‘Ruthless! The Musical’ hits the boards at BST

June 16, 2017

Poking fun at zealous theatrical aspirations, “Ruthless! The Musical” is the story of the young and adorable Tina, who has big talent and an ego to match. The musical, directed by AJ Kalanick, opens June 9 at Billings Studio Theatre and runs through June 24. +3  Buy Now Joshua Conner, standing, laugh during a scene with Chloe Jurovich during a dress rehearsal for “Ruthless! The Musical” at Billing Studio Theater….

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Festival of Cultures organizer: ‘The lack of diversity in Montana is scary’

June 16, 2017

Five minutes into a presentation at St. Francis Primary School, a kindergarten student raised her hand to ask if she could count to 10 in her family’s language — Greek. Evi Saliaris is one of the 3,000 students who took part of Rocky Mountain College’s Peace Institute outreach program at area schools. She happily rattled off the numbers in Greek and was the center of attention for a few minutes…

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‘People of Yellowstone’ captures the passion and love of Yellowstone Park

June 16, 2017

There is love for Yellowstone National Park and then there is the commitment to spend five years sleeping in your car and living on sardines while you photographed the people of Yellowstone. The sacrifices professional photographer Steve Horan made to complete the book “People of Yellowstone” were in some ways on par with the sacrifices many of his subjects made to live and work in Yellowstone. They all had one…

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Selsor art showing, gallery talk set for June 3 in Nye

June 16, 2017

NYE — The Windy Flats Gallery opens its fourth season with a special showing on June 3 and of sculptor Marcia Selsor’s work. Selsor, an internationally known sculptor, will give a talk on June 3 at 3 p.m. Selsor is celebrating her return to Montana. She is a Professor Emertia at the Art Department at MSU Billings, formerly Eastern Montana College. Selsor left Montana in 2006 after living in the…

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The Mavericks will headline Billings Clinic Classic in August

June 16, 2017

The Mavericks will headline the Billings Clinic Foundation’s annual fundraiser, the Billings Classic. The concert is Aug. 26 and tickets go on sale Tuesday morning for $80 and $160. The $160 ticket includes access to the pre-concert street party with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and music by the Parker Brown Trio, then the Mavericks concert, and a concert after-party with desserts featuring John Roberts y Pan Blanco. The $80 tickets…

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Pub Station show announcements: Flobots; Every Time I Die

June 16, 2017

Global hip-hop duo Flobots to perform Wednesday, June 21, 8 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $15. From the beginning, Flobots’ sound defied categorization. Weaving conscious hip-hop lyrics and classical viola solos over live instrumentation, their anthems captured attention from all directions. When Flobots first catapulted onto the global scene in 2008 with their platinum single “Handlebars” it was the fastest charting song debut by a new artist in 10…

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Kites go up at Bair Museum

June 16, 2017

“Above and Beyond — Paintings as Kites” showcases selected works by Bozeman painter and MSU Art Professor Emeritus Harold Schlotzhauer at the Bair Museum in Martinsdale. The works were influenced by the history of Japanese kites and the time Schlotzhauer spent in Japan with his family. Japan’s kites are among the most spectacular in the world, treasured as much for their aesthetics as for the pleasure they give as toys….

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Mentored by Johnny Cash and Elvis, Oak Ridge Boys bring star power to mentoring camp fundraiser

June 16, 2017

Perhaps the most legendary bass voice in country music is the Oak Ridge Boys’ Richard Sterban. Imagine one of their biggest hits, “Elvira,” without Sterban’s “oom-pa-pa-mow-mow” solo. Yet he started as a boy soprano singing in Sunday school in his native New Jersey. He was 6 years old when he stood in front of the congregation, belting out a hymn. That was the moment he discovered who he wanted to…

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Ivan Doig exhibit coming to Gallatin County Fair in July

June 16, 2017

The Montana State University Library will create an Ivan Doig archive exhibit for the 2017 Big Sky Country State Fair in Bozeman, July 19-23 at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. “Ivan Doig: Voices and Vistas” will be an interactive learning experience that encourages the exploration of the celebrated Montana author’s work, according to Jan Zauha, outreach librarian at the MSU Library. Zauha said the exhibit will highlight the intertwined nature of…

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Artist captures quirky and funky main streets of Montana

June 16, 2017

RONAN — Soft, coppery evening light casts slanting shadows across Ronan’s main street, a sleepy town of about 1,800 on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Signs for “2nd CHAИCE Saloon” and “Ronan Cafe & Bakery” hang above the sidewalk. A stray cat wanders, its exaggerated evening shadow following obediently as it seeks some affection from bar goers. +6  Buy Now Missoula painter Laura Blaker strides across Ronan’s quiet Main Street earlier…

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