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A Reader's Guide To The 2017 Montana Book Festival - 9/27-10/1 - Missoula:


Jane Smiley's Pulitzer-winning A Thousand Acres was written more than 25 years ago and takes place in Iowa, yet it feels perfectly relevant to this year's Montana Book Festival http://www.montanabookfestival.org/ ...


Podcast - Why More Artists Need to Study Business:


Artists contribute much creativity to society, but business acumen may not be their forte. Paying for health care and business insurance, saving for retirement and recovering from disasters can be tough ...


Shining a spotlight on the Mining City: Curtains up for Butte's annual film festival:


The second year for the Covellite International Film Festival https://covellitefilmfest.org/ begins rolling Tuesday in Butte featuring 110 films over the next five days. "They're not just Montana ...


EQUUS International Film Festival Celebrating the Horse - 9/14-17 - Missoula, Montana:


EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival https://equusinternationalfilmfestival.com/ is the premier global venue for award-winning equine film, television and other media that bring focus to the horse ...


Tell Us Something - "Up The Blackfoot" - 9/10 - Missoula, Montana:


As part of the "In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival(A River Runs Through It), 8 storytellers share their true personal stories about the Big Blackfoot River. Full Event Information: ...


Redbarre details huge facility in Parker that could create 4,000 jobs, bring Hollywood to Colorado:


The town of Parker could become a national destination for film and television production, with more than 4,000 new full-time jobs up for grabs, if a project backed by Denver media company Redbarre becomes ...


Kevin Costner series 'Yellowstone' seeks extras in Missoula, Hamilton Aug. 5th and 6th :


Open casting calls for background extras for a new TV series, "Yellowstone" will be held in Missoula and Hamilton this weekend. "Yellowstone," starring Kevin Costner, follows "the Dutton family, led ...


Bold Women in Montana History Chosen as Montana's National Book Festival Feature:


The Montana Center for the Book, in conjunction with the Montana State Library, has selected Bold Women in Montana History by Missoula author Beth Judy as the state's entry in the Library of Congress' ...


They call it "Loco." Sitcom set in fictional Montana town being filmed in Laurel, aimed for Netflix, looking for extras this weekend.:


The characters in a new sitcom being filmed in Laurel are kind of crazy. Plus, many of the scenes are being filmed at Laurel's Caboose Saloon and Casino, a nod to Laurel's railroading roots. If ...


Missoula artist captures quirky and funky main streets of Montana:


Soft, coppery evening light casts slanting shadows across Ronan's main street, a sleepy town of about 1,800 on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Signs for "2nd CHAИCE Saloon" and "Ronan Cafe & Bakery" ...


Filmed in Kalispell: New movie 'made for and influenced by Montana' :


Jonah is a bilingual desk clerk working an emotionally wearisome hotel job in Montana. Buster is a puzzling mountain man who breaks into people's vacation homes for food and shelter and occasionally ...


90 foot iconic Montana Bitterroot Mural painting hoping to find a new home. :


At 90 feet, it's Montana's longest oil painting, completed in 1955 by Great Falls artist Les Peters for the Florence Hotel's Bitterroot Room. The painting has graced the walls of the Missoula airport ...


Small business owner: Here's how not to be a starving artist:


You live for your art. Every day, you paint or compose music or write short stories or make beautiful hand-crafted objects. But every day, you also need to eat. Rhonda Abrams, Special for USA TODAY ...


"Buster's Mal Heart" - New movie 'made for and influenced by Montana':


Jonah is a bilingual desk clerk working an emotionally wearisome hotel job in Montana. Buster is a puzzling mountain man who breaks into people's vacation homes for food and shelter and occasionally defecates ...


12 Lessons From The 100 Most Creative People Of 2017:




Bitterroot Maker Fair - 5/6 - Hamilton, MT:


Try out hands-on activities that challenge your creative thinking skills. Explore the Bitterroot FabLab. Learn about opportunities for learners of all ages at the Bitterroot College. The University ...


This Video Game Will Break Your Heart - CBS Sunday Morning:


The "extra life" was a fixture of early video games, a reward for skilled players that was imbued with the language of reincarnation. Players would not say they earned additional time to play, or a bonus ...


Ivan Doig named 'Outstanding Montanan':


The Montana Historical Society has named acclaimed author Ivan Doig to its list of Outstanding Montanans. Doig (1939-2015) is the author of 16 works of fiction and nonfiction primarily set in Montana. ...


Big Sky Film Festival partners up with Missoula businesses:


"The Big Sky Film Festival is really about creating awareness around social and economic issues and also driving a lot of community resources to support it and to have a fun week with over 200 documentaries. ...


Oscar winning filmmaker shares films, knowledge at The 14th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana:


The 14th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/ features a filmmaker with an Oscar-winning resume, who not only shared his films, but also his tips, tricks, and strategies ...


"It's such a powerful venue": Montana stories matched with media experts at first Big Montana Story event:


"It's not just stories from people who are from Montana, it's stories from all the people who come into the state. Montana, she said, is "such a powerful venue." Once The Big Montana Story https://montanabookfestival2016.sched.org/event/829V/the-big-montana-story ...


'Valley Uprising' Missoula effects team wins Emmy for work on climbing documentary:


The Emmy is also a win for the University of Montana. Five of the team members, Twigg, Thompson, Meeks, Jones and Bucy, are graduates of the School of Media Arts. "It's a great representation for ...


Bozeman's David Quammen talks Yellowstone and writing an entire issue of National Geographic:


This year, National Geographic marked the centennial of the National Park Service by running several parks-related stories, culminating in an all-Yellowstone issue in May. Bozeman's David Quammen, a contributing ...


Study finds Montanans are artsier than average:


It's no surprise to Montana art lovers that Montana is a national leader in arts participation. But recent research by the National Endowment of the Arts now confirms it. "Montana is third in the ...


Ballet treasures from the Treasure State:


For part of August, Maria Sascha and Nadia Khan and their brothers, Julian and Nicholas MacKay, savored their cowboy country roots. They hit the rodeo, ate local bison and trout, soaked in the Boiling ...


City launches Cultural Asset Mapping Project:


"Now that the city's population and developments have exploded, inexpensive creative space is at a premium or non-existent, and our creatives are being forced to make hard choices or leave altogether. ...


Czech photographer, wanderer shares his 'Own Private Montana' in exhibit at Break Espresso:


The photographs in "My Own Private Montana," represent work from eight return trips. "The answer is in the mountains, dusty towns, old-time saloons, in the rivers, the prairie, in the sky, in the sky. ...


Why Every Artist Should be a Great Storyteller:


Expertly telling your story is the best kind of organic marketing you can do to promote your art because people care almost as deeply about how you create, as they do about the end product. By ...


Montana Artrepreneurship Program teaches artists how to market their work:


All over Montana there are artists like Parker toiling away on beautiful work in garages and shops, and all they need is to connect with the right customers. One out of every 60 people in this state is ...


The last word from Montana's Jim Harrison:


Iconic Livingston author Jim Harrison sent one last book into the world before his death. In "The Ancient Minstrel," published this spring, Harrison wrote that his family "insisted on being left out" ...

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