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Making theater work effectively sometimes comes down to the risks in the performance and how well the team putting on the show executes them. In “Nine Circles,” Montana Actors’ Theatre-Havre took several big risks that ended up paying off for the independent theater company. For one, the story came from a …

Around the state, both the Cascade Quartet and the Chinook Winds quartets have been talked about, in terms of musical talents, as “the best-kept secret in all of Montana.” As a person who’s seen them play multiple times, I’m not quite sure I agree with that assessment because it’s not like …

Sometimes a show can be negatively affected by the time of year it’s held. Such was the case with Saturday’s symphony performance. If it was held at any other time of the year, other than right before Martin Luther King Day, a lot of the issues that surrounded it would …

When Disney announced plans to create a film version of the beloved musical “Into the Woods,” the internet was abuzz with rumors about what songs they’d be leaving in, which ones would get cut and whether or not there would be an all new song for Meryl Streep to sing …

As 2014 unfolds into 2015, Great Falls’ art and entertainment scene sits in a bit of a transitional phase. While some might call it a lull, I look at it as an opportunity for those who care about the arts here to take it into a new direction. Because, let’s …

So, Christmas is only three days away (or less depending on when you’re reading this.) If you’re like me, Christmas means getting the chance to visit with family who you might not see as often as you’d like to. Whether you’re sitting in front of a meal, or opening presents, …

Like an old-fashioned American beef stew, the new self-titled album from Ghost Town Sound contains a lot of different elements.  At times there might be a bit too many, but none of them are what you’d call typical. In fact, the album as a whole could be the very definition …

After seeing the University of Great Falls Performing Arts Department’s latest steampunk comedy, “A Tribulation in Goat’s Corner,” I realized it took me until after intermission get comfortable with its weirdness. Make no mistake just because it’s weird doesn’t mean it’s bad  — the show has already set attendance records …

With ICF 16, 221 Industries’ held a collection of fights that kept viewers on the edge of their seats on Friday night at the Pacific Steel and Recycling Four Seasons Arena, with a few exceptions. It helps when you had what could maybe be described as one of the greatest …

The new Hollywood blockbuster “Interstellar” presents a lot of big ideas about outer space and our universe, which on one hand seems to make it a lush film with lots of depth. But, on the other hand, it also keeps the movie from reaching that poignant message it attempts to convey. …