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Prairie Lights: A town on the move, a night to remember


The Last Best News fundraising party Saturday night was a success by any measure. The music was varied, beautiful and superb, the crowd was large and enthusiastic and the weather was better than we could possibly have hoped for. We also made some money, which the IRS will be very pleased to hear. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mark your calendars: Last Best News fundraiser is Oct. 28

The first time we threw a fundraiser for Last Best News, back in February 2016, it was so much fun that we decided to make it an annual event. So we threw another one last April, again at the Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.’s Garage Pub. And that was so much fun that a lot of people said we really ought to have one every six months or so. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Vinyl tribute planned for musicians who left us in 2016


Smiling Dog Records owner Mike Ludlam was standing behind the counter of his Minnesota Avenue shop Wednesday afternoon, looking through a collection of records by musicians who died in 2016. He’d already mentioned Prince, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Sharon Jones, Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen, Keith Emerson and Vanity, one of Prince’s proteges. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Big show, sad news mark Magic City Music Awards


The 16th annual Magic City Music Awards on Sunday drew big crowds, threw off waves of youthful energy and included a sad, shocking announcement from Jared Stewart, the guitar master who has won more of the awards than anyone else. The evening also included a tribute to Norrine “The Outlaw Queen” Linderman, who has been singing, yodeling and playing guitar in these parts since the late 1940s. She was this year’s recipient of the Freeman Lacy Award, established to recognize musicians with a long history of contributing to the Billings music scene. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Show features local music scene’s house photographer


Scott Wagers doesn’t like to stay home. You’ve probably seen him on the sidelines of your favorite music venue, snapping photos. In the years Wagers has been enjoying local music, he’s amassed many tens of thousands of images. “I have always liked photography, and I love the local music scene here, so I decided to blend them together,” Wagers said. “I never thought I’d be doing it to the extent I do today.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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