New+Notable

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Remember The Gh’oul Days with Foghat

The British band Foghat rocks the stage during Remember The Gh’oul Days, Oct. 4 at Beartooth Harley-Davidson in Billings. From noon-6 p.m., the Autumn Music Festival fills the parking lot with vendor and food booths and music by four bands. Gates open at 6 p.m. for the Foghat and Cold Hard Cash concert. Foghat, which took the airwaves by storm in the ‘70s, has maintained its hard-rocking tradition, recording and touring in one form or another for more than 40 years. Read more

Music+CDs

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Two Big Franks: Dazzling bluegrass musicianship

This Gallatin Valley supergroup, John Lowell’s latest gang of tuneslayers, has unleashed an eponymous EP of dazzling bluegrass musicianship. Lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell is surrounded by equally talented pickers Jeff Shouse, banjo; Tom Murphy, mandolin and vocals; Kevin Fabozzi, mandocello, mandolin and vocals; and Russell Smith, bass and vocals. Lowell’s “Wild Jack” comes first. His trademark seamless guitar licks complement the tale of an old Montana cowboy’s escapades. Read more

Theatre+Dance

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Brewery Follies keeps the laughs coming after Labor Day

Even as Virginia City begins to quiet down after another hectic summer, The Brewery Follies keep the doors open and the laughs rolling through Sept. 20 at the Old H.S. Gilbert Brewery. The fun-filled cabaret show, full of skits, goofiness and improv, continues in the 19th-century atmosphere of Montana’s first brewery. The madcap ensemble, headed by Mike and Jill Verdon, presents a wacky, contemporary comedy revue, with live music. Read more

Books+Readings

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Gwen Florio | Dakota

Reporter Lola Wicks seems to have a nose for trouble. It’s taken her to war-ravished countries around the world as a foreign correspondent, and lands her in the midst of North Dakota’s oil patch in this sequel to Gwen Florio’s debut, Montana. The story begins with a dead body – young Judith Looking Calf, found frozen in a snowbank near the Blackeet Reservation – and winds up in a "man camp" in Burnt Fork in a tale that bristles with surprise and intensity. Read more

Artists+Exhibits

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Windows on Whitefish unveils third mosaic

To date, more than 400 people have broken glass and ceramics together, and learned to piece and mortar those fragments into works of art in the Windows on Whitefish project, launched in 2012 by Stumptown Art Studio. The first of the four windows depicting the seasons (spring) was unveiled on Sept. 21, 2012, followed by the second (summer) in 2013. The third window (fall) debuted in a ceremony on Sept. 4 at the corner of Second and Central. Read more

Sports+Recreation

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The clarion call of The Dirty Dash: Coming to Billings and Missoula

Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the last two years, you've heard the clarion-call of The Dirty Dash. No, it wasn’t the mating call of a moose. It was the starting bugle of the best race in town ... heck, maybe the best race on the planet, but who has the time to fact check? This year’s runs muck up Metrapark in Billings on July 24 and the Flying H Stables in Missoula, Sept. 6. Check our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LivelyTimes, for race-entry giveaways. Read more