“Untrammeled”: Film, concert tour celebrate 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act

A new film celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which examines the transformative power of wilderness on youth, premieres April 8 at the University of Montana. Jack Gladstone performs, and also headlines a statewide tour that kicks off June 17 at the University of Great Falls Theatre with a film screening and concert that also includes Philip Aaberg and Rob Quist, and continues through September with stops in Bozeman, Libby, Choteau, Seeley Lake, Fort Peck, Helena and Missoula. Read more



Violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn closes the 10th season of the Bitterroot Performing Arts series

The Bitterroot Performing Arts series wraps up its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center with Hilary Hahn, a violinist whose probing interpretations, technical virtuosity, and commitment to new music have brought her love of classical music to a diverse audience. "The core of her technique is precision and refinement,” raves The Boston Globe. Read more



Yellowstone Ballet brings “Cinderella” to the Bozeman stage

Yellowstone Ballet Company presents the beloved fairytale classic, “Cinderella,” 4 p.m. May 3-4 at Willson Auditorium in Bozeman. The artistic collaboration with Bozeman's The Dance Center and Main Street Dance Theatre features three professional guest artists, including Lilit Hogtanian and Parsifal Pittendorfer of State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, and an area cast of 40 dancers. Read more



Whitefish Review welcomes fire-themed submissions through March 15

Whitefish Review is looking to heat things up. In the midst of a polar vortex, the editorial team recently selected "fire" as the theme for issue no. 15. Submissions for the summer 2014 issue are now being reviewed in art, photography, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. "Fire is universal. It warms. It bonds people together. It's hot and unpredictable," said Brian Schott, founding editor, shivering in his office. Read more



Mary Keefer’s paintings pay tribute to William Stafford on the poet’s 100th birthday

Mary Keefer, a watermedia painter from Bozeman and a retired Montana State University reference librarian, explores William Stafford’s poem, “Godiva County, Montana,” in an exhibit that pays tribute to the Oregon poet on the 100th anniversary of his birthday. The exhibit is on display March 1-April 30, with a reception 6-7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Bozeman Public Library. Read more



Countdown begins for Ice Breaker Road Race in Great Falls

Registration opens March 17 for the 35th annual Ice Breaker Road Race, held Sunday, April 27, in downtown Great Falls. Join over 4,000 runners, joggers and fitness walkers who enter the race each year. Participants range from recreational walkers, families enjoying an outing, to serious competitive runners. The five-mile road race offers a competitive format; and the three-mile run offers both a competitive and recreational format. Read more