Broad Comedy turns 15: “We shop for material from life”

Broad Comedy, Bozeman’s homegrown, all-woman comedy troupe, celebrates its 15th anniversary with three shows Nov. 20-22 at the Emerson Center. In honor of that milestone, we asked Katie Goodman a few questions about the company she and her husband, Soren Kisel, founded in 1999. She took time out from preparing for a show at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City to email answers. Read more



Steve Betz | Kaleidoscope

Helena guitarist/songwriter Steve Betz has cut a new CD featuring his trademark “feel-good Americana with Christian threads.” All the songs are his, save Ray Golden’s “Have You.” Betz’s fine cast of music-makers includes co-producer Dan Nichols on percussion, Mike Killeen on acoustic and electric guitars and background vocals, and Terry O’Hare on bass and electric and acoustic guitars. Read more



Locals strut stuff in “Dancing With OUR Community Stars”

Imagine your neighbors dancing a flirtatious cha-cha, performing a beautiful waltz, or twirling a spicy samba. Local dancers and judges put their own twist on the popular TV show “Dancing With The Stars" when Whitefish Theatre Company brings “Dancing With OUR Community Stars” to the O'Shaughnessy Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. Six community members rehearse with the professional Utah Ballroom Dance Company to put on a spectacular show. Read more



Peter Fromm | If Not For This

Maddy and Dalt call themselves “The Luckies” because their love is so large. “There’s no way anything this huge could ever happen again, not in this universe. We’ve used it up. All the luck.” Well, except the bad luck that inflicts Maddy with multiple sclerosis – a mean disease that gradually steals everything from this strong, vital young river runner, except love. Author Pete Fromm’s new novel generously imagines the lives of Dalt and Maddy … Read more



Tim Holmes | “The Metaphysical Maps”

In his series, “The Metaphysical Maps,” Helena artist Tim Holmes combines the precision aesthetics of antique maps with the looseness of abstract expressionist painting. The series is on display through Nov. 30 at Rocky Mountain Map Gallery in Missoula. These detailed and seemingly accurate charts of internal experiences expose a messy reality that, despite our attempts at understanding, lends itself to nothing like precision. Read more



Ski Swaps: Get in gear for the season

Skiers and snowboarders are gearing up for the season – and what better way to shed old equipment and find great bargains on gear than ski swaps. Our round-up includes ski swaps in Kalispell, Oct. 4-5; in Great Falls, Oct. 17-18; and Bozeman, Nov. 1-2. All of them benefit local ski clubs that promote the sport and encourage youngsters to learn how to ski. Read more