Elvin Bishop headlines Winter Blues Festival in Butte

Rocker and veteran bluesman Elvin Bishop, who penned the memorable ‘70’s tune “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” headlines the inaugural Winter Blues Festival, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Mother Lode Theatre in Butte. The festival also features local and national talents, including Montana Deluxe, Lionel Young, Phil Lee, Dave Walker, Johnny Vernazza and Justin Deleon (from Norton Buffalo’s Knockouts), and Russ Green (from the Lurrie Bell Band). Read more



Dolce Canto | A Joyful Season

Missoula’s esteemed vocal ensemble Dolce Canto has released A Joyful Season just in time for the holidays. It features best-loved songs the group has sung over the years, and a few their listeners may not have heard. As usual, the choir effortlessly melds bass, soprano, alto, and tenor voices into a melodious whole that can deftly alter course into smaller configurations and back again. Catch them live Dec. 5 at St. Anthony's Church in Missoula. Read more



Missoula Community Theatre gift wraps “Winter Wonderettes”

Tickets are selling fast to Missoula Community Theatre's production of "Winter Wonderettes" – a family-friendly, entertaining musical, perfectly gift-wrapped for the holidays! The show plays Dec. 12-14 and 17-21 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts in Missoula. Andy Meyers is the show’s guest director and Lizzie Hatfield provides music direction in a show that's packed with humor and holiday tunes. Read more



Joanne Berghold | Without Compass

“With the sun at my back, I choose a direction and head off to find an inviting gravel road,” writes Livingston photographer Joanne Berghold. “I am alone in Montana’s magnificence, without a plan or a clock, and I simply float in the landscape.” Berghold’s third collection of Montana scenes, Without Compass, ensnares that feeling of floating through an ever-changing landscape, attentive to shape, shadow and nuance. Read more



Montana’s Charlie Russell | New book celebrates Historical Society collection

It’s long been the dream of many at the Montana Historical Society to reproduce its entire Charlie Russell art collection in a high-quality book that would celebrate the artist’s vision of Montana and the breadth of his amazing career – a trajectory that took him from cowboying in the Judith Gap to being one of the best-loved artists of the West. That dream finally came to fruition with a new book by Jennifer Bottomly-O’looney and Kirby Lambert, Montana’s Charlie Russell. Read more



Step outdoors with Glacier Institute’s winter course offerings

The Glacier Institute has added three new courses for the winter season, aimed at encouraging folks to get out and enjoy hiking and learning in the great outdoors during this season of solitude. Explore Glacier National Park's wintry wonderland during Winter Ecology, Dec. 6; Animal Tracking and Sign Interpretation, Jan. 10; and Winter Birds of Prey, March 7. Read more