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Arts and Entertainment

Prince Harry champions mother’s cause: clearing land mines

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has offered his support to a new initiative to clear land mines from a wilderness area in Angola, saying it will protect lives and help communities. In backing the 47 million pound ($60 million) initiative of the Angolan government and the Halo Trust, Harry ...

Joy Harjo is first Native American named US poet laureate

NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time. "I've been an unofficial poetry ambassador — on the road for poetry for years," the 68-year-old Harjo wrote in a recent email to The Associated Press. "I've often been the ...

Zoo plans activities for World Giraffe Day on Saturday

Tall and long-necked reticulated giraffes attract much attention from visitors at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo. On Saturday, the zoo will observe World Giraffe Day with a number of activities planned from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and it will also be Member Appreciation Day at the zoo. World Giraffe Day ...

Magic City Equality plans Minot Pride Festival

Magic City Equality will host the fifth annual Minot Pride Festival next week. According to a press release from the group, the festival will begin Sunday with a brunch at Broadway Bean & Bagel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will then be an official kickoff for the festival at Arny’s 2.0 ...

Taube Museum calls all artists

Small Works Exhibition is one month away. The Taube Museum of Art is searching for entries for their Small Works Exhibit taking place next month. The deadline to submit works is July 13. Artists interested must be 18 years old or older. All works must be original artwork, ready to sale and ...

Midsummer Night Festival brings food and music

The Scandinavian Heritage Park will be holding the Midsummer Night Festival in the Park on June 19. The event will host food, music and a movie. A meal will start the event, running from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. or while supplies last. At 7 p.m., the Minot City Band will begin playing and a flag ...

Summer heats up at Minot’s RibFest

The pits were fired up, lemonade was flowing and live music played in the distance Friday and Saturday evenings as Minoters headed to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds for Minot’s RibFest. The event offered live music Friday from the Missing Lynx followed by Top Dead Center and Saturday ...

‘Image maker’ event set

BISMARCK – Shane Balkowitsch of Bismarck is a self-taught “image maker” and one of the fewer than 1,000 wet plate collodion artists around the world. Wet plate photography is a Victorian photographic method dating back to the 19th century and involves preparing a glass plate with ...

Ward County Achievement Days start Monday

Nearly 240 Cloverbud and 4-H members will be in Minot for the 87th Annual Ward County 4-H Achievement Days on Monday, June 17, through Thursday, June 20, displaying their talents and skills they have been perfecting during the past year. Ward County 4-H Achievement Days at the North Dakota ...

Meet the artist: Clint Whitmer

Current Hometown: Williston Where can we see your work? I have western North Dakota images up in the Public Arts Commission display in Grand Forks, N.D. I also have “Sentinels of the Plains” (grain elevators) images up at the Livingston Center for the Arts in Livingston, MT. Do you have ...

MSU Summer Theatre puts on “Mamma Mia” for opening show

As the weather gets warmer, things are going to heat up at the MSU Summer Theatre with their first show of their 54th Season: “Mamma Mia.” Taking place on June 12 through June 17, audiences will get to enjoy the well known story told through ABBA’s memorable music. The play follows ...

Taube Museum of Art brings summer camps

The Taube Museum of Art will be offering two different camps this summer. The first will take place with two sessions on June 18 and 19 for ages three to four and the second will take place July 29 through Aug. 1 with two session times for ages five and up. The first camp for ages three to ...

Downtown hosts wine, beer and art

The Downtown Association will be holding their annual wine and beer walk on Thursday, June 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with 16 stops for guests to try different wines, beers and see featured art. The Downtown Wine Walk is typically held yearly with the twist of beer being added recently. This ...

Festival of Arts Concerts underway

The Royal Canadian Air Force Band, International Brass Band, Those Guys, and more will be performing at the International Music Camp’s Festival of the Arts Concert series. Concerts will take place throughout the months of June and July. The Festival of Arts Concert series has been going on ...

Meet the artist: Hannah Auer

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? I am new to Minot, so I do not currently have any work up in galleries, but I hope to soon to help make a name for myself. However, I will be at ARTMAIN displaying and selling art for the first Thursday of June. Do you have work for ...

Northwest Arts Center receives $1,000 grant

To develop current leadership capacity through lifelong learning, the Northwest Arts Center has been awarded a $1,000 professional development grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA). This grant provided funds to the Northwest Arts Center for the director to attend the 2019 ...

Minot Public Library features Celtic guitarist

The Minot Public Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow to the library. Barlow will perform a concert on Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in the Minot Public Library. The program is sponsored in part by Hyatt House and is free to the ...

Creative Night Out brings talents to First Thursday events

Creative Night Out brings the diverse talents of the community to downtown Minot, running on the first Thursday of each month through Sept. This weeks event will take place on June 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. Hot spots where music, snacks, sale specials and artist demonstrations will be featured ...

Traveling theater comes to Minot

Mouse River Players Theater will be playing host to the traveling theater group Missoula Children’s Theater come June 10. The group will be coming to Minot to work with local children interested in performing in a revised version of a chosen play. Auditions will begin at 10 a.m. on June ...

Live music festival benefits Independence, Inc.

Independence, Inc., a nonprofit committed to empowering people with disabilities, is kicking off the summer with the first-ever Sound of Independence live music festival on Thursday, June 6, at The Starving Rooster in Minot from 7 to 11 p.m. The event has a diverse lineup of established ...