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Arts and Entertainment

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 ...

Will Grammy voters take the ‘Old Town Road’ on Sunday?

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be the night of the new kids, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X leading in nominations. Those acts, who all released huge No. 1 hits in the last year, have strong chances of beating their more-seasoned competitors, from Lady Gaga ...

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 ...

Robbers held hostage by hostages

The Mouse River Players are doing a new production titled “In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (Who Should Be Shot).” The director, Lin Knickerbocker, said she laughed hysterically when she read through the script and thought the audience would love it. The idea was initially introduced 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 ...

Crafting group this weekend

The monthly Women’s Crafting Weekend is taking place this weekend, starting Saturday and ending Sunday. Once a month, women gather at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 714 in Minot to create several different things together, such as quilts, crocheted stuffed animals ...

Find new ways to solve problems

The Magic City Discovery Center is holding its second annual Inventor’s Camp on Saturday. Liz Weeks, the education and outreach director, said the kids who attended the first camp had so much fun that they wanted to do another. In the time allotted, children who attend will use collected ...

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 ...

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 ...