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Arts and Entertainment

Author publishes first novel based on her grandparents

Publishing a novel is a dream that a lot of writers have, getting it out into the world for readers worldwide to enjoy. Novels have the ability to take the reader into a different world or a different time. That was the goal of young writer Sarah Hanley. In August 2018, she self-published her ...

Winter event ‘Fight the Frost’ returns to Minot

Games Galore Party Rental is holding its second annual Fight the Frost event at the North Dakota State Fair Center this weekend, starting Friday afternoon. Corey Heiser with Games Galore said all ages are welcome to the event. They will have inflatable obstacle courses, interactives, slides ...

Rob Lowe brings experience with 1st responders to Fox series

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Rob Lowe knows a little something about the vital roles of first responders, and he's bringing that to TV with his latest role. He co-stars with Liv Tyler in "9-1-1: Lone Star" as a New York fire captain who relocates to Austin, Texas, to launch a firehouse from the ...

Featured Artist: Vanity Plate

Where are you from? Zach (Schultz) and I (Jazmine Schultz) are from Minot and Connor (Wentz) and Mo (Zach Moholland) are from Bismarck/Mandan. How would you describe your style? People have described us as power-pop. We’re pretty upbeat rock and roll. What got you started in your art ...

‘Rise of Skywalker’ is almost here, but a dark side looms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Disney bought Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion in 2012, there were lofty expectations of reviving "Star Wars" in spectacular hyper-speed fashion with a new trilogy that continued the story of Luke Skywalker and other beloved characters. The space saga has been a ...

‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Portrait’ top AP’s 2019 best films list

Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2019. LINDSEY BAHR 1. “Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood”: Quentin Tarantino’s movie business fairy tale, featuring all-time performances from two of our great living movie stars, and the ...

AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Ari Lennox, “Shea Butter Baby”: A message to the Grammy Awards, in the words of pop music philosopher Mariah Carey: “Them chickens is ash and I’m lotion.” Them is the Grammys, and ...

AP’s top songs of 2019: Jhene Aiko, Sam Smith, Normani

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Jhené Aiko, “Triggered (freestyle)”: Jhené Aiko brilliantly captures so many emotions in one song on “Triggered (freestyle),” as she rapidly spits out lyrics in a raw way that range ...

AP names ‘To Live and Die in LA’ its top podcast of 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 podcasts of the year picked by The Associated Press. 1. “To Live and Die in LA,” Tenderfoot TV & Cadence 13. What makes this podcast from journalist Neil Strauss so riveting is how organically it all came together. Strauss was asked to help out in the ...

Name: Aaron Michels

Current hometown: Des Lacs Where can we see your work? You can see my work at Suite 1 Gallery, art shows around the state, and my website: https://www.aaronmichelsphotography.com/. Do you have work for sale? I have work for sale. While most of what I have is set in size by myself, I ...

‘Holiday Magic’

The Minot Symphony Orchestra presents “Holiday Magic” on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, Minot State University. The symphony will bring out the spirit of the season with this evening of holiday music. The concert will feature the 70-plus member symphony, ...

Sertoma of Minot brings holiday cheer to Oak Park

Looking to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the lights? Head to Oak Park this evening as the Sertoma Club celebrates the opening of their annual Christmas in the Park from 6-10 p.m. “I think we’ve been doing it almost 20 years now,” explained Sue Stewart, secretary of the Sertoma ...

Discover the magic of iMagicon

Comic and gaming convention iMagicon returns for its sixth year with some big names guests in tow. The convention will be held April 24-26 at the Minot Municipal Auditorium and will be hosting five cast members from the hit TV series “Star Trek Discovery.” The fandom convention announced ...

A tour inside a Broadway theater is the place to geek out

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into a Broadway theater at show time is something special — the electricity, the excited murmurs, the shared anticipation. But, it turns out, walking into an empty Broadway theater can be just as fun. A newly launched tour of the Hudson Theatre offers a rare chance ...

2019 Festival of the Arts and Charles Lee exhibit

The Taube Museum of Art is taking part of the 2019 Downtown Christmas Open House Friday, Nov. 29. We will be showcasing our annual Festival of the Arts in the main gallery. A wide variety of artists will have their work up for sale including: hand dyed scarves, jewelry, original artworks and ...

Hands-on photograph preservation workshop set for Nov. 26

BISMARCK – “Preserving Family Photos,” a hands-on photograph preservation workshop, will be held Nov. 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library. The workshop is open to everyone. Staff from the North Dakota State Archives and State Library will present strategies ...

A glimpse into the world of Mollie Douthit

“The easiest way to say it is, it’s a visual diary of my life,” said artist Mollie Douthit about her work. “It’s stuff happening and maybe a unique perspective or different angle and that’s what I do.” Douthit, a native of Grand Forks, has been working and displaying art around ...

Relive a classic tale with ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

The White Witch has prevented Christmas in Narnia and the animals are in a silent uproar until four children wander into the exciting land through an old wardrobe. Do they have what it takes to defeat the White Witch and restore the magic of Christmas to Narnia? Minot’s Mouse River Players ...

Minot State presenting 99th Annual Messiah Dec. 8

The Minot State University Division of Music will present the 99th Annual Messiah Dec. 8. The production is set for 4 p.m., open to the public and free of charge. A freewill offering will support the Dr. Joseph M. and Jackie Hegstad Scholarship and the John and Patricia Strohm Music Scholarship ...