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​Caravanserai shares Muslim culture through music

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 21st, 2016

By Jamie Hutchinson

The North Dakota Museum of Art is one of three organizations hosting this year’s Caravanserai with a group of Muslim-American musicians touring Grand Forks, teaching workshops and performing at various schools. Their stay will culminate in a public performance at Red River High School on Saturday.

Caravanserai is a cultural exchange program featuring a diverse array of Muslim musicians performing traditional Middle Eastern music, often with contemporary influences.…

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Spotted Bear at Level 2 Comedy Club

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 28th, 2015

photography by Vanessa Morken

By John Showalter

I’m thinking that perhaps I should elaborate on the title of the article. Don’t worry -- there hasn’t been a bear spotted at Level 2 Comedy Club, so by all means you should go on the evening of Jan. 2. That was just my ham-fisted attempt at a joke. But I’m not the professional stand-up comedian, William Spotted Bear is, and that night he will be having a comeback show you don’t want to miss.

Readers will recall our coverage of Adam Quesnell’s going-away show…

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High Plains Reader New Year’s Eve Guide

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 24th, 2015

As we bid 2015 adieu on Thursday December 31, The folks here at The high Plains Reader have put together a list of attractions to help you usher in 2016. The night is your oyster and we are here to help you find the pearls.Prepare to soak up the champagne, dance the night away, wine and dine yourselves,dress to the nines, but remember to stay warm, and stay safe. We will see you in 2016!

Aquarium above Dempsey’s

Thurs. Dec. 31, 9 pm to 1 am

226 Broadway, Fargo

Semi-annual local Weezer…

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On the hunt for winter tourism

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 18th, 2015

Bundle up, just in case

By John Showalter

One would think that winter is a slow time for tourism in a state like Minnesota, even those of us who consider ourselves immured to the cold by living here in the frozen north winter after winter, only to find ourselves coming up with excuses to stay inside where it’s warm and toasty.

That’s something that Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, realizes. But tourism is a 13 billion dollar industry in the state, so for the…

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Your Holiday Shopping Cheat Sheet

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 17th, 2015

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

So you’re in a panic because you haven’t finished (or, ahem, even started) your holiday shopping yet? No worries. Here’s your holiday shopping cheat sheet, cleverly arranged by gift recipient, so you can grab your list, hit the shops (they’re all in Fargo, just to keep it simple) and get out fast.

You’re welcome.

For Foodies

A visit to Sweet Dreams Confections (4101 13th Avenue South)will satisfy a sweet tooth. Look for rich, homemade fudge, pretty…

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Connected Puzzles

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 17th, 2015

How much do you know about North Dakota?

If someone stopped you on the street and asked if you knew what county the state capital of North Dakota is in, would you know?

Actually, the creators of the Connected Puzzles project did just that, and they discovered that most people did not know the answer (which is Burleigh County, by the way). Thus, a project to teach students at an early age about the state of North Dakota was launched.

“There is a sense of beauty in North Dakota that is not…

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A time for giving

by Taylor Blumer | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 12th, 2015

photo courtesy of Integral Heart Print

Local adventurer leads fundraising effort for children’s education in Guatemala

After graduating from NDSU in 2008, Luke Armstrong decided to turn a semester’s stay in Chile into a hitchhiking journey that would take him north all the way to Alaska. However, that plan was put on the back burner when Armstrong ended up serving as the social services director of Nuestros Ahijados, a nonprofit health and education program in Guatemala. That particular adventure lasted four years.

Since…

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On her own time, in her own way

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 10th, 2015

Designer Cari Ann Golden’s brand expands into fashion

by Alicia Underlee Nelson

“I’ve always made stuff, “ said Cari Ann Golden. “I didn’t realize until about three years ago that people would buy stuff.”

The Fargo jewelry designer and seamstress began selling striking, handmade jewelry under the Wuve label in 2012. And Golden has been expanding her line and growing her business ever since.

A native of Danvers, Minnesota, Golden has always been creative. A high-powered…

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Storytelling event calls Drekker new home

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 9th, 2015

The next edition of the Tell starts Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. and marks the first time the event’s been held at Drekker Brewing Company, following the closing of its former home at Studio 222.

The Tell is a storytelling event where audience members put their names in a hat and are randomly selected to tell a true story in six minutes or less. At the end of the night, a winner is announced and that winner moves on to the Tell Off in April, where he or she will compete against the…

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A German tradition with a bit of Fargo flair

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 2nd, 2015

photo by Melissa Haugrud

Folkways and Twenty Below Coffee Co. join forces for Christkindlmarkt

This year the folks behind Alley Fair and Folkways are collaborating with Twenty Below Coffee Co. to put a Fargo spin on an old German tradition. In Germany, the Christkindlmarkt is a month-long holiday event in which onlookers walk the streets and enjoy the sights and sounds of a holiday street fair.

The Christkindlmarkt has been a symbol of holiday cheer since the Middle Ages. The Christkindl herself is a…

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