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Around town: Helena area arts and entertainment news published on September 15th.local

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Entertainment at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room

David and Deidre Casey will perform at the Lewis & Clark Tap Room on Thursday, September 15th at 7pm.

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The Lewis & Clark Tap Room has scheduled the following events:

The David & Deidre Casey Band will hit the stage on Thursday, September 15th from 7-10pm.

For information on all shows, please call the Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1535 Dodge Ave.,, or 406-442-5960.

New Horizons Band Begins Season

Dust off your horns and drums, blow out the cobwebs and join the Helena New Horizons Concert Band. Practices are held every Monday night from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Choir Rehearsal Room at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The first rehearsal was for him on September 12th, but you can join the group at any time.

The Helena Band is affiliated with the New Horizons International Music Association (, a global organization dedicated to promoting adult music production. The band he formed in February 2011 with 15 musicians. We currently have over 50 active players. The band’s conductors are Tom Mazanek, Jerry Sept, Jim Perkins and Larry Irwin.

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The band’s musical selection includes marches, medleys, show tunes, movie themes, and classic favorites. Adult musicians of all skill levels are welcome to join the band. There is no entry fee, but the band asks for a $10 monthly donation to help cover costs.

Band members provide their own instruments and music stands for rehearsals. For more information, please contact Jim Perkins (

Myrnaloy’s Shayna Steele

Shayna Steele

R&B singer Shayna Steele and her band perform at The Myrna Roy on Thursday, September 22nd.

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Shayna Steele is said to “unleash enough voltage to light up the West End” of London.

On Thursday, September 22nd, she will be unleashed on The Myrna Loy stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. to make her Montana debut and kick off The Myrna Loy’s 2022-23 season.

“I mostly sing new songs for the album that’s coming out next year,” she says.

Her latest song she wrote during the pandemic deals with the human connection between people.

“I am so grateful to be able to perform in front of an audience again and use my music for healing,” she said.

Steele has been called an “R&B diva” and has been called a jazz and pseudo-jazz singer, but she calls herself a “soul singer who literally sings from the heart.”

She also considers herself a multi-genre singer.

“I grew up on Motown and rhythm and blues,” but her exposure to jazz in New York City changed her music dramatically. She survived 9/11, became a parent, and so has her life experience leading up to going through the pandemic.

Her distinctive and powerful voice can be heard singing in the background of Bette Midler, Rihanna, Moby and Kelly Clarkson. She has also spent eight years as a Broadway ensemble member of ‘Rent’ and ‘Hairspray’ and has sung on several film soundtracks.

Steele’s third album, “Rise,” reached number three on the US iTunes jazz charts, and Snarky Puppy featured Steele and her hard drive on the band’s Grammy-winning album, “Family, Dinner, Volume.” I chose the song “Gone Under”. 1.

Tickets are $25 and are available at 15 N. Ewing St. ( Please call 406-443-0287 for more information.


Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebration

To mark the 235th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, an opening ceremony will be held at noon on Monday, September 19, with Lieutenant Governor Kristen Jurus’ presentation and announcement of the Governor’s Proclamation. .

The program includes greetings from Jennifer Lee Buckley, daughter of State Society, Regent of the American Revolution, and Don Reed, President of the State Special Administrative Region.

Secretary of State Kristy Jacobsen will speak on civil rights and announce details of the 2022 essay, music and poetry contest on What the Constitution Means to Me.

Elsie Arntzen, Superintendent of Public Education, is committed to the civics of education and the advancement of history. Her seventh grader at Clancy Middle School, Kayleigh Roserian, sang “National Anthem” while the Helena Express Singers, conducted by Barbley Land, performed “This is My Country,” followed by “Happy Birthday Dear America” ​​and “God Bless.” Lead the participants with America. “

Oro Fino Chapter DAR Constitution Week Chair and Honorary Chapter Regent, Jane Lee Hamman, will host the Chapter-sponsored event.

Carroll University Constitution Day Lecture

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Montana Constitution at Carroll College’s annual Constitution Day lecture on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Special guest speaker is Chuck Johnson, a political reporter from Montana.

Register for Zoom lectures at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

This event is open to the public.

September Programs Offered at MHS

The Montana Historical Society once again offers a wide range of programs at the Helena facility, but you don’t have to attend most programs in person to enjoy history.

Programs range from information on the realities of childbirth in the Old West to the MTHS Director’s vision for the new Montana Heritage Center. Programs will take place at his MTHS Auditorium at 225 N. Roberts St. and will be streamed live on the MTHS YouTube channel unless otherwise stated.

  • September 21st noon – A vision of the New Montana Heritage Center. Join her Molly Kruckenberg, Director of the Montana Historical Society, to update the community on the new Heritage Center and share her vision for this awe-inspiring building. Kruckenberg also discusses the importance of preserving the objects that tell our stories as MTHS prepares to move them to a new facility that she will open in 2025. Some of it dates back to the Ice Age.
  • September 22, 4:30 p.m. – “East of the East Side” Talk and autograph session with Christy Leskovar. Two world wars rocked the life of a Slovenian peasant boy. He became a concert bassoonist and had to flee Paris when World War I began. A Viennese kitchen maid who received money from a mysterious benefactor and moved to America. A stocky and brave saloon owner (an old lockhat in East Helena) who faced off against one of Montana’s most powerful men. A crazy girl who grew up in a Wild West tavern.
  • September 29, 4:30 p.m. – “Rocky and the Plains Mothers and Midwives” Talk and autograph session with Jennifer Hill. Montana, Dakota, and Wyoming have historically had high maternal and infant mortality rates from childbirth. Often miles away from doctors, women had other women, fellow mothers and midwives assist them in childbirth. or how women lost their power as doctors asserted authority over reproductive health.

Carroll College Career and Graduate Fair

The Carroll College Career and Graduate Fair will be held on September 21 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Lower Campus Center.

This is an opportunity for job seekers in the Helena area to look for part-time, full-time or seasonal employment and internship opportunities. Engage with business, government, and non-profit organizations. Along with a large number of different postgraduate programs (medical and health sciences, law, business, education, and other areas of higher education).

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Rodriguez of Carroll College Career Services at or 406-447-5465.

This event is open to Carroll and Helena College students, veterans and community members.


New Exhibition at Montana Artist Refuge Gallery

Stephen Hunt Art

“Caretaker” by Stephen Hunt, 2022, acrylic fine art print, 20″ x 30″.

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“Stephen Hunt and John Knight: Proximal Works In Situ” runs through October 22 at the Montana Artist Refuge Gallery at 101 Basin St., Basin.

The gallery is open by appointment every Saturday from 11am to 5pm. To make an appointment, call or text 406-422-9338 or email An artist talk will be held at the closing ceremony on Saturday, October 22nd.

Stephen Hunt is Blackfeet (Amskapi Picarny), Nez Perce (Nimipu), Sue (Siseton), Pendreil (Crispe), Chippewa Cree (Ne Hiyawak) and was raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation. rice field. Hunt currently works for the Salish and Kootenai Tribal Advocates’ Office as coordinator for the Morning Star.

John Knight is a Montana-based conceptual artist and independent curator. His work is site-specific and concerned with the intersection of architecture, design and class.

The exhibition offers a visual perspective of our outer and inner worlds in two adjacent spaces: a 19th century bank repurposed from a 19th century bank and an abandoned stone-walled prison. The identity of the exhibition space interacts with each artist’s work and with each other.

Artist Show at Queen City Framing & Art Supply

Paul Lavigne from Montana

Paintings by Paul LaVigne will be exhibited at Queen City Framing and Art Supplies in September.

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Montana native Paul Lavigne, who calls himself an “evolving artist,” will exhibit original landscape paintings at Framing & Art Supply in Queen City in September.

LaVigne has been drawing since childhood and says she has explored watercolor, pen, ink and acrylics. However, his passion was oil painting, which allowed him to create more realistic water and skies. LaVigne is inspired by the beauty of the natural landscapes around us. His goal is to be able to capture moments in nature and share them with others. Although primarily self-taught, he enjoys being inspired and mentored by Helena artists Lauren Kovic, Dale Livesey and the late Carolyn Caldwell.

“Art has been so good for me. Not only is it a creative outlet, I met my lovely wife in a watercolor class!” he said.

See his work each month at Queen City Framing & Art Supplies at 400 Euclid Avenue in the Lundy Center. Please call 406-442-2760 for more information.

helena movie list


760 Great Northern, 406-442-4225,

  • Barbarian, R
  • Lifemark PG-13
  • Shinkansen, R.
  • DC League of Super Pets, PG
  • Invitation, PG-13
  • Top Gun: Maverick, PG-13
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home, PG-13
  • Where Crawfish Sing, PG-13
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru, PG
  • Medieval, R.

myrna roy

15 N. Ewing, 406-443-0287,

  • God’s country R
  • Silent Twins R