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FMCT skates into new season with ‘Xanadu’

Roller skates. Greek gods. Disco balls. Cheeky jokes. Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre rolls out all of this and more in "Xanadu," which opens Wednesday, July 11, and continues through Sunday, July 15, at The Stage at Island Park in Fargo. Although the play is based on the cult-classic movie from 1980 starring ...

Digital Painter Mark Elton Opens Sequel Exhibit of Animal Portraits at the Rourke

Several years ago, local artist Mark Elton was teaching himself how to do digital paintings to make an animal alphabet book for his nephew. He started sharing his progress pieces online, which led to an opportunity to showcase 40 of his colorful animal paintings in an exhibit titled "Menagerie" at Rourke Art Museum in ...

FMVA Hosts Reception for “Self Portrait” Constraint Show Monday

Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) provides a new definition to the word “selfie” in its 9th annual Constraint Show. The FMVA, a volunteer-run organization of nearly 200 visual artists and arts supporters, hosts a Constraint Show every summer to encourage artists to expand their thinking and create work around a ...

Local Poet Finds Inspiration in Beauty, Struggles of Everyday Life

Poetry is more than an act of self-expression for writer Emily Vieweg. It's what empowers her to make sense of her world and find inspiration in what she calls the "beauty of the mundane." Folding laundry, washing dishes, waiting for an audition or relaxing after the kids fall asleep — if it's an inevitable ...

Spirit Room hosts reception for Janet Flom exhibit Saturday

As an avid people watcher most of her life, it made sense for artist Janet Flom to have people as her primary subjects in her work. In her earlier days, the local artist painted more realistically with watercolor, as she focused on commissioned portraits. But as she learned more about art over the years, the distinct lines ...

Locals Who Love Jazz: F-M Kicks Band Keeps the Music Coming

For more than 40 years, the Fargo-Moorhead Kicks Band has provided local musicians the opportunity to get together and bond over their love for America's original art form: jazz. As the group gathers to rehearse for its spring concert on May 18, the camaraderie among the musicians and the band director, Tim ...

Historians Propose Monument of Unsung Black War Hero Who Lived in Moorhead

Historian Markus Krueger remembers the day he learned about Felix Battles. Eight years ago, Krueger, programming director at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, was researching the Civil War through U.S. Census records from the late 1800s. For a self-proclaimed "Civil War nerd," this wasn't ...