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If the mainstream music industry was the only template ever used to release music, Sam Fishman’s latest album “End of Time” would never exist. Why? The mainstream music industry has certain strange beliefs that permeate the way musicians do things, even though it’s never the only way to find success. …

When it comes to modern artists who make the decision to record Christmas songs, more often than not they’ll re-record one of the classic Tin-Pan Alley tracks — and with good reason as they’re among the most beloved holiday songs. Plus, everyone who celebrates the holiday knows and remembers them …

The best way I’ve found to describe Todd Warner Moore’s sound is this — he plays songs you want to hear when you’re sitting around a campfire with friends on a relaxing summer evening. Even if you’re nowhere near an open flame, put on Moore’s new album “Spark” and you’re …

Listening to “Nothing’s Wrong,” the new album from Canadian singer/songwriter Eliza, the feeling I kept circling back to was one you feel when you’re at home late at night watching a thunderstorm blanket your neighborhood. There are other feelings, too, that are just as hauntingly melancholy but, if you’re like …

You might not recognize Heather Gruber’s name, but once you hear her, you’ll know just the kind of sound you’re getting. Which, depending on what you’re seeking, can be a double-edged sword. “Dance Into the Desert,” Gruber’s debut album, drops a collection of uplifting, positive songs that’ll have you thinking …

The Montana Arts Council presents the 2018 Governor’s Arts Award winners’ ceremony on Friday in Helena. This year’s recipients are each more-than deserving of the honor: Rick Bass, Monte Dolack, Jackie Parsons, Kevin Red Star, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Annick Smith. Instead of retreading the past accomplishments of this year’s honorees, …

News broke a few days ago that a certain person with ties to the KKK was running for political office in Great Falls. John Abarr, a name that long-time residents of the Electric City will recognize, will run as a Democrat in the House District 21 election. Given our current political …

Sometimes what people find to be terrifying isn’t what we see, but what you MIGHT see. That anticipation can cause a deep sense of dread, especially when the possible outcomes are gruesome. That’s the central idea that revs through the new short film “Inheritance of the Dead,” written and directed …

Nearly any college graduate knows that finding a job right out of school can sometimes be a daunting prospect. For me, it took at least six months to find a job, and it took at least four or five interviews before I landed it. Others can spend even longer to secure …
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When I started my Comic Bento subscription last month, I wasn’t sure what to expect, exactly. The theme for July was “Old School” and I first thought that meant I’d be receiving comics from long ago featuring Superman, Batman and maybe Captain America too. Comic Bento, for those unfamiliar, is a …