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Arts and Entertainment

Minot accordionists take concerts online

A viral pandemic might grind much of society to a halt, but the music goes on. Rather than let COVID-19 derail his concert schedule, long-time entertainer and accordionist Jerry Schlag of Minot took his show online as soon as it became apparent in March 2020 that life was about to change. ...

Theater receives grants, donations toward lobby project

Mouse River Players has announced it received two grants toward its $350,000 lobby renovation project. Enbridge donated $2,500, and Verendrye Electric Operation Round-Up donated $1,500. In addition, MRP recently received $5,000 by Pinnacle Engineering of Bismarck for the project. Individual ...

McKinley Elementary to put on Disney’s ‘Frozen Kids’ virtually

It may be a year late but the McKinley Elementary presentation of Disney’s “Frozen Kids” will soon be streaming online at Showtixu.com Music teacher Angela Schnaible said the 30-minute musical will be shown at 6:30 p.m. May 20-23 and during matinees May 22 and 23 at 2 p.m. The cast ...

MSU, Taube galleries host joint exhibition

Two vibrant, pop culture-infused exhibitions went on display today at a joint show of the Taube Museum of Art and the Northwest Arts Center at Minot State University. A public reception will be held Thursday. The display includes Mack Schroer’s illustrated “Pop Cars” and “Wild ...

GRIT coming to Oak Park Theater

GRIT, a half-hour video, is coming to the big screen in Minot. The event is a fundraiser for Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports. “We filmed Prairie Grit last year and made it into a half-hour video,” said Aaron Esquibel, Minot. “It’ll be shown Thursday, May 20 at Oak Park Theater. The doors ...

MSU professor’s book criticizes use of standardized testing

Daniel Conn, an associate professor of education at Minot State University, thinks there must be a better way for schools to measure a student’s educational progress than standardized testing. Conn and co-authors Michelle Tenam-Zemach and Paul Parkison just published “Unraveling the ...