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Dance shorts, choreographed for film
8:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Kinetoscope: A Screendance Film Festival

3/2/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Joy French, director of Missoula's Bare Bait Dance, about the premier of Montana's first screendance film festival, Kinetoscope. A relatively new art form, screendance combines the aesthetic and technical elements of both dance and filmmaking.

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Pianist Lisa Smirnova & The Missoula Symphony
5:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Beethoven Week - with re-scheduled piano recital

2/23/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Darko Butorac, music director and conductor of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, about the film, recital, choral and orchestral events scheduled in "Beethoven Week," February 28th - March 9th.

** Update: due to weather, Lisa Smirnova's Feb. 28th recital has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Music Recital Hall, University of Montana.**

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Music by Greig, Mendelssohn, Dvorak
5:54 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Pianist Alon Goldstein featured with Glacier Symphony

"Front Row Center," Sunday, February 16th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with John Zoltek, Music Director and Conductor of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, about the GSC's February concerts, featuring guest pianist, Alon Goldstein.

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Devienne, Mozart, Honegger and Brahms
5:25 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The Cascade String Quartet and The Chinook Winds Quintet, Together In Concert

Credit Scott Photography

Sunday, January 26th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with Madison Johnson, violist with the Cascade Quartet, and Elizabeth Crawford, bassoonist with the Chinook Winds Quintet, about joint concerts that feature both of the Great Falls Symphony's professional chamber groups.

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National Tour Kicks Off in Montana
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Montana Repertory Theatre presents William Gibson's classic play, "The Miracle Worker"

January 19th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with Greg Johnson, Artistic Director of the Montana Repertory Theatre, about the Rep's 2014 national tour of William Gibson's classic play, The Miracle Worker.

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Modern Dance showcase in Missoula
6:30 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Bare Bait Dance's Springboard 2014

Sunday, January 12th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with Joy French, founder and artistic director of Bare Bait Dance of Missoula. Bare Bait presents new dances during Springboard 2014, over two weekends: January 24th-25th at 7pm and January 31st-February 1st at 7pm (with a 2pm matinee on Feb.1st) at The Elks Stage 112, Elks Lodge, 112 North Pattee Street, Missoula.

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Sat., Jan. 11, 7pm, Dennison Theater, Missoula
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Julie Cajune's "Belief"

Julie Cajune in "Belief"
Credit Brooks Johnson / Missoula Independent

Sunday, January 5th, 2014: Beth Anne Austein talks with teacher, writer and actress, Julie Cajune about her one-woman play, "Belief," which comes to the Dennison Theater at the University of Montana-Missoula campus on Saturday, January 11th, 7pm. The multidimensional performance is a unique mixture of interconnected Salish women’s stories, poetry, and live music.

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Front Row Center
8:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

First Night Flathead

Sunday, December 29th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Jill Redmond and Luke Dowler of First Night Flathead, which is marking its fifteenth anniversary.  The annual New Year’s Eve community arts festival takes place in downtown Kalispell and at the Kalispell Center Mall, Tuesday, December 31st, 1pm - 12:30am.

Festival schedule

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Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer
9:16 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Prehistoric Music of Ireland

Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer
Credit Michael Marsolek

"Front Row Center," December 22nd, 2013:  "3,000 Years of Ancient Ireland’s Music and Instruments" was the title of Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer's September 2013 lecture-demonstrations in Missoula and Butte.

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Invitation to the Modern Dance
8:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Headwaters Dance Concerts, Nov.21-23, Missoula

Headwaters Dance Company

Sunday, November 17th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Amy Ragsdale, founder and artistic director of Missoula's Headwaters Dance Company, about their annual gala concerts at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts in Missoula, November 21st - 23rd. Featuring seven works by choreographers from New York, Boston and St.

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