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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" ...


America's Greatest Makers - Season 2 Casting Now Open:


Calling all makers and innovators. Do you have what it takes to be the next America's Greatest Maker? Now Casting: Designers, Engineers, Inventors and Makers! Calling all Designers, Engineers, Inventors ...


Intel breaks into reality TV with 'America's Greatest Makers':


Baldwin says the show's website, called "America's Greatest Makers: An Intel Experience,'' https://www.americasgreatestmakers.com/ has already had 3.5 million visitors, with a 70 percent completion rate ...


A story in every brick: festival to bring films from around the world to Butte, Montana:


Don Andrews maintains that Butte is a place ripe with opportunity for those who want to build a business. "(Large) cities aren't really too ingratiating for letting new business in," said Andrews. While ...


Entire Lineup Of The Free Montana Folk Festival In Butte, Montana Announced: 3-day Music Festival Starts July 8 :


With just under two months to go before the music starts at the Montana Folk Festival http://montanafolkfestival.com/ in Butte, organizers have the entire line up ready to go. Mainstreet Uptown ...


$82.3 Million in Grants Will Support Art Projects Nationwide:


Thanks to Pat Williams https://www.facebook.com/griff.williams.5/videos/10209413124389517/ for protecting this program when he was representing Montana in Congress. We owe you much Pat. National ...


'Saving For The Day' Montana Movie Fundraising Needs Your Support:


This project of passion is a unique and highly entertaining epic. There's never been a film made like this. The single narrative weaves through 15 different genres seamlessly. So far, our cast/crew has ...


University of Montana fabrication laboratory puts scientific, manufacturing equipment in artists' hands:


The first Fab-Lab opened at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decades ago, said Brad Allen, director of the UM School of Art. In 2009, he went to a conference and saw that artists' use of manufacturing ...


Maker Faire draws Bozeman's artisans, tinkers and inventors:


Standing at her booth in the Baxter Hotel ballroom, Christina Gale, an "office Jedi" with Salient Technologies http://salient-tech.com/ , demonstrated the company's prototype customizable car and track ...


Bridging the gap between art and code:


To UCLA visual artist Casey Reas, writing computer code and programming are not so much technical skills as "thinking" skills that he has managed to apply to artistic expression to great effect. "It's ...


Bringing Hollywood to Montana:


RG Best Selling Author and international award winning director, Junior Michael Ray http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2161272/ tells his story and how others here in Montana can do the same. By Tanya Modersitzki, ...


National Parks: Ken Burns on why they were America's best idea:


For years, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns would tell people that the first national park he had been to was Yosemite National Park in California. It wasn't until 2003, when he and his partner Dayton ...


Art, technology and education thrive in Hamilton's Fab Lab:


Are you a young person who dreams big? Then, you should meet the kids in Dave Rygmyr's robotics class at the Hamilton Fabrication Laboratory - or Fab Lab, to its friends. Dave Rygmyr is an entrepreneur ...


Got An Idea? Bring It To 'makerspace' Forum In Butte On May 12:


People can weigh in with ideas on what should be offered during a public forum tentatively set for Thursday, May 12, at the Thornton Building, 65 E. Broadway St., Uptown. The precise time and location ...


Animals' stories aren't the only ones at Missoula's International Wildlife Film Festival April 16-23:


The festival https://wildlifefilms.org/ opens on a sad note with the passing of founder Chuck Jonkel on Tuesday. "He was very active in our story," festival director Mike Steinberg said. "His consciousness ...


Multi-Grammy Award winner Wynonna Judd headlines this year's Red Ants Pants Music Festival July 28-31, in White Sulphur Springs, Montana:


Five-time Grammy winner Wynonna Judd and her band the Big Noise will headline this year's Red Ants Pants Music Festival http://redantspantsmusicfestival.com/ , July 28-31, in White Sulphur Springs. The ...


Missoula film enthusiast works to introduce people to big ideas on the big screen:



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