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  • Livingston resident Tom Murphy is a talented naturalist and photographer who has traveled the United States presenting the wonders of nature captured in photographic slide shows.His latest book, Birds: Masters of the Air, Land & Water, published by Crystal Creek Press in Livingston, features decades of Tom’s photography of birds from around the world.
  • Josh Quick is the author of Montana Quick Facts, released in 2019, and Yellowstone Quick Facts, released in 2021. His books are collections of lesser-known truths of Montana and one-sentence tidbits about the nation’s first National Park, paired with Quick’s whimsical illustrations.
  • Kenneth Jarecke is a world-renowned photojournalist based in Joliet, Montana. His work has taken him to over 80 countries and nine Olympic games. He is the creator and editor-in-chief of The Curious Society, a nonprofit created for showcasing the work of photojournalists and documentary photography, based out of Montana.Carol Guzy is a former staff photographer for The Washington Post who has received the Pulitzer Prize four times for her work. Her career spans more than three decades and has taken her across the globe, documenting the human spirit across humanitarian crisis, war, famine and natural disasters, political upheavals, and most recently, a dive into nature photography.
  • Wyoming author Craig Johnson’s Daughter of the Morning Star, the 17th novel in Walt Longmire series, was just released in September 2021 and is already New York Times bestseller.The novel focuses on Jaya "Longshot" Long, a star athlete of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team. Jaya is haunted by the disappearance of her older sister, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country.
  • Rafael Aguirre is an internationally acclaimed musician whose deep understanding of music, dazzling virtuosity, and immensely diverse repertoire has taken him to 37 countries. He has an extensive repertoire, with more than 30 concertos for guitar and orchestra and made his debut with an American orchestra with the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale in October 2021.That concert was under the baton of François López-Ferrer, a guest conductor that joined the Billings Symphony as part of their salute to extraordinary places featuring music by Spanish composers, including Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, one of the most famous melodies of classical music. François is the associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
  • David Heska Wanbli Weiden has been hailed as a major new voice in crime fiction, indigenous fiction, and American literature. Erika T. Wurth is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
  • Robert K. Elder is the author of 15 books; including The Best Films You’ve Never Seen, Conversations with Ken Kesey, and The Mixtape of my Life. His work has appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, The Boston Globe, and The Paris Review. He is the chief digital officer for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the founder of Odd Hours Media. Originally from Billings, Robert now lives and writes in Chicago.
  • The mission of the Stillwater Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the rich history, art and culture of the Stillwater County area, through the Museum of the Beartooths.
  • Another summer of COVID precautions prevented Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana from opening for a season of classical music concerts and sculpture tours. However, the Art Center did decide to take reservations for hiking and biking. The entire 2021 summer season sold out within a couple of days of being announced. (Hiking and bicycling tours are free of charge but require advance reservations.)
  • "I'm just a guitarist trying to make a living in Billings, Montana,” states a very modest musician, Alex Nauman. If you’d ask any musician in the state however, Alex Nauman is considered one of the finest and most versatile guitarists in Montana and Wyoming.Alex is a regular player throughout the Rocky Mountain Gig circuit and a member of a long list of eclectic music groups including his own Alex Nauman Trio. He plays everything from straight-ahead Jazz, Bop, Funk, R&B, Soul, Rock, Hip-Hop, Big-Band Swing, Acoustic Bluegrass, Avant Garde Experimental music, and even a little country. Nauman is the founder of the Big Sky Gypsy Jazz Festival and lead guitarist for the Rimrock Hot Club.