Around the world in 90 minutes, no bags lost. Banjo innovator Jayme Stone returns with a whole new take on world music. Stone’s Lomax Project gives songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax a fresh vocabulary. They re-boot Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs from sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners, and homemakers.
Their last performance here sold out, so get your tickets early for this pure-joy performance.
Sponsored by: Dive Bakery
Emceed by the wonderfully talented and hilarious Pam Ponich!
Come laugh with Helena and discover the best lip syncing in the Queen city, all while raising money for the Myrna Loy Center. Local celebrities and lip sync aficionados will compete for Audience Awards, Mr./Ms. Congeniality, Best Dancers, Most Energetic, and the Final Lip Sync Battle Winner. Don’t miss this hilarious event!
For information about performing in Lip Sync Battle, please email Marilyn at: email@example.com
This Juno Award-winning duo from Montreal has captured global attention with their blend of ancient Persian traditional songs, Sufi mystical poetry, and boldly modern electronic beats. Described by the Huffington Post as “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music,” Niyaz tours relentlessly, bringing audiences a powerful voice of Middle Eastern femininity, a universal tribute to beauty, cultural and spiritual diversity, freedom and dignity for all.
Sunday March 12 – 1:00 PM – Myrna Loy – FREE
“Feminism in the East” – A talk and community conversation with Azam Ali about growing up as a woman and an artist in Iran. Hosted by YWCA Helena and the Myrna Loy Center.
Both events are supported by Trimac Group.
It’s legislative season again! How will we survive? Laughter is the only medicine. Join SNLH’s outrageous cast and crew for their bi-annual sendup of Montana politics in music, song, and video. Get tickets early—it always sells out.
Sponsored by: Real Food Market & Deli
(Proceeds help support the Myrna Loy Center Grants to Artists program.)
Celebrate the lifelong work of master jazz guitarist Blackie Nelson, the quiet cultural treasure of Montana, as he and pianist Bob Packwood explore the jazz standards they love. A true musical communion of souls—across a generation—in love with the Great American Songbook.
Sponsored by: DA Davidson
Frequent guests on Performance Today, Richter Uzur Duo plays a whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world, and rock music. Viktor Uzur and Brad Richter are each master musicians of the highest caliber with global solo careers, major international awards and intensive training from two of the world’s most lauded musical institutions—The Moscow Conservatory and The Royal College of Music respectively.
Sponsored by: US Bank