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Arts and Entertainment

Former Minoter Evelyn Marrion’s showtime death

She dazzled and entertained carnival goers countless times, flying through the air while performing high above crowds as a member of “The Four Sky Devils.” However, on Aug. 23, 1955, while performing before hundreds of onlookers at the Summer Days Festival in Dixon, Ill., things went ...

Downtown Minot prepares for the Holidays

It’s official, Minot’s Main Street has received its first touch of holiday flair with the raising of the Christmas tree at the North end of the street Thursday. A crew from Hight construction used a boom truck to lift the 30-foot tree off a transport trailer and secure its place on Main ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra presents ‘From Russia with Love’

The Minot Symphony Orchestra presents “From Russia with Love” Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University. Explore three of the most well-known pieces in the Russian repertoire, including “Festival Overture” by Shostakovich, “Symphonic Dances” by ...

International Artist Series brings Tajci to the Magic City

Croatian pop superstar, Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron, and her sister who is lead vocalist with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sanya Matejas, will be performing live at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Cameron, and Matejas bring a unique ...

Minot is going late night

A funky house band, charismatic host, and memorable guests all walk into a bar and that’s how a late night show is born. Well, not really. But the concept is being brought to Minot by The Good Talk Network and will be debuting its new “Good Night Minot” late night show Saturday, Nov. 16 ...

Dickens Village Festival tickets go on sale Monday

GARRISON – Tickets go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. for this year’s Dickens Village Festival in Garrison, according to McKaila Behles, director of the Garrison Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. The annual event turns the community of Garrison into a quaint Victorian town from the era of ...

Artists & craftspeople invited to submit ornaments for Capitol tree lighting

BISMARCK – The deadline is no later than Nov. 25 for artists and craftspeople to submit handmade ornaments for for the annual Capitol tree lighting event in Bismarck. Ornaments should be mailed to State of North Dakota, Office of the First Lady, Joey Ness, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ...

Brave Crow Comics returns with ‘Lincoln’

Following the success of his Lewis and Clark graphic novel in the region, Orville Evjen of the Turtle Lake area wanted to highlight another famous person in history who made a great impact on the United States. Now, he’s returned with “Lincoln.” When Evjen finished his Lewis and Clark ...

Brass Band of Minot presents ‘A Brass Celebration’

The Brass Band of Minot is celebrating the coming season with a concert titled “A Brass Celebration” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The band is directed by Gordon Troxel and consists of brass and percussion players of a variety of ages ...

Region 8 One-Act Play schedule released

Minot State University’s Program of Theatre Arts and Campus Players are once again hosting the Region 8 One-Act Play Contest, today in Hartnet Hall’s Aleshire Theater. Performances will take place throughout the day from 8:30 a.m.-5:10 p.m. by area high schools. The tentative schedule is ...

Large number of students attend Northwest Festival of Music

Nearly 700 students took part in the 41st Annual Northwest Festival of Music held at Minot State University on Friday and Saturday, according to Emerson Eads, director of Choral Activities and assistant professor of music at MSU. More than 100 music educators from schools across North Dakota ...

Minot State hosts 41st annual Northwest International Festival of Music

Minot State University will be alive with the sound of music Friday and Saturday as high school students participate in the annual Northwest International Festival of Music. “Minot State University Division of Music is celebrating its 41st Northwest Festival, and I’m delighted to have my ...

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 ...

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 ...