Weekender

The Brass Band of Minot to perform concert

The Brass Band of Minot has been around for 24 years and coming on Feb. 11, they will be giving their first of four yearly concerts, titled “For the Love of Brass.” The performance is free and will begin at 4 p.m. at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. According to Gordon Troxel, the brass band is ...

Family friendly wintery event to take place

The 3rd Annual Winterfest will take place Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. to give the whole family a wintery, fun day. The festival will take place at the Souris Valley Golf Course. Hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club and Minot Park District, all of the activities previously enjoyed in the past are ...

WORLD OF WINE: Wines to warm the heart on Valentine’s Day

Wines only? No way. Red wines, dark chocolate and flowers are the requisite for a happy, rewarding evening extending into the rest of the week. Briefly first, being a horticulturist since my teen years, I’ll address flower color and variety. Red is the winner with red roses having the ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra Presents “Gaia” – Mother Earth

The Minot Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of entertainment for the whole family at their upcoming concert, “Gaia” - Mother Earth, Saturday at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall starting at 6 p.m. with a pre-concert social, instrument petting zoo and pre-concert ...

Have a talent? MASK is holding a talent contest

Make a Scene Kids Theatre in Minot is hosting its second Minot’s Got Talent event Friday and Saturday for any and all to attend and participate. On Friday, starting at 4 p.m., anyone of any age can enter and perform their talent in 10 minutes in front of a group of judges. MASK is looking ...

‘Two Sides’ docu-series tackles deadly reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis knows how to make an audience see into the heart of a character, whether a burdened mother in "Doubt" or the flawed attorney in "How to Get Away with Murder." She hopes the same holds true for the critical issue examined by the documentary series "Two Sides," ...

WORLD OF WINE: Reasons to celebrate today

January was a tough month to get through in the upper Great Plains of America. The Bison winning the FCS National Championship helped, and I’m certain that a good number of celebratory toasts were made with their clinching the title again. For that occasion, I’m sure bubbly wines were ...

Area businesses will be competing in 3rd Chili Bowl Fundraiser

Independence, Inc. will be hosting its third annual Chili Bowl fundraiser on Feb. 1 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sleep Inn and Suites. The bowl is open to the public, with tickets on sale online and at the door for $20. The ticket gets adult admission to all they can eat chili samples and a raffle ...

WORLD OF WINE: Does champagne have to have bubbles?

Did you know some Champagne doesn’t have bubbles? Known as ‘still’ champagne, this is considered real champagne for two reasons: 1. It originates from the Champagne region of France. 2. It uses the same basic varietals — pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier. The only thing ...

Forward motion of ‘Maze Runner’ stalls in 3rd entry

NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoers who come late to the "Maze Runner" franchise, which now numbers three, will doubtlessly have one very reasonable question: Where, pray tell, are all the mazes I was promised? Alas, the maze of "Maze Runner" — referred to as "the Glade" by the few dozen teenagers ...

In ‘Alienist,’ Dakota Fanning breaks 1890s rules for women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dakota Fanning was unfazed by being on her own for six months in Budapest or the dark nature of the TV series that brought her there, TNT's adaptation of "The Alienist," Caleb Carr's 1994 novel. The young actress said creating a life in Europe proved an exciting and ...

Snowshoe through nature at the local wildlife refuge

The Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It’s habitat is managed to provide a haven for all wildlife, but while the wildlife do come first, the refuge is open for people visitors. On Jan. 20, ...

WORLD OF WINE: Pursuing the perfect pinot noir

It all started with the movie “Sideways” when Maya asked Miles why he was so into pinots. Miles responded: “It’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. It’s thin-skinned, temperamental. It’s not a survivor like Cabernet that can grow anywhere and thrive even when neglected. Pinot ...

Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in ’12 Strong’

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a local warlord and his men, an uneasy alliance at best, and, even with all the technology and ...

Women’s Invitational Exhibit opens 2018 season at the Taube

The 2018 Exhibition Season at the Taube Museum of Art will feature a Full Gallery exhibition and a Women’s Invitational Exhibition featuring 19 local and regional women artists displaying a diverse range of mediums. The exhibition opened Jan. 9 and runs through Feb. 16. The women in this ...

Western Plains Opera holding less formal gala

will host a gala at the Taube Art Museum tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. They invite anyone interested to come and get to know the cast of their upcoming performance, “The King and I.” DeVera Bowles, professor at Minot State and costume designer for the performance, said that this year’s gala ...

WORLD OF WINE: Greek wines bring history to the dinner table

Consider adding Greek wines to your testing/taste palate. You may or may not like them, but at least give them a chance to win you over, for a number of reasons: 1. Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. They are the ones who introduced wine to Europe, some 6,000 ...

Liam Neeson rides again in ‘The Commuter’

The tagline for the Liam Neeson Metro-North thriller "The Commuter" — "Lives are on the line" — feels like a missed opportunity. I would have gone with: "The quiet car is about to get loud." It's been ten years since Neeson's unlikely reign as the movies' best action hero began with ...

The Odd Couple is coming to town

Mouse River Players will hit the stage tonight for the first time this year with their newest production, Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version.” The play will run today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and then on Sunday at 2 p.m. It will be performed Jan. 12-14 with Friday and ...

WORLD OF WINE: Oregon wine mavens successfully address challenges

Welcome to 2018! The wine world embraces it with the hope that fewer disasters will be experienced this year than what took place in 2017. While the well-publicized wine region fires in California have had a devastating impact, long-term concern is beginning to focus on what is happening to ...