Arts and Entertainment

Community Rocks gifts $37,000 to local beneficiaries

The Community Rocks board of director’s president, Erik Anderson, and vice president and treasurer Andy Bertsch presented checks to seven beneficiaries on Monday. Community Rocks raised a total of $37,000 to be gifted to various groups at their 2019 Community Rocks concert in Feb. The ...

North Dakota Council on the Arts hosts its Statewide Arts Convening

The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) has announced their Statewide Arts Convening and Governor’s Awards for the Arts. They invite those interested in the arts to attend to get together, learn and share. The focus of the convening will be on “Sharing Our Stories” to learn more about ...

Artist probes Russia’s toxic legacy through family history

MOSCOW (AP) — Pavel Otdelnov recalls how as a child he saw his mother boil his parents' bedding every day. His father worked in the factories of Dzerzhinsk, the center of Soviet chemical manufacturing, and the chlorine and phosgene that yellowed the sheets seeped through protective gear into ...

Alicia Keys memoir ‘More Myself’ coming on November

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys has a memoir coming out in November, to be published by Oprah Winfrey's imprint. Flatiron Books announced that Keys' "More Myself" will be released Nov. 5 through Winfrey's "An Oprah Book" imprint. Flatiron is calling the memoir a "360-degree perspective" on her ...

‘Ya Got Trouble’ — Hugh Jackman heading back to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway as a classic roguish traveling salesman. Producer Scott Rudin said the two-time Tony-winner will star in a revival of the Meredith Willson musical "The Music Man" starting in September 2020. As con man Harold Hill, Jackman will sing ...

Howard Stern is No. 1 – on Amazon best-seller list

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern fans are clearly up for his new book. The shock jock's "Howard Stern Comes Again" will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced. It's his first book in more than 20 years and was No. 1 on Amazon.com within hours of its announcement. Stern's previous ...

Smokey Robinson remembers Aretha Franklin at Sunday’s tribute concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Smokey Robinson, the late Aretha Franklin was more than just the Queen of Soul. Robinson told a packed venue that Franklin was his longtime neighbor in Detroit, calling the acclaimed singer his "little sister" whom he still misses at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration ...

Hello Kitty to make her big screen debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she's got a movie deal. Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema announced Tuesday that it has acquired film rights to Hello Kitty from the Japanese corporation Sanrio. The 45-year-old iconic feline has never been turned into a movie despite its ...

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dies at age 61

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — King Kong Bundy, the 6-foot-4 professional wrestler best known for facing Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania 2, has died. He was 61. Bundy died Monday, said promoter and longtime friend David Herro. He posted on Facebook : "Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family." ...

MSU Theater Arts Department announces spring play

While there is still a nip in the air, Minot State University says love is in the air too as they prepare for their spring production, “Honeymoon in Minot.” Written by MSU Alumni Dan Fagan, the play will be directed by Aili Davidson Smith and performed April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. in Aleshire ...

Moccasin making workshop offered at Knife River Indian Villages

STANTON – A moccasin making workshop is being offered at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton on March 23. This ranger-led experience will provide an overview of Native American footwear styles with a focus on Plains hard-sole moccasins. Participants will be ...

A new song for MSU

Combining forgotten lyrics with a fresh melody, a newly composed anthem to Minot State University is once again giving students and alumni a song to sing. Composed by Emerson Eads and orchestrated by Minot Symphony Orchestra director Efrain Amaya, both on the MSU music faculty, the new alma ...

Discount movies: Which theater subscription is best?

NEW YORK (AP) — A movie a day in theaters for $10 a month seemed too good to be true. And it was. MoviePass, which tried to bring Netflix-like subscriptions to the movie theater, pulled back on its deal last summer. MoviePass was a consumer success, but a financial disaster. MoviePass had ...

Broadcasters aren’t succumbing to Netflix era

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — If there is a high point to Netflix's status as the "cool kids" taking over television, it may be remembered as an emotional Chuck Lorre accepting a best comedy Golden Globe last month for "The Kominsky Method," his show on the streaming service. Lorre is one of the ...

‘Found Fictions’ mixes the human body and art

For millennia, artists have been inspired by the beauty of the human body. It can be both beautiful and mysterious but also funny and awkward. It is this mystifiying diversity of the human body that printmaker Rudy Salgado presents in his artwork. Salgado, along with his wife and fellow ...

‘New Land, New Life’

RUGBY – A new exhibit telling the story of Norwegian immigrants who settled the prairies of North Dakota and beyond a century ago opened recently in the Austin Gallery at Rugby’s Prairie Village Museum. Titled, “New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration to the Upper Midwest,” the ...

Regina is already a King, but what about president?

NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a ...

Get ready to say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Mary Poppins is making a comeback all around here in Minot. First “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to the original 1964 film, was released in theaters at the end of 2018. Now Central Campus Playmakers are bringing the original memorable characters to life on the stage with Mary Poppins ...