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Arts and Entertainment

Catching the Dakota drift

The Dakota Drifters are bringing their old-time country twang and tunes to the Minot Public Library Sunday for the Arts in the Library event at 6 p.m. The quartet is made up of Dick and Brenda Johnson from the Turtle Mountains, Carl Kannianen from the Stanley area and Toby Nelson of Minot. ...

Colorful artwork decorates downtown Minot alleyway

There’s quite a bit of color, and intriguing designs, in unusual places in downtown Minot. The artwork changes the look immensely of what would otherwise be the usual weathered brick facade of some of the city’s older buildings. The west wall of Central Avenue Variety, which is located on ...

Will you make it out in time?

A mad scientist’s lair, an abandoned asylum and a creepy morgue await those that dare try to escape at Magic City Campus this weekend. Minot High School’s Health Occupations Student of America club is hosting escape rooms Saturday from 6-11 p.m. and Sunday from 4-8 p.m. People will have ...

Halloween at the Gardens

Angelic Gardens is combining a family fun learning experience with spooky ghost stories to bring Halloween at the Gardens to the community Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. “It’s about the experience and it’s for families,” said Angy Edison, owner of Angelic Gardens on ...

Halloween Fun Night at the Minot YMCA

Looking to escape the dropping temperatures but want to spend time with the family? The Minot YMCA is hosting a Halloween Fun Night tonight from 5-7 p.m. Costumes are encouraged for a night of treats, games, bouncy house fun and time with Dizzy the Clown. Admission is $3 per child or $15 for a ...

Take a trip under the sea

The Minot High School Playmakers are taking audiences under the sea with their season opening performance of “The Little Mermaid” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. at Magic City Campus. “When I took over the theater program here at Magic City Campus this fall, we combined the Central Campus ...

Three days of hands-on, all hands-in community arts events

Minot State University’s NOTSTOCK 2019 continues to offer multiple hands-in, hands-on opportunities for the community to participate in the arts. In its 13th year, Minot State’s annual live, signature arts event celebrates three days of printmaking, poetry, music, ceramics, theater, ...

CELEBRITIES IN THE NEWS

Woody Guthrie Center to honor rapper Chuck D TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rapper Chuck D is this year's winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate. Chuck D was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the ...

Surrey dancers excel at special stars event

Debbie Hansen and David Gerding were presented the “Mirror Ball Trophy” in front of a near sold-out audience at the 5th Annual Dancing for Special Stars event held at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Oct. 15, according to Special Olympics North Dakota. Hansen, an elementary principal, and ...

Technology is remaking how we see the ancient art of theater

NEW YORK (AP) — When James Corden kicked off the Tony Awards this year, his opening number was a full-throated endorsement of the live theatrical experience. "It's live, we do it live, and every single moment's unrepeatable," the late-night TV host sang. "There is a visceral bliss you only ...

New exhibitions at the Taube

The Taube Museum of Art in downtown Minot has two artist on display in their galleries for the next month. Lino and Jaime Azevedo have taken over the Taube’s main and lower galleries. Lino Azevedo grew up in San Francisco and is currently pursuing a lifelong love for art and helping others ...

2019 Cultural Heritage Grant applications now available

BISMARCK – The Cultural Heritage Grant Program provides grant funding for local museums and historical societies for exhibits, special projects or events, education activities, collections and capital improvements. Applications for the 2019 Cultural Heritage Grant are now being accepted. ...

Colton Dixon to rock the Magic City

Greater Minot Concerts is bringing a family-friendly night of music to the North Dakota State Fair Center Theater Room Sunday. Colton Dixon, a finalist in season 11 of the television contest series “American Idol,” will headline the night along with performances from Manic Drive, Tru Serva ...

Welcome to the Asylum

Ready to be diagnosed and treated for your biggest fears? Northwoods Candy Emporium and the Paranormal Investigators of North Dakota have teamed up to create The Asylum of Fear at Dakota Square Mall. The haunted house is being held in what used to be Sears. Those who dare will enter through ...

‘The Charm of Preparedness’ takes the stage

Would a preparedness drill actually prepare anyone for anything? In Jorge Ignacio Cortinas’ “The Charm of Preparedness,” a college is turned on its head when a pre-med student, Tariq, organizes a campus-wide preparedness drill. The drill could be a serious endeavor, or simply a ruse to ...

Ben Gulley and the Timeless Trio will bring talents to Minot

Accomplished American tenor, Ben Gulley, will be performing alongside the Timeless Trio at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes in advance with no reserve seating. Single event tickets are available at $30 per adult and $15 ...

Minot’s Chloe Marie to participate in filming of Celebration of Music Concert

Minot teenage singer/songwriter Chloe Marie Watterud will participate in the filming of a national Prairie Public Television Celebration of Music concert series today hosted by Ethan Bortnick in San Bernardino, Calif. She earned this opportunity by winning the North Dakota Celebration of Music ...

‘Night at the Museum’

Famous aviators and others in aviation of the past are back for the second annual “Night at the Museum” hangar dance set for Oct. 26 in the Dakota Territory Air Museum’s Flying Legends Hangar in Minot. The dance will be from 7 p.m. to midnight. Robin Brekhus, air museum events ...

Celebrate Halloween early with Magic City Misfits

The Magic City Misfits will be celebrating Halloween early with a shadowcast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday night at the Mouse River Players Community Theater in Minot. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for ...