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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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"Baroque Folk" Guitar
4:44 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Chris Proctor Plays Montana

Sunday, November 10th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with finger-style guitarist, composer and teacher Chris Proctor about his November 2013 schedule of concerts and school residences in Montana.

Butte- Thursday, November 14, noon- Concert at Montana Tech, Butte, MT, more information here

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Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7:30pm & Sunday, Nov.10th, 3pm
6:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Missoula Symphony Orchestra's "Italian Fire"

Guest viola soloist Brett Deubner will be featured in "Nicolo, Jimi & John; A New Concerto for Viola," composed by Charles Nichols and premiered by the Missoula Symphony Orchestra on November 9th & 10th, 2013, 7:30 and 3pm, Dennison Theater, UM-Missoula.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Darko Butorac, Music Director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, about the symphony's November 9th and 10th concerts in the Dennison Theater. On the program: 

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Director Ray Ekness on "Front Row Center"
8:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

War of the Worlds: Orson Welles and his Little Green Men

Sunday, October 27th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with "Heat Ray" Ekness, Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Montana, about Montana Public Radio's October 30th re-enactment of the Mercury Theater's 1938 War of the Worlds radio drama.  Writer Howard Koch and director/narrator Orson Welles adapted the plot of H.G.

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Eight Pianos, 704 Keys, 2 Concerts
8:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

6th Annual Pianissimo opens Missoula's Celebrate Piano Series

Sunday, October 20th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Christopher Hahn, piano professor at the University of Montana's School of Music, about the 2013-2014 Celebrate Piano series, which kicks off October 25th and 26th with the 6th Annual Pianissimo, 7:30pm, Music Recital Hall, School of Music.

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