Hamilton, MT Entertainment

Ruthie Foster brings soul to Hamilton this weekend

Although Ruthie Foster has traveled far and wide performing, Saturday will be her first time singing on a Montana stage. She will bring her signature brand of soul and blues from Austin, Texas to the Hamilton Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. as the second in the revived series hosted by the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council.
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The Winner!

The first person to type the accurate location of my sabbatical — Darby, Montana — into the comments section was bodojanbo. Congratulations! She has won a signed copy of Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth. Wintering in Darby, Montana was a great experience. Not only was...
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Enjoy the Culture Crawl in downtown Hamilton on Saturday, Oct. 9

You just can’t beat this fall weather, what a great time to get out and enjoy the changing leaves in downtown Hamilton. The October Culture Crawl will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, and will be featuring special art shows, music and poetry. Be sure...

Artist Daniel Foley displays his work at TrailWest Bank

Hamilton resident Daniel Foley is a new artist who gains his inspiration from old masters and has his art on display in a Hamilton bank. “I don’t like the new art that is popular right now,” Foley said. “I feel like people are just doing a lot of whatever they feel is good art. One guy just painted a white piece of paper, I don’t think that is good art.”

Expressive art at Victor High School

Victor High School Art Educator Jennifer Ogden took her printmaking class outside the first week of school to experience abstract expressionism and explore the style of Jackson Pollock. Students did some soap and spray paint masking then got the feel of action painting on a large scale. “They came up...

Supaman: Native hip-hop artist presents history and hope

Native American dancer and innovative hip-hop artist Christian Takes Gun Parrish, known as Supaman, presented his message of hope, faith and empowerment to Corvallis Schools on Tuesday. His presentation was a fusion of traditional and modern culture. He played a recording of soft, flowing music with narration about the harsh...

Quilter Laurie Dunbar shines at trunk show

Over 50 quilters, friends and family attended the Bitterroot Quilter’s Guild meeting Thursday to hear featured quilter Laurie Dunbar as she presented a “trunk show” of her projects. Quilter Peggy Holt said that the BQG did not host a quilt show this year due to COVID-19. “But because we love...

Bitterroot Performing Arts Council announces new season, new director

On Friday, the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council ends its “extended intermission” and launches its 17th season of live performances with a new executive director to lead the organization and welcome guests back to the Hamilton Performing Arts Center. Larry McCloskey recently accepted the position and is looking forward to hosting...

Rock The Root Returns This Saturday Featuring Blessiddoom and Devilution

Fall is officially here and the trees are changing colors. It is almost like someone flipped a switch, and overnight leaves began to change. In many parts of the country, people flock to certain areas to enjoy the beauty that is the fall colors. One of those areas is the gorgeous Bitterroot Valley. So why not pack up the family station wagon with all your favorite metalheads and make the drive to the picturesque Bitterroot Valley. Not only can you enjoy the fall colors, but you can also squeeze in a metal concert. Its a win/win!

Early Montana Lab Featured in National Museum

A century ago in the Bitterroot Valley, US Public Health Service scientists battling Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever moved from their small facility in Victor, Montana, to a schoolhouse west of Hamilton. Honoring the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Ricketts Lab, the Office of NIH History and Sletten Museum in Bethesda, Maryland, has a great on-line presentation with plenty of historic photos.

Time for Three to perform in Hamilton

Prior to the pandemic, the musicians comprising Time for Three often performed for patients at local hospitals in the cities along their tour to provide comfort, entertainment and therapeutic musical experiences. During the pandemic, they continued to find avenues to perform and broadcast online to hospital patients and those needing...