players are bringing Philip Grecian’s adaptation of “A Christmas Story” to their ...

Stayin’ Alive with the Bee Gees

As the Minot State University Music Division Concert Choir prepare to travel to Norway for a special performance tour in the spring, they’ve decided to bring a special concert to help raise funds to help them travel. On Nov. 24 starting at 7:30 p.m., the Canadian Bee Gees Tribute band will ...

Dance meets musical in upcoming recital

As Thanksgiving nears and Christmas takes over the stores, Studio X is ready to spread cheer through their annual recital. Performing “How the Grinch Stole Xmas,” the dance studio will present three shows this weekend. The Ann Nicole Nelson Theater stage at Minot State University will be ...

Prairie Grit hosts second annual banquet

Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports started in 2015 with the goal of providing sports opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. As a nonprofit, the group hosts fundraising events to help fund goals and events it have set up. Its largest fundraiser will be hitting the Sleep Inn and ...

Celebrate Christmas early with Dragmas

Magic City Misfits returns to Sleep Inn and Suites to bring the community another night of drag with “The Nightmare Before Dragmas.” Starting tonight at 7 p.m., the performers will take the stage for the entertainment and fun of all who attend. “It’s a little late for Halloween, a ...

Baldacci introduces readers to Atlee Pine in new thiller

(AP) — David Baldacci introduces readers to FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine in his latest thriller, "Long Road to Mercy," that hopefully is the start of a new series featuring her adventures. Atlee Pine has a tumultuous past, but the memories of a particular day when she was 6 years old have ...

Michael Buble makes return to standards on ‘love’

(AP) — When people claim they are stepping away from it all to spend more time with their family, it's usually a front. When Michael Buble said he'd do the same, it really was to take care of son Noah, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. With his boy recovering, the Canadian crooner has ...

Latest ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a mixed bag of wonders

Like the bottomless trunk totted by "magizoolologist" Newt Scamander, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is a mixed bag of wonders. Newt (Eddie Redmayne) can reach into his suitcase and, like Mary Poppins before him, pull out just about anything. And it sometimes feels as though ...

Relay for Life Lifesavers hosts annual vendor show

Relay for Life teams work in a variety of ways to help raise funds to fight cancer. For the Trinity team known as Lifesavers, they will be returning again with their annual Relay for Life Vendor Show Saturday. Entering its fourth year, the vendor show has moved to a new location. It will be ...