Weekender

New doc shows how Beyoncé changed Coachella, forever

Beyoncé is extremely private, and only lets you know what she wants you to know, when she wants you to know it — typically, in a surprise post be it on her website or Instagram. But throughout the years, she's slightly cracked open her door to reveal parts of her life and personality — ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: Beer for cocktail lovers

Last week, we explored beers for wine lovers. I am bookending that piece this week for folks who enjoy cocktails. I have picked some popular drinks to feature this week. Martini The Grand Poobah of cocktails. From James Bond to my granddad, many swear by this dry, crisp, and uniquely ...

‘Little’ heralds big-time arrival of Marsai Martin

Since Hailee Steinfeld rode into town in "True Grit," we've been fairly blessed by the big-screen breakthroughs of teenage actresses. To name just a few: Anya Taylor-Joy ("The Witch"), Amandla Stenberg ("The Hate U Give"), Elsie Fisher ("Eighth Grade"). Add Marsai Martin to the list. And at ...

Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ exhumes a Stephen King masterwork

Hollywood, in its infinite irony, has resurrected a tale about the unholy perils of resurrection. The mean roads and mangy cats of Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" are back from the dead in Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer's vividly acted, blandly condensed remake of Mary Lambert's 1989 movie, ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: Beer for wine lovers

This week I’m getting into wine and beer. I love wine, the rich, round flavors of a solid red, the crisp, dry and fruity taste of a great white. The flavors of the fermented grape are hundreds of years old, and millions of people are fans. Considering that a wine drinker sometimes is not a ...

Healthy Living Festival to take place Saturday

The Healthy Living Festival returns for its third year to promote all facets of a healthy lifestyle with opportunities to meet experts in the community and participate in interactive presentations to learn strategies for leading a healthier lifestyle. The Healthy Living Festival will be held ...

Become aware of homelessness in Minot

YWCA Minot will be making an appearance at the Dakota Square Mall on March 30 from noon to 3 p.m. to help bring awareness about homelessness in Minot. Alongside the demonstration, Dakota Square Mall will be hosting a supply drive for YWCA. The YWCA works to provide support and care for women ...

‘Spearhead’ is a well-researched WWII tale

(AP) — With his two previous books, journalist Adam Makos established himself as a meticulous researcher who's equally adept at spinning a good, old-fashioned yarn. In "Spearhead," he doesn't venture far from what he does best. Again, he returns to World War II, but he follows men on the ...

LOCASH offer a bro-country hoot of an album

(AP) — If there's a such a thing as Bingo for country song references, go ahead and spin the latest LOCASH album and brace yourself. You'll get a whole lot of trucks, beer, jeans, dogs, back roads, mom's cooking, God and weekend parties. And that's just the first few tunes. The vocalist duo ...

Witness ‘The Greatest Show on Ice’

“The Greatest Showman” meets the ice in the Magic City Figure Skating Club’s show “The Greatest Show on Ice.” Featuring 65 skaters of different skill levels performing to the soundtrack of “The Greatest Showman” for their 40th annual show. Taking to the ice Saturday at 7 p.m. ...

Jeff Foxworthy takes the 4 Bears stage

As one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, Jeff Foxworthy has made a name for himself as a comedian with decades of experience. He will now be returning to perform in North Dakota at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge Saturday at 7 p.m. Foxworthy began his career as a ...

Harlan Coben’s ‘Run Away’ has an array of emotions

(AP) — Simon works on Wall Street, and his wife, Ingrid, is a successful doctor. They had a wonderful family life until their oldest daughter, Paige, leaves to attend college. At first, things seem to be going well, but something happens that turns Paige into a drug addict and she runs off ...

Ex-Prince guitarist Donna Grantis explores fusion

(AP) — Like with Miles Davis or David Bowie, having played with Prince is an entry in a musician's resume that's worth a thousand recommendations. Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis spent four years in various capacities with the late artist who once changed his name to an unpronounceable ...

Inspiration can strike from anywhere, even a tree stump

When someone wants to create art, whether it be a written piece of work, painted, chiselled, or sung, inspiration can strike from anything, anywhere and anytime. For Connie Kittleson Tollefson of Surrey, her inspiration and muse came from the stump of a large tree across from a Surrey school ...

Book casts welcome light on actress Vivien Leigh

(AP) — Playing two of the greatest female roles ever offered in film — Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" and Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" — has guaranteed actress Vivien Leigh a place in popular culture. Yet her stage work, often overlooked by her film fans, may have ...

Johnny Cash’s cabin is setting for fine Todd Snider album

(AP) — The microphone pops when Todd Snider delivers an especially emphatic lyric, and his chair creaks under the weight of his performance. The rustic charm of the setting — Johnny Cash's recording studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee — is audible throughout an album that ranks with ...