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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Barry Lieberman, Maria Larionoff, And The String Orchestra Of The Rockies

"Death and the Maiden" is the title of the February 22, 2015 performance by the String Orchestra of the Rockies. Featured violinist Maria Larionoff and double bassist Barry Lieberman founded the American String Project, a fifteen-member conductorless string orchestra that bears some resemblance to Montana's SOR.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Margery McDuffie Whatley's Assorted Piano Bonbons

Michael Marsolek talks with pianist Margery McDuffie Whatley and University of Montana piano professors Steven Hesla and Christopher Hahn about Whatley's January 25 performance in the School of Music's "Celebrate Piano" series.  Whatley's program includes Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, and "all sorts of piano bonbons" -  short works by Chopin, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Liszt.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun January 18, 2015

The Great Gatsby: The Montana Rep Brings An Enigma To Stages Across Montana And The Country

Michael Marsolek talks with Greg Johnson, artistic director of the Montana Repertory Theatre, and actor Mark Kuntz, about the Rep's touring production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," adapted for stage by Simon Levy.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sat January 10, 2015

The Art Of Making A Living: The Montana Arts Council Talks Shop

Michael Marsolek talks with Arlynn Fishbaugh, Executive Director of the Montana Arts Council, reviewing the council's work in 2014. MAC spearheads a program that teaches professional artists across Montana how to improve their business acumen, and Fishbaugh shares the results of a report about the financial impact of this program on artists' families. The link between cultural tourism and art is also a focus of the council.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

First Night Missoula, December 31, Noon-Midnight

Michael Marsolek talks with Tom Bensen and Matt Anglen of the Missoula Cultural Council about First Night Missoula 2014, the largest annual performing arts festival in Missoula. For the 21st year in a row, on December 31, venues downtown and at the University of Montana and Southgate Mall will hum from noon till midnight with activities for all ages.

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Helena Symphony
12:46 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Christmas In The Cathedral

On Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Helena, the Helena Symphony officially begins the Helena holiday season with one performance only of Handel’s Messiah, Allan R. Scott – Conductor.

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Front Row Center
5:00 am
Sun November 30, 2014

The End Of The Infinite: Amanda Browder's Fabric Art

Amanda Browder. (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Credit Flickr user, Holly Wilson

Born in Missoula, living in Brooklyn, NY, Amanda Browder's colorful and collaborative fabric art designs come to the Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana-Missoula this fall.

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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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