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Minot woman appointed to ND Council on the Arts

BISMARCK – Megan Laudenschlager of Minot has been appointed to the North Dakota Council on the Arts board of directors, according to a news release. Laudenschlager will serve the counties of Burke, Mountrail, Renville, Ward, Bottineau, McHenry and Pierce. Laudenschlager is the founder and ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra to hold auditions

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions by appointment on Saturday, Aug. 24. Interested musicians are asked to fill out a survey that can be found at www.minotsymphony.com no later than Aug. 19 to secure an audition time and receive the audition requirements. “Musicians in high ...

Toni Morrison was a ‘literary mother’ to countless writers

NEW YORK (AP) — When author Angela Flournoy was asked to dress as her favorite literary character for a magazine shoot four years ago, she knew how to look the part: a wide and "severe hat," a fur stole and the kind of stare that dares you to stare back. For a day she could pretend to be ...

Summer camp uses dance to teach students life skills

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Of all the mantras Anai Espinoza and her fellow campers recite each morning at AileyCamp, the eighth grader’s favorite is this: “I am in control.” “It makes me believe I have the power to choose the right thing,” she said. Anai is one of a thousand students ...

Anne Hathaway opens up about fertility struggles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anne Hathaway, who announced this week she was expecting her second child, says she came forward about her struggles with getting pregnant because infertility can be deeply isolating. "I think that we have a very one-size-fits-all approach to getting pregnant," ...

Elena Delle Donne teams up with PETA in ad campaign

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne has always been a dog lover. Now, the WNBA All-Star captain has partnered with PETA to raise awareness on adopting shelter dogs in an ad campaign. "My wife had adopted Rasta when she was in college. And I was lucky enough to meet Rasta at age 4, and now ...

Meet the artist:

Name: Ciara Parizek Current Hometown: Deering, ND Where can we see your work? I have it posted on Instagram: speed—racer—555 and Deviantart: pachi-the-strong Do you have work for sale? No, but I’ve been thinking about doing commissions. My art hasn’t gotten too much attention ...

Gallery in central Mexico displays a trove of folk art

ATOTONILCO, Mexico (AP) — It’s been said that if you’re not an artist when you first visit San Miguel de Allende, you’ll certainly be one by the time you leave. Similarly, if you step into Mayer Shacter’s Galeria Atotonilco as a novice, you’ll walk out an appreciator of fine Mexican ...

Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyonce album

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce's new album inspired by "The Lion King" features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce announced Tuesday that "The Lion King: The Gift," which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, ...

Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free. "If he was attracted to middle school ...

‘Orange is the new Black’ leaves legacy for women of color

NEW YORK (AP) — From corrupt, brutal overseers to the fraught world of inmate hierarchy to unlikely friendships and romances, "Orange is the New Black" told deeply rich and complex stories about life for women behind bars that resonated far beyond prison walls. While it was originally ...

‘Golden Girls’ appears to get better with pop culture age

Alexandra Wilkinson was only 2 months old when "The Golden Girls" ended its television run in 1992. But she became a fan last year while taking a course called "Women and Aging: Lessons from the Golden Girls" at California State University, Long Beach. Now she streams episodes on Hulu. She ...

Patti LaBelle gets her very own street in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patti LaBelle now has her very own street in her hometown of Philadelphia, and the legendary soul singer christened it with a song. A stretch of Broad Street was renamed "Patti LaBelle Way" during a ceremony Tuesday. "The Godmother of Soul" thanked the throngs of fans ...

Leonardo DiCaprio helps create new environmental alliance

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create a new nonprofit environ- mental powerhouse charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. The new organization, Earth Alliance, ...

Museum toasts history of California wine

OAKVILLE, Calif. (AP) — At a spacious Victorian in the heart of California's Napa Valley, light glows from the windows as guests inside study old tools and taste new wines. 1881 Napa, a wine history museum and tasting salon, opened this month in Oakville, about 60 miles north of San ...

California show explores Warhol’s social & tech foreshadowing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol’s work on display in San Francisco ...

Stop and smell the roses at the Secret Garden Tour

Take time to stop and smell the roses at the Minot Symphony Orchestra’s 25th annual Secret Garden Tour and Garden Vendor Store on Wednesday July 10 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. What makes the tour so “Secret?” First, you won’t find the addresses on Facebook or printed in the newspaper. Your ...

MSU Summer Theater presents second play

As the MSU Summer Theater’s 54th season continues on, they will be putting on the fast paced British farce “Cash on Delivery” starting tonight at 8:30 p.m. and running through July 1. This play follows a con artist who has duped the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of ...

Annual Bacon & Brew & Wine Too planned at zoo

Enjoy bacon delicacies, a variety of domestic and craft beers and wine, great music and fun in the sun while supporting Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot. The 5th annual fundraiser, Bacon and Brew & Wine Too, will be held Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the zoo. Those attending must be 21 and older. ...

New museum opens at Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) — A new museum at the Statue of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the iconic structure has had on the world. The 26,000-square-foot museum on Liberty Island, opened to the public May 16, is the new home for the statue's ...