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Pub Station show announcements: Flobots; Every Time I Die

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

“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

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

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

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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Big Sky Comedy finalist Preacher Lawson at the High Horse, MONO at Pub Station

Comedian Preacher Lawson is returning to Billings to headline the High Horse Saloon on Saturday, June 17. Preacher was a finalist for the 2016 Big Sky Comedy Festival. While competing in the event, held every year in Billings and presented by Lukas Seely, Preacher met his manager. Through that connect, Preacher was able to film an audition video for “America’s Got Talent,” which went viral. Part of proceeds from his…

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Big Horn Mountain Festival hits Buffalo, Wyo., in July

BUFFALO, Wyo. — Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Big Horn Mountain Festival, set for July 7-9 in Buffalo.  The festival features a lineup of bluegrass, old-time, folk and progressive music. Tickets may be purchased at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, The Sports Lure in Buffalo, CB Music in Sheridan, Wyo., Music Service Center in Gillette, Wyo., or online at www.bighornmountainfestival.com. Mountain Festival will feature the award-winning Dale Ann Bradley…

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Strawberry Fest sweetens downtown Billings on June 10

Bring on the sweet stuff — the Strawberry Festival is back downtown on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The family-friendly festival is under Skypoint at North Broadway and Second Avenue North. It starts with a public pancake breakfast and includes a Kids’ Area, arts and crafts booths, food trucks, live entertainment and a 65-foot strawberry shortcake prepared by the Chefs & Cooks of Montana. The pancake…

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Blackfeet filmmaker ready to tell story in native language

Indigenous stories told by indigenous people. Why is this such a novelty, especially in the world of cinema? For years, Blackfeet visual artist Lauren Monroe Jr. has been observing “the world using a lens to capture our stories and our understanding of life.” +2  Blackfeet visual artist  Lauren Monroe Jr. launched an IndieGogo pitch to raise money for his first short film, “Kills Last,” which will be shot in July….

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Michael Jackson HIStory Show returns to ABT in August

A Michael Jackson tribute show, with a revamped production and a new performer at the helm, Dantanio, is coming to the Alberta Bair Theater on Aug. 8. A musician, composer, producer, dancer and impersonator, Dantanio joined the production with a love for Michael Jackson. Staying true to its original goal — to honor the life, music and creative genius of Michael Jackson — the show’s set list includes more than…

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