Among the greatest pleasures is the beauty of transcendent performance. Elton John, singing at Princess Diana’s funeral, presenting flawlessly a song that he had written two days before, emoting from memory for an audience of more than a billion people. I observed a Missoula County sheriff, …
Weather was the biggest news of 2011. A precipitation-drenched winter and spring touched everyone in the region.
Elton John performs at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on April 10. John performed one of the first concerts in the arena after damage from a 2010 tornado was repaired.
From the balmy perspective of the present, let's look back at a year that was memorable mainly for deluges of snow and rain.
From record attendance at the Yellowstone Art Museum to three sold-out Blue Man Group shows at the Alberta Bair Theater and a new season from the homegrown modern dance company Terpsichore, Billings experienced a banner year for arts and entertainment.
Elton John performs at the Rimrock Arena at MetraPark on April 10.
Legendary pop musician Elton John gestures to the crowd during his concert in Billings on April 10. The sold-out show was one of the first events to be held in Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark after the building was closed for repairs in the wake of the Father’s Day tornado in 2010.
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The creative tension that singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile brings to her mix of folk, rock and country helped put her on Rolling Stone Magazine's 10 Artists to Watch in list in 2005.
When my youngest son was little, there was one word I began to dread more than all others: "Simba."
By early May, when the staff members at MetraPark turned their attention to small problems with electrical outlets instead of big problems with missing roofs, they knew they had almost fully recovered from the great tornado of 2010.
Elton John performs the first concert at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark after the tornado.
1111 Presents is making a big concert announcement at noon on Monday. I'm not going to stick my neck out this time and make any predictions.
The morning after Rimrock Auto Arena’s three-day reopening, construction crews were back at work inside the storm-damaged facility.
Elton John performs Sunday at the rebuilt Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.
Elton John launches into song Sunday night at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.
Fans cheer for Elton John during his performance Sunday night at Rimrock Auto Arena.
The MetraPark arena is back, and what a way to reopen — Elton John performing Sunday night for 10,159 fans.
When fans start grabbing green and purple pipe cleaners to attach to their glasses with pink duct tape, it can be in honor of only one entertainer — Elton John.
Mike Leo wears a pair of glasses during a Elton John Tribute Party at the Yellowstone County Art Museum last Friday.