Arts & Culture

Stella Fong

From Fried Chicken to Bibimbap, Chef Bill Baskin took me to two of his favorite eateries in Bozeman, Montana. He knows food after working at restaurants as The Fat Duck in London and Alinea in Chicago, and then heading kitchens at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky and Open Range in Bozeman. These days he is director of the culinary arts program at Gallatin College, a part of Montana State University.

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Playlist #1849 Mar. 16, 2018

“Tain’t No Sin”, Ottilie Patterson, That Patterson Girl, Lake Records,

“Dance With Me Henry”, Etta James, Tuff Lover, Ace Records,

“Land Of 1,000 Dances”, Wilson Pickett, Greatest Hits, Atlantic Records,

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Playlist #1848 Mar. 9, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records,

“Hi-Heel Sneakers”, Little Tommy Tucker, Footstompin’ Oldies (various artists), Dunhill Compact Classics

“High Heel Blues”, James Kinds, Love You From The Top, Delmark Records,

“Red Shoes By The Drugstore”, Tom Waits, Blue Valentine, Elektra Records,

Resounds: David Romtvedt, Caitlin Belem Romtvedt

Mar 12, 2018
Anna Paige

On this episode of Resounds, Wyoming poet and musician David Romtvedt and his daughter Caitlin Belem Romtvedt discuss the creative process and their influences along the way, including their rich background in Basque music. The two are skilled multi-instrumentalists that have honed their talents at home and abroad.

Rocky Mountain College

As acrimony and sharp divisions in politics and society continue to make headlines, a lecture series that opens this week in Billings hopes to teach participants how to bring civility back to our public dialogue.

Stella Fong

On Friday February 23, Walkers celebrated 25 years. Executive Chef Mike Callaghan returned to cook old favorites and John Roberts of Pan Blanco spirited the customers with Latin jazz.

In downtown Billings, Walkers has renewed and rebranded. In 1993 Bill Honaker and his brother James opened up the downtown dining establishment named after their father, an OB-GYN in town. James has moved on to his own restaurant, Bistro Enzo located in the west end of town.


Playlist #1847 Mar. 2, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records,

“Born On The River”, Hurricane Ruth, Born On The River, self release,

“Born On The Bayou”, Etta James, Matriarch Of The Blues, Private Music

“Born In Louisiana”, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Standing My Ground, Alligator Records,

Resounds: Big Sky Trio

Feb 26, 2018
Anna Paige

Musicians Keller Paulson, Parker Brown, and Erik Olson spend a lot of time together. They’ve played music together in a variety of bands throughout the years they have lived in Billings, and they are all adjunct faculty members at Sheridan College. The three musicians carpool weekly from Billings to Sheridan, Wyoming to teach in the music department.

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Playlist #1846 Feb. 23, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records,

“Heavy Heart Blues”, Champion Jack Dupree, New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie, Columbia/ Legacy Records

“Heavy Heart”, Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison, Alligator Records,

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An exhibit at the Yellowstone County Museum celebrates the life and achievements of expert marksman Tom Frye who lived in Billings during his retirement.