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Morast: No matter where she performs, Wynonna’s a country classic

October 6, 2011 in INFORUM

Wynonna Judd will be performing tonight at the Shooting Star Casino.
For some reason, that sentence feels like the set-up for a bad joke about a washed-up country singer. Continue Reading

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Morast: A whole new Variety

October 2, 2011 in INFORUM

You want to know the hardest part about planning and starting a new section in a newspaper? It’s coming up with the name. Continue Reading

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Morast: Breaking the rule of Vegas

September 8, 2011 in INFORUM

You all know the rule: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Well, I’ve never really liked rules. Continue Reading

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Morast: A look at future of music

September 1, 2011 in INFORUM

There are prophets walking among us.
Warren Buffett can see the financial future.
Usain Bolt runs so fast he seems to forecast a more fleet tomorrow.
And Bjork has figured out the future of music promotion and digital art. Continue Reading

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Morast: Fargo woman battling on ABC TV’s ‘Karaoke’

August 25, 2011 in INFORUM

Video insideIt’s always kind of exciting when your cellphone vibrates. Maybe it’s your buddies inviting you to a secret party, the cute girl at work who you’ve been crushing on for weeks wondering if you’re doing anything later, or perhaps it’s Snake from Skid Row calling the wrong number (this actually happened to me). Continue Reading

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Morast: Don’t overreact: Reality TV is not killing people

August 18, 2011 in INFORUM

More and more, it seems America’s best talent is its ability to overreact about anything. Continue Reading

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Morast: Party truths for ‘old’ people

August 11, 2011 in INFORUM

I feel like I just got out of a hot tub time machine.
It’s 8:32 a.m. on Thursday morning and my body is wet, tired and trying to figure out how my 35-year-old self just spent the past five days partying like it was 1997 and I was a college kid who could get by on three hours of sleep a night. Continue Reading

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Morast: Our music of the future

July 28, 2011 in INFORUM

Since Amy Winehouse was discovered dead this past weekend, people have been asking me if the singer’s music is “classic” or “great” or even “good.”
Yes, yes and yes. Continue Reading

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Morast: One of Fargo’s ‘Idols’ returns

July 21, 2011 in INFORUM

Caleb Hawley is not the reason Jennifer Lopez filed for divorce.
Sure, the pop star and “American Idol” judge eyed Hawley up and down during his “Idol” tryout before telling him, and the televised world, “I think you’re cute.” Continue Reading

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Morast: ‘Jesus Mommy’ film betting on F-M filmgoers

July 7, 2011 in INFORUM

Vaughn Juares is a director who should be worried about his latest movie.
It has no obvious Hollywood studio connections, no major distribution that assures it will be in multiplexes across the nation and a film title that’s drawing controversy from the kind of people who don’t care about truth. Continue Reading