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Arts and Entertainment

Brian Austin Green would’ve skipped straight ‘90210’ reboot

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Austin Green says if Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and the other creators of "BH90210," had approached him with a standard reboot of the 90s drama, he would've said no. "I played David Silver for 10 years and that was enough for me, and they told me this idea and I liked ...

New ‘Matrix’ film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski are returning to the world of "The Matrix." Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that a fourth "Matrix" is in the works. Reeves will be reprising his role as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss will return as Trinity in ...

25th Bond movie gets a title: ‘No Time to Die’

NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie has a title: "No Time to Die." Producers announced the moniker Tuesday for the film that has long been referred to simply as "Bond 25." "No Time to Die" returns Daniel Craig to the role of 007. Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Ralph ...

Marvel’s involvement in ‘Spider-Man’ movies may be in doubt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With great success comes great re-negotiation. In the wake of the announcement that "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures' history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio ...

MSU Symphony Orchestra hosts Coffee with the Conductor

The Minot Symphony Orchestra will host coffee and conversation with Maestro Efrain Amaya on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event will be held at Broadway Bean and Bagel, located at 1701 S. Broadway, from 1-3 p.m. Be the first to hear what Maestro Amaya has planned for the upcoming 94th season of the ...

Nights of nostalgia

Hints of Dak Jam first appeared on popular social media websites Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posted by local users. As the event has drawn closer, more and more has been revealed about the new, up and coming festival whose theme and message is to celebrate art and music. The festival takes ...

Tom Hanks reads audio for Ann Patchett’s new novel

NEW YORK (AP) — The audio edition of Ann Patchett's new novel has a voice that listeners should find familiar: Tom Hanks. Harper-Audio announced Monday that the Oscar-winning actor is narrating Patchett's "The Dutch House," which comes out September 24. The book is a multigenerational story ...

LA Opera to investigate Placido Domingo over accusations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior ...

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 ...