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Jake Sorich

Jake Sorich

Chris Cornell, 1964-2017

By now you’ve likely heard the news that Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, most notably, died at age 52 of an apparent suicide. If you haven’t I recommend checking out the eloquent obituary in the New York Times here. I don’t have any personal connection to Cornell, …
Rob Quist

I rarely use this space to talk about politics. When you’re engulfed by political content everywhere else, the last thing you want is another site that used to be politics free suddenly jump into the fray, is my thinking. That being said, though, this election coming up on Thursday, May …
LightDawningCovWebVersion

Great Falls-based author Ty Arthur will release his second novel titled “Light Dawning” next month, he announced today. The self-published book will come out on May 25. The book, a fantasy-horror tale, follows Arthur’s debut sci-fi novella “Empty” which he released in 2016. In a press release, Arthur says for …
Photo courtesy of Get the Picture Photography

Saturday night in Great Falls nearly all eyes will be on the Pacific Steel and Recycling Four Seasons Arena as one of the Electric City’s most beloved hometown stars participates in his final match as a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Leo “Bushido” Bercier squares off against Jeremy Spelts in the …
Shannon Sinn, Roxanne Modafferi and Jessica Borga

Fusion Fight League welcomes to Billings next month some of the most exciting female MMA fighters in the country in what looks to be a scintillating set of fights, no fooling. Fusion presents Ladies Fight Night, headlined by the main event of veteran 125-pound UFC and Invicta pro Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi …
Jenn Walters 2

With the new incarnation of the “Hulk” comic, written by Mariko Tamaki, Marvel has taken the series in a fresh direction. Gone is the “She-Hulk” moniker, and instead in part one,  “Deconstructed,” Jennifer Walters gets billed as “Hulk,” after the death of Bruce Banner in this particular series. It’s nice in …
Momologue 2

If you’ve ever been a mom, had a mom, watched someone doing mom-like things, or simply wish you were a mom, there’s something in the Paris Gibson Square’s production of “MOMologues” for you to enjoy. The production, starring Trish Roberts, Tiffany Waldren, Eva Hribikova Maydole and Alison Palmiotto, was written …
Carli and Julie Kennedy, the Canadian duo Twin Kennedy, perform together.

Yesterday I attended the annual Montana Performing Arts Consortium Showcase, which offered a fantastic chance to see a wide array of performers and get a sample for what they’re all about. For free. One of the performers said it felt a bit like speed dating, and I’d have to agree. …
jekyll and hyde 1 baner

Disclaimer: This is the first of what will be two or three posts about my recent foray back into theater. It is a first-person account of what it’s been like and how the whole experience has affected me.  I have not posted here in a while, and one of the …
the crucible 2

Joel Corda this week posted on his blog, joelcorda.com, that “The Crucible,” which he was directing with Steve Olson and Act 1 Theatre Productions (Miss Linda Productions), has been cancelled. Corda said the reason was due to the fact that two lead actors had quit the production and they did not …