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‘Lyin’ King’ featured at ‘SNL Helena’

With a tempting target in the White House and budget cuts looming, the “Saturday Night Live Helena” show took on added urgency this year. Helena thespians, singers and dancers put the show on every two years when the Montana Legislature is in session. The aim is to battle the perceived failings of state and national politics with one of the oldest of weapons: satire. This year’s show was reeled off in a snappy two hours, and if not every joke worked, no problem; another followed within seconds. Periodic news updates (Grizzly bears are reported fleeing public schools since the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos) and parodied beer commercials for Goose Kill and Berkeley Pit IPA help held the disparate parts together. Continue Reading →

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Opinion: Snowden’s revelations sparked critical debate


Tomorrow night in Helena, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana will host a free advance screening of Oliver Stone’s new film, “Snowden,” at the Myrna Loy Center. Most people have heard of Edward Snowden, but few understand how his disclosures sparked a critical global debate about freedom of expression, privacy, secrecy and the proper limits of government surveillance. (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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