Mondays at the Myrna 2012
Sponsored in part by DA Davidson and Wingate by Wyndham
Monday, June 4
$15 Adults/Seniors, $10 Students
Tap dancers, hip hop, contemporary dancers and much more are part of this evening highlighting several Helena dance troops.
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Bill Jr. and the Montana Rangers with special guest star Michael Cleveland
Monday, June 11
$20 Adults, $15 Students
Helena’s own Bill Jr and MT Rangers team up with one of the country’s leading bluegrass fiddlers, Michael Cleveland. From his early teen years on the Grand Ole Opry, through his award winning career with the Flamekeepers, he continues to be a major influence on American bluegrass.
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Danilo Perez, Jazz pianist (WJPN Tour)
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Western Jazz Presenters Network
Monday, June 18
Grammy award winner Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo’s abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz.
Late Night Catechism: Las Vegas
Monday, June 25
Late Nite Catechism: Sister Rolls the Dice is the latest class in the sinfully funny Catechism series. The Naples News calls it “sharp, witty and spectacularly brilliant” and says: “Anyone from Buddhists to Zoroastrians will enjoy attending this ‘Late Nite Catechism’." The convent needs a new roof, so the order has decided that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running the Church Bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night! Sister will tackle topics ranging from Magicians and Show Girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. Don’t forget: “What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas”, but God sees everything!
Thursday, July 12
Four-Time Grammy Nominee Plena Libre is the Music of Puerto Rico as it Should Be Experienced Live. Captivating and moving audiences over the course of a fifteen-year, thirteen-album career, this fine-tuned 12-piece Puerto Rican-based ensemble of virtuoso musicians has only gotten better with age, as evidenced by their four recent Grammy nominations. Plena Libre infuses their contemporary Caribbean compositions with a deep sense of the unique indigenous musical traditions, known as plena and bomba, which developed on the island over a century ago.
Monday, July 30
"Junior" Brown is an American country “demon” guitarist and singer. He has released nine studio albums in his career, and has often charted on the Billboard country singles charts. Brown's signature instrument is the "guit-steel" double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. He has toured with the Beach Boys in the 60’s and with Bob Dylan in the last ten years as well a headlining his famous club in Austin, the Continental Club.
Martin Holt Film Festival
Thursday, August 2
The Myrna Loy Center kicks off August with the Second Annual Martin Holt Short Film Festival promising to be an exciting and unique opportunity for local talent of all stripes. This festival will also feature the dedication of the neon sculpture of Martin Holt by Willem Voelkers from a drawing by Nan Parsons.
The format will follow the previous competition format. On Friday, July 27, a theme will be announced and participants will make a short film in 72 hours and submit it July 30 for competition. All submissions will be screened and the winners announced at the Festival screening, August 2nd at 8:00 PM. A cash prize will go to the winning submission and other prizes will be given for 2nd and 3rd place.
The festival is also opening submission for previously produced works by local filmmakers. Submissions will be screened and a single selection will be showcased at the event on August 2nd. Each submission should not exceed 15 minutes in length but may be a complete film or an excerpt from a feature length film. AN AWARD OF $200 WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FILM SELECTED.
Participants IN THE 78 FILM PROJECT may sign-up at the Myrna Loy Center box office BEFORE THE DEADLINE. For tickets to the screening and awards ceremony or more information contact the Myrna Loy Center Box Office by calling (406) 443-0287 or order tickets below.
Monday, August 6
5 times Blues Award Winner including the MC Handy Award of Artist of the Year, heralded as “a living landmark” (Berkeley Express), “a national treasure” (Guitar Extra), and “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” (Blues Revue), Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk. The New York Times declared: “Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends.”
Monday, August 20
Most honored as a songwriter, but an established instrumental, Darrell describes his music as “the old country music of cheating, drinking, working, longing- pre-garth, pre- video, pre-urban-cowboy country music - the voice of working people- people of the land - it is their poetry...country music and king james - the country music cuts the deepest.”
Scott has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark, Tim O'Brien, Kate Rusby, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mary Gauthier, and many others. In early 2005, Scott's Theatre Of The Unheard won in The 4th Annual Independent Music Awards for Album of the Year . In January 2011, his album A Crooked Road won the award for the Country Album category from The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. In 2010, Brad Paisley's cover of the song "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" was the closing song played on the TV drama Justified during the final scene of the final episode of each of the seasons.
Wednesday, September 19
8:00 pm, Doors open at 7:00 pm
$27 in advance; $30 day-of-show
Spoken word artist, musician, actor, author, radio show host, columnist, iconic cultural gadfly and frontman for the Rollins Band and the seminal punk band Black Flag, Henry Rollins is above all else a self-described “workaholic.” His spoken word performances are a seamless mix of humor and outrage; political commentary and personal anecdote; healthy skepticism and rugged optimism. Rollins comes to Helena as part of a tour of U.S. state capitols, where he will turn his attention to the political sphere just in time for election season. Contains adult content.
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