Arts & Culture 2017

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Founded on the principles of great seating and an intimate view of the performance, the summer amphitheater has featured live performances by the Minot Summer Theatre since 1970.

The show goes on

With 52 years of showstopping entertainment, Minot Summer Theatre continues to be a premier attraction for Magic City audiences. From producing character twists to the gunslinging love story “Oklahoma,” directed by Minot artist Chad Gifford, the comical de force title “Noises Off,” ...

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The Renaissance Christmas Feast is one of the best known and most popular of events conducted by the Chamber Chorale of Minot.

Minot’s Chamber Chorale then and now

It is not surprising that Minot’s Chamber Chorale has become one of the most recognized organizations in the city. They’ve been polishing their special method of singing entertainment for 45 years. “We started in 1972 in Erdina Fiedler’s house,” said Sandy Starr, former director and ...

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The 2015 performance of “A Christmas Carol” by actors in Garrison. The Sakakawea Area Council of the Arts puts on many events.

Area arts councils help keep towns large and small vital and interesting

The Sakakawea Area Arts Council in Garrison, like others in the area, serves the community and also is a draw for big events like the annual Dickens Festival. Mike Youngs, co-chair of the theater division of the council, said 10 to 30 cast members put on some version of Charles Dickens’ ...

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Members of the Minot City Band are shown in this photo taken at the band shell in Oak Park in Minot last year. At far left is Jerry Spitzer, who directed the band from 1983-2016 and at the far right is Joe Alme, who now directs the band.

90-some years of music

The Minot City Band kicks off its 2017 season with Joe Alme at the helm as conductor. Longtime conductor Jerry Spitzer handed over the baton to Alme last year after more than 30 years in that position. “It’s a privilege and honor,” said Alme of leading the band. Actually, this is the ...

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Today’s Minot Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Efrain Amaya includes musicians from all walks of life.

The best goes on and on for Minot Symphony Orchestra

In its 91st season, the Minot Symphony Orchestra not only exhibits longevity but serves as a source of pride for a community that certainly is among the smallest, if not the smallest, to boast of its own full-sized symphony orchestra. The makeup of the orchestra reflects the community, with ...