Weekender

Tap to Chat and be social

For many kids, teens and adults, communicating verbally comes naturally and easily, but that isn’t the case for everyone. Some have to learn different ways to communicate with those around them, whether it be through a device that speaks for them, through pictures, sign language, or through ...

Minot State University’s Preview Day set for Saturday

Minot State University is hosting a Preview Day for prospective students Saturday with various events scheduled from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Attendees have the opportunity to listen to engaging speakers, attend a department fair and breakout sessions, visit one-on-one with faculty, meet current ...

Big to small and everything in between

As November begins, we fall into the final two big holidays of the year: Thanksgiving and Christmas. While many begin to plan their Thanksgiving feast, others also begin their gift shopping for Christmas. To kick off the season, four different shopping opportunities are arriving to fill this ...

Stephan King raises the bar with ‘Elevation’

(AP) — After more than four decades of banging out best- sellers, Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved "constant readers." Consider "Elevation," which the book jacket calls a novel, but which clocks in under 150 pages and takes about 90 minutes to read. Guess how you ...

Steisand’s ‘Walls’ strikes strident anti-Trump tone

(AP) — It's no surprise that fervent Hillary Clinton supporter and longtime Democratic Party fundraiser Barbra Streisand doesn't think much of Donald Trump. The surprise is that the legendary singer chose to devote much of her new album, "Walls," to a series of laments about the U.S. ...

Things go bump in next Minot Symphony Orchestra performance

Halloween will meet symphonic music at the Minot Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performance on Saturday. Taking place in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at 7:30 p.m., “Things that go Bump in the Night” will showcase not only spooky themed music, but offer special treat guests for the audience to ...

Dancers join others for a special Halloween performance

Ballet and symphony have been paired together for generations. The musical sound of the performers paired with the graceful movements of the dancers always a good mix. Now ballet will meet the Minot Symphony Orchestra on Saturday at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The Halloween themed concert, called ...

MASK brings first play to new building

Make A Scene Kids Theater will be breaking in their new MASK Theater space with a new production today through Sunday. They will be performing “Giants in the Sky.” The play follows a curious Giant who lives above the clouds with other giants. She wants to see what life on Earth is like, ...

Grisham takes readers on journey to Deep South in new novel

(AP) — Author John Grisham takes readers on a journey to the Deep South in 1946 in "The Reckoning." The main character, Pete Banning, was a prisoner of war in World War II. He was presumed dead at one point, so when he came home, the entire town celebrated. That makes it all the more shocking ...

David Crosby shares wisely on ‘Here If You Listen’

(AP) — Crosby, Stevens, Willis & League doesn't have the ring or reputation of David Crosby's other multi-named band with Stills, Nash & Young, but "Here If You Listen" makes it wonderfully clear that the 77-year-old's association with Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Snarky Puppy ...

Dance the night away — aviator style

The Dakota Territory Air Museum is bringing “Night at the Museum” to life at their upcoming Hangar Dance. Cameos of famous aviators throughout history will meet dancers in costumes based off of the golden age of aviation event tomorrow. Starting at 7 p.m., the doors will open to let in ...

Shop till you drop in the fall weather

As the weather grows colder and the leaves disappear, outside events are dwindling, but Minot is still busy offering things for the community to do. Tomorrow, a variety of shopping opportunities are being offered as the season begins to change to winter. The first of the shopping events will ...

40 years later, ‘Halloween’ slashes again

With hollow eyes and sagging cheeks, the flabby white mask of Michael Myers is horror's great blank slate. Project your fears here, it says. Myers doesn't speak. His movements never rise beyond a deliberate gait (well, aside from all the stabbing and strangling). Even his name is purposefully ...

‘Anything You Can imagine’ recounts quest to film Tolkien

(AP) — Reaching the final sentence in film writer Ian Nathan's 576-page exploration of movie director Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy requires the stoicism of Frodo and the vigor of Gandalf. So much detail lies along the way that even the eye of Sauron would need a shot of ...

Frehley ready for 3rd trip through space with Kiss

(AP) — Ace Frehley may or may not be returned to the fold when Kiss launches their (second) farewell tour next year, but whatever the result, he sure sounds ready for the gig. On his new solo album, "Spaceman," the legendary guitarist oozes classic rock style and six-string chops that sound ...

A tribute and a treat

Since 1988, a group of Australian performers has been wowing crowds with their tribute show of Pink Floyd. Now, 30 years later, they have moved from small shows to worldwide performances as a professional group of performers. On Saturday starting at 7 p.m. the Australian Pink Floyd Show will ...

In ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ a motel’s mysteries

Drew Goddard, the screenwriter-turned-director whose feature debut was the meta-horror film "A Cabin in the Woods," has laid another movie trap. This time, in the pulpy but artificial thriller "Bad Times at the El Royale," it's a motel. And as anyone who has ever watched a movie knows, bad ...

Lou Berney keeps tension high in ‘November Road’

(AP) — Although set in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, "November Road" avoids being another novel about that fateful day in Dallas. Instead, this superior novel from Edgar winner Lou Berney melds crime fiction with a tale about people reinventing themselves, played ...

Elvis Costello views misery on sumptuous ‘Look Now’

(AP) — Like in "Anna Karenina," the characters in "Look Now," Elvis Costello's sumptuous new album with The Imposters, are each unhappy in their own way. A woman who laments her deteriorated marriage while doing some renovations around the house ("Stripping Paper"); a dilapidated music-hall ...

Comedy, music meet a church basement

Every church that has a basement, or even just a kitchen, knows the secrets, stories and chattter that can be shared. “Church Basement Ladies” pairs this with the change of the 1960s, throws in a dash of comedy and music, and brings forth a musical for audiences to enjoy. Hitting the ...