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Arts and Entertainment

Led by ‘Marriage Story,’ Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

NEW YORK (AP) — A Netflix wave swept over the 77th Golden Globe nominations, where the streaming company dominated with 34 total nominations, including four films up for best picture and four series nominated for the top television awards. Noah Baumbach's divorce drama "Marriage Story" led ...

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 ...

A technical feat, ‘1917’ is great storytelling, too

It's been a good time for World War I buffs — especially if they're also movie buffs. A year ago director Peter Jackson applied state-of-the-art technology to century-old war footage to bring the Great War alive with sudden, stunning immediacy in his documentary "They Shall Not Grow ...

Serkis on why the world needs a new ‘Christmas Carol’

LONDON (AP) — Wearing a tall black hat, a heavy mottled fur coat covered in trinkets, a long beard and plenty of hair, Andy Serkis received a round of applause from the crew of “A Christmas Carol'' after thanking them for their hard work on the set. An hour later, he emerged clean shaven ...

AP picks the top moments on TV from 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral ...

‘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 ...

New ‘Jumanji’ sticks with the formula and just adds

The creators of the latest "Jumanji" sequel have begun from an age-old premise — if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And they've taken note of other successful franchises to adopt what must surely be a new Hollywood motto — just add more. So "Jumanji: The Next Level" brings together the same ...

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 ...

Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa's sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey's OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo. A more expansive view of the world also is part of the ride, with a lesbian couple included in a Freeform film and ...

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

NEW YORK (AP) — Who's your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart this week on Amazon Prime Video and PBS, the latter his home since the early aughts. 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, ...

Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Downtown Minot

The tree has been trimmed, the lights are ready and businesses downtown have prepared to host the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House today along Main Street. This celebration is made possible by the volunteers and business owners of the Minot Downtown Business & Professional ...

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 ...

2019 Festival of the Arts and Charles Lee exhibit

The Taube Museum of Art is taking part of the 2019 Downtown Christmas Open House Friday, Nov. 29. We will be showcasing our annual Festival of the Arts in the main gallery. A wide variety of artists will have their work up for sale including: hand dyed scarves, jewelry, original artworks and ...