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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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2 Valleys Stage 2013-2014 season
8:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Seeley-Swan Concert Series

The Bottom Line Duo (classical bass and cello) perform Sunday, October 13th, 2013, 7:30pm, at the Swan Valley School.
Credit Michael Good

Sunday, October 13th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Scott Milner, Director and Program Coordinator for  2 Valleys Stage, the performing arts offshoot of Alpine Artisans, a non-profit arts organization in the Seeley-Swan region.

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The 2013 Montana Festival of the Book
8:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Bait For Bookworms in Downtown Missoula, Oct.10-12

Sunday, October 6th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Kim Anderson, Associate Director for Programs at Humanities Montana, and Cherie Newman, producer of  MTPR's "The Write Question," about the 14th Annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book, October 10 - 12, 2013, in downtown Missoula.

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