Brian D'Ambrosio

Brian D'Ambrosio

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Hillside full of ‘Bleu Horses’ is sculptor’s gift to Montana


Horses symbolize speed and passion, and their fundamental nature suggests wild and open movement. More than anything, perhaps, horses are a symbol of freedom. Likewise, there is a certain freedom in art that lies in being bold and emancipated, as well as in taking the initiative. Artists are what they make of themselves—and what they choose to make for others. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Homegrown country singer opening for Clint Black


Shane Clouse is a country singer who has opened for top acts, toured nationally and put out four albums, with his fifth set to release in April. Next week, he’ll be opening for Clint Black on Tuesday at the Dennison Theatre at the University of Montana in Missoula, and on Wednesday at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In memoriam: Misty Upham


News item: A body believed to be that of missing actress Misty Upham has been found in the Seattle area, police said on Thursday. I first interviewed Misty Upham a few months ago, and it ended eerily. Out of the more than 1,000 interviews I’ve conducted, our three conversations, each lasting about an hour, were uniquely unshakeable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Singer-songwriter Brown still shines during slow fade


Greg Brown has always been inclined toward solitary pursuits. The 65-year-old singer-songwriter still loses himself in the pure feeling of fishing. When Brown performs Sunday at the Myrna Loy Center, in Helena, his mission will be more than just music — it will be about sharing that pure feeling. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cut Bank wonders: Will it be the next ‘Fargo’?


Cut Bank, the rugged eastern entryway to Glacier National Park, is where wheat fields fuse with the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, where outdoor scenery is big, broad and brash. But it’s the friendly rhythms of small-town life that keep this community of fewer than 3,000 grounded. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Local landscaper brought snow to ‘Nebraska’


Serendipity sometimes compensates the prepared. In the case of Andrew “AJ” Marble, the manager of Billings Nursery & Landscaping, his quick-thinking preparedness was rewarded with a small part assisting in the production of the Oscar-nominated “Nebraska.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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