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Celebrate downtown! Festival on Main returns Saturday

Downtown is anticipating another strong showing for the Downtown Festival on Main, Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature timed activities in the performance area featuring performers such as Jerry Lund, Ara Bruce, Karen Martin, Guy and a Gal, and Jerry Schlag, as ...

This book cover image released by Del Rey shows "After On," a novel by Rob Reid. (Del Rey via AP)

Book Review: Rob Reid’s ‘After On’ is intriguing story

(AP) — Author Rob Reid examines the world of social networking and how intrusive it can become in our daily lives in his latest sci-fi endeavor, "After On." A network called Phluttr seems harmless at first and appears to be nothing more than a rival to Facebook. Download the app on a ...

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Idris Elba, left, and Matthew McConaughey in the Columbia Pictures film, The Dark Tower." (Ilze Kitshoff/Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)

In ‘The Dark Tower,’ franchise visions fall flat

Ah, August. It's that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who's trying to use his "magics" to destroy a looming tower that protects the universe from ready-to-invade hordes of demons that linger just outside ...

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Creative Night Out set for Aug. 3

Creative Night Out brings the diverse talents of the community to downtown Minot, running on the first Thursday of each month through September. August brings Crazy Dayz Salez going on through out the day at participating retail shops. Hot Spots for August are: Artspace Suite 1 Gallery ...

This image released by Focus Features shows Charlize Theron, center, in "Atomic Blonde." (Jonathan Prime/Focus Features via AP)

In ‘Atomic Blonde,’ Theron heats up the Cold War

People don't usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the "action" happens in a film cabinet, down a back alley or with a silencer. The classic Cold War tale — which is to say a John le Carre one — is ...

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Little Big Town will kick-off the State Fair, as they perform smash hits "Little White Church,, "Tornado," and "Girl Crush" along with singles from their latest album The Breaker, tonight at 8 p.m. at the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand.

Superstars open State Fair Weekend

Opening weekend will showcase the legendary talents of Little Big Town, Fergie and the Brothers Osborne, as they grace the Grandstand at the North Dakota State Fair between tonight and Sunday. Proclaimed as "The place where summer shines," this year's Grandstand will feature a trio of ...

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Cast members dazzle during a performance of “Rock of Ages.” Theatergoers can see “Rock of Ages” tonight through Sunday night, box office open 7:30 p.m. and showtime is 8:30 p.m.

Summer of rock n’ roll: MSU Summer Theatre performs ‘Rock of Ages’

Classic rock, riveting romance and show-stopping comedy will be featured during the Broadway smash hit “Rock of Ages,” performed by the Minot State University Summer Theatre, tonight-Sunday at the MSU Amphitheater. Throughout the rock n’ roll showcase, theatergoers can anticipate the ...

Audience members can cheer for a variety of drag queens as they model chic outfits on the runway before providing fun entertainment on the Coliseum Room stage at the Holiday- Inn Riverside in Minot, Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

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Queens to grace the stage in Minot

Fierce talent, stunning style and elegant fashion will grace the Holiday Inn-Riverside in Minot, Saturday night, as LOUD & Proud Productions hosts “Minot Is A Drag,” inside the Coliseum Room at 8:30 p.m. Throughout the glamorous event, audience members can cheer for a variety of drag ...

Saturday, from noon- 3 p.m., Daniel Starks will showcase his exciting blend of toe-tapping folk rock and soul-stirring gospel at Dakota Square Mall.

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Rising folk singer returns to Minot

For singer and songwriter Daniel Starks, music is more than a passion, it’s a personal calling. Saturday, from noon- 3 p.m., Dakota Square Mall will feature Starks’ exciting blend of toe-tapping folk rock fused soul-stirring gospel. Dan Hansen, the founder and coordinator of RTL ...

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North Prairie Farmers Market president AriAnna Wingenbach, plans to be present during the return of the North Prairie Farmers Market, Saturday from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the corner of 3rd Avenue SW and 1st Street SW.

North Prairie Farmers Market returns

With the summer season in full bloom, the aroma of fresh produce and seasonal flowers will be featured at the North Prairie Farmers Market, located at the corner of 3rd Avenue SW and 1st Street SW downtown. Throughout Minot, the North Prairie Farmers Market is considered a summer attraction ...

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Classic Rock Coffee in Minot will host singer and songwriter Andrea Joy tonight at 7 p.m.

Andrea Joy brings ‘Together Tour’ to Minot listeners

For singer and songwriter Andrea Joy, expressing her devotion to God through melodic guitar rifts and harmonious vocals is a personal passion. Tonight at 7 p.m., the international gospel performer will showcase hits from her debut album “Inside Out,” at Classic Rock Coffee in ...

After the Fourth of July Festival at Roosevelt Park, visitors can watch or compete in the “Rubber Duck River Race,” a popular event with proceeds supporting local non-profit organizations.

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Festival at the park: Fourth of July fest returns to Roosevelt Park

Live music and family friendly entertainment will grace the lawns of Roosevelt Park, during its annual Fourth of July Festival on Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m. Two of the main attractions include a live performance from award-winning country performer Lexi Wyman and the famous “Rubber Duck ...

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The Bison Room Steakhouse provides choice beverages and its signature bone-in ribeye at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge.

4 Bears Casino & Lodge continues to grow

Legendary performances, luxurious accommodations and thrilling entertainment continues to elevate 4 Bears Casino & Lodge towards North Dakota’s must-see destination. From attracting illustrious entertainers Styx, Foreigner and Dwight Yoakam to hosting Mixed Martial Arts battles and UFC ...

This image released by Starz shows Omari Hardwick, center, in a scene from the original series, "Power," returning for a new season on Sunday. (Myles Aronowitz/Starz via AP)

Omari Hardwick makes power moves through Starz drama ‘Power’

ATLANTA (AP) — When actor Omari Hardwick read the script for the Starz drama series "Power," he initially wanted to pass on playing the lead character. Hardwick liked the show's premise, but he was satisfied at the time with taking a backseat to any leading role. His wife, however, ...

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From opening for the legendary B.B. King to being named Best Blues Band in Milwaukee, Reverend Raven and The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys are spreading their music.

Sounds of the blues

Monday night, the Sleep Inn in Minot will transform into a house of blues as Reverend Raven and The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys perform their Chicago-style blues for a Magic City audience. From opening for the legendary B.B. King to being named Best Blues Band in Milwaukee, Reverend Raven and ...

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When Joey Anderson takes the stage, audiences bear witness to a man sharing his soul by way of vivid storytelling, compelling vocals and the strumming of his guitar.

Minot’s southern gent sings farewell

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Joey Anderson, will conclude his country tour tonight at Classic Rock Coffee in Minot. Anderson, an active duty member of the Air Force, looks forward to serving his country in Greenland while exploring the range of his country roots. Known for his popular hit ...

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Chanda Parkinson, left, portrays “Glinda” while Maren Livingston plays “Dorothy” in the Minot State Summer Theatre production of the “Wizard of Oz,” starting Tuesday and playing through July 3 at the MSU Amphitheater.

Wizardry in the Magic City

Charming characters matched with musical classics are coming to the Minot State University Amphitheater Tuesday through July 3, as Minot Summer Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz.” During this heartwarming masterpiece, theatergoers can experience a delightful tale of courage, wit, ...

In its 96th season, the famous symphonic band continues to dazzle audiences with their dynamic percussion, masterful brass sections and brilliant woodwinds. Performances from the Minot City Band along with other festivities will take place Sunday between 4- 7 p.m. at Oak Park.  

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Minot City Band to perform at Oak Park

Majestic harmonies matched with spectacular rhythms will resonate across Oak Park Sunday evening, as the Minot City Band performs an exquisite blend of popular classics and patriotic tributes. In its 96th season, the famous symphonic band continues to dazzle audiences with their dynamic ...