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Arts and Entertainment

Singing comes from the soul

A Minot High School Central Campus sophomore was given an opportunity of a lifetime to audition for the 2020 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Jersey Johnson made the audition and traveled to New York City to perform on Feb. 2. Johnson has had a passion for singing since ...

Rugby artist’s work appears in Boston show

The work of Rugby artist Caroline Doucette will appear with paintings from signature members of the New England Watercolor Society in a month-long show in Boston, Mass., Feb. 4 through March 1. A press release by the society used the terms "excellence," "diversity" and "exceptional" to ...

Art All Around

Vases filled with flowers came to life at the Taube Museum of Art in Minot on Thursday afternoon. Margi Lee, the Taube’s education coordinator, taught Art All Around while her son, Charlie, was out of town. Bodhi Turk-Bly, his younger brother Trout, and Marley Phillips sat next to each ...

Opera becomes new comfort zone for Davis

Learning to love something that a person may not have liked before is an interesting feeling. Joann Martinson Davis felt that way about opera while she was in college. In her five years at Minot State University, she studied voice to be a singer. The MSU music program focuses on classical ...

Cangelosi shares his love for opera

Opera is an art form that spans all over the world. It’s enjoyed by many different cultures, and opera singers get to travel to share their love for the style. David Cangelosi is one such artist, having sung to crowds all around the world. Cangelosi was born and raised in Cleveland, knowing ...

Opera production features young dancers

Fourteen advanced dancers with the Rinat Mouzafarov Institute of Dance & Ballet Theatre will be performing with the Western Plains Opera as it presents “Hansel and Gretel” in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall Jan. 24-26. Mouzafarov choreographed the ballet being performed by dancers aged 10 to ...

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 ...