Arts & Culture

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.

Marco Nürnberger

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,

Steve Shadley, Yellowstone Public Radio


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

Stella Fong

At 4 o’clock on a snowy Tuesday afternoon, Teresa Twichel, Lexington Campbell, Jacy Powell and Kazmira Martinez are cooking away in Mrs. Haley Barker’s room. The team of four are preparing to compete at the Montana ProStart Invitational the weekend of March 3 and 4 in Missoula, Montana at Missoula College. The teams compete in two categories: Culinary and Management.

Steve Snodgrass

Playlist #1845 Feb. 16, 2018

“Cupid Boogie”, Johnny Otis Orchestra, The R&B Box: 30 Years Of Rhythm And Blues (various artists), Rhino Records,

“Cupid”, Johnny Nash, The Reggae Collection, SME UK Limited

“Iron Cupid”, Earl King, Glazed, Black Top Records

Kay Erickson

Support from people and organizations from around the country and world is pouring into a Billing Congregation hit twice in recent weeks with racist graffiti and anti-LGBT pamphlets.

Hearts are literally everywhere at Grace United Methodist Church. They are stuck on the walls and lying on the tables with the just opened mail.  

Letters of support have come from other Methodist congregations, individuals, and from two Girl Scout troops.  

Resounds: Craig Lancaster, Elisa Lorello

Feb 12, 2018
Courtesy Lancarello Enterprises

Writers Craig Lancaster and Elisa Lorello started their careers on similar paths: both self-published their first novels, which went on to become incredible hits.

The couple met at an industry party in 2011 and became fast friends. Their friendship grew into a long-distance relationship, with both parties crisscrossing the nation—Craig visiting New York, Elisa visiting Montana—until the couple was married and Elisa moved west to join Craig in Billings.

Playlist #1844 Feb.9, 2018

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

“Big Chief”, Professor Longhair, Houseparty New Orleans Style, Rounder Records,

“Mardi Gras In New Orleans” Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live: Mardi Gras In Montreaux, Rounder Records,

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Playlist #1843 Feb. 2, 2018

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

“Black Wolf Blues”, Champion Jack Dupree, Classic Piano Blues (various artists), Smithsonian Folkways Recordings,

“Howling Wolf”, Muddy Waters, Muddy ‘Mississippi’ Waters Live, Blue Sky Records

Stella Fong

On this January morning in Billings, darkness hung heavy in the snowy coldness.  But on 17th Street West in Billings, light emerged through the windows of Caramel Cookie Waffles. At 5:00 a.m., Jan Boogman began the day making the caramel cookie stroopwafels he and his wife, Judy have been selling for the last 30 years.