Weekender

On ‘Liberation,’ Christina Aguilera is resilient

(AP) — Dear Christina, It's been some time, but I'm glad you're back. You lost me a bit on 2012's "Lotus" and threw me for a loop in 2010 with "Bionic." Not sure if it is because you took six years in between your last album and your new album, or if you're in a different place in your ...

Meaty theme for June weekend

Ribfest 2018 will be hitting the North Dakota State Fairgrounds from June 15-17 for the community to go out and enjoy the meaty weekend filled with events. Kicking off its second year being run by the N.D. State Fair, Ribfest will begin at 11 a.m. each day and run until 8 p.m. and costs $5 for ...

Monroe Crossing to appear at Sibyl Center

World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing will appear in concert at the Sibyl Center in Stanley on Sunday at 7 p.m. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their ...

Minot City Band to present Father’s Day concerts

The Minot City Band will present it’s fourth and fifth concerts of the 2018 season in honor of Father’s Day on Sunday at the band shell in Oak Park. Concerts will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Father’s Day concerts will feature Minot State University horn instruct Deanna Carpenter. A ...

Dakota Chamber Music notes upcoming concerts

Dakota Chamber Music will be beginning Season 22 of its performances that bring in faculty and students from around the country to Minot State University. The first concert open to the public will be held on June 17 at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the first of two Faculty ...

Mystery after mystery builds in ‘The Pharaoh Key’

(AP) — Gideon Crew as nothing left to lose, so he decides to go out with a bang in "The Pharaoh Key," Preston & Child's latest — and supposedly final — story to feature their intrepid hero. Effective Engineering Solutions has closed shop and fired everyone, including Crew. To make ...

Peter Buck and Joseph Arthur in spontaneous alliance

(AP) — Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and often-experimental singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur have teamed up for an album that was written mostly in a few days after a chance encounter in Mexico and recorded nearly as quickly. Fresh and spontaneous, it's also filled with precious sonic ...

Relay against cancer with Relay for Life

For 34 years, Relay for Life has been hosting an event to raise awareness and funds for research to fight cancer. What started out as one event has greatly expanded and has been an annual event here in Minot for over 20 years. On June 8 starting at 4 p.m., the Relay for Life 2018 events ...

ND gospel group performing at Sybil Center in Stanley

The Tioga-based gospel group The Baptist Boys will perform at the Sybil Center in Stanley tomorrow starting at 3 p.m. The group consists of four members and originated at the First Baptist Church in Tioga before moving on to performing around North Dakota. All four members sing while each ...

Vivid ‘Florida’ stories are edgy, potent

(AP) — "Florida," a collection of short fiction by Lauren Groff, brings together 11 stories that for the most part have been published in recent years with favorable critical notice. Several were published in The New Yorker magazine and several were picked to be among "The Best American ...

Snow Patrol returns with ambitious song collection

(AP) — My goodness, has it really been seven years since the last Snow Patrol album? It has indeed. But you'll soon know why when you listen through all 10 tracks of "Wildness." Lead singer Gary Lightbody looks backward to his youth and forward to his body breaking down, confronts his ...

Creating a new scene

Make a Scene Kids Theater Project has been around for only four years, but they are determined to give kids a range of experiences through classes and performances. Starting off with around 30 kids in the basement of Lewis and Clark, MASK Theater has only been growing with 90 kids in each of ...

Variety of talent brought to Variety Show

On June 5, a variety of talented people will take the stage to bring to Minot a variety show at Oak Park Theater. Starting at 7:30 p.m. Chloe Marie from Chloe Marie Music, magician Fermin X, and more will be showing off their skills for the audience. Magician Fermin X,whose real name is ...

Review: ‘Adrift’ is a woman vs nature tale for the MeToo era

Woman vs. nature. It certainly has a ring to it, especially when woman wins. But there are too few such stories in our popular culture, and certainly on our movie screens. Enter "Adrift," based on the harrowing, real-life story of Tami Oldham, who sailed off on a romantic voyage from Tahiti ...

Action is fast-paced in Laird Barron’s ‘Blood Standard’

(AP) — "Blood Standard: a Novel" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Laird Barron Isaiah Coleridge, muscle for the Chicago mob's Alaska subsidiary, isn't your typical Mafia hit man. He's college educated, frequently alludes to Greek and Roman classics and relishes his underworld moniker — ...

Roger Daltrey aces set of soulful covers, originals

(AP) — Roger Daltrey, "As Long As I Have You" (Republic Records) It may seem paradoxical to begin a review of a Roger Daltrey album by mentioning Pete Townshend, but The Who vocalist himself credits his bandmate for encouragement in getting "As Long As I Have You" finished. "I'd lost ...

A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’

a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he'd talked up his Kessel Run time and out-maneuvering Imperial ships, but this film contains at least three epic set-pieces, involving a job atop a high-speed train careening around a snowy mountain, a fiery space showdown with a ...

Rinat Mouzafarov to bring special show to the stage

As he celebrates the 26th anniversary of his teaching in Minot, Rinat Mouzafarov is bringing a special celebration of dance and ballet to the Central Campus stage. Rinat Mouzafarov Institute of Dance and Ballet Theater will be presenting their Spring Fling Production on May 19 at 7 p.m. and ...

Weekend full of good and fun

Regardless of whether you just want a good time, to do something good for the community, or both, there are some things going on May 19 that give the community some options. Starting at 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Park, the Fido 5K Fun Run is returning for its third year. The event is hosted by the ...

A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’

If there's one takeaway from "Solo: A Star Wars Story ," it's that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he'd talked up his Kessel Run time and out-maneuvering Imperial ships, but this film contains at least three epic ...