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Lone wolf artist, Bill Stockton helped bring modern art to Montana

Lone wolf artist, Bill Stockton helped bring modern art to Montana

The late Grass Range artist Bill Stockton called himself a lone wolf in a 1970s interview because he hadn’t read an art magazine in 15 years and “had nothing to do with the art world.”

October 20, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Best Bakery - Harper & Madison

Best Bakery - Harper & Madison

Best Bakery - Harper & Madison

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Author Sherman Alexie likes stirring up 'small-town, white conservatives'

Author Sherman Alexie likes stirring up 'small-town, white conservatives'

National Book Award-winning author Sherman Alexie doesn’t mind bothering people. He likes stirring up what he describes as “small-town, white conservatives.”

October 17, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Putting on the blue look

Putting on the blue look

Be playful and curious — or, in other words, act like a kid.

October 17, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Jeanette Tasey

Jeanette Tasey

Tasey talks about her photography at the PIY exhibit at Rocky Mountain College, where she won several awards.

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Bringing the world to the kitchen at the Northern Hotel

Bringing the world to the kitchen at the Northern Hotel

If there are two things the Northern Hotel’s new chef Tim Freeman knows, it’s babies and fine cuisine.

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Comedy favorite 'Spelling Bee' returns for NOVA run

Comedy favorite 'Spelling Bee' returns for NOVA run

Wendy Carlin, director of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” couldn’t resist another round of the musical comedy.

October 09, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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YAM at 50: Molt artist lets art speak for the land

YAM at 50: Molt artist lets art speak for the land

Molt artist Tracy Linder’s home and studio are six miles from the nearest paved road, and a passing vehicle is a rarity.

October 06, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Tuxedos & Tiaras: Saints 2014 raises money for upgrades to medical-surgical center

Tuxedos & Tiaras: Saints 2014 raises money for upgrades to medical-surgical center

St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation president and CEO Dave Irion is proud of the way the younger generation is rallying behind community causes, including Tuxedos & Tiaras: Saints 2014.

October 03, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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'Wings'

'Wings'

Linder looks at the resin wings in her series “Wings,” which were styled after pigeons’ wings.

October 02, 2014 4:52 pm
Molt artist Tracy Linder

Molt artist Tracy Linder

Molt artist Tracy Linder looks at a clay newborn calf in her Molt studio that will soon be cast in bronze.

October 02, 2014 4:52 pm
Rocky stages 'Love/Sick,' a comedy about relationships

Rocky stages 'Love/Sick,' a comedy about relationships

Tony-nominated playwright and actor John Cariani almost never allows a play-in-progress to be performed, but he made an exception for Gerry Roe and his students at Rocky Mountain College.

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Magic City Shorts Film Festival showcases works by regional filmmakers

Magic City Shorts Film Festival showcases works by regional filmmakers

Young Billings filmmaker Alex Laas found out how film changes lives.

September 25, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Artist uses humor, bead work to express cultural identify

Artist uses humor, bead work to express cultural identify

Former Montana artist Molly Murphy-Adams once described humor as tragedy survived.

September 22, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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BSO brings the magic with big and small moments in season opener

The Billings Symphony Orchestra concert was big Saturday night.

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BSO opens with symphonic masterpieces by Beethoven, Dvorak

BSO opens with symphonic masterpieces by Beethoven, Dvorak

Anne Harrigan has held good on her promise from the very beginning to pair great visual imagery with symphonic masterpieces.

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Art show to benefit Mental Health Center

Art show to benefit Mental Health Center

Peggy Hough, Rainbow House clinical coordinator, helps hang artwork for a show opening at Q’s Art Shop and Gallery on Sept. 25 to benefit the Mental Health Center.

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Mental Health Center benefit art show

Mental Health Center benefit art show

A table display at Q’s contains items included in the art show benefiting the Mental Health Center.

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New cinema, pub to open in downtown Billings

New cinema, pub to open in downtown Billings

The sledgehammers will start swinging Saturday in a community effort to convert a former downtown bowling alley into an independent movie house.

September 17, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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What's in a name (or 4)? Chekhov gloom and modern humor

What's in a name (or 4)? Chekhov gloom and modern humor

The insight into relationships is so accurate in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” it feels like playwright Christopher Durang has been spying on families for years.

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Volbeat makes Billings debut with four-band mega metal show

Volbeat makes Billings debut with four-band mega metal show

For all the recent praise for morphing rockabilly with metal and writing songs with melody and meaning, Volbeat’s front man Michael Poulsen is remarkably down to earth.

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Billings native brings electronic dance music to weekend music festival

Billings native brings electronic dance music to weekend music festival

Billings native Chad Gerber is a singer,songwriter and guitarist. But you might not realize that when you see him play live Saturday night at the Montana Made Music & Arts Festival in Shepherd.

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YAM at 50: Billings artist Edith Freeman celebrated the beauty of Eastern Montana

YAM at 50: Billings artist Edith Freeman celebrated the beauty of Eastern Montana

Billings teacher and artist Edith Freeman is remembered as a gracious lady with talented hands.

September 08, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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YelCo 52: Main Street holds the title as busiest street in Montana

YelCo 52: Main Street holds the title as busiest street in Montana

From the tiny barbershop near Pemberton Lane on the north to the sprawling MetraPark complex on the south, Main Street in the Heights is often seen as a blur by up to 49,000 motorists a day.

September 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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This Spam, you won't want to ignore

This Spam, you won't want to ignore

No one could have predicted the comedic power of two coconut shells banging together.

September 05, 2014 1:15 am Photos

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A new series of sculpted women’s faces

A new series of sculpted women’s faces

A new series of sculpted women’s faces, created by Cornelia over the last year, receive seven to 10 layers of acrylic paint and patina to add depth to their features.

September 03, 2014 2:59 pm
Large oil painting

Large oil painting

Cornelia’s neighbors in Sidney raise Belgium draft horses and these two often stop to watch the sunset from a hill in their pasture. Cornelia’s large oil painting is part of a new show at Catherine Louisa Gallery in Billings.

September 03, 2014 2:59 pm
LEGO exhibit captures human emotions sculpted in plastic bricks

LEGO exhibit captures human emotions sculpted in plastic bricks

One of the challenges for Liz Harding on Friday was how to scatter a bag of LEGOs to look like the inside of a man’s chest spilling out.

August 31, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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'Flashdance' ice buckets

'Flashdance' ice buckets

Twenty dancers, instructors and a few parents involved with The Dance Factory performed a number from "Flashdance," and then dumped buckets of ice water on themselves for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday. Dance Factory owner Tina Hirchkorn said everybody thought her dancers would perfo…

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'Flashdance' ice buckets

'Flashdance' ice buckets

Twenty dancers, instructors and a few parents involved with The Dance Factory performed a number from "Flash Dance," and then dumped buckets of ice water on themselves for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday. Dance Factory owner Tina Hirchkorn said everybody thought her dancers would perf…

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Farm Fork Families event helps teen parents

Farm Fork Families event helps teen parents

Behind the statistics about teenage pregnancy are the young women who face this life-challenging situation, sometimes alone and almost always judged.

August 29, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Save Our Murals seeks stories, artists

Save Our Murals seeks stories, artists

Just after World War II, the first murals went up at Senior High.

August 29, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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AWB seeking instruments for student musicians

AWB seeking instruments for student musicians

Writing, art, music. Arts Without Boundaries lives up to its name by providing assistance in all areas of the arts.

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Longtime MSU Billings professor Sue Hart dies

Longtime MSU Billings professor Sue Hart dies

Longtime Montana State University Billings English professor Sue Hart, admired for her sharp eye and ability to bring people together, died Monday morning in Livingston. She was 78.

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YAM 50: Billings artist Jon Lodge works to make sound visible

YAM 50: Billings artist Jon Lodge works to make sound visible

When Billings artist Jon Lodge speaks, a different language flows through him.

August 25, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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LeAnn Rimes to make Billings debut Saturday at Clinic Classic

LeAnn Rimes to make Billings debut Saturday at Clinic Classic

Before “American Idol” was trolling for young talent, there was LeAnn Rimes, the 13-year-old Mississippi girl with the Patsy Cline-sized voice.

August 22, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Broken Bow

Broken Bow

Lindsey Jacobsen has been part of Billings’ singer-songwriter contingent for a number of years now, but these days she’s found the right vehicle for her talents with Broken Bow, the Americana band she’s put together with Brian Bondietti, Bill Dickman and Clinton Gramza, from left.

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Broken Bow

Broken Bow

Lindsey Jacobsen has been part of Billings’ singer-songwriter contingent for a number of years now, but these days she’s found the right vehicle for her talents with Broken Bow, the Americana band she’s put together with lead guitarist Brian Bondietti, bassist Bill Dickman and drummer Clinto…

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Aunt Bonnie's Books & Gifts

Aunt Bonnie's Books & Gifts

Aunt Bonnie’s Books & Gifts, downtown Helena

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Rock Creek Coffee Roasters

Rock Creek Coffee Roasters

Peggy and Joel Gargaro celebrated the 10th anniversary of their coffee shop, Rock Creek Coffee Roasters, on Monday by serving — what else? — coffee and dessert to about 100 people.

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Rock Creek Coffee Roasters

Rock Creek Coffee Roasters

Rock Creek Coffee Roasters manager Matt Pipinich, above, makes coffee at the downtown coffee shop’s new pour-over coffee bar during the 10th anniversary party. At left, owners Peggy and Joel Gargaro. celebrated the milestone on Monday by serving — what else? — coffee and dessert to about 100…

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Rock Creek Coffee Roasters

Rock Creek Coffee Roasters

Goodies from Harper & Madison and Velvet Cravings, including coffee-cup cake pops, were part of the celebration Monday for Rock Creek Coffee’s 10th anniversary.

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Evening Under the Big Sky benefits new programs at Audubon Center

Evening Under the Big Sky benefits new programs at Audubon Center

Things are buzzing over at the Audubon Conservation Education Center and it’s not just the flying insects.

August 21, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Kids: 1, Magic City Blues: 0 in game of tug-of-war

Kids: 1, Magic City Blues: 0 in game of tug-of-war

It took 10 kids to beat Magic City Blues founder Tim Goodridge and his teammate Erin Hatzell of Cape Air at tug of war.

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Brew & Chew offers food, beer, live music

Brew & Chew offers food, beer, live music

Finding a dozen unique local restaurants to feature at the Trailhead Brew & Chew was simpler this year.

August 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake

Visitors watch the sun set over Flathead Lake at Wayfarers State Park last week. Of Flathead’s seven state parks, Wayfarers is the most popular, receiving 112,000 people a year.

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Canyon Ferry Lake

Canyon Ferry Lake

Canyon Ferry Lake is the largest of the chain lakes on the Missouri River near Helena.

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Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald

The backcountry campsite at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park only has two campsites that fit up to four tents. The view of the lake and the mountain peaks is stunning and the fireweed around the site is chest-high.

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Lake bagging across Montana

Lake bagging across Montana

Lake Elmo has its charms.

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