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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

"A Christmas Carol:" Ebenezer Scrooge's Short, Strange Trip

Michael Marsolek talks with Jere Hodgin, Mark Metcalf, and Cohen Ambrose about The University of Montana's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Performances take place in the Montana Theatre, in the P.A.R.T.V. Building at the University:

November 25 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.; 
November 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.;
December 2-5 at 7:30 p.m.; 
December 6 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Performances In Great Falls, Missoula And Butte
5:00 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Russian Soloists Dance With Montana Students In "The Nutcracker"

The "Dove of Peace" dance from the Moscow Ballet's touring production of "The Nutcracker."
Credit Moscow Ballet

The Moscow Ballet’s North American tour of "The Nutcracker" includes performances in Great Falls, Missoula and Butte, and features a company of forty professional dancers, clothed in elaborate costumes and surrounded by colorful sets. But it's not just Russian dancers on stage. In each city, many of the ballet's roles are danced by local ballet students.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun November 2, 2014

"No Time For Love" Makes Time For Kalispell's KM Theater

Michael Marsolek talks with Kathy Witkowsky and Linda Grinde, playwright and director of a new comedy, "No Time For Love." Inspired by a real-life evening spent trying to communicate with a friend obsessed with texting his love interest, Witkowsky describes the plot of "No Time For Love" as "taking that theme to ridiculous extremes. The main character finds herself frustrated as she tries to have authentic relationships with people who are constantly being pulled in many directions."

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Montana Artists' Showcase in Helena

Michael Marsolek talks with Arlynn Fishbaugh, Executive Director of the Montana Arts Council, about the upcoming Artists' Showcase and Sale, Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Helena's Red Lion Colonial Inn. (406) 444-4700 or online.

(Broadcast: "Front Row Center," 10/26/14. Listen Sundays, 11:10 a.m., or via podcast.)

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Grizzly Marching Band
2:41 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

It Takes A Lot Of Grit To Be A Griz

Photo courtesy of UM Marching Band
Credit Photo courtesy of UM Marching Band

From the sweltering heat of August through the freezing winds of November, they run drills, memorize movements and grow tight as a team.

They can also lay down an awesome beat.

Listen to find out just how much grit it takes to be a Griz.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Good And Evil Belt It Out In "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical"

Michael Marsolek talks with Joe Martinez, Artistic Director of MCT, Inc. / Missoula Community Theatre, about the upcoming production of "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical," which plays October 31 - November 2 and November 5 - 9, 2014, at MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 North Adams Street, downtown Missoula.

Wednesday - Saturday night performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Clip of the Week
12:01 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Montana Festival Of The Book Celebrates The Written Word

The 15th annual Montana Festival of the Book takes place in Missoula October 9 - 11.

In our Clip of the Week, Kim Anderson, Associate Director of Humanities Montana, talks about what makes the Montana Festival of the Book so special: community.

The festival is happening October 9 - 11 in Missoula, and includes a poetry slam, a special edition of the wildly popular storytelling event "Tell Us Something," a 15th anniversary gala event, and a roster of best-selling authors, including James Lee Burke, Pete Fromm, Walter Kirn, Gwen Florio, and many others.

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Front Row Center
3:15 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

15th Annual Montana Festival Of The Book

15th Annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book

Kim Anderson, Associate Director of Humanities Montana, talks with Michael Marsolek about the Humanities Montana Festival of the Book. This is the 15th anniversary of one of the biggest cultural happenings in the Northwest.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun September 28, 2014

7th Annual "Pianissimo:" Celebrating Piano At The University of Montana

Michael Marsolek talks with Professor Christopher Hahn of the University of Montana's School of Music about the School's 2014-2015 Celebrate Piano Series.

The 7th annual Pianissimo! Concerts, the  signature events of the series, take place Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014, 7:30 p.m., in the School of Music's Music Recital Hall.

(Broadcast: 9/28/14, Sunday morning at 11:10. Or via podcast.)

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

String Orchestra of the Rockies Cello-brates With Amit Peled

Michael Marsolek talks with Fern Glass Boyd, artistic director of the String Orchestra of the Rockies, about the concerts opening the S.O.R.'s 30th season. Sept. 21st and 22nd, the String Orchestra's performances in Missoula and Seeley Lake feature frequent guest soloist and collaborator, cellist Amit Peled. This concert marks Peled's fifth performance with the S.O.R.

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