THE LIST: 'Miss America' ... 'Imitation' ... 'Kathleen Ness' ... etc.
'Miss America' - Tonight on ABC: Miss North Dakota Beth Dennison of Grand Forks and Miss Minnesota Kathryn Knuttila of Detroit Lakes, Minn., will appear in the 90th annual "Miss America Pageant" beginning at 8 tonight on ABC. The first Miss Ameri...
- Tonight on ABC: Miss North Dakota Beth Dennison of Grand Forks and Miss Minnesota Kathryn Knuttila of Detroit Lakes, Minn., will appear in the 90th annual "Miss America Pageant" beginning at 8 tonight on ABC. The first Miss America competition to be shown on television was in 1954; today, it is fourth longest-running live event in television history. Miss Alabama, Miss Rhode Island, Miss Hawaii and Miss North Carolina have been among the preliminary winners. This year's panel of judges: Joy Behar, comedienne, co-host of "The View" and of "The Joy Behar Show"; Debbye Turner Bell, Miss America 1990, a veterinarian and television correspondent for CBS; Marc Cherry, creator and executive producer of "Desperate Housewives"; Tony Dovolani, dancer from "Dancing with the Stars"; Marilu Henner, actress and author; Taryn Rose, orthopedic surgeon turned shoe designer (High Heel Power, Haute Footure); Mark Wills, country music singer.
- Through Jan. 31 in Grand Forks: More than 15 artists have work in a show of fibers, paintings, ceramics and photography called "Imitation" that will be up through Jan. 31 at Third Street Gallery on Kittson, Grand Forks. Each year, artists are asked to submit possible themes for this show. "Imitation," chosen as this year's theme, was submitted by Brian Paulsen. Most of the works in the show are for sale. The artists include: Kim Fink, Sue Fink, Guillermo Guardia, Josh Johnson, Adam Kemp, Patrick Luber, Vicki Morrissette, Jennifer Nelson, Brian Paulsen, Dianne Paulsen, Amy Silletto, Ryan Stander, Kelly Thompson, Gallery hours: Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; open anytime for private showings. Call (701) 757-3333.
- Artist for January: Watercolors by Kathleen Ness will be on display through Feb. 2 at Amazing Grains in downtown Grand Forks. As an artist, Ness said in a statement, she paints with a buddy every weekend she can manage. She also tries to paint at least 15 minutes a day and to keep handy a sketchbook, pens and note card-sized pieces of watercolor paper. "The more I paint, the better the journey," she said. Her watercolor painting supply list includes 120- or 300-pound Arches brand cold press (slightly textured) or hot press (smooth) paper, Winsor Newton and Daniel Smith paints, and tools such as natural and synthetic watercolor brushes (both ends,) sticks and worn toothbrushes. Info: (701) 775-4542.
- Jan. 23 in Grand Forks: The Diotima String Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, as part of the museum's concert series. Founded by graduates of the Paris and Lyon conservatories, the quartet has performed nationally and internationally. Tickets: Adult nonmember, $15 at the door; adult members, $13 at the door; students/military, $5; children middle school age and younger, free. Also, for this concert, members of the Youth Symphony are admitted free. State your name at the door and mention Youth Symphony. Tickets also available in advance; call (701) 777-4195. Jan. 24 performance: The Diotima String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Mayville (N.D.) State University Classroom Building. Tickets will be $12.50 and $5; call; (701) 788-4742.
- Feb. 25-26 in Pekin, N.D.: The Nelson County Arts Council Pastel Workshop, taught by Michael Dunn of Fargo, will be Feb. 25-26 at the Pekin, N.D., Community Center. Registration: $130, includes supplies; registration deadline, Feb. 14. Info/to register: Contact Brenda Bjorlie, (701) 296-4515, firstname.lastname@example.org .