Brandi Carlile and Charley Pride headline Red Ants Pants Festival

Charley Pride and Brandi Carlile headline the 2014 Red Ants Pants Music Festival, July 24-27 in White Sulphur Springs. Early-bird tickets are on sale online until April 30. Pride has posted 39 No.1 Billboard hits, and is only the second African American to have been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Carlile has captivated crowds around the globe with her inspiring lyrics and powerful vocals. Josh Ritter and Canadian country star Ian Tyson also join the line-up. Read more



Violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn closes the 10th season of the Bitterroot Performing Arts series

The Bitterroot Performing Arts series wraps up its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center with Hilary Hahn, a violinist whose probing interpretations, technical virtuosity, and commitment to new music have brought her love of classical music to a diverse audience. "The core of her technique is precision and refinement,” raves The Boston Globe. Read more



Yellowstone Ballet brings “Cinderella” to the Bozeman stage

Yellowstone Ballet Company presents the beloved fairytale classic, “Cinderella,” 4 p.m. May 3-4 at Willson Auditorium in Bozeman. The artistic collaboration with Bozeman's The Dance Center and Main Street Dance Theatre features three professional guest artists, including Lilit Hogtanian and Parsifal Pittendorfer of State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, and an area cast of 40 dancers. Read more



A Taste of Montana, Favorite Recipes from Big Sky Country

To assemble the recipes for her book, food-lover and veteran journalist Seabring Davis traversed the state, visiting restaurants, guest ranches, resorts and bed-and-breakfasts. She gathered over 100 favorite recipes from 58 chefs, stretching from hearty breakfast fare to elegant desserts. Davis personally tested the recipes in her own Livingston kitchen. “The recipes range from simple to complex and everything in between,” she writes. Read more



Great Falls Public Library one of 50 sites in U.S. to host “Civil War 150”

The Great Falls Public Library is one of only 50 libraries and National Park historic sites around the country selected to host "Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It." The national touring panel exhibition, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, will be on display May 26-June 16 at the library, in conjunction with an array of special events and programs May 8-June 7. Read more



Countdown begins for Ice Breaker Road Race in Great Falls

Registration opens March 17 for the 35th annual Ice Breaker Road Race, held Sunday, April 27, in downtown Great Falls. Join over 4,000 runners, joggers and fitness walkers who enter the race each year. Participants range from recreational walkers, families enjoying an outing, to serious competitive runners. The five-mile road race offers a competitive format; and the three-mile run offers both a competitive and recreational format. Read more