Arts & Culture

Lynn Donaldson

Fifteen minutes from downtown Bozeman is the Gallatin River Lodge. On Jack Rabbit, the road to Big Sky is a sign with a cowboy riding a trout. For those who choose to turn at W Valley Center Road, a 20-acre retreat anchored by a log-hewed building awaits. Vistas of surrounding mountains and an on-site pond provide bucolic views for the 12-room “luxury boutique hotel.” Executive Chef Scott Meyers presents artistry on the plate to nourish both the appetite and the senses.

There have been many silent moments in Montana this week.

One in Whitefish Tuesday night was held in honor of people who died and were injured while counter-protesting a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday.

Anna Paige

Poets Dave Caserio and Martin Farawell have been bouncing ideas off one-another since the 1980s, when they were in the graduate writing program at NYU. 

Over the years, they’ve remained friends, poetic confidants, and muses for one another. Caserio now lives in Billings, and Farawell in Pennsylvania with his wife Cheryl Solimini

Stella Fong

At Tippet Rise, passion rendered music, erected life-sized sculptures, and created food. Chefs Nick Goldman and Wendi Reed of Wild Flower Kitchen cater with energy and gusto at the 10,260-acre art and music center in Fishtail, Montana. Amongst the musical notes and wide-open spaces, they feed world-renowned performers from afar, and guests arriving for chamber music recitals or tours of the vast sculpture park.

Corby Skinner and Anna Paige are the hosts of Resounds: Art and Culture on the High Plains, where they interview the people creating art in its myriad forms throughout the YPR listening area.  We sat down with them to talk about the show, making radio, and what interviews they're excited to bring to air. 

Earlier this month, Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, declared victory over Islamic State — or ISIS — in the city of Mosul after nine months of urban warfare. Almost one million people from Mosul have been displaced.

A brother and sister who fled that city and settled in Missoula four years ago are adapting to life as Americans. They’re making a living selling Iraqi flatbread in Montana, and marketing it to fit American tastes.

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This week on Blue Light Boogie, Art Hooker's "trilogy" of time continues with the fourth episode of the series. 

Take some time to catch Art Hooker every Friday on YPR from 9 to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

Ellen Theatre

Esteemed by Comedy Central as one of the best stand-up comics of all time, Paula Poundstone is perhaps best known in the radio world for her regular appearances on the NPR comedy quiz show, Wait… Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Fresh on the heels of the release of her new memoir, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, Poundstone will be in Bozeman Fri. Aug. 11 to perform standup at the Ellen Theatre.

Resounds: The Halsteads

Jul 24, 2017
courtesy Tippet Rise

Philanthropists and arts enthusiasts Peter and Cathy Halstead are the passion and vision behind Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana. Set on a 10,000 acre working sheep and cattle ranch, Tippet Rise hosts classical music concerts and exhibits large-scale, outdoor sculptures. 


The Shins have been a constant part of NPR's musical DNA for much of the 21st century. The group's poetic pop has shown up in something like 25 stories on our website, not just because many of us are longtime fans, but also because our listeners love them.

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