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Arts and Entertainment

Magic City Playmakers put on ‘Almost, Maine’

The Magic City Campus Playmakers present their spring show “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Arvel Graving Theatre at Magic City Campus. “Almost, Maine” is a series of nine vignettes about love with a touch of magic realism. Set against ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra to present ‘A Little Night Musik’

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present “A Little Night Musik” featuring music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and a world premier by one of its own musicians Matthew Benbenek. The orchestra will welcome a limited socially distanced live audience to attend the performance at Minot State ...

Cerina Vincent, Johnny Young Bosch to headline iMagicon in April

Cerina Vincent and Johnny Yong Bosch will be the headliners at Minot’s iMagicon April 23-25 in the Minot Municipal Auditorium. Star Trek Discovery guests had been slated to appear but had to back out due to the restrictions of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Cerina Vincent got her start ...

Minot native in Nashville releases single

Singer-songwriter Heather Brockell, like many an artist, has had her struggles while trying to build a music career. The Minot native’s new single “Loco Por Dinero” is all about the things she would buy if she had more dinero. “The inspiration for the song came from a visit to my ...

Fun for the whole family with Minot Symphony Orchestra

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will present “Simple is Better” for a limited live audience on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 6. The performance will also be available in a virtual concert format on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m. With the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases in Ward County ...

Minot’s Walter Piehl featured in major exhibition

BISMARCK – Nearly 20 artists are represented in The Capital Gallery’s newest exhibition, “Into the West,” featuring an array of western Americana paintings and bronzes. Among them is Minot’s Walter Piehl, with seven new canvases on display. “Since opening four years ago, Walter has ...

Minot Area Council of the Arts allocates $15,000 in grants

As one of seven North Dakota organizations to receive an Arts Midwest Resilience Grant in December, the Minot Area Council of the Arts has allocated $15,000 to issue its own grants to individual artists, artistic groups and organizations in the Minot area. The first round of $500 grants will ...

Minot Public Library increases hours beginning Monday

The Minot Public Library will be increasing its hours beginning Monday, according to a press release issued by the City of Minot. The library will now be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The change in hours is ...

Alex DeCoteau teaches first Ojibwe class at Minot State

Alex DeCoteau, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is teaching a class in the Ojibwe language online this semester at Minot State. DeCoteau said in an email last month that he believes it is the first time MSU has ever offered a class in Ojibwe. “I’m hoping ...

New ND Equine Association plans expo in Minot

A new association for North Dakota horse enthusiasts is planning its first big event as it looks to promote public education about “everything equus.” Kaycee Wilen, who initiated the founding of the North Dakota Equine Association last March, said the nonprofit’s first North Dakota Horse ...

Northwest International Festival of Music choirs go virtual

The Northwest International Festival of Music looked quite a bit different this year. Emerson Eads, director of Choral Activities at Minot State University, said band was done in person, but the choir was forced to make three virtual choirs: Nova (young singers), Cantabile (treble choir), ...

Russell Edington, Minot, builds, repairs guitars

Russell Edington admits to playing guitar, although not well enough to do it publicly. When it comes to building guitars, though, some have called him an artist. “I’ve been called an artist, but I don’t think I am,” Edington said. He adds, though, that it takes ...

Minot music conductor’s chamber opera ‘Constellations’ now on CD

Minot music conductor Efrain Amaya’s chamber opera “Constellations” has been released on CD. Arts Crossing, a nonprofit organization in Minot, announced the world release of the CD with Albany Records Label of Albany, N.Y. Amaya is the music director and conductor of the Minot Symphony ...

A Touch of Glass Design reflects crafter’s love for stained glass

LIGNITE – Working with glass is a delicate business, but Sandy Shefstad says there’s an enjoyment to it that more people should get to experience. Shefstad, the owner of A Touch of Glass Design, Lignite, has been working with stained glass and other art glass projects for more than 10 ...

Story of last lynching in ND to become movie

WATFORD CITY – Nearly 89 years ago during the early morning hours of Jan. 29, 1931, a group of vigilantes stormed the jail at Schafer, then the McKenzie County seat a few miles‘‘ east of Watford City, knocked down the door, grabbed mass murderer Charles Bannon and, in finality, hanged him ...

Minot Area Council of the Arts chosen for Arts Midwest Resiliency grant

The Minot Area Council of the Arts has been named as one of 61 Midwestern arts and culture organizations, one of only seven in North Dakota, to receive new COVID-19 relief grants from Arts Midwest through phase 2 of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. The Minot Area Council of ...

Hvindens’ book tells of Benson County war veterans

Lyle Lunde, a member of the crew aboard the U.S. Navy ship, Wichita, was part of history in providing guard off the Newfoundland coast during a secret August 1941 meeting of President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minster Winston Churchill and Russia’s Joseph Stalin. Frank Bigelow was ...